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Ashanti                            Bess
Ashanti
Bess
Class: So.
Hometown: Belle Mead, N.J.
Height: 5-8
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Sprints

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Placed first in the 60 meters with a personal-best time of 8:09 at the Gold-Blue Open
  • Posted first-place finishes in the 200 meters at the Gold-Blue Open (26.53) and the WVU invite (26.58)
  • Placed second in the 400 meters at the Gold-Blue Open with a personal-best time of 59.84
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished first at the Marty Pushkin Classic
  • Placed eighth in the 100-meter dash at the Ohio Team Challenge with a personal-best time of 12.76
  • Posted two top-four finishes in the 200 meters at the Early Bird Meet (26.04) and the Ohio Team Challenge (26.48)
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished first at the Ohio Team Challenge (3:53.41) and the Early Bird Meet (3:56.63)
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay that recorded top-10 finishes at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships and the Larry Ellis Invitational 
Prep
  • Ran for coaches Ron Hush and Charlene Hunter-Cumberbatch at Montgomery High
  • Also ran for the Supersonics Track Club
  • Member of the National Society of High School Scholars
  • Three year letterwinner in basketball
Personal
  • Daughter of Norman and Sharon Bess
  • Birthday is Sept. 6
  • Only child
  • Enrolled in pre-sports management
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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