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* Returns for his ninth season as assistant cross country and track & field coach in 2016-17

* Works with the cross country runners and coaches the middle- and long-distance runners on both the men's and women's track teams

* Serves as the Director of Academic Advising at USF

* A standout middle- to long-distance runner as a prep at Minooka High School and a collegian at NCAA Division III North Central College

* Ran a leg of Minooka’s 4x800-meter relay team that held the Minooka school record for several years until it was broken in the spring of 2008

* A part of 12 consecutive College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship cross country and track & field teams in his four years at North Central, where he specialized in the 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter races

* Resides in Joliet with his wife, Mindy, and the couple's son, Levi

2016 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2016 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Dani AuritJR Marseilles, Ill.Marquette
Gracie BallSR Batavia, Ill.Batavia
Morayma BarronFR Joliet, Ill.Joliet Central
Julia CaithamerSR Aurora, Ill.West Chicago
Taylor ConroyFR Marengo, Ill.Marengo
Catherine CrossonJR- Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North
Stephanie CruzFR Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
Celine EspinozaJR Arlington, Wash.Lakewood
Mallory JohnsonJR- New Lenox, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Ashlee KnottJR- Washington, Ill.Washington
Lesley LopezJR- Lyons, Ill.Morton
Kayla RiceJR- Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
Bre RodriguezFR Dwight, Ill.Dwight
Daryll RodriguezSR Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Lindsey SaynerJR- Winfield, IllWest Chicago
Calin WolcottFR Wilmington, Ill.Wilmington
Jeff Barker Image
Head Coach
5th season
Wes Wheeler Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
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Assistant Coach
5th season