UNC Cross Country Bio
 Ashley Miess
Miess Miess 816731



Personal Records:

XC 5K - 17:25 XC 6K - 20:54 • 1,500 - 4:51.98 • 3,000 - 10:15.86 • 5,000 - 16:48.98

RS Senior: All-ACC Academic for cross country • Ran in five races in the fall, including the ACC Cross Country Championship and the NCAA Southeast Regional • Erased over a minute off her 5K time at the Notre Dame Invitational for a new personal best • Also raced a PR in the 6K at the Wisconsin Invitational • Did not compete during the indoor season • Competed in the 3,000 and 5,000 during the outdoor campaign • Named to the Dean's List both semesters • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time in her career.

RS Junior: Did not compete in the indoor season • Ran the 1,500 and the 3,000 during the outdoor season • Had a season-best 10:15.86 in the 3,000 at the Duke Invitational.

RS Sophomore:  Did not compete in the 2011 cross country season or the 2012 indoor season • Ran personal-best 4:51.98 in the 1,500 at the Raleigh Relays.

RS Freshman: Placed 45th at ACC Championships to help women's team take fifth • Placed 29th at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, helping the women's team secure an automatic bid for the NCAA meet • Finished 187th at NCAA National Championships.

Freshman Year: Red-shirted in cross country, indoor and outdoor track due to injury in 2009-10.

Prep: Attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, N.C. for her senior year, attended Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark., for her freshman through junior years • Individual State Champion in outdoor track 1,600 and 3,200 in 2007 and 2008 • Individual State Champion in Cross Country in 2007 • A leg of the 2009 Outdoor 4x800 State Champions in 2009 • Earned All-State honors in outdoor track and cross country all four years of high school • A member of NCISAA State Championship teams in cross country in 2008 and in track in 2009 • Set four school records including the 5,000 for cross country and the 1,600 and 3,200 for outdoor track as well as an NCISAA record in the 4x800 • Also played soccer and was a member of four state championship teams, two with Pulaski Academy and two with her club team • A member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club • Earned AP Scholar with Distinction honors.

Personal: Majoring in public relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication • Carolina Leadership Academy Rising Star and CREED mentor • Member of the Carolina PRSSA and the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society • Ashley Lynn Miess is the daughter of Michael and Lynn Miess • Born February 26, 1991. 


Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Weddington, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Latin
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