Junior betters her own mark in the hammer throw on BU's first day of competition.
2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country) 2012 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 Meters) 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track) 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country) 2011 All-Big 12 Outdoors (800 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay) 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track) 2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country) Seven-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2012 Cross Country: Competed in three meets with best finish coming at UTA Season Opener...Covered the two mile course in 12:53.4 to place 37th...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 Track: Garnered All-Big 12 recognition with an eighth-place finish in the 800-meters (2:17.92) at the conference's indoor meet...Competed in three other indoor meets with season-best time coming at the Razorback Invitational (2:17.34) for an eight place finish...Ran the 800-meters in five meets during the outdoor season...Recorded season-best mark of 2:11.58 en route to seventh-place at UCF Invitational...Had top-five finishes at TCU Invitational and Texas Tech Open...Took 15th in preliminary round of action in 2:12.03 at Big 12 Championships...Also competed on several relay teams...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011 Cross Country: Did not compete.
2011 Track: Earned first-career all-Big 12 honors at Big 12 Outdoor Championship with sixth-place finish in 800 meters (2:08.74) and as part of third-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:34.05)...Turned in season-best outdoor 800-meter time in preliminary round at Big 12 Championships at 2:07.97...Helped 4x800-meter relay team place second at Drake Relays with time of 8:37.14...Won 800 meters at outdoor UTA Bobby Lane Invitational with time of 2:12.32...Finished third in indoor 600 yards with time of 1:23.22 at Texas A&M Conference Challenge...Narrowly missed all-conference honors indoors in 600 yards, placing 10th with time of 1:23.62...Earned sixth-place finish in 500 meters at New Balance Collegiate Invitational indoors with time of 1:14.05...Ran third sub-2:10 800-meter time in a row to place 29th at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List.
2010 Cross Country: Competed in three events with two top-50 finishes...Placed a season-best 29th at UTA Season Opener, covering two miles in 12:41.28...Finished 43rd at Rice Invitational...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List.
2010 Track and Field: Had two top-five finishes in 800 meters outdoors, placing fourth at Texas Invite with season-best of 2:11.61 and fifth at Michael Johnson Classic (2:14.81)...Placed 18th at Big 12 Outdoor Championships in 800 meters with time of 2:12.71...Helped distance medley relay to outdoor-best 11:18.21 to place second at Drake Relays...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2009 Cross Country: Competed in two meets during season...Placed 33rd at Bear Twilight Invitational with time of 16:08.4 as unattached runner...Placed 41st at Ken Garland Invitational with time of 21:18.0... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country for head coach Billy Johnston...Won 800-meter state title as junior, finished runner-up as senior and sophomore...Placed third at state meet in 400 meters twice...Helped Montgomery HS to state team title in track and field in 2008, and second place in state in cross country in 2007...Earned academic all-state honors three times...Won regional title in 800 meters three times, and 400 meters two times...Also played soccer at MHS, earning all-region honors in 2006 and 2007...Voted team MVP in 2008...Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Leigh Whitney...Born Feb. 5, 1990...Daughter of Jimmy and Joan Whitney...Majoring in health science studies/pre-medicine.