|Whitney Mays -
Leaves one of the most distinguished runners at UAB ... placed 41st at the NCAA South Regional meet ... took 20th place at the Conference USA Championship, crossing the finishing line at 19:08.4 ... recorded her first individual title at the Tiger Twilight Invitational, and also recorded a personal best and 6k course record a time of 21:42.38 ... ... led the Blazers for the second straight year at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 44th overall ... had a top-10 finish at the Crimson Classic ... finished 15th with a time of 15:06.14 at the Belmont Opener.
2006: Competed in six events for the Blazers as a junior ... clocked a career-best 4K time of 14:43.58 at the Belmont Invitational, helping UAB to a first-place finish and taking 15th place in the individual standings ... also ran a career-best 5K time of 17:41 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... earned All-Conference USA honors by finishing the 5K at the C-USA Championships in 18:27.00 to take 7th place while helping the Blazers to a league title ... ran the 6K in 22:19.1 at the NCAA South Regional to finish 32nd out of 155 runners.
2005: Finished in UAB's top five in all seven meets ... recorded four career bests during the season as well ... placed in the top 10 twice during the 2005 campaign ... was ninth overall at the Evansville Invitational with a time of 18:34.76 ... set a personal best at the Conference USA Championship with a time of 18:04.92, as she placed 15th ... was 10th at the Memphis Twilight Classic, with a career-best time of 17:40.67 in the three-mile race ... ran a personal best in the 4K Belmont Invitational with a time of 15:33.49 ... also recorded a career best at the NCAA South Regional, running a time of 22:32.02 in the 6K event.
2004: Ran in all seven meets for the Blazers ... placed 15th at the Old Timers Classic with a personal-best time of 18:38.08 in the 5K ... helped UAB take third as she finished 27th at the Conference USA Championship with a 6K time of 23:00 ... placed 35th at the NCAA South Region Championship with a personal-best time 22:17.35 in the 6K ... had a personal best in the 4K with a time of 16:32.10 at the Belmont Invitational ... finished 34th at the Memphis Twilight Classic with a personal-best three-mile time of 18:42.96 ... had a great freshman season with the Blazers and was steadily among UAB's top-five finishers.
High School: Was the first-ever, four-year girls cross country state qualifier for Bloomington HS ... regional champion on 2003 ... was the Big 12 conference champion in 2003 ... was a four-year letterwinnner for Bloomington ... coached by Aaron Culbertson and John Szabo .. was also a member of the track team, cheerleading squad and dance team ... made the honor roll her senior year.
Personal: Full name is Whitney Mays ... born July 18, 1986 ... daughter of Bill and Nancy Mays ... has two younger sisters; Mackenzie and Taylor ... majoring in philosophy.