Track & Field

    Ashley Pyka
    Ashley Pyka

    RS Senior

    Anaheim, Calif.

    High School:





    Ruiz, Jones & Nellum Lead Trojans On Day 2 Of The Mt. SAC Relays

    USC has a strong day overall; Ready for final-day action at Mt. SAC


    USC's Women's Relays Teams Rule At Florida Relays

    Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational


    USC Continues Impressive Early Season Run At Cal-Nevada Championships & Stanford Invitational

    Trojans win 5 of 8 events they competed in at Cal-Nevada; Andrews PRs at Stanford


    Conatser And Ozorai Win Hammer Throw Competitions At Trojan Invitational

    Conatser and Berdousi post USC all-time top 10 marks


    USC Splits Annual Dual Meet With UCLA

    Trojan women win fifth straight

    THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Ashley Pyka continues to improve in the hammer throw and made great strides this offseason.

    2012: Set a PR in the hammer throw of 179-2 (54.61m) in finishing fourth at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 3. Was seventh in the hammer throw (167-1) and sixth in the discus throw (120-10) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29.

    2011: Had a season-best hamer throw of 172-6 (52.58m) to finish third at the Tiny Lister Invitational on April 22. Placed sixth in the hammer throw (170-4) and fourth in the discus (131-07) at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet. Placed 12th in the discus throw with a season-best mark of 136-10 (41.70m) and 14th in the hammer throw with a mark of 160-10 (49.02m) at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson, Ariz.

    2010: Redshirted due to a back injury.

    2009: She had a solid first season of throwing for the Trojans, culminating with a ninth-place finish in the discus at the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 145-4 (44.29m). Also threw the hammer at the Pac-10s with a best mark of 130-11 (39.90m). Set a PR in the discus with a throw of 152-1 (46.35m) at the UC San Diego Invitational on April 24. Threw the hammer 152-10 (46.59m) to place sixth at the Dual Meet on May 1. Placed fourth the next day in the Dual Meet discus competition with a final throw of 139-3 (42.44m).

    High School: Pyka attended Canyon HS in Anaheim Hills, Calif. Her school won the Century League for the second-time ever her senior season. She won the 2008 CIF Southern Section discus title and went on to place sixth in the discus at the CIF-State Finals with a throw of 143-8 (43.79m). Had a career-best throw of 146-1 (44.53m) at the Adidas Golden West Invitational on June 7. That mark is tied for the 18th-farthest discus throw ever by an Orange Country high school girl. She was named to the All-Orange County team in the discus. Was named the Canyon HS Athlete of the Year in 2008.

    Personal: Ashley was born on July 31, 1990 in in Long Beach, Calif...Likes to workout in her spare time...She is a Psychology major at USC with a minor in Kinesiology and Law.

    CAREER BESTS: Discus -- 152-1 (46.35m) Hammer -- 179-2 (54.61m)