University of Iowa Athletics
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Walker Whalen

Class Fr.
Hometown Indianola, Iowa
High School Indianola
Walker Whalen - Men's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

High School — 2022 discus state champion, throwing 204’9” to break the state-meet record (No. 4 in the country in 2022)… 2022 Gatorade Iowa Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year… placed fifth in discus at state meet as a junior… conference champion in discus as a junior and senior, helping Indianola to a conference title in 2021… set school record in discus (204-9)… placed eighth in discus at 2022 Nike Outdoor Nationals… second team all-state selection in football as a senior, first team all-district unanimous selection in 2021 and 2022… two-year football team captain and three-year letterwinner… placed fifth in Class 3A 195-pound bracket at state wrestling meet as a senior… received wrestling team’s Ironman Award all four years… coached by Matt Oliver and Mitch Curtis… Ambassador for the Indianola Community Youth Foundation, Freshmen Advisory Leader for Indianola’s Mentors in Violence Prevention program… Member of the Silver Cord Program where he volunteered with St. Thomas Aquinas Church, a local homeless shelter and was a camp counselor for adults with special needs.

Personal — born June 14, 2003… parents are Jeremy and Nicci Whalen… has two siblings – Maya and Will… exercise science major.