Ella Whinney
Ella Whinney
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  • Hometown:
    Madison, Wis.
  • High School:
    Madison Country Day
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  • Pronunciation:
    ELL-uh WIN-ee


Link to TFFRS.org Career Statistics

Collegiate Career Honors:
  • 2x NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country All-Region (East) (2022, 2023)
  • 2023 NEWMAC Women's Cross Country All-Conference
  • 3x NEWMAC Runner of the Week (9/3/23, 9/17/23, 10/1/23)
  • 2023 USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country All-Academic Athlete
  • 2023 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference
  • Ran in six races as a sophomore
  • Opened the season by winning the 5k Wellesley Invitational with a time of 19:07.8
  • Had a 5k PR at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 18:26.9
  • Won the 5k Keene State Invitational with a time of 18:32.7
  • Placed sixth and made the NEWMAC All-Conference Team with a time of 23:17.6 at the 6k NEWMAC Championships
  • Finished sixth and made the All-New England and All-Region teams with a time of 22:15.20 at the 6k NCAA East Regional Championship
  • Competed at the 6k NCAA Divsion III Cross Country Championships and finished 155th with a time of 22:52.7
  • Competed in five events as a first year
  • Made collegiate debut with a time of 19:05.4 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational 5k
  • Placed 37th for Wellesley with a time of 24:11.1 at the NEWMAC Championships
  • Made the All-Region team by placing 20th with a 6k PR of 23:07.5 at the DIII East Region Championships
Before Wellesley:
  • Was a four-sport athlete in volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track
  • Voted MVP for cross country 2019-21; First Team All-conference in cross country; conference champ 3200m
  • State qualifier in 3200m, 1600m, 5k
  • Second Team All-conference in volleyball and basketball
  • Daughter of Robb Whinney and Kristy Wendt
  • Has three siblings, Jack, Roz, and Cece
Why Wellesley?
  • Chose to attend Wellesley after going to a Wellesley Alumni Track & Field Panel during her college search