Ashanti Denton - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Ashanti Denton

Jr./Jr. | 5-2 | Sprints | Chicago, Illinois | Homewood Flossmoor / Ole Miss

Sophomore (2023)
Outdoor: Advanced to NCAA West Preliminary Round in 400m, posting times of 52.78 and 53.87 in placing 24th in each round … Set a career best of 52.27 in 400m to place 13th in SEC prelims … Opened outdoor campaign at Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial where she ran career best times of 23.87 and 53.26 while running on secondary 4 x 400m relay (3:34.66) … Finished sixth in 100m at John McDonnell Invitational with a career best of 11.76 … At LSU Invitational, placed 14th in 400m (54.55) … Third in 400m with a then career best of 52.87 at Arkansas Twilight.

Indoor: Member of bronze medal distance medley relay at SEC Indoor Championships, splitting 52.18 on 400m leg … Clocked 53.12 in 400m prelims, placing 12th in conference meet … Started indoor season with a runner-up finish in 400m (53.68 PR) in Arkansas Invitational while running on winning 4 x 400m relay (3:30.38) … Posted indoor best times of 23.63 and 53.09 at Razorback Invitational … Set career best of 23.58 in 200m at New Mexico Collegiate Classic and added indoor PR of 52.59 in 400m, then ran on runner-up 4 x 400 (3:30.98) … At Tyson Invitational, produced times of 23.90 and 53.94, ran on runner-up 4 x 400 (3:28.43) … Finished fourth in 400m with a career best 52.56 at Arkansas Qualifier.

RS Freshman (2022)
Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Round in 400m, posting a time of 55.15 in first round … Ran 54.58 in 400m prelims at SEC Championships … Opened outdoor season at Mt. SAC Relays, posting a 54.89 in 400m … Set career best of 53.65 in 400m to place 12th in LSU Invitational and ran on runner-up 4 x 400m relay (3:30.09) … Finished fifth in 400m (55.29) at Arkansas Twilight.

Indoor: Competed in 400m prelims at SEC Indoor, posting a time of 54.25 for 18th overall … Razorback debut came in Arkansas Invitational, placing fourth in 400m with a then career best of 54.45 … Won 200m at Texas Tech Red Raider Open in career best of 24.07 … Produced times of 24.12 and indoor best of 54.42 at Razorback Invitational … Ran 400m (54.46) at Tyson Invitational and member of third place 4 x 400m relay (3:32.53) … Improved indoor career best to 53.73 to place sixth at Arkansas Qualifier.

Competed with Mississippi in 2021 during the indoor season … Established collegiate best marks of 24.45 (200m) and 55.97 (400m) during Razorback Invitational … On Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall and Spring semesters.

2020 graduate of Homewood Flossmoor … Also competed with Zephyrs Track Club in Homewood, Illinois … Two-time All-American as member of bronze medal 4×100 and 4×400 relays at 2018 USATF National Junior Olympics … High school best marks included 7.72 (60m), 24.69 (200m), and 55.94 (400m) indoors while outdoors her marks included 24.49 (200m) and 54.45 (400m) … 2019 Illinois 3A State champion in the 400m with her career best time of 54.45 … Earlier in outdoor season placed third at Arcadia Invitational … In summer competition, finished fifth at Great Southwest Classic and first at USATF Region 7 … In 200m, was runner-up at USATF Region 7 with her career best of 24.49 and placed ninth in USATF National Junior Olympics.

Ashanti Marie Denton was born July 23, 2002, in Chicago, Illinois … Hometown is Olympia Fields in Chicago area … Daughter of Shawn Denton and Davina Allen … Has a younger brother, Davion Denton … Plans to major in Nursing with an ambition to become a nurse … Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix … People she most admires is her family … Has competed in All-Star Cheerleading since she was 8 years old and was a NCA Champion … Chose Arkansas since it’s always been a dream of hers.

Ashanti Denton | Career Stats

Career best marks


200m | 23.58

400m | 52.56


100m | 11.75

200m | 23.87

400m | 52.27