| Ashley Trimble
Former UK standout Ashley Trimble enters her first year on the UK coaching staff. Trimble, an NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist in the 4x400-meter relay, and Southeastern Conference champion in the distance medley relay, will work with Althea Thomas and the Kentucky women's sprinters and hurdlers as a volunteer assistant coach.
Below is her bio as an athlete:
2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist - 4x400m Relay
2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist - 4x100m Relay, 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles
2008 All-SEC Second Team - Pentathlon
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Champion - Distance Medley Relay
Varsity Record Holder - Pentathlon
Freshman Record Holder - 400 Hurdles
2008 (Junior): Outdoor - At Mideast Regional, member of 4x400m relay team that finished 11th overall with a time of 3:42.23 ... Member of 4x100m relay team at Regionals that placed 12th in a time of 45.91 ... Posted time of 13.50 in the 100m hurdles at Regional ... Ran 1:01.31 in the Mideast Regional 400m hurdles ... Posted 5295 points in the heptathlon at the SEC Championships to place third overall and rank second all-time at UK ... Finished fifth overall at the SECs in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 59.33 that ranks second all-time at UK ... At SECs, member of 4x400m relay squad that finished in fifth-place time of 3:39.48 ... Set personal-best time in 100m hurdles at SECs crossing the line in 13.40, good for fourth all-time at UK ... Notched personal best mark in the long jump at the conference championships with a leap of 19- 2.50 that ranks 10th in the school record books ... Concluding a stellar Championship meet, also set personal best marks in the 200m dash, 800m run, javelin and the shot put. Indoor - Finished fourth at SEC Championships with 3858 points in the pentathlon setting a personal best mark and breaking the UK varsity record ... Member of 4x400m relay squad that finished fifth at the SECs in a time of 3:38.10 ... Ran time of 8.54 in 60m hurdles at McCravy Memorial that ranks ninth all-time in school history ... Recorded season-best long jump mark of 18-9.25 at New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
2007 (Sophomore): Indoor - Member of women's distance medley relay that posted an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark with a time of 11:27.73 at New Balance Invitational ... Competed in 800m with season-best time of 2:14.05 at the SEC Championships. Outdoor - Ran fifth-best time in the 400 hurdles at UK with a finish of 60.91 ... Also competed in the 400 meters with a season best mark of 57.37.
2006 (Freshman): Indoor - Ran a season-best 8.69 in the 60 hurdles at the Iowa State Classic ... Ran the second leg (400) of the Cats' first-place distance medley relay at the SEC Championships ... Posted UK's fastest 400 of the indoor season with a mark of 57.35. Outdoor - Moved into fifth all-time at Kentucky in the 400 hurdles with a personal-best 1:00.94 (fifth place) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...Placed fifth at the SEC Championships in the 400 hurdles and competed on the eighth place 4x400 squad ... Ran a season best 14.45 in the 100 hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays.
High School: A three-time state champion in the 100 high hurdles and the 300 indoor hurdles ... Six-time state champion...Owns personal bests of 13.13 in the 100 high hurdles and 43.90 in the 300 hurdles...Holds five school records...Team was state runner-up her sophomore year.
Personal: Full name is Ashley Denise Trimble ... Born Nov. 15, 1986 ... Parents are David Ellis and Celeste Trimble ... Has five siblings: twin sister Amber Trimble and sisters Christina Trimble, Sabrina Trimble and Trinity Ellis as well as brother DJ Ellis.