Charlotte Cross Country BIO
 Ashleigh Handchen

At Charlotte -

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.

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brick, N.J.
High School: Red Bank Catholic HS
Experience: High School
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