VERONA, NJ - Verona's Kate Ashley closed out her winter track season with an incredible performance in the 800m run at The Meet of Champions Bennett at the Indoor Athletic Center in Toms River on Sunday.

Ashley won her heat fr in 2:19.65, shaving off three seconds from her previous best the week before. Ashley finished 17th overall in the state in the 800m, noting that more than 400 high schools compete in winter track in New Jersey,each having a number of 800m runners.

Ashley's performance was made possible by the support of her teammates Brianna Rigney and Julia DiGeronimo who trained with her all week and supported her at The Meet of Champions.