A conversation with Ashante Horsley
On a recent Friday, News-Register sports reporter Doug Binder sat down with 2012 McMinnville High School graduate Ashante Horsley. Horsley, a two-time state champion in the 400-meter run, just finished her freshman year at the University of Oregon where she redshirted as a member of the Ducks' women's track and field program.
She competed in six meets as an unattached athlete and trained alongside the NCAA Division I national champion in the 100-meter dash, English Gardner, as well as next to six-time All-American, three-time Pac-12 Conference champion and NCAA 4x400-meter relay champion, Phyllis Francis.
Horsley touched on a variety of topics, from what it was like to train with the best women's track program in the nation to her thoughts on her former McMinnville teammate, Alyssa Hasslen, recently qualifying for the track and field world championships in Moscow in the shot put.