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Ashley Collier
Position: Sprints
Other Position: 60, 100, 200, relays
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ft. Worth, Texas
High School: Dunbar
Experience: 3 Letters

2012 (SOPHOMORE): High point scorer at Big 12 Outdoor with 20 ½ points ... Won the 100 title at Big 12 with a career best of 11.01, second fastest ever by an Aggie sprinter ... Finished second in the 200 with a career best 22.89, which was just 0.003 behind the winner who also had a 22.89 ... Anchored the A&M 4 x 100 to a Big 12 title in 42.99 seconds, which equals the collegiate leading time for 2012 ... Set a previous best of 11.28 for fourth at the LSU Invitational ... Recorded a windy 11.24 for fifth at Texas Relays ... In the 200 also ran a 22.89 in prelims of the Big 12 ... Finished second at Oregon Invitational with a 23.45 ... Indoors, placed fourth in NCAA 60m with a personal best of 7.24 ... Claimed Big 12 Indoor title in 60 with a 7.25 to equal her then PR ... Finished fourth in Big 12 200 with a personal best of 23.18 ... Came into season with a  7.46 career best in 60 and lowered it seven times over course of season ... Opened with a 7.42 win at Reveille Inv., then ran 7.40 for victory at A&M 10-Team Inv. ... Won A&M vs. LSU Dual with a 7.39 ... Placed second in New York City with a 7.25 at New Balance Collegiate after a 7.34 prelim ... Also won Texas A&M Invitational with a 7.40 ...  In 200 meters placed third in five consecutive races - A&M 10-Team (24.31), A&M vs. LSU Dual (24.06), A&M Mondo Challenge (23.69), New Balance Collegiate (23.66) and Texas A&M Inv. (23.57) ... Set a then career best of 23.30 in prelims of Big 12 ... Ran 23.98 in prelims of 200 at NCAA Indoor, did not advance to final.

 

2011 (FRESHMAN): Placed fourth at USATF Junior Championships in 100 (11.43) and 200 (23.54) ... Advanced to semifinals of 100 (11.65) and 200 (23.66) at NCAA Championships ... At Big 12 Outdoor finished fifth in 100 (11.69) and sixth in 200 (23.25) ... Set career best times of 11.42 in the 100 and 23.15 in the 200 during prelims of the Big 12 Championships ... Opened season with a runner-up finish at San Deigo State (11.75), placed fourth at Arizona State (11.64), ran 11.34w in prelims of Texas Relays, finished second (11.22w) in Tom Jones Memorial at Florida ... In 200 outdoors placed second at Arzona State (23.86), third at LSU (23.77), fourth at Tom Jones Memorial (23.56w), sixth at Baylor's Michael Johnson Classic (23.40 PR) ... Alternated between first leg and anchor leg of the 4 x 100 ... Anchored A&M to a runner-up finish at NCAA Championships (42.93) ... Aggies posted wins at San Diego State (43.90), Arizona State (43.91), LSU (43.16), Texas Relays (42.87), Penn Relays (43.24) and Big 12 (42.90) ... Ran second leg of 4 x 200 relay that won Penn Relays title with a collegiate-leading 1:29.96 ... Member of 4 x 400 twice, to win the LSU Inv. in 3:32.48 and during semifinal of NCAA Championships, 3:29.34 ... Indoors, set a then PR of 7.46 in prelims of 60m at the Big 12 meet ... In 200, won Texas A&M Challenge with a then PR of 23.14 ... Placed fourth at Big 12 Indoor with a 23.26 ... Finished fifth at NCAA Indoor with a career best of 23.03 after setting a PR of 23.09 in the prelims.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 graduate of Dunbar High School in Fort Worth ... Lettered four years in track, coached by Hicks and Matthews ... Set career best times of 11.37 in the 100 and 23.29 in the 200 ... Also competed for Dallas Gold, coached by Mike Hart, since 2007 ... Member of 4 x 100 Dallas Gold squad that set a Junior Olympic record in 2008 ... Won State 4A title in the 100 and was runner-up in the 200 during her senior year ... As a junior she placed third in the State 4A 200 and was runner-up in the State 4A 200 as a sophomore ... In 2009 ran on Dunbar relays that won State titles in 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 ... Also set then career best times of 11.58 and 23.49 in winning sprint double at USATF Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Ashley Nicole Collier is the daughter of Roy and Leslie Collier ... Born February 2, 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas ... Mother Leslie competed in the 400 for UCLA ... Has an older sister, Britney ... General Studies major ... Began competing at age 14 ... Chose Texas A&M since she felt it was the best place for her and she felt right at home.

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