Whittni Orton
Ht
5'
7"
Class
Senior (Covid Year)
Hometown
Panguitch, 
Utah
Last School
Panguitch High School
Roster Years
2017-2020-2021


Personal

  • Parents are Beth and Chad Brewster and Dale Orton
  • Has five siblings (Nicole, Oaklee, Heather, Mason and Acey)
  • Also played basketball and volleyball
  • Majoring in Exercise and Wellness, minoring in Psychology

Before BYU

  • 4-time 1A individual cross country state champion
  • 1A cross country state record holder
  • 4-time individual state champion in the 3200m, 1600m and 800m
  • State record holder in the 3200m
  • 3-time basketball state champion
  • 2-time volleyball state champion
  • 4-time track state champion
  • 3-time cross country state champion
  • 1A basketball MVP
  • All-State basketball freshman-senior year
  • All-State volleyball first team, All-State sophomore-senior year
  • 2016 high school female athlete of the year

Career Stats
Track & Field Profile 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

2017: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
115 NCAA National Championships 20:50.6 6K
Sophmore Year 2018

2018: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
2 Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational 16:26.1 5K
2 BYU Autumn Classic 17:15.1 5K
Junior Year 2019

  • Named to the All-WCC First Team
  • All-American honors after finishing in the top-40 of the NCAA National Championship
  • Contributed to the Cougars' National Runner-Up finish at the NCAA Championship
  • Named the Y Awards Female Athlete of the Year
2019: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
7 NCAA National Championships 20:17.0 6K
1 West Coast Conference Championships 19:49.3 6K
1 Bill Dellinger Invitational 19:25.8 6K
1 Big Wave Invitational 18:05.00 5K
Senior Year 2020-2021

  • Member of the Cougars' National Championship-winning team 
  • Earned All-American honors after a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships
2020-2021: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
17 NCAA National Championships 20:35.6 6K
1 OSU Invitational 20:27.8 6K
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Senior 2021

Place Meet Time Distance
1 FSU XC Open 20:16.8 6K
1 WCC Championships 20:01.0 6K
  • Six BYU women's XC athletes named to Preseason All-WCC team

    2021 WCC Preseason Team-WXC.jpg

  • WXC Whittni Orton at the 2021 FSU XC Open

    WXC Whittni Orton at the 2021 FSU XC Open

  • WXC Whittni Orton at 2020 NCAA Championships

    WXC Whittni Orton at 2020 NCAA Championships.jpg

  • Whittni Orton - USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week (9.20.21)

    Whittni Orton - USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week (9.20.21).jpg

  • Whittni Orton crosses finish line at 2021 WCC Championships

    Whittni Orton crosses finish line at 2021 WCC Championships

  • Whittni Orton 2021 XC Nationals Individual Champion

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  • Whittni Orton 2021 NCAA XC Championships

    Whittni Orton 2021 NCAA XC Championships