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Ashley Patten
Ashley Patten

Hometown:
Clarkston, Mich.

High School:
Lake Orion HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
07/15/1984


Updated September 22, 2006
* Three-time All-American
* NCAA Mideast Regional Champion (800, 2006)
* Four-time Big 12 Champion
* Junior National Champion (800m, 2003)
* USTCA All-Academic Award Winner
* 13-time All-Big 12
* Team Co-Captain

Latest Feature Story:
MU's Patten will again rely on stenghth in 800 at NCAAs

By Joe Walljasper of Columbia Daily Tribune written Tuesday, June 6, 2006

PERSONAL BESTS:
CROSS COUNTRY
5k, 17:58, Notre D. '04
6k, 22:05, Big 12 '05
INDOOR
600m, 1:33.34, Illinois '03
800m, 2:04.73, Iowa State Cl. '06
1000m, 2:45.96, Big 12 '05
OUTDOOR
800m, 2:04.04, Big 12 '05
1500m, 4:35.94, Botts '04
Steeple, 11:06.12, MU Relays '04

PROGRESSION
800m
2003i, 2:09.79, Big 12 Indoor
2003, 2:07.37, Big 12 Championships
2004i, 2:05.97, Cyclone LC
2004, 2:05.43, Stanford Invite
2005i, 2:06.54, Meyo Invite
2005, 2:04.04, Big 12 Championships

1000m, ,
2004i, 2:58.81, Mo Invite
2005i, 2:45.96, Big 12 Indoor

2006:
Outdoor: Winner of the 800-meter run at the NCAA Mideast Regional, running a 2:04.98 in qualifying and a 2:05.67 in the final, coming from last in the final 250 meters ... placed second at Big 12 Championships at 800-meters, running 2:07.00 ... winner of the 800 also at UCLA Invite and Tom Botts Invite ... part of second-place 4x1600 and fourth-place DMR teams at Drake Relays ... 26th at 800 in NCAA Championships ... 15th at USATF Championships Indoor: Won fourth Big 12 Championship, winning the 1000 meters in 2:49.53 at indoor conference meet ... ran a career-best indoor time at the Iowa State Classic to secure third-consecutive trip to NCAA Indoor at 800 meters ... sixth at NCAA indoor, running 2:05.94 in qualifying to earn third All-America honor.

2005:
Cross Country: Placed 29th overall and was the team's fourth scorer at the Big 12 Championships with a personal-best 6k clocking of 22:05 ... placed 54th overall and was the team's fourth scorer again at the NCAA Regionals ... finished 10th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge. Outdoor: Big 12 Champion in the 800-meter run, after running from sixth with 100 meters to go, clocking a 2:04.04 in the process ... qualifyied for the USATF National Championships for the first time ... placed fifth at the NCAA Mideast Regional to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships where she finished ninth ... was on runner-up DMR and fourth-place 4x800-meter relay teams at the Drake Relays. Indoor: For the second time, earned second All-America honor placing eighth at 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... became a two-time Big 12 Champion with a three-second victory in the conference 1000-meter final (2:45.96) ... part of NCAA qualifyed distance medley relay pool, leading off with 1200-meter leg to produce 11:19.46 team-best time ... won five indvidual titles including 800-meter wins at both of Notre Dame's meets, the Meyo Invitational and Alex Wilson Invite ... won both 1000-meters entered including title at MU-KU-KSU Triangular ... season bests: 800m, 2:05.70, NCAA Championship (preliminary round)

2004:
Cross Country: Was the Tigers' sixth scorer at the NCAA Championships ... placed 26th at the Big 12 Championships with a personal-best 6k time of 22:32 ... added a 5k PR at the Notre Dame Invitational at 17:58. Outdoor: NCAA Qualifier in the 800m run with ninth-best time in the nation ... ran for a personal-best at the Stanford Invitational (2:05.43) and became the second-fastest woman in the 800 in Mizzou history ... finished 3rd in the Big 12 Championships in the 800 (2:08.63) ... ran the 800 leg in the Drake Relays Distance Medley Relay, helping team to second-place finish ... took 15th at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 800 ... other season bests: 1500m, 4:35.94, Tom Botts Inv. Indoor: Earned first career All-America honor, finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships in the 800m (2:07.12, qual) ... Big 12 Indoor Champion in the 800m (2:08.49) ... ran best time of the year to qualify for NCAAs at Iowa State Classic with indoor PR of 2:05.97 ... part of Distance Medley Relay team that ran the second-best all-time at Mizzou.

2003:
Cross Country: Ran in five meets for the Tigers ... finished 51st at the Big 12 Championships. Outdoor: Junior National Champion in the 800-meter run (2:07.60) and qualified for Pan-American Games in Barbados ... All-Big 12 in the 800m after second place showing, set personal best (2:07.37) ... qualified for NCAA regionals for the 800m ... also ran in steeplechase event and distance relays ... winner of Missouri Track & Field's Bill Rawson Freshman of the Year Award. Indoor: Ran the 800m primarily ... just like the outdoor season, was named All-Big 12 in the 800m (2:12.38, 4th place).

2002:
Cross Country: Redshirt season.

High School:
Three-time Michigan state champion in the 800m ... all-state in cross country and 100m hurdles... Michigan state record holder in the 800m and indoor 600m ... school record holder in seven events ... personal bests in high school: 100m hurdles (14.49), 300m hurdles (43.9).

Personal:
Daughter of Gregeory & Sandra Patten ... majoring in business management ... born July 15, 1984 in Flint, Mich.

More Features:
Sisters at Heart
By Katlin Kuhl of Columbia Missourian written Thursday, February 16, 2006

PERSONAL BESTS:
PERSONAL BESTS:
CROSS COUNTRY
5k, 17:58, Notre D. '04
6k, 22:05, Big 12 '05
INDOOR
600m, 1:33.34, Illinois '03
800m, 2:04.73, Iowa State Cl. '06
1000m, 2:45.96, Big 12 '05
OUTDOOR
800m, 2:04.04, Big 12 '05
1500m, 4:35.94, Botts '04
Steeple, 11:06.12, MU Relays '04

PROGRESSION
800m
2003i, 2:09.79, Big 12 Indoor
2003, 2:07.37, Big 12 Championships
2004i, 2:05.97, Cyclone LC
2004, 2:05.43, Stanford Invite
2005i, 2:06.54, Meyo Invite
2005, 2:04.04, Big 12 Championships

1000m, ,
2004i, 2:58.81, Mo Invite
2005i, 2:45.96, Big 12 Indoor

OTHER CLIPPINGS:
Sisters at Heart
By Katlin Kuhl of Columbia Missourian written Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mizzou's Track Star
By Mike Straub of KOMU.com written Friday, June 17, 2005

Tiger runners push each other
By Matt Nestor of Columbia Daily Tribune written Thursday, February 24, 2005