Ashton Riner-Lunt
Javelin
Ht
5'
9"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Connell, 
Washington
Last School
Connell High School
Roster Years
2018-2023


Personal 

  • Parents are Wayne and Janae Riner
  • Major: Communications Disorders
  • Married to BYU tight end Lane Lunt
  • Siblings are Colton, Chelsea, Madison, Cassandra, Payton, Carson and Kellen 
  • Grew up neighbors with former BYU football players Spencer and Matt Hadley
  • Talents and hobbies include skiing, hiking, basketball, soccer and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Ashton Riner on BYU Sports Nation (April 27, 2022)

National Champion Ashton Riner on BYU Sports Nation (June 14, 2022)

Before BYU 

  • 2017 WIAA State Champion in the javelin 
  • Second place in WIAA State Championship 4X200m relays
  • Broke the record for 1A Washington State Track and Field Championships farthest javelin throw (153' 9)
  • Threw a personal record of 156' 7.5 in the javelin during her senior season
  • 2017 Third Team All-American in track and field
  • 2017 WIAA All-State in the javelin 
  • Two-time District Champion in the javelin

Stats

Outdoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet 

60.36m/198-0

Javelin

2022 BYU Robison Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2018

Outdoor

  • Finished the season at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships where she place 11th in the javelin with a mark of 50.25m (164'10") to earn USTFCCCA All-America Second Team honors
  • Started the season and her college career with a first-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 48.13m (157'11") at the USC Trojan Invitational 
  • Finished fifth in the javelin (43.22m- 141'9") at the Aztec Invitational 
  • Competed at the UVU Collegiate Invitational where she placed third in the javelin with a throw of 44.31m (145'4")
  • Took third in the javelin (44.13m- 144'9") at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational 
  • Threw a mark of 50.94m in the javelin at the Beach Invitational 
  • Placed first with a career-best throw of 52.36m (171'9") at the BYU Robison Invitational 
  • Finished third in the javelin (43.30m- 142'1") at the Sacramento State Open 
  • Took first in the javelin (45.58m- 149'6") at the BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round and advanced to the NCAA Championships after finishing 11th in the javelin with a mark of 50.21m (164'9")
Sophmore Year 2019

Junior Year 2022

  • Outdoor
    • Won an individual national title (58.24m/191-1) in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, contributing to the Cougars’ ninth-place finish
    • First ever BYU women’s javelin champion and the first BYU women’s field athlete to win an individual title since 1992
    • Finished first in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary with a mark of 57.25m/187-10, qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    • Set a school record in the javelin at the BYU Robison Invitational with a mark of 60.36m/198-0.5, a mark that also remained at No. 1 in the nation throughout the season
    • Competed in seven meets during the 202 season
Senior Year 2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2021

Outdoor

  • Competed in the javelin throw at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, finishing 26th with a mark of 46.50m/152-7
  • Finished first in the javelin throw in four-straight meets, including the Hayward Premiere and Jim Click Shootout
  • Threw a personal best mark of 57.31m/188-0 in the javelin at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
  • Competed in seven meets during the 2021 outdoor season
  • Ashton Riner competed in the javelin at the 2021 NCAA West Preliminary

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  • Ashton Riner breaks own school javelin record at the 2022 BYU Robison Invitational

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  • Ashton Riner at 2022 NCAA West Preliminary

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  • Ashton Riner 2022 NCAA D1 Javelin Champion

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  • Ashton Riner with 2022 NCAA javelin championship trophy

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  • Ashton Riner with 2022 NCAA javelin championship trophy

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  • Ashton Riner & Courtney Wayment — 2022 USTFCCCA Mountain Region Athletes of the Year

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  • Ashton Riner with 2022 NCAA javelin title trophy

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