Angela Whyte

Angela Whyte (born 22 May 1980) is a Canadian hurdler in track and field athletic competition. She is a three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, and 2016) in the 100m hurdles at the Summer Olympics. She has won multiple medals at both the Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games in the 100 metres hurdles. She was a four-time All-American and a five-time Big West Conference champion in two years of competition at the University of Idaho and holds school records in the sprints, hurdles, jumps, multi-events and relays at both Idaho and the University of New Mexico. She also holds two Big West records in the 100m hurdles. She is currently an assistant track and field coach at Washington State University.

Angela Whyte
Personal information
Born (1980-05-22) 22 May 1980 (age 40)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sport100 m hurdles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)55 meters: 7.01, 2001

60 meters: 7.36 Pullman, 2008
100 meters: 11.57 Northridge, 2003
200 meters: 23.74 Northridge, 2003
55m hurdles: 7.48 Kearns, 2003
60m hurdles: 7.92 Moscow, 2008
100m hurdles: 12.64 Carson, 2007
100m hurdles: 12.52w (+3.1) Edmonton, 2013
400m hurdles: 58.74 London, 2001
long jump: 6.23 m Asuza, 2014

heptathlon: 6080 Moscow, 2007

Personal lifeEdit

Whyte was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

College careerEdit

Whyte attended the University of New Mexico and competed on the track and field team in 1999 and 2000. She set individual school records in the 55m hurdles (8.15), 60 meters (7.59), 60m hurdles (8.49) and 100m hurdles (13.41 – converted from 13.37 for altitude) in her time at UNM. Her records in the 55m hurdles and 100m hurdles still stand at New Mexico. She also ran the second leg of New Mexico's school record 4 × 100 m relay that posted a time of 45.26. She was also a Mountain West Conference All-MWC honoree in the 100m hurdles and 4 × 100 m relay in 2000.[1]

Whyte transferred to the University of Idaho after the 2000 season and attended Idaho from 2001-03. She led the Vandal women's track and field team to the 2001 Big West Conference title in women's track and field. At the 2001 Big West Championships, she scored 35.5 points and won titles in the 100m hurdles, long jump and 4 × 100 m relay to lead Idaho's women to the Big West team title. She was honored for her efforts as the Big West Women's Athlete of the Year. Whyte qualified for the 2001 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 60m hurdles, but false-started in the qualifying heats. She earned All-America honors at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a third-place finish in the 100m hurdles (12.82). She helped Idaho finish 16th in the NCAA team standings at that meet, which ranks as the highest all-time NCAA team finish for Idaho women's track and field.

After redshirting the 2002 season, Whyte returned in 2003 and led Idaho to its second Big West Conference track and field title. At the 2003 Big West Conference Track & Field Championships, Whyte won individual titles in the 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles, and ran on Idaho's first-place 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays. Whyte was honored as the Big West Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Year after her performance. She earned her second-career All-America honor during the 2003 indoor season when she finished eighth in the 60m hurdles (8.18) at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Whyte earned two All-America certificates at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a third-place finish in the heptathlon (5,745) and a seventh-place finish in the 100m hurdles (13.07). She helped Idaho finish 20th as a team at the meet. Whyte also broke the Big West Conference all-time record (13.06) and the Big West Championship Meet record (13.11) in the 100m hurdles in 2003 [2]

Whyte graduated from the University of Idaho in 2003 with a degree in Crime and Justice Studies. When she finished her career, she held 10 individual Idaho school records and was a member of three more relay school records. All 10 of her individual records and two of the relay records still stand. Despite only competing at Idaho for two seasons, Whyte remains the program's all-time leading scorer with 81.5 points at outdoor championship meets. She was inducted into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Whyte finished sixth at the 2004 Olympic Games in the 100m hurdles (12.81). At the 2008 Olympic Games, she finished 23rd overall after finishing fifth in heat three (13.11). She represented Canada at every IAAF World Championships in Athletics meet from 2001-09. She, along with fellow Canadian Perdita Felicien, was one of just two women to qualify for every World Championship competition in the 100m hurdles during that span. Her best finish came in 2007 (Osaka, Japan) when she was a finalist and finished eighth (12.66). She was also a World Championships semifinalist in the 100m hurdles in 2003 (12.89) and 2005 (13.52).

Whyte claimed silver in the 100m hurdles (12.94) at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and again took second at the 2010 Commonwealth Games with a time of 12.98. She represented Canada at the 2007 Pan American Games, where she took bronze with a time of 12.72. She claimed silver at the 2011 Pan American Games with a time of 13.09.

She won the 2001 Canadian national title in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.10, held at Edmonton, Alberta. She won her second Canadian title in the event in 2013 with a time of 12.90 at Moncton, New Brunswick. Whyte was the Canadian national runner-up in 2003 (12.97), 2004 (12.85), 2006 (12.69), 2007 (12.55w) and 2008 (12.96). She finished third at the Canadian Championships in 2005 (13.13), 2009 (13.05), 2010 (13.00) and fourth in 2011 (12.99) and 2012 (12.90). She also was the national runner-up in the 200m in 2006 (23.82).[4] While competing, Whyte has also served as a volunteer assistant coach for University of Idaho Track & Field since 2005.

In July 2016 she was officially named to Canada's Olympic team.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Canada
1999 Pan American Junior Championships Tampa, United States 5th 100 m hurdles 14.05
2000 NACAC U25 Championships Monterrey, Mexico 3rd 100 m hurdles 14.14 (-1.8 m/s)
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 4th 100 m hurdles 13.09
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 27th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.38
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th 100 m hurdles 13.17
2003 World Championships Paris, France 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.89
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 5th 100 m hurdles 12.94
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 21st (h) 60 m hurdles 8.17
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th 100 m hurdles 12.81
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.52
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.94
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.72
World Championships Osaka, Japan 8th 100 m hurdles 12.66
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 23rd (h) 60 m hurdles 8.16
Olympic Games Beijing, China 23rd (h) 100 m hurdles 13.11
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.27
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.98
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.09
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 6th 100 m hurdles 12.78
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd 100 m hurdles 13.02
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 5th 60 m hurdles 7.99
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.09
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 30th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.23
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 25th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.21
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 5th Heptathlon 5898


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Idaho Track & Field History". University of Idaho Athletics. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame - Angela Whyte". University of Idaho Athletics. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
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  5. ^ Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016.

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