Ashley Edmond
Ashley Edmond
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hopkins, S.C.
Position: Sprints
Major: Health Information Management
Last School: Lower Richland HS

2013-14 Indoor:  Received First Team All-Conference honors along with Heaven Briggs, Dominique Nock and Essence Jackson in the 4x400-meter relay, becoming the first quartet at Upstate to do so…Recorded four top-10 performances including three straight to end the season…Finished 2nd in the 400-meter dash and 9th in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 26.70 at the Mountaineer Open…Turned in a 6th place performance in the 400-meter dash during the UNCG Spartans Team Challenge…Ran a best time in the 400-meter dash of 59.05 at the A-Sun Championships where she finished in 7th place…Ranked 10th in the A-Sun for the 400-meter dash…Teamed up with Dominique Nock, Heaven Briggs and KeAndrea Ladson at the UNCG Spartans Team Challenge to finish 2nd in the 4x400-meter relay... Placed 5th in the distance medley along with Molly Bliss, Essence Jackson and Anastasia Kolesnitchenko at the A-Sun Championships.

2013 Outdoor: 
Ran in all seven events…Had two top-10 finishes highlighted by a 5th place performance in the 400-meter dash at the Johnson C. Smith Invitational…Was 8th in the 400-meter dash at the Charlotte Invitational…Also took part in the 200-meter dash…Recorded a season-best time in the 200-meter dash of 26.17 twice at the Johnson C. Smith Invitational and Charlotte Invitational…Ran a 58.27 in the 400-meter dash at the A-Sun Championships.

2012-13 Indoor: 
Finished 9th in 500-meter dash with a time of 1:20.91 during the season-opening Orange & Purple Winter Classic…Placed 12th in the 400-meter dash at the A-Sun Championships following a time of 1:00.39…Was part of the 4x400-meter relay team, along with Rebecca Elliott, Heaven Briggs and Sarah Thomas, to finish fourth in section 4 (4:10.11) at the Hilton Garden Invitational.

2012 Outdoor:
  Posted a time of 26.52 in the 200-meter March 24 at Western Carolina…Recorded a time of 1:01.87 in the 400-meter March 16 at Charlotte’s 49er Classic…Teamed with Velegar Mark, Jasmine Polite and Joan Tangwar in the 1,600-meter March 24 at Western Carolina, crossing the line in 4:22.33…Joined Meagan Bailey, Brittany Walls and Shawanda Stokes in the 400-meter relay to record a time of 51.37 March 31 at the Winthrop Invitational.

2011-12 Indoor:  Registered a school record time of 26.24 in the 200-meter Feb. 18 at the A-Sun Indoor Championships…Recorded a program-best time of 1:23.61 in the 500-meter Dec. 3 at Clemson’s Orange and Purple Winter Classic…Teamed with Carolyne Chelulei, Joan Tangwar and Jemeli Sang to post an Upstate record in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:08.59 Feb. 11 at Clemson’s Tiger Paw Invitational…Crossed the 400-meter finish line in 1:01.98 Jan. 19 at the Appalachian State Invite…Joined Sang, Chelulei and Tangwar in the 1,600-meter relay to record a time of 4:15.37 Feb. 18 at the A-Sun Indoor Championships.

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

2010-11 Indoor:  Bursts onto the scene to bolster the Upstate women's sprint team in 2011, setting three records during the indoor campaign...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).   

Prior to Upstate:  Prior to her arrival at USC Upstate, was a multi-sport standout at Lower Richland High School, lettering in volleyball, basketball and track…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...Was also named "Diamond Student Athlete of the Year" as she also excelled in the classroom.

Personal:  Born Feb. 3, 1992 in Columbia, S.C...Parents are Allen and Arnett Edmond...Has a younger brother, Marcus (18)…Is majoring in health information management...Hobbies include shopping, eating. Hanging out with friends and traveling...Favorite food is pasta…Lists favorite movies as Norbit, and Love and Basketball…Claims The Parkers as her favorite TV show…Says Denzel Washington is her favorite actor and Beyonce is favorite singer…Fall is her favorite season…Favorite sports figure is Sanya Richards-Ross…Her mother and father were her heroes growing up and the people she admires the most.