Trimble Tabbed as Indoor Track and Field All-American
March 17, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky track and field multi-athlete Ashley Trimble earned an All-America honor for her performance at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced early this week. Trimble broke the UK varsity record in the women's pentathlon and placed 11th nationally.
Trimble set the new UK standard after totaling 3,997 points at the Championships. Competing in her final career indoor meet, Trimble set the pentathlon top mark for the third time this season.
The Columbus, Ohio, native kicked off the meet in impressive fashion by finishing third overall in the 60m hurdles, the first of five events. The senior posted a time of 8.48 in the 60m hurdles - just 0.03 seconds shy of her personal best mark. In the second event, Trimble cleared a new personal-best high jump height of 5-4.25 on her third attempt. Earlier in the day, Trimble set a personal best at an earlier height of 5-3.
In the women's shot put, Trimble threw a distance of 37-3.75 on her first attempt. The Wildcat notched a distance of 18-05.00 during her first long jump attempt. In the final event of the pentathlon, the 800m run, Trimble posted a time of 2:17.81 to finish second overall in her heat and push her over the point threshold for the new school record.
The All-America honor is the first of Trimble's career as a Wildcat.
ESPN2 will air a 90-minute highlight show of the NCAA Championships on Mar. 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Kentucky kicks off the outdoor season this weekend at Arizona State's Baldy Castillo Invitational.
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