Charlotte Cross Country BIO
Ashleigh Handchen
Player Profile:
Ashleigh Handchen 832711
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brick, N.J.
High School: Red Bank Catholic HS
Experience: High School

At Charlotte -

2015- Cross Country: Competed in six meets, setting a new personal record in the 6K at the Wake Forest Invitational (22:33.6) in October… Had three Top 20 finishes to begin her season… Finished season as Charlotte’s second and third team finishers, coming in 25th overall at the Wake Forest Invitational (2nd on squad), 29th overall (3rdon team), and 98th overall at the NCAA Regionals (3rd on squad)…

2014 Cross Country: One of two Niner women to compete in all seven races....Ran a 5K season-best time of 18:35.0 at the Conference USA Championships finishing 42nd overall....Was the 49ers top finisher in the two meets of the season, including placing 17th in the William & Mary Open.

2014 - Outdoor: Competed in seven meets...Posted a personal best in the 1500m, 5000m and 3K Steeplechase...Finished second overall at the Charlotte Invitational in the 3K Steeplechase...Finished in the top ten in the 1500m with a personal best time of 4:46.33 at the Bill Carson Invitational...Finished third overall at the Penn Relays with a personal best time of 11:05.76 in the 3K Steeplechase...Finished ninth overall at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 3K Steeplechase. Indoor: Competed in five meets...Posted personal bests in the 1000m, mile, and 3000m...Posted fastest 1000m at the UAB Blazer Invitational with a 10th place finish with a time of 3:09.75...Finished with a season best mile at the Virginia Tech Inivtational with a time of 5:26.19...Finished in the top 15 at the Virginia Tech Challenge in the 3000m with a performance of 10:42.12.

2013 - Cross Country: Competed in three meets...Ran best 6K during the Charlotte Invitational (23:07.2).

2013 - Outdoor: Ran the team’s third-fastest 3000m steeplechase time (11:13.29) and finished sixth at the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet …Was 11th in the 3000m steeplechase (11:18.70) at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Also finished 11th in the 800m (2:26.47) at the HPU VertKlasse Meet … Finished 15th in the 1500m (4:53.01) at the Duke Invitational. Indoor: Finished 19th in the 1000m run (3:17.12) at the Hokie Invitational … Clocked a time of 11:36.00 in the 3000m run at the Tiger Paw Invitational … In the 800m, she ran finished with a time of 2:26.99 at the Hilton Garden Invitational. 

2012 - Cross Country: Competed four meets ... Ran her fastest 5K time at the Queens Invite with a time of 20:44.5 ... Competed in the B race at the Charlotte Invitational 6K (26:43.51) ... Finished 52nd at the season-opener, the WCU Invitational (13:59.6).

Prep: Four year varsity athlete ... Placed fifth in the DMR at the Yale Invitational

Personal: Daughter of Crystal and Rick Handchen ... Public Health/Exercise Science major ... Born March 17, 1994.

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