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2008-2009 Women's Track Roster


Ashleigh Thaler

Class: SR
Position: Distance
Height: 5-1
Previous School: Franklin HS
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.

2008-09
XC:
Finished in the top 60 in five of seven races ... Finished ninth at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 23:36 and 57th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in 17:05.92 ... Placed 91st at the Memphis Twilight Opener (5K) in 21:16.61 and 22th at the WKU Old Timer's Classic (5K) in 21:07.90 ... Went 147th at the Greater Louisville Classic in 19:46.84 posting a season best and 15th at the UTC Invitational (2M) in 12:20 ... Finished 32nd at the Sun Belt Championship (5K) in 20:17.92.
Indoor: Placed fifth in the 3000 meters in 11:05.71 at the MT Christmas Invitational...Finished fifth in the 3000 in 11:54.56 at the Ed Temple Classic...Finished 14th in the mile in 5:46.08 at the MT Valentine Invitational...Placed eighth in the mile run in 5:50.7 at the Middle Tennessee Classic and 13th in the 800 meters in 2:45.56...Placed 27th at the Sun Belt Championships in the 5000 meters in 20:09.54...Came in 32nd in the 3000 in 11:22.65 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Came in 49th in 11:48.23 in the 3000 at the Kentucky Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed 11th in the 3000 meters and 15th in 1500 meters in respective times of 11:02.43 and 5:11.87 at the Boston-Moon Classic...Finished 13th in the 1500 in 5:14.2 at the Western Kentucky Invitational...Came in 16th in the 10000 meters in 41:37.63 at the Sun Belt Championships...Ran the 5000 at the Georgia Relays finishing 18th in 19:51.5...Placed 22nd in the 3000 in 11:08.74 and 32nd in the 1500 in 5:16.47 at the Tiger Track Classic.

2007-08
XC:
Finished in Top 50 in four of five events ... Placed 75th at Belmont Opener in 17:42.24 (4K) and 43rd at UTC Powerade Invitational in 13:15 (2 miles) ... Finished 47th at Old Timers Classic in 20:48.08 (5K) and 20th at FrontRunner Invitational in 13:15 (2 miles) ... Placed 46th at Sun Belt Championships in 20:32.00 (5K).
Indoor: Placed eighth in 3000-meters in personal-best 10:49.26 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Set another PR in 3000, placing 30th in 10:47.05 at Kentucky Invitational ... Placed 41st in 3000 in 11:18.00 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished 12th in 5000-meters in personal-best 18:50.60 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed fifth in 5000-meters in 19:51.02 at Clemson Relays and eighth in 1500-meters in 5:14.11 at Boston-Moon Classic ... Finished 14th in 5000 in 18:35.46 at Vanderbilt Invitational and posted personal-best 5:06.26 in 1500 at Coach O Invitational ... Placed fourth in 10000-meters in personal-best 39:20.32 at Sun Belt Championships.

2006-07
XC:
Placed 34th in 13:51 over two miles at UTC Opener and 51st in 24:05.00 over 5K at WKU Old Timers Classic ... Came in 37th in 20:41.76 over 5K at Louisville Classic and 27th in 12:44 over two miles at FrontRunner Invitational ... Finished 33rd in 19:34.10 over 5K at Sun Belt Championships.
Indoor: Finished 13th in 3000-meters in 11:35.96 at MT Christmas Invitational and 38th in personal-best 11:18.17 at Kentucky Invitational ... Placed ninth in 11:18.90 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 22nd in 5000-meters in 20:00.07 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed 20th in personal-best 19:27.85 in 5000-meters at Alabama Relays and another PR of 19:23.15, finishing 24th at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished seventh in PR of 19:04.03 in 5000 at Tiger Track Classic and 10th in personal-best 11:00.33 in 3000-meters at Boston Moon Classic ... Posted PR of 18:26.57 in 5000 and 800-meters in 2:29.91 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed eighth in 5000 in 18:32.02 at Stan Lyons Invitational ... Finished 11th in 10000-meters at Sun Belt Championships in 41:20.02.

2005-06
XC:
Placed 84th on 4K course in 19:55.46 at Belmont Opener ... Came in 46th in 23:14.60 at WKU Old Timers Classic and 20th in 23:40 at Arkansas State Invitational, both on 5K courses ... Placed 36th in 14:12 on two-mile course at UTC Invitational ... Finished 56th in 20:56.54 on 5K course at Sun Belt Championships.
Indoor: Placed 10th in 3000-meters in 12:29.08 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 39th in 3000 in 11:42.31 and was member of seventh-place 4x800-meter relay at Kentucky Invitational ... Came in 10th in personal-best 11:35.88 at Middle Tennessee Open and bettered that mark to 11:19.77, finishing 24th at Indiana Invitational ... Again set PR in 3000 in 11:12.82, placing 11th at MT Valentine Invitational ... Set personal best in 5000-meters in 19:59.47, finishing 17th at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Finished eighth in personal best 11:43.20 in 3000-meters at Boston Moon Classic ... Bested that mark with time of 10:56.74 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed second in 10,000-meters in 42:14.18 at Clemson Relays and posted PR in event at Sun Belt Championships, finishing ninth in 40:40.51.

High School: Three-year cross country and four-year track letterwinner for coach Ted Gleason at Franklin HS ... Posted times in cross country of 5:56 for 1600-meters, 12:20 for 3200-meters, and 22:40 for 5K ... Placed fourth in two-mile run and third in mile run as a freshman at district championships ... Came in third in both two-mile and mile run as a sophomore at district meet ... Finished second in mile run and first in two-mile run as a junior at district meet ... Placed third in two-mile run and fourth in mile run as a senior at district championships ... Member of FGC and Youth Council ... Captain for cross country two years and distance captain for three years with track ... Also lettered one year in soccer as freshman.

Personal: Ashleigh Elisabeth Thaler ... Daughter of Jack and Kristin Thaler ... Born September 16, 1986 ... Majoring in Liberal Studies.