Beamont's Rulison declares for CCU
On Nov. 14, Beaumont School senior Ashley Rulison signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country and track at Coastal Carolina University (CCU), a Division I school located in South Carolina.
Rulison, a Burton native, excelled as a Beaumont Blue Streak. She burst onto the scene as a freshman, finishing 10th at the 2015 Division II state cross country meet, and came back with a third-place finish as a sophomore.
That same year, she qualified for the state track meet in the 1600 (finishing 12th), 3200 (placing 16th) and as a member of Beaumont’s 4x800 relay quartet that took fifth. Last year, Rulison ran second on Beaumont’s 4x800 relay team that took third at the state track meet, and also anchored the 4x400 team that finished fifth in the state.
Sidelined last fall due to injury, Rulison helped the Blue Streaks make a return to the state meet this year where they finished eighth as a team.
Rulison intends to pursue a degree in marketing at CCU, where she will be coached by Zola (Budd) Pieterse, the two-time Olympian who competed for Great Britain in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and represented South Africa at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Tim Ertle is athletic director at Beaumont School.