Whitney Leavitt
Whitney Leavitt
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Benton City, Wash.
High School: Kiona Benton HS '09
Position: Sprints
Experience: 3L

Indoor Best at EWU
55m 7.15 • 60m 7.65 • 200m 24.66

Outdoor Best at EWU

100m 11.96 • 200m 24.55 • 400m 57.91

All-Big Sky Accolades: 2012 Indoor: 4x400m relay, 2nd. 2010 Outdoor: Champion in 4x100m relay.

2011-12: Indoor: Leavitt placed fifth in the 200 (24.67) and sixth in the 60 (7.72) at the BSC Indoor Championships. Her indoor personal best came in the prelims when she ran 24.66, winning her heat and putting her second all-time at Eastern. Leavitt also ran 7.65 in the 60 prelims to rank second all-time at Eastern. She ran the third leg on the school record-breaking 4x400 relay team that placed second with a time of 3:46.77. Outdoor: Leavitt placed seventh in the 200 at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a time of 25.24. She had her personal best in the 200 of 24.55 in the prelims to rank her fifth all-time at Eastern. Once again, Leavitt took part in a school record-breaking 4x400 relay, running the leadoff leg for the team that ran 3:47.14 to place sixth. She also ran anchor leg for the 4x100 relay team that placed seventh at the championships with a time of 47.21. That same 4x100 team ran a time of 46.94 at the Duane Hartman Invite to rank seventh all-time at Eastern. Leavitt also ran her personal best of 57.91 in the 400 at the WAR 5 to place fourth. She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

2010-11: Indoor: Leavitt ran season bests in the 60 (7.87) and 200 (25.42) at the BSC Indoor Championships, placing 12th overall in both. She placed first in the 55 at the Candy Cane Invite, running 7.33 in both the finals and prelims. Outdoor: She placed sixth in the 100 at the BSC Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.35. Leavitt ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay that placed fifth with a time of 47.62. She also had her season-best in the 200 at the Outdoor Championships with a time of 24.66 to place ninth, missing finals by .04 seconds. Leavitt was also on the 4x100 relay team that ran 46.72 at the Oregon Relays to rank sixth all-time at Eastern. She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

2009-10: Indoor: Leavitt qualified for the BSC Indoor Championships in the 55 and 200, placing fifth in both while running season-best times of 7.15 and 24.88, respectively.  Her time of 7.15 in the 55 put her eighth all-time at Eastern. She placed in the top eight in the 200 every meet indoors, including first at the WSU Open. Outdoor: Leavitt qualified for the BSC Outdoor Championships in the 100 and 200, where she placed seventh in both with times of 12.24 and 25.53. The true freshman was the anchor leg on the school record-breaking 4x100 relay team that took first at the Championships with a time of 45.31. That relay team moved on to the NCAA DI West Regional meet where the team ran 45.83 to place 20th overall. Leavitt also had a personal best in the 100 at the WAR 3, coming across the line in 11.96 to rank eighth all-time at Eastern. She was selected to the winter and spring Big Sky All-Academic teams.

High School: Leavitt was a dominant force at the 1A WIAA State Championships, winning the 100 and 200 in all of her four years at Kiona Benton High School. Her senior season she had a time of 13.05 in the 100 and 25.49 in the 200 at the WIAA 1A Track and Field Championships. She also helped her team to a fourth-place finish in the 4x200. At districts, she had times of 12.04 in the 100 (converted from 11.8 hand time) and 25.14 in the 200 (converted from 24.9). Her best marks were in the 100 (12.04), 200 (24.78), 400 (58.75) and high jump (5-3).

Personal: English Education major. Born 10/5/90 in Forest Grove, Ore. Her parents are Lynn and Gwen Leavitt.

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