Ashley Edmond
Ashley Edmond
Height: 5-10
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Lower Richland HS
Position: Sprints

2011 Indoor: Bursts onto the scene to bolster the Upstate women's sprint team in 2011, setting three records during the indoor campaign...Edmond set her first of three school marks during the indoor season in the 300-meter (42.96, Orange and Purple Classic, 12/4/10), recording a 27th-place finish in the event...Her record-setting time was good enough bested the previous time of 44.29 set by Kiah White back in 2009...Set her second record in the 200-meter dash at the JRF Combined Events Invitational (1/28/11), recording a time of 26.54...Also posted an impressive 16th-place finish in the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 1:01.29 at the JRF Combined Events Invitational...Set her final of three school records in her first season as a Spartan in the 400-meter dash at the Niswonger Invitational (2/4/11), posting a time of 1:00.62...Set a new personal record in the 60-meter dash, posting a time of 8.41 at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11/11).   

Before Upstate: Prior to her arrival at USC Upstate, Edmond was a multi-sport standout at Lower Richland High School, lettering in volleyball, basketball and track. She claimed the coaches award in both volleyball and basketball and garnered the girls track and field team "Sprinter of the Year" honor in her senior season as a prep. Edmond was also named "Diamond Student Athlete of the Year" as she also excelled in the classroom.

Personal: Ashley Edmond was born Feb. 3, 1992 in Columbia, S.C...She is the daughter of Allen and Arnett Edmond...Edmond will pursue an undergraduate degree in nursing...Her favorite hobbies include playing sports and hanging out with friends...Favorite actor is Denzel Washington...Favorite singer/musician is Trey Songz...Favorite book is The Awakening.

Personal Bests Indoor:

60-meter dash: 8.41 (Tiger Paw Invitational, 2/11/11)

200-meter dash: 26.94* (JRF Combined Events Invitational, 1/28/11)

300-meter dash: 42.96* (Orange and Purple Classic, 12/4/10)

400-meter dash: 1:00.62* (Niswonger Invitational, 2/5/11)

Personal Bests Outdoor:

*-asterisk denotes program records