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Rachel Whitley
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: Leroy, Mich.
High School: Leroy Pine
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Whitley Photos

Cross Country Personal Best Times

5k 6k
18:41.40 21:48.00

Indoor Track Personal Best Times

400m 800m 1000m Mile
58.56 2:09.10 2:53.34 4:51.76

Outdoor Track Personal Best Times

800m 1,500m
2:09.44 4:29.54

2011-12: Cross Country: One of WMU's top runners on the season ... competed in all eight meets ...  ran a team-best 5k of 18:56.58 at the Michigan Intercollegiates ... ran a personal-best 6k time of 21:42.10 and finished just .02 seconds shy of All-MAC honors at the MAC Championship.

Track & Field:
Competed primarily in the 800-meter run and the mile run during the indoor season ... took first in the 800 at the BGSU Challenge (1/14) ... took first in the 800 with a season-best time of 2:11.37 at the Indiana Relays (1/27) ... competed primarily in the 800-meter run during the outdoor season ... helped the sprint medley relay team and the 4x800-meter relay team to first-place finishs at the Georgia Relays (3/23) ... took second in the 800 a tthe Miami Invitational with a time of 2:10.39 (4/7) ... ran a personal-best time of 2:08.18 in the 800 at the Drake Relays, taking second place (4/26) ... scored at the MAC Championship, taking seventh place in the 800 with a time of 2:10.42 (5/12) ... competed at the NCAA Divsion I East Preliminary Round in the 800-meter run.

2010-11: Cross Country: Competed in all seven meets on the season, finishin in WMU's top four in all seven ... was WMU's third finisher and finished third overall with a 5k time of 18:47.10 at the Valparaiso Invitational (9/3) ... ran a season-best 5k time of 18:41.40, finishing 12th overall and as WMU's third finisher, at the Michigan Intercollegiates (10/8) ... ran a personal-best 6k time of 22:19.50 to take 35th overall and as WMU's fourth finisher at the MAC Championship (10/30) ... competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, finishing as WMU's fourth finisher with a 6k time of 22:58.37 (11/14).

Track & Field: Was named Second Team All-MAC during indoor season and First Team All-MAC during the outdoor season ... named Academic All-MAC for both indoor and outdoor seasons ... was named Outdoor MAC Championship Most Outstanding Performer ... placed first in the 800m run on back to back weekends, first at the Toledo Icebreaker (1/7)  and then at the BGSU Challenge (1/15) ... set a personal best time of 2:53.34 in the 1000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational (1/22) ... placed first in the 800m run at both the Meyo Invitational (2/4) and at the prestigious Tyson Invitational (2/12) ... ran a personal best time of 58.56 in the 400m dash at Ball State (2/18) ... placed fourth  in the 800m run at the MAC Championship (2/25) ... recorded a second place finish and a personal best time of 4:51.76 in the mile run at the MAC Championship (2/25) ... closed out the indoor season putting up a career best time of 2:09.10 in the 800m run at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/4) ... ran a personal-best time of 2:09.44 to take third in the 800m run at the EMU Twilight meet (4/23) ... won MAC titles in both the 1,500m and 800m runs at the Outdoor MAC Championship (5/14).

2009-10: Cross Country: Competed in seven of eight meets on the season, finishing in WMU's top five in four of them ... ran a season-best 5k time of 19:21.9 to take 28th overall and as WMU's fourth finisher at the Mel Brodt Invitational (9/12) ... ran a season-best 6k time of 23:10.92 to place seventh overall and as WMU's fourth finisher, helping the Broncos win the George Dales Invitational (9/18).

Track & Field: Competed in the 800m run and mile run during the indoor season ... took first place in the mile run with a personal-best time of 5:00.54 to help WMU win the Ball State Triangular (2/19) ... took sixth in the 800m run to score in her first career Indoor MAC Championship with a season-best time of 2:17.63 and was also a member of the WMU distance medley relay team that took fifth place at the Indoor MAC Championship (2/26) ... competed in the 800m run and 1,500m run during the outdoor season ... took second place with a season-best time of 2:13.81 in the 800m run at the Toledo Tune-Up (5/7) ... took seventh place in the 800m and eighth place in the 1,500m with a season-best time of 4:36.63 to score for WMU at the Outdoor MAC Championship (5/15).

High School: Member of Highland Conference championship teams in cross country and track during senior season ... state runners-up in track and cross country during senior season ... two-time all-state performer in cross country ... four-time all-state performer in track ... state champion in 800m during senior season ... 4x 800 state champ during junior season ... holds school record in 400m, 800m, and 4x 800 relay ... class treasurer ... president of National Honors Society.

Personal: Special education major, carrying a 3.61 GPA ... daughter of Duane and Mary Whitley ... born on Dec. 12, 1990 in Cadillac, Mich.

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