After a prep career spent excelling over her counterparts both near and far in the Eastern Missouri Conference while competing for Montgomery County High School, Anna Ash had the good fortune of earning herself track and field scholarship at William Wood University.
Since then the former Lady Wildcat has followed a rather interesting path that's seen her sit out the 2019 season to get her degree, but now she's back as a Graduate Student with one year of eligibility left and ready to do whatever it takes to help the Lady Owls go as far as they can come postseason time.
Ash actually last competed for William Woods during the 2018 indoor season on Feb. 15 at the American Midwest Conference Championships and placed 10th in the 60H in 11.64, 11th in the High Jump at 4-feet-5 and 14th in the Long Jump with a distance of 13-feet-2.75. Prior to that on Feb. 3 at the Jim Green Invitational Ash came in eighth in the High Jump with a height of 4-feet-6, she finished 12th in the 60H with a time of 11.01 and in the Long Jump she placed 15th at 14-feet-5.25.
The 2017 AMC Championships were a little more fruitful for Ash as she was able to take second in the triple jump with an overall showing of 34-feet-10.5, she finished sixth in the High Jump with a leap of 4-feet-9.75 and in the long jump Ash charted a 16-feet-8.75 performance to come in seventh.
Four months before that in February at the 2017 AMC Indoor Championships Ash truly shined by not only winning the High Jump for the Lady Owls by reaching a height of 5-feet-.5, but the Montgomery County product crossed the finish line third in the 60H with a time of 9.64, as well.
As for personal bests, according to wwuowls.com, on an outdoor track Ash reached 34-feet-10.75 in the Triple Jump and 5-feet-0 in the High Jump at the SBU Invite, she was able to hit 16-feet-9 at the CMU Invite in the Long Jump and in the 100H at the AMC/SLIAC Meet she finished in 15.52. When it comes to indoor bests, that would include 34-feet-3 inches in the Triple Jump, 15-feet-9.75 in the Long Jump and times of 1:02.89 and 30.14 in the 300 and 200, respectively, at the Principia College Relays.