OUTDOORS 800m: 1:57.90 (2010)
*Through February 25, 2013
UT Freshman Record holder in the 3000m and the 5000m...2013 Indoor SEC All-Freshman team (3000m)...2011 SEC Cross Country All-Freshman Team...2011 SEC Cross Country Men's Freshman of the Week (Sept. 20)...2011-12 Vol Freshman of the Year for Cross Country.
2013 TRACK & FIELD
Indoor SEC All-Freshman Team
Earned Tennessee Freshman Records in both the indoor 3000m and 5000m
Was the top finisher on the team in the 3000m at the SEC Championships, finishing in a personal best and UT freshman best time of 8:11.68, placing ninth...Ran the 5000m the next day, finishing that in 14:55.15 to place 19th
Placed ninth in the mile at the Tyson Invitational in a career-best 4:08.51
Set a new UT freshman record and a new personal record in the 5000m, finishing in 14:18.11 and placing third in the Championship division at the Armory Invitational
Won the 3000m at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing in a personal record 8:20.45
Ran the 3000m at the Virginia Tech Invitational, dropping his time to a then-career best 8:37.59...Was a member of the fourth-place DMR team at the Virginia Tech Invitational, bringing the baton across the line in 10:17.41
Was UT's top performer in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing sixth in a personal best time of 4:14.39...Ran the final leg of the first-place DMR, which finished in 10:07.97
2012 CROSS COUNTRY
Placed second on the team and eighth overall at the Belmont Opener, finishing in 15:42.80...Helped the Vols to a third-place team finish with a time of 25:26.79, placing third on the team and 24th overall...Scored for the Vols at the Brooks Paul Short Run, finishing 107th overall and fourth on the team in 25:30.
2012 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors - N/A...Outdoors - N/A.
2011 CROSS COUNTRY
Scored in all six meets as a rookie...Made the SEC All-Freshman Team as the fourth finishing rookie at the league meet...His 25:16.11 clocking enabled him to finish 32nd overall and third among UT runners...Ran a 10K PR of 33:32.7 to place third on the team and 80th overall at the NCAA South Regional...Ran second for the team and was 33rd overall in 25:59.93 at the 8K Crimson Classic...Was UT's third finisher and placed 251st overall in 26:32 at the 8K Brooks Paul Short Run...Carved out a third-place overall finish, placing second on the team, with his 25:32.32 effort at the 8K Tennessee Invitational...Contributed to UT's scoring total in his first collegiate meet, placing 23rd overall and fifth on the team in 16:09.24 on the 5K trail at the Belmont-VU Opener...Named the Vol Freshman of the Year.
Fourth in 3200m at state track championships as a senior, running 9:35.84, and sixth as a junior in 9:21.53...Ran his PR (9:17.10) in that event at the 2011 Midwest Meet of Championships...His 1600m best is 4:18.86, which he carded in a seventh-place result at the 2010 state meet...Had a 25:10.11 prep 8K cross country race to his credit...Earned 2009 and 2010 all-state acclaim in cross country and from 2009-11 in track & field...As a senior, he finished second in the Michigan State Cross Country Championships - Lower Peninsula and won the Region 4 meet a week earlier with a PR 5K time of 15:05.20...Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Born June 27, 1993, in Ann Arbor, Mich....Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Interested in biochemistry...Parents are Susan Costello and David Whitelaw...Has three younger siblings: Ethan and Bryan Costello and Wyatt Whitelaw...Attended same high school as former Vol and U.S. Olympian Todd Williams.