Aaron Whetstone
Aaron Whetstone

Hometown:
Carlisle, Pa.

High School:
Carlisle HS

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
04/12/1989


NCAA Qualifier
Two-Time C-USA Champion
Four-Time All-C-USA Performer

2009 Outdoor: NCAA Championship qualifier after competing in seven meets during the season...Finished first at the C-USA Championships with a personal best long jump leap of 7.50 meters...Top-five finisher in the long jump when entered...Finished second in the long jump at the Joey Haines Invitational and the Memphis Tiger Invitational...Finished third at the Mississippi Open and finished fourth at the LSU Relays...Had four second place finishes in the triple jump with a season-best triple jump leap of 15.90 meters set at the C-USA Championships.

2009 Indoor: Competed in seven events during the indoor schedule...Took advantage of the Arkansas Last Chance Meet and finished first with a personal best triple jump leap of 15.56 meters...Finished first at the EIU Mega Meet, SIU McDonald's and the SEMO Invite...Finished second at the C-USA Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 15.44 meters...Had two third place finishes in the long jump coming at the SIU Mcdonald's and SEMO Invite meets...Finished fourth in the 55 meter dash at the SEMO Invite with a 6.63 time...Also ran in the 60 meter dash and 200 meter dash with a third place finish in the 200 meter dash at the SEMO Invite.

2008 Outdoor:
Competed in seven meets during the 2008 outdoor season...Participated in the 100m dash, the long jump and the triple jump earning six combined top-three finishes for the Tigers...Set personal best marks in the 100m dash with a time of 11.10 and in the long jump with a distance of 7.02m (23-00.50) earning second place...Also placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 15.18m (49-09.75)...Bested that mark with a third place finish at the Ole Miss May Invitational and a mark of 15.24m (50-00.00)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, became a C-USA Champion by setting a new C-USA meet record and personal-best triple jump leap of 16.60m (54-05.50) to qualify for the NCAA Mid-East Regional in Fayetteville, Ark....Had a jump of 15.32m (50-03.25) at the Regionals earning him 12th place.

2008 Indoor: Competed in six meets during the 2008 indoor season...Participated in the 55m dash, the 60m dash, the long jump and the triple jump for the Tigers including a combined 11 top-five finishes in the long and triple jump...At the Arkansas State Kickoff Meet at his first collegiate meet, placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 14.63m (48-00.00)...The next meet at the SIU SASF Invitational, earned a second place finish in the long jump with a personal best mark of 7.12m (23-04.50)...Took home another runner-up finish in the long jump at the Arkansas State Invitational with a jump of 7.11m (23-04.00)...Then took home the meet championship in the long jump at the SIU McDonalds Invitational with a mark of 7.04m (23-01.25)...Placed second in the triple jump at the same meet with a jump of 14.52m (47-07.75)...At the SEMO Invitational, grabbed fourth place in the 55m dash with a personal best time of 6.58 in the finals...Earned two more first place titles at the SEMO Invitational in the long jump with a jump of 7.04m (23-01.25) and a triple jump of 14.26m (46-09.50)...At the C-USA Indoor Championships, ran a personal best time 7.15 in the 60m dash prelims...Took third place in the long jump at 7.11m (23-04.00)...In the triple jump, set a personal best 14.65m (48-00.75) mark earning All-Conference honors in sixth place.

PREP: Attended Carlisle High School lettering in track and field under Coach Forness...Specialized in jumps...Long jump state champion in Pennsylvania in 2007.

PERSONAL: Full name is Aaron Gregory Whetstone...Born on April 12, 1989, in Tacoma, Wash., to Stephanie and Robert Whetstone...Has one brother...Majoring in exercise and sport science.

Whetstone's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Long Jump 7.50m C-USA Champs. 5/16/09
Triple Jump 16.60m C-USA Champs. 5/17/08
Whetstone's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Long Jump 7.20m SIU McDonald's Inv. 2/8/08
Triple Jump 15.56m Last Chance 3/6/09
55m Dash 6.58 SEMO Invite 2/20/08
60m Dash 7.14 C-USA Champ. 2/28/09

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