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Whitney Crayton
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Alief Elsik
College: CC

2006-07 Season: Member of 4x400m team that set new school record at Outdoor Heps, placing second (3:41.87)...placed fourth in 400m hurdles at Outdoor Heps (1:02.66)...won the 400m hurdles at Yale Invitational, crossing in 1:02.23...ran the 400m hurdles in 1:02.16 at Penn Relays...was sixth in 400m hurdles at Auburn Invitational with time of 1:01.12...finished fourth in 400m hurdles at Miami Elite Invitational, crossing in 1:01.28...placed third in 400m hurdles at George Mason Invitational (1:01.57) for top-five time in Columbia history...member of 4x400m relay team that set new school record of 3:49.83 at Valentine Invitational...member of 4x400m relay that placed sixth at Indoor Heps (3:52.06); finished 16th in 400m (58.32)...placed fourth in the 400m at the Yale-Dartmouth Invitational, crossing in 58.41.

2005-06 Season: Won the 400m hurdles at Outdoor Heps, running 60.12 and earning a spot at the Northeast Regional ... ran 56.65 in the 400m indoors ... ran 1:01.95 in the 400m hurdles at Penn Relays ran 1:03.40 at the Sea Ray Relays ... ran 59.10 at GMU in the 400m ... ran in the 4x400 relay.

2004-05 Season: Had an outstanding first-year campaign with the Lions ... set the school record in the 400m hurdles (60.09) ... ran Columbia’s third-fastest time in the indoor 400m (57.30) ... member of the indoor 4x400 relay that holds the fastest time in school history (3:51.20) ... 4x400 relay won the NYU Invitational ... won the 400m in the Dartmouth tri-meet (58.35) ... placed fourth at the Mets in the 400m ... won the 500m at the Princeton Invite (1:15.5) ... took third at Indoor Heps in the 4x400m ... took third at the Quaker Invite in the 400m hurdles ... finished second at the Sam Howell meet in the 400m hurdles ... qualified for NCAA regionals when she took fourth at the ECAC Championships, running the school record-breaking time of 60.09 to place fourth ... 4x400m relay won Outdoor Heps and Crayton added an individual bronze in the 400m hurdles.

At Alief Elsik High: Comes to Columbia as a national-level hurdler ... 2003 All-American in 400 hurdles ... district champion in 300 hurdles, 4x200 and 4x400 relays ... also competed in XC, captaining both ... led the Rams to the 2003 Texas state 5A championship ... also competes for the Texas Mustangs and Houston Heat IV ... 2003 USATF regional champion in the 400 hurdles ... National Honor Roll at Elsik.

Personal Information: History major ... Whitney Raquel Crayton, b. 8-12-86 in Houston, Texas.