Ashley Harbin to Compete in USA Track & Field Championships

Go Leopards! Harbin '08 will compete at the USA Track & Field Championships.
Harbin '08 will compete at the USA Track & Field Championships.

June 23, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - Former Lafayette women's track & field standout Ashley Harbin '08 will be competing in the USA Track & Field Championships this weekend at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Harbin will be participating in the hammer throw on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ET.

The top three finishers in the event will qualify for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, at the end of August.

"I think that this is a great opportunity for Ashley," associate head cross country and track & field coach Michele Curcio said. "In the throws, elite athletes typically do not peak until their late 20s. She just began throwing the hammer as a freshman in college. She is extremely talented and hopefully will get to make some USA teams in the near future."

At the New Jersey USATF Regional Club qualifier on May 28, Harbin threw a career-best 215'5", good for 10th in the country. Harbin's previous best hammer throw was a 209'0" that she threw her senior season at Lafayette.

At Lafayette, Harbin was a four-time NCAA Division I Championships qualifier and won three Patriot League titles. She currently holds the school records in the hammer throw and the 20lb. weight throw. In 2008, she competed in the hammer throw qualifier at the Olympic Trials.

Harbin completed her Master's Degree in Sports Administration at Temple University in Spring 2010. She now works full time as a sales representative for New York Sports Clubs.



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