Whitney McDonald
Thousand Oaks, 
Last School
Thousand Oaks High School
Roster Years
2003-2004 | 2006 | 2009-2010


  • Born in Westlake Village, Calif.
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Parents are Pat and Cheri McDonald

Before BYU

  • Earned four letters in cross country and track at Thousand Oaks High School
  • An academic athlete in cross country and track
  • Honored as an outstanding junior in cross country and track and as an outstanding senior in cross country
  • Athlete of the week in the Ventura County Star newspaper
  • Helped her team to a 3rd-place finish at the 2001 state cross country championships and 2nd-place at the 2002 state cross country championships


2010: Senior.
Pl.   Event                           Time
2009: Junior.
210   NCAA Championships        23:19
2008: - Mission
2007: - Mission
2006: So.
31    BYU Autumn Classic        20:06
17    Great American Invit.     19:33
200   NCAA Championships        23:04
2003: Fr.
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2004

  • Ran in the MWC Championships 5K event.
  • Came in second overall in the 10K at the MWC meet and seventh place in the 5K event.
Sophmore Year 2006

  • Began the season by competing at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:06.7
  • Ran a time of 19:33.7 at the Great American Invitational, earning a 17th place finish
  • Competed at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 23:04
  • Named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team. 
Junior Year 2009

  • Competed well at the NCAA Championships, running the 6K race in 23:19
  • Was injured for most of the season.
Senior Year 2010

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2003

  • Redshirted the 2003 cross country season
Medical Redshirt Year 2003

  • Redshirted the 2003 cross country season