Ashley Spencer (athlete)

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Ashley Spencer
Medal record
Women's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Moscow 4×400 m relay
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Barcelona 400 m
Gold medal – first place 2012 Barcelona 4×400 m relay

Ashley Spencer (born June 8, 1993) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meter dash. Her uncle is Steve Smith, the 1995 Pan-Am Games Silver Medalist in the high jump.

College career[edit]

Spencer ran for the Illinois Fighting Illini where she won 2 NCAA titles. She is scheduled to transfer and run for the Texas Longhorns.[1]

International career[edit]

At the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics Spencer won gold medals in both the 400 meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay.[2]

At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Spencer finished in 3rd place.[3] This finish assured her a spot as a team member of the 4x400 meter relay as well as the opportunity to race individually in the 400 meter dash at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.[4]