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Whitney Hedgepeth

Full name: Whitney Lynn Hedgepeth (-Luther)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 19, 1971 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Texas Longhorns, Austin (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Whitney Hedgepeth started her college career at the University of Florida, where as a freshman she won two NCAA titles, one in the 200-yard freestyle and one in the medley relay, and earned seven All-American honors. Hedgepeth then transferred to the University of Texas, where she won three more NCAA titles and 20 All-American honors, giving her 27 in all.

Hedgepeth had a long international career for the USA, competing at the 1988 and 1996 Olympics, winning three medals in 1996, including a gold in the medley relay and silvers in both backstrokes. She won a gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in the 4x100 free relay. At the 1987 Pan American Games, Hedgepeth won gold in the 4x200 free relay and a silver in the 200 freestyle. She won two relay golds at the 1991 Pan Pacific Championships, and four medals at the 1993 Universiade, including gold in the 200 back and 4x100 free relay.

After college, Hedgepeth taught sixth grade English for one year in Austin, Texas and then was an assistant coach at Clemson University. She then became a swim coach with Longhorn Aquatics. In 2011 she was named masters’ coach for Longhorn Aquatics. Hedgepeth was inducted into the Longhorns Hall of Honor in 2007.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming Women's 200 metres Individual Medley United States USA 8
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 1:01.47 30.17 2 31.30 (2)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 Q 1:01.70 30.06 1 31.64 (1)

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Final 2 2:11.98 31.21 3 1:04.35 3 1:38.23 2 33.14 (2) 33.88 (3) 33.75 (4)
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 1 Q 2:11.63 31.36 2 1:04.24 1 1:37.81 1 32.88 (1) 33.57 (1) 33.82 (2)

Women's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming United States Final 8 2:17.99 28.98 2 1:02.92 1 1:45.97 8 33.94 (4) 43.05 (8) 32.02 (6)
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 3 Q 2:17.45 29.98 3 1:02.33 1 1:45.23 4 32.35 (1) 42.90 (8) 32.22 (3)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T 5dT ET ER
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 1:01.45 30.20 1:01.45 1
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