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     Whitney Burns
    Whitney Burns

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Leo

    Event:
    Middle Distance


    2003 Highlights: Won the 800-meter run at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet in a time of 1:56.54?earned a career-best time of 1:54.78 at the Cannon Classic?placed second overall in the mile run at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1 with a time of 4:27.63?won his preliminary heat in the 800-meter run (1:56.86) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships?earned a runner-up finish in the 800-meter run (1:55.2) at the Indoor Championships?ran a leg of the third-place 4x400 relay (3:26.43) at the Indoor Championships?finished seventh in the 800-meter run (1:55.82) at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

    2002 Highlights: Won the mile (4:29.1) at the UW-Milwaukee Open?captured the 800-meter run title at the Carthage College Invitational with a time of 1:56.88?collected an indoor-season best time of 1:55.97 in the 800-meter run at the Smith-Barney Invitational?earned an outdoor-season best time of 1:58.94 at the Horizon League Track and Field Championships.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field?placed second in the 800-meter run at the Illinois? Best Indoor Championships with a time of 2:03 as a junior?state qualifier in the 3200-meter relay and mile run as a junior?captured indoor and outdoor Chicago Catholic League title in the 800-meter run as a senior?placed second overall in the 800-meter run at the Class A State championships?helped Leo to a second-place finish in the 2000 Class A state championships and a third-place finish in 2001?born February 23, 1983?son of Lennie Sykes?major is undecided.

    Career-Best Indoor Track Times
    800-Meter Run        1:54.78         2/15/03
    1-Mile Run           4:23.79         2/21/03
    

    Top 2003 Indoor Track Times
    800-Meter Run        1:54.78         2/15/03
    1-Mile Run           4:23.79         2/21/03
    

    Career-Best Outdoor Track Times 400-Meter Dash 52.91 5/3/02 800-Meter Run 1:55.10 4/12/03 1,500-Meter Run 4:34.67 3/29/03

    Top 2003 Outdoor Track Times
    800-Meter Run         1:55.10          4/12/03
    1,500-Meter Run       4:34.67          3/29/03