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Ashley Gibson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newcastle, England

Last College:
Loughborough University

Height:
5-6

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
2L

Track & Field Honors
• All-Midwest Region (1,500m - '09)
• 2x Outdoor All-MWC (1,500m - '09 & '10)
• 3x Indoor All-MWC (DMR - '09, Mile/DMR - '10)

NEW MEXICO:

Versatile threat from 800 to 6,000 meters who established herself as one of the nation's premier 1,500m runners last spring and turned in the best cross country season of her career this past fall...became the first UNM woman ever to qualify for the NCAA Championships or NCAA Regional Championships in the 1,500 and was both an all-region and all-MWC honoree in the event in 2009...set the UNM mile record indoors in her debut track season last winter and ranks fourth on the Lobos' all-time 1,500 performers list...enrolled at UNM in the fall of 2008 after transferring from Loughborough University in England...academic standout as well with a 3.79 graduate GPA.

2010: (outdoor) Led the team in the 800-meters with a season best time of 2:12.68 and the 1500-meters with a time of 4:24.94..scored at the MWC Championships with a time of 4:31.81 for 3rd and All-MWC honors...qualified for the NCAA Preliminaries in both the 1500-meters and the 5,000-meters...had the 30th best time in the west region in the 1500m and No. 27 in the 5K...took 9th in the 5,000-meters at the MWC Championships with a time of 18:19.58...ran a personal best time of 16:35.67 in the 5,000-meters.

2009:
(cross country)
First team all-MWC honoree who scored in five of her seven meet appearances for the nationally ranked women's squad... improved a remarkable 17 spots from her 2008 MWC finish, crossing the line seventh (fourth on the team) as the Lobos cruised to their second straight conference title...battled through a serious illness to finish as the 13th place Lobos' No. 6 runner (191st overall) at the NCAA Championships...led the team with a career-best second place finish in her season debut at the Lobo Invitational...Academic All-MWC honoree.

2008-09:
(outdoor)
Became the first UNM woman ever to qualify for the NCAA Championships or NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in the 1,500m...finished 22nd overall at the NCAA meet in Fayetteville, Ark., clocking a time of 4:23.99 in the semifinals...earned an automatic bid to nationals and earned all-region honors with a third place finish (4:25.88) at the Midwest Regionals in Norman, Okla...led the team (3rd MWC/58th NCAA) with a season-best time of 4:23.23 - 4th all-time at UNM - on May 2 at Stanford...earned all-MWC honors with a bronze medal finish (4:23.57) in the 1,500 and paced the early laps of the 5,000m at the MWC Championships at the nation's highest Division I track stadium in Laramie, Wyo...clocked a season-best 17:07.55 (5th team/11th MWC) in the 5K in her season debut at Stanford...9 races in 7 meets...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner, and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honoree.

(indoor) Led the team (4th MWC/48th NCAA) in the mile with a school record time of 4:44.58 in the March 7 regular season finale at Notre Dame...ran under the NCAA provisional qualifying time twice in 4 mile races...finished 5th (5:06.20) in the event at the MWC Championships in Colorado Springs after running the fastest prelim time (5:10.67)...No. 2 on the team (6th MWC) in the 3,000 with a time of 9:43.20 at Washington...also the Lobos' No. 2 800m runner (2:15.53 - 11th MWC)...earned all-MWC honors, running the mile anchor leg for the silver medal Lobo DMR team (12:08.80)...7 races in 6 meets.

(cross country) Scored 4 times in 7 meets...earned all-Region honors with a surprising 20th place finish (6th on the team, season-best 21:09.0) for the second place Lobos at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...was the team's No. 5 runner (167th overall, 21:43.4) to help UNM finish 18th at the NCAA Championships...26th (6th on the team) at the MWC Championships (22:40)...was the Lobos' No. 5 (34th overall) in the team's impressive 3rd place finish at Minnesota's Roy Griak Invitational...Academic All-MWC.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

Attended Loughborough (England) University...recorded personal bests of 2:11.4 in the 800m, 4:23.7 in the 1,500 and 9:43.48 in the 3,000 - all in the July of 2008...competed in the 1,500 at the British University Championships and Great Britain National Championships/Olympic Trials in `08.

PERSONAL:

Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England...daughter of Brenda Gibson...has an older brother, Ian...pursuing her master's in Physical Education.

COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
1,500: 4:23.23 800: 2:11.4 5,000: 16:35.67

Thursday, April 17
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mt. SAC Relays
Friday, April 18
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Bryan Clay Invitational
Saturday, April 19
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Long Beach State Invitational
Friday, April 25
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Friday, May 02
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Open
Sunday, May 04
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Payton Jordan Invitational
Thursday, May 08
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Twilight Invitational
Wednesday, May 14
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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