Joshua Whitener
Joshua Whitener
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dallas, Ga.
High School: North Paulding
Position: Throws
Major: Chemical and Physical Biology
House Affiliation: Quincy

Personal Best
Hammer - 59.71 (O)
Weight - 18.84m (I)
Javelin - 42.67m (O)
Shot Put - 14.36m (I)
Discus - 35.60m (O)

2015-16
Threw a season-best 17.93m in the indoor weight throw at the H-Y-P Meet for a second place finish … Put up a season-best 13.34m in the shot put and 33.81 in discus at the annual Harvard vs. Yale meet, good for fourth place finishes … Finished eighth in the hammer at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships, with a season-best distance of 56.18m. 

2014-15 
Finished fourth overall in the weight throw with a throw of 18.13m at indoor Heps … Finished first overall in the weight throw with a throw of 18.41m at HYP … Placed seventh overall in the shot put with a throw of 12.50m at HYP … Placed 12th overall in the hammer throw with a 56.68m at outdoor Heps.  

2013-14
Finished 10th at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships … Also competed in the hammer at the IC4A Championships, ranking 13th overall … Placed second in the javelin with a distance of 42.67m against Yale … Finished fourth overall in the hammer throw with a distance of 57.02m at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

Before Harvard
Competed in the shot put and discus, lettering four years at North Paulding … Also lettered in cross country freshmen year … Junior Olympic All-American in 2011 and 2012 for the hammer throw … Indoor All-American in the weight throw in 2013 … All-state for indoor track and field in 2013 … Indoor Track Athlete of the Year for Georgia in 2013 … Member of the National Honor Society for 2012 and 2013