Ashley Edmond
Ashley Edmond
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hopkins, S.C.
Position: Sprints
Major: Nursing
Last School: Lower Richland HS

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).   

2011 Outdoor: Recorded a time of 25:48 in the 200-meter and a time of 58.01 in the 400-meter.

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...Has a younger brother, Marcus...Edmond will pursue an undergraduate degree in nursing...Her favorite hobbies include playing sports, shopping and hanging out with friends...Favorite actor is Martin Lawrence...Favorite singer/musician is Trey Songz...Lists "Everybody Hates Chris" as her favorite TV show and "Takers" as her favorite movie...Claims chicken and pasta is her favorite food...Lists spring as her favorite season...Names Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics as her favorite sports figure...Favorite book is Their Eyes Are Watching God...Her dream job is to be a pediatric nurse.

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