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Harbin '08 Takes Seventh at U.S. Championships

June 24, 2013

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EASTON, Pa.Ashley Harbin, a member of Lafayette’s class of 2008, competed in the U.S. Track and Field Championships on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa this past weekend, finishing seventh in the Hammer Throw.

“After her success in college, it is great to see Ashley continue to compete at such a high level,” head coach Michele Curcio said. “Since the beginning of the women’s program, Lafayette has always had a strong tradition in the throws with a number of League Champions, All-East performers and NCAA Regional/National qualifiers. Ashley’s collegiate and post-collegiate success shows our current student-athletes that Lafayette can compete with top programs in the country.”

Harbin, a four-time NCAA Championship qualifier in the Hammer and Weight throws while at Lafayette, threw a world championship qualifying mark of 223’ 8”, just off her personal best of 224’ 6”. The event was won by Amanda Bingson, who set an American record with a throw of 248’ 5”.

While at Lafayette, Harbin qualified for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials, setting school records in the Hammer and Weight throw events.