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Whitney Hampton
Whitney Hampton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Calif.

High School:
El Toro

Height:
5-8

Event:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
04/06/1987

Experience:
2L


AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07)
OUTDOOR: Fought injury all year, but finished fifth at the LSU Tiger Classic (3/30) and eighth at the Walt Disney Invitational (3/24) in the 1,500-meter run with a best time of 4:45.84... Also finished fourth at the LSU Tiger Classic in the 800m with a season-best time of 2:17.47.
INDOOR: Redshirted
CROSS COUNTRY: Ran in three races; her eighth place finish at the Southern Miss Invitational helped the team win the meet (9/8)... Top time came at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., where she ran the 5K course in 19:38, finishing 93rd.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06)
OUTDOOR: Set a personal best in the 800m at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/22) with a time of 2:12.49, a three-second improvement over her previous personal best... Her collegiate best in the 1,500m came at the Ole Miss Dual Meet (3/25) and earned her a fourth-place finish.
INDOOR: Competed in four of the Wave's five meets in the 800m... Improved her 800m time in every meet from the beginning of the season until the Conference USA championships... Her personal record of 2:12.39 at the Iowa State Classic (2/13) represented a seven-second improvement in less than a month.

COLEGIATE BESTS
Cross Country
5K: 19:36 (9/30/06)
Indoor
800 Meters: 2:12.39 (2/11/06)
Outdoor
800 Meters: 2:12.49 (4/22/06)
1500 Meters: 4:45.00 (3/23/07)

HIGH SCHOOL
A top level middle distance runner in California... Holds El Toro High School records in the 800m (2:12), 1500m (4:46) and 1600m (5:08) runs while also helping the 1,600m relay, the 4x800 relay, the sprint-medley relay and the distance-medley relay teams to school-record times... A two-time league champion in the 800m and a state finalist in cross country... A two-time team captain.

PERSONAL
Full name is Whitney Anne Hampton... Born April 6, 1987, in Newport Beach, Calif.... Daughter of Sue and Steve Hampton... Earned high school excellence awards for chemistry and history... Older sister Jennifer played volleyball for Coastal Carolina.