Bolton's Personal Bests Indoor Pole Vault 3.75 m (12-04.00) 2008 Outdoor Pole Vault 3.55m (11-07.75) 2008
2008 Outdoor: Bolton competed in five meets during the 2008 outdoor track and field season...She turned in three top-5 performances in the pole vault for the Tigers...She recorded a third place finish at the SEMOtion Relays with a height of 3.50m (11-06.00)...At the Ole Miss May Invitational, she took home fourth place with a school record tying and personal best height of 3.55m (11-07.75)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships she turned in an All-C-USA performance with a six place mark of 3.40m (11-01.75).
2008 Indoor: Bolton competed in five meets during the 2008 indoor track and field season...She registered four top-5 finishes in the pole vault for the Tigers...She registered a second place finish at the Arkansas State Kickoff Meet which tied a school record and personal best indoor height of 3.75m (12-04.00)...She recorded another second place finish at the SIU SASF Invitational with a height of 3.50m (11-05.75)... Baldwin took home the pole vault championship from the SEMO Invitational recording a height of 3.35m (11-00.00)...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships she turned in an All-C-USA performance with a seventh place pole vault height of 3.35 (10-11.75).
2007 Outdoor: Opened up the outdoor season with a 3rd place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.20 meters ... Placed 1st at the Lynx Invitational in the pole vault with a leap of 3.50 meters ... At the Mississippi State Bulldog Invitational placed 3rd with a height of 3.50 meters ... Finished 5th at C-USA Championships in the pole vault earning four points for the Lady Tigers.
2007 Indoor: Placed 3rd at the ASU Kickoff Classic in the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters ... Finished 9th at the Gladstein Invitational with a final height of 3.35 meters ... Leaped to a height of 3.35 meters in the pole vault at the SIU McDonalds Invitational to take 2nd place ... At the Redhawk Invitation tied for 2nd place with a height of 11-5.75) ... Placed 3rd at C-USA Championships in the pole vault with a leap of 3.55 meters (11-7.75) tying the school record, a season best, to give the Lady Tigers six points.
2006 Outdoor: Placed fifth at the conference with a mark of 11-05 ... Finished third at the Rhodes Invitational ... Set the Memphis outdoor record, clearing 10-6 at the Ole Miss Dual Meet ... Won the pole vault with a mark of 11-05.75, breaking her own school record, and improving her previous best mark in the event by nearly a foot ... Placed second in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Relays with a clearance of 10-11.75.
2006 Indoor: Set a school record and personal best, vaulting a 10-06 at SIU ... Tied her record at the McDonalds Invitational, capturing the meet title ... Cleared 10-6 again at the Redhawk Invitational
ACADEMICS: She has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for six semesters...She has been a part of the Tiger Academic 30 for two semesters...She has made the dean's list for five semesters...She has been on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for three years...She has received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for two years
PREP: Attended Bolton H.S. where she was a member of the volleyball and track and field teams...Played outside and right side in volleyball and competed in the pole vault in track...Was a member of the track team for just two seasons, earning letters both years...Named Best of the Preps in the pole vault both her junior and senior seasons...Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Tennessee State Championships in 2004 and third in 2005...Honored as Bolton's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...Nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman...Was a member of Key Club and National Honors Society...Track coaches were Autumn Parkey and Freda Fields.
PERSONAL: Born in Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 27, 1987 ...Full name is Whitney Alexandra Bolton...Daughter of Bill and Jill Bolton...Majoring in criminal justice...Enjoys playing volleyball and swimming...Has participated in Habitat for Humanity, Strides for Breast Cancer, Toys for Tots and Make-a-Wish...Chose the U of M because it was close to home and was a place that gave her a chance to pole vault.