Ashley Gaston
    Ashley Gaston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Centerville, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis Sr.

    Position:
    Throws

    Birthdate:
    01/01/1993

    Experience:
    SR


    01/31/2015

    Salukis nab four event titles and two school records on final day of Indiana Relays

    Freshman Lindsey Murray broke SIU's all-time indoor pole vault record for the third time in four meets as a Saluki.

    01/29/2015

    Salukis trek to Hoosier State for Indiana Relays

    Southern currently owns 18 national top-50 marks -- six of which are in the top-10.

    01/24/2015

    Murray breaks school pole vault record again, Salukis take two more event titles on Day Two of Vanderbilt Invite

    In three meets as a Saluki, freshman Lindsey Murray has now set and broken her own school record in the indoor pole vault.

    01/22/2015

    Salukis travel to Nashville for Vanderbilt Invite this weekend

    The Saluki women's squad is ranked No. 23 in the nation.

    01/21/2015

    Gaston, James named MVC Field Athletes of the Week

    Both Salukis rank in the top-10 nationally in their respective events (Gaston, shot put, fourth; James, triple jump, eighth).

    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

    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.

    Friday, Feb 6
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. 9:30 AM
    Saturday, Feb 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. 9:00 AM
    Saturday, Feb 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track West Lafayette, Ind. All Day
    Friday, Feb 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Charleston, Ill. All Day
    Saturday, Feb 28
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Cedar Falls, Iowa All Day
    Sunday, Mar 1
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Cedar Falls, Iowa All Day
    Friday, Mar 13
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Fayetteville, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, Mar 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Fayetteville, Ark. All Day
    Friday, Mar 27
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. All Day
    Saturday, Mar 28
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Carbondale, Ill. All Day
    SIU