Began the season at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Festival with a top-10 finish clocking 20 minutes, 52.2 seconds … Placed 17th at the LSU Invitational with a time of 19:58.27… Finished in the Top 140 at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Competed in five races for the Lady Tigers … Cracked the Top 10 at the LSU Invitational with a time of 18:51.51 for sixth place in the event held at Highland Road Park … Earned a top-15 finish at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede, running 18:19.3 for 11th place in the race … Placed 25th at the Rice Invitational with a time of 14:33 … Clocked a time of 18:06.8 for 73rd place at Arkansas’ Chile Pepper Festival … Ended the season with a Top 100 finish at the Crimson Classic with a time of 18:52.28 for 84th place overall.
The most consistent freshman performer, competing in all six meets … Placed 102nd in the NCAA South Central Regional, clocking a personal-best 23:28.0 … Competed in SEC Championships, placing 103rd and timing 23:46.32 … Made her collegiate debut at the Mountain Dew Invitational where she clocked 23:58.49 for a 94th-place finish … Finished 17th at the McNeese Stampede, clocking 19:49.53 … Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival where she timed 19:45.8 … Ran a personal-best 5K at the Crimson Classic, clocking 18:50.82 for 80th place.
PRIOR TO LSU
Was coached by Sean O’Neil in track and cross country during her prep career at Knoxville Catholic High School … Made the All-region cross country team in 2010, 2011, and 2012 … Was president of the National Honor Society and a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Full name is Ashley Lanier Welborn … Born on July 7, 1995 … Her parents, Matt and Nancy Welborn, both attended LSU … Plans to major in civil engineering at LSU.