Ashleigh McFarland
Ashleigh McFarland
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rio Vista, Texas
High School: Rio Vista HS
Position: Pole Vault

2012-13: Indoor: Finished fifth in the pole vault at the MIAA Championships vaulting 3.58m (11-09)... Competed in the pole vault at the UCM Invite vaulting 3.61m (11-10)... Finished third at the MSSU Lion Invite vaulting 3.43m (11-03.00)... Finished fifth at the Missouri Invitational vaulting 3.50m (11-05.75)... Finished fourth in the pole vault at the MSSU Open Invitational clearing 3.26m (10-08.25)... Tied for second in the pole vault with teammate Melanie Bower at the MSSU Early Bird Open vaulting 3.5m (11-05.75)...Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault, but did not record a height... Won the pole vault at the MIAA Championships earning All-MIAA honors with a vault of 12-05.5... Finished second at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite in the pole vault with a height of 3.65m (11-11.75)... Tied for second at the Dewey Allgood Invite with a vault of 3.49m (11-05.25)... Won the pole vault at the PSU Gorilla Classic with a vault of 3.56m (11-08)... Finished second at the State Farm ESU Relays with a vault of 3.50m (11-05.75)... Finished fifth at the season-opening PSU Wendy's Invite with a height of 3.37m.

2011-2012: Indoor: Took fourth at the Lion Open in pole vault with a vault of 3.4m (11-01.75) ... Outdoor: Took fourth in the pole vault at the MIAA Championships with a vault of 3.48m (11-5) ... Took third in the pole vault at the Emporia State Twilight Meet (5/12/12) with a vault of 3.58m (11-9) ...  Had a outdoor-season second-highest vault of 3.55m (11-7.75) at the Williams/Leptad Invite ... Took fourth at the Pitt State Gorilla Classic with a vault of 3.4m (11-1.75) ... Took third at the PSU Wendy's Invite with a vault of 3.4m (11-1.75)...

Prior to Southern: McFarland has been a four year letterwinner in track and field, as well as a three-year letterwinner in volleyball at the school ... Competing for coaces Bobby Bell and Brandi Purvis on the track side, McFarland was a state qualifier in the pole vault, as well as a regional qualifier in the 400m ... On the volleyball court, she helped her team to the state volleyball playoffs two times, while being named All-District twice.

Personal: The daughter of Billy and Chanda McFarland, Ashleigh plans to major in kinesiology at Southern. Sister, Lauren is a pole vaulter at Oral Roberts.