Ashley Beechan
Ashley Beechan
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Idyllwild, Calif.
High School: Hemet HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara




Beechan qualified for Conference in the steeplechase by running 11:15.48 at Cal/Nevada, a time that stands as the 10th-best in UCSB history...Struggled at the Conference meet and came away with a time of 12:12.36...Took second in the 3000m at the All-Cal Challenge, crossing the line in 10:20.08.

High School
Beechan was Sunbelt League Champion in the 2006 and 2007 cross country seasons...Was All-League from 2005-2007 and All-Riverside County from 2006-2007...In track, she was 1600m and 3200m League Champion in 2007 and 2008...She qualified for CIF Finals in the 1600m, where she ran a personal best of 5:08...Took 20th in the CIF-SS finals in cross country...Also participated in a half-marathon, completing the 13.1 mile course in 1 hour 36 minutes...Scholar athlete from 2005-2008, and had a class rank of 8th/600.

Daughter of Ron and Nancy Beechan...Has two brothers, Nic who competes in track and cross country for UC Riverside and Matt...Majoring in biology and hopes to become a physical therapist...Would like to thank her brother Nic for being a long-time running buddy and an inspiration, her parents for their continual support, and her high school coaches for believing in her....In her free time outside you can find her dabbling ing photography, crafts, listening to music, biking, hiking, being outdoors, and playing the guitar....Favorite bands are Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Mason Jennings, Joe Purdy.

Collegiate Career Bests
Steeplechase - 11:15.48 (Cal/Nevada, 3/28/2009)
1500m - 4:48.59 (Occidental Invitational, 5/9/2009)