Ashley Gaston
    Ashley  Gaston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Centerville, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis Sr.

    Position:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1993

    Experience:
    SR


    03/14/2015

    Raven Saunders wins NCAA shot put title, Saluki women finish program-best ninth at NCAA Indoor Championships

    Saunders won on a massive throw of 18.62m (61-01.25), the sixth-best throw in the world in 2015.

    03/13/2015

    Price and Lozano both earn First-Team All-American honors on Day One of NCAA Indoor Championships

    Price and Lozano become the 147th and 148th First-Team All-Americans in SIU history.

    03/12/2015

    Seven Salukis set to compete at NCAA Indoor Championships

    SIU will only be represented in the women's weight throw on Day One, where seniors Sophia Lozano and DeAnna Price will compete at 4 p.m. CDT.

    03/04/2015

    Salukis officially qualify seven for NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Seven is the most to qualify for the indoor national meet during Connie Price-Smith's tenure, dating back to her first season as head coach of the combined program in 2004-05.

    03/01/2015

    No. 13 Saluki women narrowly finish in second, men finish fourth at conclusion of MVC Indoor Championships

    The No. 13 Saluki women lost by only three points after leading by nine with two events to go.

    02/07/2015

    2015 SIU Invitational, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.

    05/18/2014

    2014 MVC Outdoor Championships, Day Three

    Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14

    05/17/2014

    2014 MVC Outdoor Championships, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14

    04/03/2014

    2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.

    03/28/2014

    2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, Day One

    Photos from Day One of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.28.14.

    TFRRS Bio

    2013-14
    Outdoor National Qualifier, Discus, Shot Put
    NCAA Outdoor Regional Qualifier, Discus, Shot Put
    MVC Outdoor Champion, Discus
    All-MVC, Discus, Hammer Throw, Shot Put (Outdoor)
    Honorable Mention All-American, Shot Put, Discus
    Sixth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Outdoor)
    Fifth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Indoor)
    Third All-Time at SIU for Discus (Outdoor)
    Outdoor National Qualifier in discus and shot put...NCAA Outdoor Regional Qualifier in discus and shot put...MVC Outdoor Champion, Discus...All-MVC, Discus, Hammer Throw, Shot Put (Outdoor)...Honorable Mention All-American, Shot Put, Discus...Took first place in discus at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 53.95m mark...Finished in second place in hammer throw and shot put at the MVC Outdoor Championships with 57.06m and 15.68m marks, respectively...Placed 12th of 47 in shot put at the NCAA West Region Prelims with a 15.85m mark...Finished 11th of 47 in discus at the NCAA West Region Prelims with a 52.68m mark...Threw 46.53m to finish 22nd in discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Placed 21st in shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a 15.29m mark...Finished fourth in weight throw at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 19.42m mark...Placed ninth in shot put at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 14.24m mark...Ranks sixth all-time at SIU for indoor shot put...Ranks fifth all-time at SIU for outdoor shot put...Ranks third all-time at SIU for outdoor discus...Held SIU's second-highest mark in shot put with a 15.49m mark...Took first place in shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational and SIU Invitational with 15.78m and 15.57m marks, respectively...Held SIU's highest marks of the season in discus, shot put and hammer throw...Earned three first-place discus finishes throughout the outdoor season...Competed in shot put and weight throw in nine indoor meets...Competed in discus, shot put and hammer throw in nine outdoor meets.

    2012-13
    Fourth All-Time at SIU for Discus
    Fifth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Indoor)
    Sixth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Outdoor)

    NCAA Regional Qualifier in the shot put (45th place) and discus (15th place)...Held team-best in the discus (50.94m)...Scored in every throwing event at both the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships; Indoor: shot put (fourth), weight throw (seventh) Outdoor: discus (fourth), shot put (fifth), hammer throw (seventh)...Won the shot put at the GVSU Big Meet out of 53 competitors...Also won the discus at the Saluki Outdoor Open...Posted 22 top-third finishes across both seasons...Set personal bests in the indoor shot put (15.79m), outdoor shot put (15.71m), discus (50.94m), hammer throw (51.84m) and weight throw (17.85m)

    2011-12
    NCAA Regional Qualifier in outdoor season...Competed in four events in 15 meets combined in the indoor and outdoor season...In outdoor, she finished in the top three seven times, including four second-place finishes.

    High School
    Four year state qualifier...Placed second at state meet senior year in shot put...Named all-area performer in shot put and discus senior year.

    Personal
    Born on January 1, 1993 in Centerville, Illinois...Daughter of Valerie Gaston...Has one brother and one sister...Majoring in sports management.

    Saturday, Mar 28
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM Live Results
    Saturday, Apr 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Charleston, Ill. All Day
    Friday, Apr 10
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Knoxville, Tenn. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Knoxville, Tenn. All Day
    Thursday, Apr 16
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Friday, Apr 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Friday, Apr 24
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 25
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, May 2
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Terre Haute, Ind. All Day