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- High school Rolling Meadows
Illinois High School State Champion – Mile Run
2009-10 (Freshaman): Cross Country – Finished among the top six UK runners in every meet during first season in Blue and White … Best result came at the 5K Old Timers Classic finishing second on the team and sixth overall in a time of 18:17 … Placed fourth for the Cats and 53rd overall at the SEC Championships with a 6K finish of 23:18 … At Southeast Regional, placed sixth on the team and 81st overall with a 6K time of 22:29 … Finished the Greater Louisville Classic 5K course in18:40.27 to take 60th overall.Indoor -Did not compete. Outdoor – Did not compete.
High School: Illinois indoor state track champion in the mile run as a senior … Named to All-Area and All-Conference cross country teams as a junior … Holds school record in 800m run … Four-year letterwinner in track and three-year letterwinner in cross country … Coached by Jim Voyles … Member of swimming team as a sophomore and played basketball as a freshman and sophomore … Named to academic honors in both cross country and track all four seasons … Member of National Honor Society … Volunteered with Special Olympics, Shop with a Cop, Lutheran Home, Concordia College for little kids track camp and local church youth group … Also served as a Sunday School teacher for fellow parishioners.
Personal: Full name is Amanda Beth Whowell … Born Sept. 26, 1990 in Arlington Heights, Ill. … Parents are Andy and Ingrid Whowell … Has one brother – Matthew and one sister – Melissa … Major is undecided.