Whitney Heavner

Whitney started “racing” in elementary school when placing in local 1-mile fun runs felt like a big deal, and has been hooked ever since. Whitney ran cross country for Lenoir-Rhyne University before it was Lenoir-Rhyne University (and before it had a track team), making the All-NCAA Division II Southeast Region and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America teams her senior year. She took some time off from competitive racing while completing her PhD in Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill and didn’t return to focused training until her postdoctoral studies when, on a train home from a workout on the Stanford track, she discovered that the person she had been doing intervals with was also her neighbor. That neighbor would go on to introduce Whitney to marathoning, club running, and her husband. Whitney is currently starting up a neuroscience lab at NIH and working toward improving her times in the 5K to the marathon.

Personal Bests:
5K – 18:47
10 mile – 64:06
13.1 -1:25:37
26.2 – 3:00:19