Rutgers freshman Shelby Whetstone dipped under 2:10 for the first time Thursday at the Big Ten Championships.
Whetstone, a Lenape graduate, ran 2:09.77 in the 800 trials at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, her fastest time this year by four seconds.
Whetstone’s previous collegiate PR was a 2:13.46 from the Big Ten Invitational in April outdoors in Bloomington, Ind. Her indoor collegiate best was a 2:13.99 from two weeks ago at the Rutgers Open at the Armory.
Her lifetime best is her 2:10.55 from her win at 2019 Group 4 states at Franklin High. Her indoor PR at Lenape was 2:16.88 from the 2019 Meet of Champions at the Bubble.
According to a record book on Rutgers’ web site, Whetstone’s time is No. 7 in school history indoors, 1-100th of a second behind Sarah Robbie, a Cherokee graduate. Robbie ran 2:09.76 at 2017 IC4As at Boston University.