Whitney Ashley
Personal information
Born (1989-02-18) February 18, 1989 (age 33)
Riverside, California, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Discus throw, shot put
College teamSan Diego State University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Discus throw 64.80 m (212 ft 7 in)
shot put 17.22 m (56 ft 5+34 in)

Whitney Ashley (born February 18, 1989) is an American athlete whose specialty is the discus throw.[2][3]

She represented her country at three consecutive Global Championships, in 2013, 2015 and 2016, making the 2015 world final.[4] She competed at the Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics - Women's discus throw.[5]

Ashley placed first in Discus at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) to qualify for Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ashley placed 6th at 2017 IAAF Diamond League in the discus and qualified for the 2018 IAAF Diamond League final in Memorial Van Damme (Brussels).

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 24th (q) Discus throw 44.60 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 9th Discus throw 61.05 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Discus throw NM
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 13th (q) Discus throw 60.94 m
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 5th Discus throw 60.27 m

Personal bests




  1. ^ USATF profile
  2. ^ "Whitney Ashley". IAAF. August 26, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Olympic journey of San Diego State alum Whitney Ashley ended by rule change SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
  4. ^ "Whitney Ashley San Diego State University profile". goaztecs.com. July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Brooks, Amanda. "Three first-time Olympians highlight women's discus action". USATF. Retrieved July 2, 2016.