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 Renae Van Wyhe
Renae Van Wyhe
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville

Height:
5-8

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/27/1988

• 2008 All-Big 12 Outdoors (5,000 Meters)

2009 Track: Did not compete.

2008 Cross Country: Competed in seven races for Baylor, scoring team points on five occasions...Top finish of eighth place came at the Baylor Twilight Invitational...Finished ninth at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 17:33.71...Took 21st at the Big 12 Championships in 21:55.35 and placed 33rd at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 22:06.4...Finished in 175th place at the NCAA Championships.

2008 Track: Finished sixth overall in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:36.91 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships to earn All-Big 12 honors...Top time of the season in the 5,000 meters of 16:56.73 came at the Stanford Invitational...Won the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a time of 9:43.90...Finished 12th at the Drake Relays in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:19.67...During the indoor season, finished 10th overall in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:48.62 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Took 12th overall in the 5,000 meters at the conference meet...Season-best time of 17:15.05 in the 5,000 meters came at the UW Invitational...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Named to the fall and spring dean's list.

2007 Cross Country: Earned All-South Central Region honors with a 25th-place finish at the region meet...Competed in five events for Baylor, scoring points in the final three meets of the season...Fastest time of the season over 6,000 meters of 21:49.6 came at the regional meet...Finished 10th at the Baylor Twilight Invitational, and took 17th at the BYU Autumn Classic...Claimed a 61st-place finish at the Big 12 Championships and finished 190th at the NCAA Championships...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team.

2007 Track: Won the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a time of 10:09.30...Took third in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a season-best time of 16:57.91...Placed 13th overall with a time of 18:13.13 in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships...During indoors, ran a season-best time of 9:52.50 in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships to finish 10th...Won the Arkansas Invitational 3,000 meters with a time of 10:10.53...Also took 10th in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 17.12.82...Placed ninth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:53.09 in Seattle, Wash...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2006 Cross Country:
Competed in five of the events for the Bears with her best finish at the Bear Relays, taking first with Nichole Jones...She raced to a 17th-place finish at the North Texas Invitational and finished 82nd at the Chile Pepper Festival with her top time of the season (22:17)...Placed 36th at the Big 12 Championship...Was fifth for Baylor, and 167th overall, at the NCAA Championships.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner in both track and field and cross country at Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn., for coach Robbie Simmons, who was on the track and field team at Baylor and graduated in 1985...As a senior, was the runner-up at the state cross country meet...Holds the school cross country record, as well as the 1,600- and 3,200-meter records...As a junior, captured the state 3,200-meter title...Broke the state 3,200-meter mark on three occasions, lowering the record to 10:33...Has a personal best of 4:52 in the 1,600...Graduated 11th in her class...Was a member of Teenage Republicans.

Personal: Full name is Renae Deneb Van Whye...Born May 27, 1988, in Waukeshaw, Wis...Daughter of Galen and Kathy Van Whye...Majoring in mathematics.

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