Action continues in Starkville Saturday afternoon
Lady Techsters improve time to top-15 in the nation
LSU Alumni Gold up next for LA Tech
27 medal winners
A total of 124 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
Photos from the 2013 Jim Mize Invitational.
2014: Ran 8:56.43 to finish 10th in the 3k at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/10-11) ... Placed 11th in the 3k at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational (1/18) with a personal best time of 8:49.09 ... Finished seventh in the mile with a time of 4:22.56 and anchored the DMR that finished second with a time of 10:50.97 at the Southern Miss Invitational (1/30) ... Ran 8:57.38 in the 3,000m at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) to finish 20th ... Finished 19th in the 3k at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1) with a time of 8:49.56 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/22) where he finished third with a time of 8:54.29 ... Ran a personal best time of 15:46.69 in the 5k at the Bayou Classic (3/28-29), placing 26th ... Set a new personal record time in the 1,500m by eight seconds by running 4:02.13 at the Skechers Carl Kight Invitational (4/6), placing ninth ... Placed 10th in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) with a time of 15:49.25 ... Finished 28th in the 5k at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (5/16-18) with a personal record time of 15:43.48.
2013: Finished 13th in the 3,000m at the Howie Ryan Invitational (1/25-26) with a time of 9:00.10 ... Ran 9:10.25 in the 3k at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16) to finish second ... Ran 15:59.97 in the 5,000m to finish 26th at the Victor Lopez Invitational (3/22-23) ... Finished 12th in the 1,500m with a time of 4:12.97 at the SFA Invitational (4/6) ... Placed seventh in the 1,500m at the Southeastern Invitational (4/19) with a time of 4:13.32 ... Ran 16:19.32 in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/20) to finish 11th.
2012: Ran 4:34.26 in the mile at the ASTATE Invitational (1/27), placing 15th ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) where he placed 13th in the 800m with a time of 2:03.36 ... At the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23), ran 2:01.26 in the 800m to finish 42nd and placed 22nd in the 1,500m with a time of 4:10.10 ... Finished fourth in the 3,000m at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7) with a time of 9:10.57 ... Finished 21st at the Mississippi Open (4/14) by running 4:11.72 in the 1,500m ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) with a time of 9:13.62 ... Ran 4:16.48 in the 1,500m at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28).
2011: Did not compete, redshirted freshman year.
High School: Graduated from Benton High School in 2010 ... Lettered in football, wrestling, cross country and track and field ... Received all-state honors in track in 2007 and in cross country in 2009 ... Team finished third in the state in 2010 ... Coached by Frank Trammell.
Personal: Taylor Scott Ashton ... Son of Cliff and Karen Ashton ... Born on Sept. 8, 1991 in Fort Worth, Texas ... Has one sister, Heather ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisiana-Monroe.