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Ashley Aitken
  Ashley Aitken

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Napier, New Zealand

High School:
Taradale HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Middle Distance

Experience:
1L


Personal Bests
Cross Country: 5K: 18:31, 6K: 22:20
Indoor: 800m: 2:11.85
Outdoor: 800m: 2:08.83, 1500m: 4:36.80

Tulsa: Lettered as a true freshman in cross country and track.

2007: (Cross Country) Competed in all six events . . . posted a seventh-place finish at the Hurricane Festival in her first TU event with a time of 11:31 in the two-mile race . . . finished 31st at the Southern Stampede with a time of 18:31 in the 5K race, setting a personal record . . . placed 36th at the C-USA Championships in a time of 19:51 on the 5K course . . . set a personal record in the 6K with a time of 22:20 and finished 94th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals. (Indoor) Participated in four meets . . . part of the distance medley team along with Tayler Rigsby, Jennifer Mace and Alex Becker that set a school-record with a time of 11:28.21 at the Tyson Invitational . . . the mark was 12 seconds faster than the previous record . . . ran a personal-best and team season-best in the 800m (2:11.85) at the Razorback Invitational. (Outdoor) Ran in five events . . . finished fifth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 800m (2:14.30) . . . ran a personal-best in the 800m with a time of 2:08.83 at the John McDonnell Invitational which qualified her for the NCAA Midwest Regional meet . . . ran a personal-best in 1500m (4:36.80) at the Arlington Invitational.

High School: Established the New Zealand secondary schools 800-meter record with a time of 2:08.13, finishing first in the 2006 Senior Girls 800 meters . . . was a 2006 New Balance Award recipient for track . . . finished 11th in Senior Girls cross country (4 km) . . . in 2007, finished second in the Senior Women's 800m ... posted a third-place finish in the Senior Girls 1,500 meters in 2005 . . . set personal-record times of 2:08.13 in the 800 meters, 57.8 in 400 meters and 4:36.00 in the 1,500 meters.

Personal: A marketing major . . . started running at the age of 12 after never seeing a track before in her life . . . enjoys playing net ball . . . parents are Deane and Leigh Aitken . . . has two younger siblings . . . born August 16, 1988.