Another big 800 PR for Lenape graduate and Rutgers sophomore Shelby Whetstone.
Whetstone ran 2:08.02 at the Stanford Invitational, her first time under 2:10 outdoors. Her previous outdoor PR was a 2:10.55 when she won the state Group 4 title for Lenape at Franklin High in the spring of 2019. He previous outdoor Rutgers PR was a 2:12.42 from just a few weeks ago in a meet in Orlando.
Whetstone’s previous lifetime best was 2:09.77 from the Big Ten Indoor Championships in February at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Whetstone got out in 62.49 and came back in 65.54.
Her 2:08.02 is No. 5 in Rutgers outdoor track history. I wish the Rutgers web site would list details for these marks – when, where, what meet – but I looked ‘em up and included all the information I could find. It would also be nice if they updated their web site, which doesn’t include marks from after 2018.
2:06.59 … Dominique Sanon [Bridgeport (Conn.) Central], NCAA East Regional, Greensboro, N.C., May 26, 2006
2:06.91 … Jenna Sobieski [Old Bridge], Florida Relays, Gainesville, March 28, 2019
2:07.46 … Amonica Phipps [Morse, San Diego], ECAC Championships, Princeton, May 15, 2005
2:07.46 … Jennifer Heggie [Monmouth Regional], unknown, 1994
2:08.02 … Shelby Whetstone [Lenape], Stanford Invitational, Palo Alto, Calif., April 1, 2022
2:08.36 … Sarah Robbie [Cherokee], Big Ten Championships, State College, Pa., May 14, 2017
2:08.98 … Krista Dunbar [Shoreham-Wading River, Shoreham, N.Y.], unknown, 1994
2:09.85 … Elizabeth Graham [unknown], unknown, 2000