Ashley Pernecker

Ashley is an outstanding young Student Athlete who will be ready for Fall 2023. A multi event athlete that is achieving at the National Level in Australia and has won the the 2019 British Columbia U16 800m Championships!

Ashley is super motivated, already an international traveler, will get better and better through High School and will make a huge impact on your roster. To commence recruitment dialogue please reach out to Ash Smith on or +1-561-231-3738

Introduction: I am a young Track & Field Student Athlete who is very passionate about my Sport. I want to run sub 2.02 for the 800m. My goal is to excel and broaden my talents both in Sport and Academics. Ever since I began Athletics aged 8, I have always had my eyes set on studying and representing a College throughout America. Whilst competing in Track at an American University I hope to also study Medicine as I have always wanted to become a Pediatrician to help less fortunate children. I am an extremely dedicated person both in Academics and Sport, I will set my goals high and strive to be the best person and Student Athlete I can be by pushing my body to its limits to achieve my full potential.

Date of Birth: 25th May 2004
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 136lbs
Citizenship: Australia
NCAA ID: Coming soon…
High School: Lakes Grammar Anglican School (10th Grade in 2020)
College Recruiting Class: 2023
GPA: 3.65+
SAT score: First result Coming soon…

High School Grades, Studying Year 9 High School Certificate:
Lakes Grammar – Principal Michael Hannah Reference
Commerce – B
English – A
Geography – A
History – A
Mathematics – B
Science – B

Video Highlights:
2019 U16 800m in Kamloops British Columbia – Win, State Champion

2019 U16 2000m (finish only) in Kelowna British Columbia – Win

2019 U16 300m in Kamloops British Columbia – Heat Win

2019 U16 300m in Kelowna British Columbia – Win

2019 U16 200m in Kelowna British Columbia – 2nd place

2019 U16 1500m NSW Junior Championships – Win

2019 U16 800m NSW Junior Championships – 2nd place

2019 U16 800m Australia National Finals Qualifier – What a spectacular finish!

2019 U15 400m National Final Qualifier

2019 U15 800m Club Meet – Win against Boys & Girls

Athletic Achievements:
2020 – Qualified for Australian Athletics Junior Championships to compete in 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000m Steeple and Combined Events. Aiming to also qualify for 110m Hurdles. Watch this space for results…

2019 – British Columbia U16 800m – State Champion
2019 – British Columbia U16 300m – 3rd in State
2019 – British Columbia U16 1200m – 5th in State
2019 – Australia National U15 800m – 6th in Country
2019 – Australia National U15 400m – 12th in Country
2019 – Australia National Bronze Medal – Individual Combined Event
2019 – Australia National U15 4x100m relay team – 2nd in Country
2019 – New South Wales U15 1500m – State Champion
2019 – New South Wales U15 800m – 2nd in State
2019 – Australian Capital Territory Combined Events – Champion in Territory

In New South Wales Australia, Ashley won the 14km (8.7miles) ‘City 2 Surf’ 13-15yr age group in 2017 and also won the 12km (7.5miles) ‘Bay 2 Bay’ 12-15yr age group in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Teams/Clubs & Coaches:
Sports Travel Australia
Athletics New South Wales
Hunter Region Independent Schools
Association of Independent Co-educational Schools
Combined Independent Schools
Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School
Mingara Athletics Club
New South Wales PSSA
Tuggerah Lakes Mingara Little Athletics Club
Little Athletics New South Wales

Coach 1: Tom Ristuccia +61 424 756 096 or Coach Tom Ristuccia Reference
Coach 2: Kerry Smith +61 407 532 428

Education Goals: I would like to become a Pediatrician or possibly a Detective. Currently I am aiming to receive all A’s and B’s in my Final Report Card for Grade 9 (My Freshman Year of High School).

Life Goals: To qualify for World U20s. To become an NCAA National Champion or Medalist. To qualify for the Commonwealth and Olympic Games to represent Australia. Become a Pediatrician or Detective and be an inspirational role model to the next generation and beyond. Complete the San Francisco Marathon.

College Goals: My demanding schedule has allowed me to learn how to combine my current studyies while becoming a National Junior Champion. This ability will allow for me to integrate well into the College team I represent. I want to be the No.1 Athlete on the team and will do what it takes to win National Championships.

Why College in the USA? I would like to compete in College over in America as I believe it will help me grow and become a better Athlete. My dream is to go to a College in America as coaches are advanced, athletes are passionate and American Colleges admire, care for and support the Student Athletes so well. Everyone is supporting and encouraging towards each other and competing for your College as a team member would be a true honor. From my previous experiences of competing in America I know the team spirits are high, everyone is included and supportive of one another which in my opinion makes a successful team and brings out the best in everyone.

What Makes You Different? Unlike most Student Athletes who specialize and excel in one or two events, I am very versatile when it comes to Track events, road running and XC. I have competed at a National Level twice in XC, 4x for Track and twice for the Combined Event. Not only do I have speed, I also have endurance to hold my speed over a longer period of time. I am very passionate and dedicated when it comes to Track and road running. No matter the race, competition or training program, I will always give it 100% and push my body to its limits to become the best Athlete I can be. What makes me different isn’t just about how versatile I am, I also have a strong kick and surge throughout the race which I can Thank for winning many races by coming from behind!