Whitney Beals
Whitney Beals


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Lane Tech


2006: Ran in four events ... posted a season-best time of 21:52.96 at the Bradley Open ... recorded her season-best finish of 28th place at Illini Challenge.

2005-06: Was ninth in the 800-meters (2:13.45) at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championships ... recorded two first-place finishes in the 800-meters during the outdoor season at the Saluki Spring Classic and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational ... placed fifth in the 800-meter run at the Redbird Open at the first meet of the indoor season.... competed in the 600-meters at the Badger Invite turning in a fourth-place finish in 1:39.68 ... turned in her season-best time indoors in the 800-meters at the Iowa State Classic in 2:15.34.

2004-05: Fifth place finisher in the 800-meter run (2:15.65) at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championships ... preliminary time of 2:15.19 was her career best ... placed eighth in the 800 at the Big Blue Classic with a time of 2:17.43, which was her previous best before the conference championships.

At Lane Tech: Participated in cross country sophomore through senior year and track all four years ... school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor 800-meter run with times of 2:19.50 and 2:21 ... city and sectional champion in the 800 senior year ... team captain in both cross country and track ...city champion in 3,200 relay sophomore and junior year, as well as sectional champion and state qualifier in the 800 as a junior ... as a sophomore, state qualifier in the 1,600 and 3,200 relays ... 2003-04 USATF Illinois state champion in the 800.

Personal: Born 5/12/86 ... daughter of Dave John Pitts and Faye Beals ... majoring in psychology.