Oliver Whaley Athlete Profile

Oliver Whaley

Position: Throws Height: 6-1 Weight: 230 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: Kayenta, AZ

Personal

  • Born in Kayenta, Arizona
  • Parents are Ollie and Aneta
  • Wife is Katie
  • Sister Deezbaa is on the women's track team
  • Served in the West Virginia Charleston Mission (2005-07) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Majoring in exercise science with an emphasis in fitness and wellness

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Monument Valley High
  • Placed third in the Junior National Olympics in weightlifting in 2004
  • Region champ in discus and shot put
  • State 3A North Region discus record holder
  • State runner-up in discus
  • 2004 Navajo Times Male Athlete of the Year

Summary

Indoor -

  • MWC All-Conference (Weight throw 2010)
  • MWC Championship Team (2008, 2009, 2010)

Outdoor -

  • NCAA Nationals (Hammer throw 2010)
  • NCAA Regionals (Hammer 2009, Hammer 2010)
  • MWC All-Conference (Hammer throw 2010)
  • MWC Championship Team (2008, 2009, 2010)


2008 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Placed second at the BYU Cougar Indoor Meet with a throw of 52 feet 4.0 inches
  • Placed seventh at the Lumberjack Invitational with a throw of 51 feet 11.25 inches
  • Placed sixth at the NWU Invitational with a distance of 43 feet 0.50 inches
  • Placed fifth at the Boise State Team Invite

Outdoor:

  • Placed 18th at the Arizona State Invitational in the discus with a distance of 145-10
  • At the BYU Cougar Invitational placed third in the hammer throw with a distance of 50.09m
  • At the Tom Botts Invitational placed eighth in the discus throw with a distance of 150-04, in the hammer throw a distance of 163-08 for sixth
  • At Azusa Pacific University placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 171-03 (52.19m)

2009 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Finished 5th in the weight throw (19.16m) and 10th in the shot put (14.37m) at the MWC Championships
  • Threw for 17.69m at the New Balance Invite in the weight throw
  • Took second at the BYU and Bengal Invites in the weight throw
  • Finished third in the weight throw (17.28m) at the New Mexico Invite

Outdoor:

  • Placed 12th at NCAA Regionals in the hammer with a distance of 59.22m
  • Took first in the hammer at the U of U Twilight Meet, throwing 54.25m
  • At the Collegiate Tri-Meet, finished first in the hammer (53.20)
  • At Cougar Invite, threw the hammer 57.10m to finish in first place
  • Took second in the hammer at both the Weber State and Robison Invitationals

2010 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Third place in the weight throw (18.35m) at the MWC Championships
  • Won the weight throw (19.41m) at the Wildcat Open
  • Won the weight throw (19.78m) at the UW Husky Classic
  • Third in the weight throw (19.76m) at the UW Invitational
  • Won the weight throw (19.59m) at the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational
  • Finished second in the weight throw (18.06m) at the BYU Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Competed in the hammer throw (59.33m) at the NCAA Championships
  • Finished sixth at the NCAA West Region Prelims in the hammer throw (64.09m)
  • Took second in the hammer throw (61.78m) at the MWC Championships
  • Won the hammer throw (59.44m) at the Mark Faldmo Invitational
  • Third in the hammer throw (55.32m) at the Mesa Classic
  • Won the hammer throw (57.50m) at the BYU Invitational