Rob Whiting - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Rob Whiting Season 2005-06

Class Senior
Hometown Fernandina Beach, Fla.
High School Fernandina Beach

Personal Records

5k — 16:37

10k — 33:45.15

2007: Finished 60th at the Commodore Classic, 208th at the Greater Louisville Classic, 130th at the Chile Pepper Festival, 78th at the SEC Championship and 80th at the NCAA South Regional Championship.

2006: Finished fourth on the team at three events — Commodore Classic (seventh overall), Blue Ridge Open and SEC Championships.

High School/Prep:

Personal bests include 5k (16:37), 10K (34:57) and 3200m (10:28); served as team captain for 2004.


Rob Thomas Whiting … Born Jan. 2, 1987 … Parents are Tom Whiting and Patti Wickless … Has two younger brothers … Majors are economics and East Asian studies … Was class of 2005 salutatorian … Was junior class president … Enjoys playing foosball … Interests include wandering around China.

Off the Course with Rob:

Favorite meal: Chicken enchiladas.

Most inspirational person in my life: My cousin Josh

Favorite ‘non-school related’ reading material: ‘The Economist’

Favorite class this semester: Intensive Readings in Chinese

Not many people know that I: helped found a non-profit organization with my friends — Vanderbilt Students for Students.

My dream jobs: Working for the Asian Development Bank in China

Dream vacation: Matt Long[apos]s house

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: Dirty laundry

Best concert I[apos]ve ever attended: Yellowcard in 2003

Favorite restaurant: Taste of Tokyo

First job I had: Pool boy at the Ritz-Carlton

Favorite class this semester: Business Chinese

Favorite ‘non-school’ related reading material: ‘The Economist’