Ashley Gaston
    Ashley  Gaston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Centerville, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis Sr.

    Position:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1993

    Experience:
    SR


    04/25/2015

    Salukis take four more event crowns on final day of A-State Red Wolves Open

    Southern ended the meet with eight total wins.

    04/23/2015

    Salukis head to Arkansas for A-State Red Wolves Open

    Action at Day One on Friday will begin with the women's hammer throw at 3 p.m.

    04/18/2015

    American Junior and Missouri Valley records tumble in SIU's favor on final day of Mt. SAC Relays

    Raven Saunders (shot put) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) both broke the all-time MVC record in their respective events, which were previously held by Salukis.

    04/15/2015

    Saluki Track and Field ready for action-filled weekend at three meets in California

    Southern will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16-18, Walnut, Calif.), Beach Invitational (April 17-18, Norwalk, Calif.) and Bryan Clay Invitational (April 17, Azusa, Calif.).

    04/11/2015

    Salukis win four titles at Day Two of Tennessee Relays

    Cara Engel won the women's college pole vault on a PR clearance of 4.00m (13-01.50), which would have broken the school record only one week ago.

    04/18/2015

    2015 Mt. SAC Relays, Day Three

    Photos from Day Three of the 57th running of the historic Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., on April 18, 2015.

    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.

    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, May 2
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Terre Haute, Ind. All Day
    Friday, May 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Normal, Ill. All Day
    Saturday, May 16
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Normal, Ill. All Day
    Sunday, May 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Normal, Ill. All Day
    Thursday, May 28
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Austin, Texas All Day
    Friday, May 29
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Austin, Texas All Day
    Saturday, May 30
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Austin, Texas All Day
    Wednesday, June 10
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Eugene, Ore. All Day
    Thursday, June 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Eugene, Ore. All Day
    Friday, June 12
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Eugene, Ore. All Day