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.