Wysong to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

A former track and field standout will be honored by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on May 19 in Kansas City.

Dr. Ashley Wysong will be among the inductees at an event at Union Station. She was a standout athlete at Nevada High School and later at the University of Missouri.

She was a 3-time state champion in the 400-meter run from 1995-1997 -- setting a state record at the time in the latter in 56.08 seconds. She also won the 200-meter title in 1996 and 1997.

She then went to Columbia and was a six-time NCAA All-American in the 800-meter run. She also won a national championship on the distance medley relay team in 2001. She earned 16 All-Big 12 honors and set the outdoor record in the 800-meter for the Tigers in 2000. She also ran in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials and also took silver at the Pan-American Games in 2000.

She was a track and field team captain for Mizzou from 1999-2001. She was inducted in the MU Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Wysong later ran professionally for the Nike Farm Team before retiring due to knee surgeries.

She is currently a doctor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is a skin cancer surgeon, researcher and educator.