Duke track officially introduces Ashton Huey

Ashton Huey was officially announced as a Class of 2017 member of the Duke University men’s track and field and cross country program yesterday. Huey plans to long jump for the Blue Devils.

Via the Duke Sports Information:

Four year letterwinner in track & field and cross country for Jonathan Begnaud at Tupelo High School…member of four cross country state championships (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011)…finished second in the pole vault at the 2013 6A State Championships…finished third in the event at the 2012 6A State Championships…two-time Tupelo High School Field MVP…garnered Wendy’s High School Heisman award…served as captain of the cross country and track team during his senior season…recipient of the Balfour Award and graduated Cum Laude…member of the National Honor Society and served as the Tupelo High School Vice President from 2011-2013.

“My track/cross country family at Tupelo was an amazing positive experience and I’m excited to be able to compete at the next level and be able to form life long friendships with my new team,” says Huey.

“My time in Tupelo made me who I am, not just the 4 years I was in high school, the 2 most important years were probably 7th and 8th grade when I was under Nathan Hall and Scott Brown. Without that I probably wouldn’t have amounted to much athletically in high school. Jonathan Begnaud, Anna Kathryn Sloan, Andrew Jones, and Fred Hadley gave me many resources and opportunities.”

Huey reports to Durham, North Carolina August 20th.


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