2009 (Sophomore): Outdoor - At SEC Championships finished ninth overall in the heptathlon with a season-high 4,628 points after personal-best outdoor marks in the javelin throw, 100m hurdles and shot put. Indoor - During SEC Championship pentathlon, placed ninth overall with personal-best 3,542 points to rank fourth all-time in UK history ... Tied personal-best high jump mark of 5-5.75 which ranks 10th all-time in school history during pentathlon competition ... Also notched season-best finishes in the 60m hurdles and 800m run in event ... Finished seventh overall in the high jump competition at the SEC Championships clearing the bar at 5-5.25 in her second attempt.
2008 (Freshman): Outdoor - At SEC Championships, finished eighth overall in heptathlon scoring 4784 points, entering UK's all-time list in fifth ... Placed ninth in high jump at SECs clearing a height of 5-5.00 ...While competing in heptathlon at SECs, set several season-best marks in the 100m hurdles, 800m run, high jump, long jump and javelin ... Set previous best heptathlon point total of 4671 at Sea Ray Relays, posting season-best marks in the 200m dash and shot put. Indoor - Finished 11th overall in pentathlon at SEC Championships with 3358 points which ranks seventh all-time at UK ... Claimed third in the long jump at Kentucky Invitational with personal-best jump of 18-7.75 ... Posted season-best high jump mark at McCravy Memorial at a height of 5-2.25.
High School: Named the National Scholastic Pentathlon Champion in 2007 and holds the second-ranked indoor performance in the country for the pentathlon ... Second-team at the state meet in the long jump and high jump her senior year ... Essex County champion in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter hurdles ... Co-State High Jump Relay Record Holder ... County record-holder in high jump ... Fifth-best pentathlon score all-time in New Jersey high school history ... Coached by Flecia Blake and Darrius Pemberton ...Who's Who Among American Students ... Member of Columbia High School Special Dance Company ... Trained dancer at The Arts Conservatory Inc., for 15 years.
Personal: Full name is Ashley Younnia Newby ... Born June 20, 1989 in Newark, N.J. ... Mother is Lisa Newby ... Has one brother; Terrence ... Cousin is Grammy-winning recording artist Lauryn Hill.
Personal Bests: Long Jump - 18-7.75; High Jump -5-6; Pentathlon - 3521 points.