ASHLEY L. NOLET, Class of 2003

Class of 2003
Inducted in 2013

A truly versatile athlete, Ashley Nolet earned significant honors in two sports during her stellar career at Lowell High School.

Ashley set numerous LHS records as a diver on the LHS Girls Swim Team, many of which still remain unbroken today.

However, it was as a member of the Lowell High School Girls Track team that Ashley earned acclaim at the local, state, regional, and national levels as a pole vaulter and hurdler.

As a sophomore (2000-2001), Ashley placed 3rd in the 55 meter hurdles at the Massachusetts Class A Championships. That spring she placed 2nd in the pole vault at the Eastern Massachusetts Class A Championships.

During her junior year (2001-2002), Ashley’s impact was felt nationwide. Indoors the undefeated MVC All-Conference selection placed 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles at the Massachusetts Class A Championships. She placed 4th in the pole vault at the Dartmouth Relays and 10th at the National Indoor Scholastic Championships in New York City. Outdoors, Ashley reached the pinnacle of success. She placed 1st in both the 100-meter hurdles and the pole vault (meet record 11′ 7″) at the Eastern Massachusetts Class A Championships before winning the pole vault at the New England Championships (meet record 12′ 0″). Later she placed 6th at the Adidas National Scholastic Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ashley continued her domination as a vaulter and hurdler during her senior year (2002-2003). Indoors she won the 55-meter hurdles at the Massachusetts Class A Championships. In the pole vault Ashley placed 2nd at Dartmouth and also at the Brown University Invitational, 1st at the Terrier Invitational (LHS record 12′ 7.5″), 4th at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships and 6th at the Nike National Indoor Championships. She was spotlighted on Channel 5’s “A+ Student” feature for her excellence on the track and in the classroom (high honors all four years at LHS). Outdoors, Ashley finished her career with a flourish, completing yet another undefeated MVC season in the pole vault and placing 4th at the Penn Relays. Later she won her second consecutive Eastern Massachusetts Class A pole vault championship before placing 8th at the National Scholastic Championships in Raleigh.

Ashley won various Lowell Sun, MVC, and team MVP honors during her career. Her high school career culminated when she won the John Beaulieau Award, Lowell High School’s most prestigious athletic honor, at the conclusion of her senior year.

After graduation Ashley enrolled at Yale University (class of 2007), where she was a member of the track team. As a senior Ashley finished her career in a dramatic fashion as Ivy League Champion in the pole vault. She qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Championship and placed 10th at NCAA Eastern Regional Preliminary Meet.

Always a positive force toward those around her, Ashley received a wonderful compliment from her teammate at Yale, team Captain Katie Diesk, who found Ashley to be “…one of those people who make other people feel good about themselves.” High praise indeed from a fellow athlete.

Induction Year: 2013
Graduation/Class Year: 2003
Gender: Female
LHS Sports Played: Track and Swimming
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