Track & Field
Ashley Newby - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Columbia

2009 (Sophomore): Outdoor – At SEC Championships finished ninth overall in the heptathlon with a season-high 4,628 points after personal-best outdoor marks in the javelin throw, 100m hurdles and shot put. Indoor – During SEC Championship pentathlon, placed ninth overall with personal-best 3,542 points to rank fourth all-time in UK history … Tied personal-best high jump mark of 5-5.75 which ranks 10th all-time in school history during pentathlon competition … Also notched season-best finishes in the 60m hurdles and 800m run in event … Finished seventh overall in the high jump competition at the SEC Championships clearing the bar at 5-5.25 in her second attempt.

2008 (Freshman): Outdoor – At SEC Championships, finished eighth overall in heptathlon scoring 4784 points, entering UK’s all-time list in fifth … Placed ninth in high jump at SECs clearing a height of 5-5.00 …While competing in heptathlon at SECs, set several season-best marks in the 100m hurdles, 800m run, high jump, long jump and javelin … Set previous best heptathlon point total of 4671 at Sea Ray Relays, posting season-best marks in the 200m dash and shot put. Indoor – Finished 11th overall in pentathlon at SEC Championships with 3358 points which ranks seventh all-time at UK … Claimed third in the long jump at Kentucky Invitational with personal-best jump of 18-7.75 … Posted season-best high jump mark at McCravy Memorial at a height of 5-2.25.

High School: Named the National Scholastic Pentathlon Champion in 2007 and holds the second-ranked indoor performance in the country for the pentathlon … Second-team at the state meet in the long jump and high jump her senior year … Essex County champion in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter hurdles … Co-State High Jump Relay Record Holder … County record-holder in high jump … Fifth-best pentathlon score all-time in New Jersey high school history … Coached by Flecia Blake and Darrius Pemberton …Who’s Who Among American Students … Member of Columbia High School Special Dance Company … Trained dancer at The Arts Conservatory Inc., for 15 years.

Personal: Full name is Ashley Younnia Newby … Born June 20, 1989 in Newark, N.J. … Mother is Lisa Newby … Has one brother; Terrence … Cousin is Grammy-winning recording artist Lauryn Hill.

Personal Bests: Long Jump – 18-7.75; High Jump -5-6; Pentathlon – 3521 points.

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