Event: 400M (IN: 48.77; OUT: 48.26), 800M (IN: 1:52.80)
Lettered for the Tigers during the indoor season while running the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran the 800 meters for the first time in his collegiate career as a senior after running the 400 meters in his first three seasons with the Tigers … Clocked a lifetime personal best of 1 minute, 52.80 seconds in a seventh-place finish in the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular … Ran 1:54.59 for 12th place at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York … Also raced in the 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational (1:54.59) and Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (1:59.09) during the indoor season … Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that finished 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 10:07.18 … Did not compete outdoors for the Tigers in 2013.
Saw action in six meets during the 2012 season … Set a lifetime personal record of 48.26 seconds for 13th place in the 400-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou … Finished in sixth place in the “B” section of the 400 meters during the LSU Alumni Gold … Set an indoor PR of 48.77 for 21st place in the event at the Razorback Invitational … Kicked off the indoor season with a run of 48.79 for seventh place at the Texas A&M Dual Meet … Sprinted across the finish line in 6.99 to take 21st place in the 60-meter dash at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season … Picked to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.
Set a personal record of 48.53 seconds in the 400-meter dash while finishing in 16th place overall at the LSU Invitational during the outdoor season … Opened the outdoor season with an 11th-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the Louisiana Classics (49.54) … Lined up in the 60-meter dash at three meets during the indoor season … Posted a seasonal best of 6.98 in a seventh-place finish in the final at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also ran 7.11 in the prelims at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier and 7.14 for 38th place at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Honored for his performance in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Competed in a total of six meets during his freshman season … Finished with a 2010 seasonal best of 49.68 in the 400-meter dash in the outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics … Finished in ninth place overall at the Louisiana Classics … Also ran the 400 meters outdoors at the LSU Alumni Gold … Clocked 11.17 in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Tiger Relays … Recorded an indoor seasonal-best time of 7.09 in the 60-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Finished runner-up in the 200-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with an indoor seasonal best of 22.27.
PRIOR TO LSU
A 400-meter runner and jumper during his high school career at Houston Christian High School … Guided his high school track team to district and regional championships in 2009 … Was a first-team all-state selection as a senior in 2009 … Won a state title in the 400 meters … Also finished second in the 4x400-meter relay and third in the long jump at the state meet in 2009 … Finished his career with a personal best of 49.80 in the 400-meter run … Also recorded personal-best marks of 21-4 in the long jump and 42-2 in the triple jump … Wrapped up his high school career as the school-record holder at Houston Christian High School in the 400 meters, long jump and triple jump.
Full name is Anthony Alphonse Whitaker … Born on Aug. 14, 1991 … Parents are Tony and Karen Whitaker … Has one sister, Amber … An honor student at Houston Christian High School … Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll … Was also a member of the Young Philosopher’s Club and Jack and Jill Teens of America … Majoring in civil engineering.