2007 XC: Ran in the team's Top 7 all season... placed 228th in her firs NCAA Championships appearance... finished 39th in the Pac-10 Championships and 67th in the NCAA West Region... was the team's top finisher at the ASU Invitational in 12th place... finished 13th at the season-opening Dave Murray Invitational... 2007 Outdoor: Competed at 800m and 1,500m... placed fourth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in the 800m run... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors... 2007 Indoor: Ran in one race... finished at 5:04.46 in the mile run at the Husky Classic... 2006 XC: Competed in five races on the season, opening the season as the runner-up at the George Kyte Invitational... placed 59th at the Pac-10 Championships... selected to the Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention team... 2006 Outdoor: Competed in two races... placed sixth in the 800m run (2:12.54) at the ASU Invitational... also finished ninth at the Stanford Invitational in the 1,500m run (4:30.96)... 2006 Indoor: Ran in two individual races, taking sixth in the 800m (2:16.63) at the Arizona-California Challenge... also was 16th in the Husky Invitational mile run (4:54.71)... combined with Latosha Wallace, Jessie McLaughlin and Rachel Ellison to run the second-fastest DMR in school history at 11:18.37... the same group placed 11th at the NCAA Championships in the event (11:34.49)... 2005 XC: Ran in four races... runner-up at the Dave Murray Invitational... 43rd at the conference meet and 40th at the Roy Griak... took 116th at the Pre-National race... earned Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 honors... 2005 Track: Redshirted... 2004 XC: Redshirted... competed in three races as an unattached runner and won the Canyon West Invitational.
High School: A 2004 graduate of Queen Creek High School (Queen Creek, Ariz.)... attended and competed for Payson High School (2000-2002) and Round Valley High School (2002-2004) as well... capped her senior season as QCHS won the state 3A track team title... she won state titles individually in cross country, 800m, 1,600m and 4x400m relay... named cross country runner of the year and the 3A East Runner of the year (all four years)... also was the 3A South track runner of the year... in her four years, she earned 11 individual state championships, including three each in cross country, 800m and 1,600m... was a part of four state championship relays and two team titlists... added three individual state runner-up finishes and one team runner-up finish... overall, finished in the Top 2 at the state cross country meet all four years, as well as in the Top 2 of the 800m and 1,600m run all four seasons... set the Arizona state 3A record in the 1,600m run (4:53.96) as a freshman... holds state marks in the 3,200m (10:50), 800m (2:14.1) and 4x800m (9:38.11), all set in her junior season with RVHS... in basketball, earned all-state honors as a senior when her team advanced to the final four... also was selected to the second team all-state as a junior when her team won the state title.
Personal: Majoring in elementary education... married to Marc Lemieux... parents are Shaun and Ellie Hardt... has three brothers: Sherod, Jayce and Denton; and one sister: Kari, a member of the ASU cross country and track & field teams... father Shaun played football for Northern Arizona; uncle Clay played football at Arizona; grandfathers Jack Spillsbury and Jiggs Hardt played football at ASU Teachers College... born Feb. 16, 1986, in Flagstaff, Ariz.... full name is Whitney M. Hardt.
Personal Bests - 400: 57.60, 800: 2:12.54, 1500: 4:30.96, Mile: 4:54.74
IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS (* = All-America honor earned) Meet
Place 2007 Cross Country
228th 2006 Indoor T&F
Distance Medley (f)