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Aasha Marler
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Hope Christian HS
Experience: 3 Years

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Competed at five meets, emerging as a talented dual threat between the horizontal jumps and the short sprints … Opened with a pair of top-10 times at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational, placing eighth in the long jump with a mark of 18-4 ¼ (5.59 meters) and 10th in the 200 meters with a time of 25.25* … Posted a time of 7.64* in the 60 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, while also leaping 39 ½ (11.90) in the triple jump … Took sixth in the 60 (7.63*), ninth in the triple jump (39-1/11.91) and 16th in the long jump (18-4 ¼/5.59) at the New Mexico Team Invitational … Ran a then-school record time of 7.57* in the prelims and the finals of the 60 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, placing third … Also placed second in the long jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a leap of 19-6 ¾ (5.96) … Earned all-conference honors in the 60, long jump and triple jump at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, with a win (and school record) in the long jump measured at 20-5 (6.22) … Her time of 7.57* in the 60 was good for second at the conference championships, while her leap of 40-4 ½ (12.30) in the triple jump earned her seventh.

2014 Outdoors: Saw action at 10 meets, competing in the 100, horizontal jumps and short relay … Started the season with a 10th-place long jump of 19-4 ¼ (5.90) at the Texas Relays … Took fifth in the 100 (wind-assisted 11.77) and third in the long jump (19-3 ½/5.88) at the Jim Click Shootout … At the Beach Invitational, placed third in the 100 (12.01) and fourth in the triple jump (40 ½/12.20) … Won the long jump at back-to-back meets, including the Brutus Hamilton Challenge (18-4 ½/5.60) and the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational (19-9/6.02) … Placed third in the triple jump at the Air Force Twilight Open, leaping 37-5 ¾ (11.42) … Placed sixth in the long jump and seventh in the 100 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, with marks of 19-4 ¾ (5.91) and 12.05*, respectively … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the long jump, placing 28th with a leap of 19-2 ½ (5.85).

2013 Indoors: Competed at six meets, splitting time between the short sprints and the horizontal jumps ... Opened at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, running a time of 7.87* in the 60-meter dash (placing 13th) and 26.22* in the 200 (16th) ... Leaped 17-2 1/4 (5.24m) at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, placing 19th ... Took seventh in the triple jump at the New Mexico Invitational with a distance of 39-11 3/4 (11.27m) ... Registered a 20th-place mark in the long jump of 17-11 (5.46m) at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... Claimed 21st in the 200 at the Don Kirby Open, finishing in 25.65* ... Competed in both the long jump and triple jump at the Mountain West Championships, placing ninth in the long jump (18-5 1/2 [5.63m]) and 16th in the triple jump (36-1 1/2 [11.01m]).

2013 Outdoors: Participated at five meets, finishing the season in the horizontal jumps ... Did see action in the 100-meter dash at both the UTEP Springtime and the Don Kirby Tailwind invitational, placing 13th at UTEP (wind-aided 12.17*) and 10th at the Don Kirby (12.25*) ... Also competed in the triple jump at the Don Kirby, earning fourth with a mark of 38-6 (11.73m) ... Competed in the long and triple jumps at the Air Force Triangular, leaping 17-10 1/4 (5.44m) in the long jump (second place) and 37-6 1/2 (11.44m) in the triple jump (fourth place) ... At the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, took fourth in the long jump (17-9 3/4 [5.43m]) and seventh in the triple jump (38-1 1/2 [11.62m]) ... Placed 12th in the long jump (18-2 1/2 [5.55m]) and 17th in the triple jump (37-10 1/2 [11.54m]) at the MW Championships.

2012 Indoors: Competed at five meets, including the conference championships ... Opened with top-15 finishes in the 60-meter dash and 200 at the NAU Lumberjack Open, as she placed seventh in the 60 (7.92*) and 14th in the 200 (25.99*) ... Clocked a career-best 7.88* in the 60 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Posted a seventh-place performance in the long jump (18-4 1/2) and eighth place in the triple jump (37-3 1/4) at the New Mexico Invitational ... Placed 12th in the triple jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a 37-3 1/4 leap, while also tying for 20th in the long jump (16-10 3/4) ... Placed eighth at the Mountain West Indoor Championships with a season-best 38-6 1/4 leap, while also tallying a tie for 18th in the long jump (17-3 1/4).

2012 Outdoors: Participated six times in four different events, but primarily in the jumps ... Started the season with a 19th-place run in the 200 (25.73*) and an eighth-place leap in the long jump (17-9 1/4) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... Clocked an 18th-place time of 12.30* in the 100 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invite, while also placing sixth in the triple jump (38-6 3/4) ... Finished ninth in the long jump at the Beach Invitational, with a mark of 18-8 ... Took runner-up honors in the long jump at the Brutus Hamilton Open, leaping 18-3 1/4 ... Posted solid marks at the MW Outdoor meet, claiming eighth in the long jump (18-1 1/2) and 13th in the triple jump (34-11 1/4).

HIGH SCHOOL

Lettered in track and field for coach Kyle Skartwed at Hope Christian in Albuquerque ... Named Athlete of the Year in 2011 and Spinter Jumper Award in 2010 and 2011 ... Recognized as High Point Female Track Athlete ... Registered the 3A record in the triple jump at the New Mexico State Track Meet ... Ran a 12.31 100m and a 25.10 200m her senior year of high school ... Also recorded a 17'8" long jump and a 39'7" triple jump her senior year ... Lettered in basketball as well ... Summa Cum Laude with a 4.2 cummulative GPA.

PERSONAL

Daughter of Ken and Chitra Marler ... Has one older brother John ... Her uncle, Arvind Raichur, skiied for the Lobos from 1992 to 1995 ... Hobbies include sports and community service ... Favorite food is East Indian food ... Favorite athletes are Allyson Felix and Ben Roethlisberger ... Majoring in biology.

PERSONAL RECORDS

Indoor
60 meters: 7.57*
200 meters: 25.25*
Long Jump: 20-5 (6.22m)#
Triple Jump: 40-4 1/4 (12.30m)

Outdoor
100 meters: 11.92*
200 meters: 25.73*
Long Jump: 19-4 1/2 (5.90m)
Triple Jump: 38-6 3/4 (11.75m)

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2014 (60, Long Jump)
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2013-14
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013-14
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

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