Ashley Gaston
    Ashley Gaston

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Centerville, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis Sr.

    Position:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1993

    Experience:
    JR


    06/14/2014

    Gaston finishes 21st, Scott 23rd in the women's shot put on final day of NCAA Championships

    Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction for being one of the 24 national finalists.

    06/13/2014

    Kyle Landon finishes tied for third in the high jump, earns All-American honors on third day of NCAA Championships

    Landon finished tied for third at 2.20m (7-02.50), the highest finish for a Saluki male outdoors since Darrin Plab won the 1992 NCAA high jump title.

    06/12/2014

    Wideman finishes 19th in the hammer, Gaston 22nd in the discus on Day Two of NCAA Championships

    Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction by being one of the 24 national finalists.

    06/11/2014

    Freeman finishes 21st in the shot put at Day One of NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Freeman finished 21st on his second throw of 18.11m (59-05.00), which will earn him Honorable Mention All-American honors.

    06/10/2014

    Five Salukis to compete at NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Josh Freeman (shot put), Ashley Gaston (discus, shot put), Kyle Landon (high jump), Alexus Scott (shot put) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) will each represent Southern at the national meet.

    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.

    03/01/2014

    MVC Indoor Championships, Day One

    Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations

    TFRRS Bio

    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.

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