Angela Whyte
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Alma Mater: Idaho
Graduating Year: 2003
Assistant coach Angela Whyte knows all about college track and field success. Whyte was a four-time NCAA All-American and five-time Big West champion at Idaho, where she helped lead the women’s team to 2001 and 2003 Big West team championships. She also earned Big West Female Athlete of the Year honors in 2001 and Big West Women’s Track Athlete of the Year honors in 2003. Whyte has been a Vandal assistant for six years and helps coach the sprints and hurdles as well as the multi-events.

Whyte’s athletic résumé is very impressive.  At Idaho, Whyte’s name is etched in 13 school records and she is Idaho’s all-time top scorer with 81.5 career points at outdoor conference meets. Whyte also spent two seasons at the University of New Mexico and left a lasting impression with five school records and All-Mountain West Conference honors in the 100m hurdles in 2000.

Whyte’s athletic career hasn’t slowed down after college. Since graduating, Whyte has made herself known on the international track and field stage. She has represented Canada in the Olympic Games twice in 2004 and 2008. In her first Olympics appearance in 2004, she finished sixth overall in the 100m hurdles. Whyte has consistently ranked among the world’s top 100m hurdlers. She is one of just two women in the world to qualify for the IAAF World Championships in the 100m hurdles every year since 2001.

Whyte is a 2003 graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in Crime and Justice Studies. She is a Class of 2010 inductee into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame.
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