Qualified at the Stanford Invitational in March
Meet serves as last chance to improve marks for NCAA qualification
Rebecca Stearns finishes third in 800m
Sophomore ascends school record board
Sam Penzenstadler wins 800m, Fenske sets new school record in 3000m
2013-14: Saw action in seven cross country meets during her senior year...Opened the season with a 59th place finish (15:35) at the Badger Season Opener...Led the women's side to a team title at the Illini Open with a 5th place finish (18:31)...Grabbed a 36th place finish (18:50.2) at Missouri Valley Conference Championships...Ran a personal-best time of 22:44.8 (140th place) at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
2012-13: Competed in seven cross country meets during the fall season...Opened the season by posting a time of 16:05 (34th-place) at the Illini Challenge...Turned in her best showing of the season at the Illini Open, leading the women's side with an 11th-place (19:23) finish...Contributed to the scoring at the Horizon League Championship meet, finishing 15th (18:51) and helping the women's side capture the team championship...Kicked off her indoor season as part of the 4x800m Relay team that finish third at the Gladstein Invitational with a time of 9:17.63...Raced to a fourth-place (2:15.59) finish in the 800m Run Final at the 2013 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships...Set a new 800m Run personal best time of 2:15.05 at the Grand Valley State Big Meet...Member of the 4x1600m Relay team that shattered the school record in the event by nearly two minutes at the Drake Relays by posting a time of 19:31.65...Finished fourth in the 800m Run Final at the 2013 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championships...Also posted a fifth-place finish in the 1,500m Run with a time of 4:40.60 as the women's side took home their first outdoor league title in program history...Crushed her own personal best time in the 1,500m run when she blazed to a time of 4:34.96 at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays.
2011-12: Competed in five of Loyola's six cross country meets during the fall ... Finished 45th at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship in 21:26 ... Placed 166th at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet ... Took 43rd at the UIC Home Opener and 69th at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship ... Enjoyed a breakout season on the track ... Finished sixth in the 800m at the Horizon League Indoor Championship and was also a member of Loyola's 4x400m relay squad that finished second and the distance medley relay team that took third ... Posted personal-best time of 2:16.83 in the 800m at the League meet ... Moved into third on Loyola's all-time list in the 600m after clocking 1:38.88 at the Gladstein Invitational ... Finished second in the 400m at the Chicago Duals in 1:01.60 ... Finished eighth out of 87 competitors in the 800m at Grand Valley State's Big Meet ... Also part of 4x400m relay team that recorded second-fastest time in school history (3:52.55) at that meet ... Clocked 3:01.95 in the 1,000m at the Meyo Invite ... Finished fourth in the 800m at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with time of 2:14.50 ... Ran personal-best 2:13.15 in the 800m at the Dr. Keeler Invite to move into seventh on LU's all-time list ... Anchored 4x400m relay team that ran 3:52.29, second-fastest in school history, at the Musco Twilight ... Recorded time of 5:00.82 in the 1,500m at the season-opening Wake Forest Open.
2010-11: Competed in first two cross country meets ... Finished 18th at the Vincentian Cup Invite with a 4K time of 16:23 ... Placed 33rd at the UW Parkside Midwest Open with finishing time of 20:37 over the 5K course ... Ran 1:43.92 in the 600m at the Indiana Relays during the indoor season ... Also clocked at 2:20.70 in the 800m at Grand Valley State ... Ran outdoor-best time of 2:31.13 in the 800m at the Chicagoland Championships.
High School: Guided team to OHSAA Division I state championships in 2008 and 2009... finished first in 4x800 at 2009 state meet... qualified for state in 4x400 in 2009 and 2010... two-time qualifier with team for Nike Cross Nationals... National Honors Society student.
Personal: Daughter of Bill and Therese Whitmore...born July 19, 1992 ....biology major.