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

UCSB
Beechan ran regularly on the traveling squad as a true freshman...In 2010 Beechan placed tenth at the Cal Poly Dual Meet 5k with the time of 18:11.94... Was 37th at the Big West Championships with a time of 22:09.70 over 6k, which scored as the fifth position for the Gauchos...Her time at Pre-Nationals was 22:56.6...Competed at the Stanford Invitational and finished 66th with a time of 23:00 over 6k...Took 20th in the early-season Aztec Invitational, and was the second Gaucho across the line with her time of 18:34 over 5k...Opened the season with a fourth-place showing at the Lagoon Invitational; her time of 18:21 over 5k was again second-best for the Gauchos.

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 2008 CIF Finals in the 1600m...Also participated in a half-marathon, completing the 13.1 mile course in 1 hour 36 minutes... She graduated ranked eighth in her class. 

Personal

Daughter of Ron and Nancy Beechan... Majoring in biology and hopes to become an ecologist...Her hobbies include photography, mountain biking, camping, and fishing... Credits her family's continual support as a major factor of her success... Her parents are the most supportive and encouraging people in her life... Her brothers Matt and Nic are outstanding siblings and people; especially her brother Nic for his determination and sense of humor.

Collegiate Career Bests
6k- 21:13.6 (Stanford Invitational, 9/24/11)
5k- 17:52.2 (UC Riverside Invitational, 9/19/09)

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