Whitney Mergens
Whitney  Mergens

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Milford, Mich.

High School:
Milford

Event:
Jumps/Pentathlon/Heptathlon

Birthdate:
10/07/1996


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

05/04/2017

OAKLAND TRAVELS TO YOUNGSTOWN STATE FOR HORIZON LEAGUE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Golden Grizzlies compete on Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7

02/26/2017

FOUR INDIVIDUALS AND TWO RELAYS BRING HOME LEAGUE TITLES ON FINAL DAY OF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

The men's team finished second with 157 points for its highest league finish in program history for indoor or outdoor season, and the women's team finished third with 138

02/25/2017

OAKLAND TABS FOUR FIRST-PLACE FINISHES ON FIRST DAY OF HORIZON LEAGUE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tessmer, Mondry and Bowman grabbed individual titles, while the women's DMR team recorded the final first-place of the day for the Golden Grizzlies

02/11/2017

STROEDE BREAKS INDOOR MILE SCHOOL RECORD AT DAVID HEMERY INVITE

Stroede placed ninth in the mile and broke his own school record while Chanel Gardner placed first in the 400m to lead Oakland at the Tiffin Dragon Invite

02/26/2017

2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships - Day 2

2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships - Day 2 Photos by Jose Juarez

05/08/2016

2016 Horizon League Outdoor Championships - Day 2

Oakland competes in Day 2 of the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Championships Photo Credit: Jonathan Miano - Horizon League

04/16/2016

Golden Grizzly Invite - Photos by Jose Juarez

4-16-16 #OaklandTF Golden Grizzly Invite Photos by Jose Juarez

01/23/2016

Oakland at Eastern Michigan Tri-Meet

Oakland at Easter Michigan Tri-Meet 1-23-16

2016 Outdoor:
Placed runner-up at the Horizon League Championships in the long jump setting a PR at 5 ft., 7.25 in.
Placed eighth at the Horizon League Championships in the triple jump at 36 ft., 3 in.

2016 Indoor:
▪ Placed second in high jump at the Hillsdale Tune-Up with a mark of 5 ft., 3.75 in.
▪ Finished third in Long Jump at the Tiffin Dragon Invite with 5.35m
▪ Posted long jump PR and team-best, 17 ft., 11.5 in, at the 2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships
▪ Set triple jump PR with mark of 36 ft., 11.75 in. at the HL Indoor Championships to place eighth
▪ Also set high jump PR at 5 ft., 6 in. at the Mastodon Opener

High School:
▪ Four-year letterwinner in Track and Field
▪ Four-year letterwinner in Volleyball
▪ 2015 All-State and All-Conference Track and Field
▪ 2015 High Jump state and regional champion

Academic Achievements
▪ 2015 class Student Athlete Award winner
▪ Four-year honor roll student

Top Athletic Performance
▪ 2015 High Jump State Champion

Personal
Full Name: Whitney Lynn Mergens
Birthdate: Oct. 7, 1996
Parents: Daniel and Kathryn Mergens
Siblings: Wesley and Jacob

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Campus
2. Coaches
3. Location

Personal Bests (Outdoor)
Event Time/Distance
High Jump 5 ft., 7.25 in. (Horizon League Championship - May 6, 2016)
Triple Jump 36 ft., 8.50 in. (Black & Gold Invitational- March 25, 2016)
Long Jump 17 ft., 11 in. (Golden Grizzly Invite - April 16, 2016)
Personal Bests (Indoor)
Event Time/Distance
High Jump 5 ft., 6 in. (Mastodon Opener - Dec. 5, 2015)
Triple Jump 36 ft., 11.75 in. (HL Championships - Feb. 28, 2016)
Long Jump 17 ft., 11.5 in. (HL Championships - Feb. 28, 2016)

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