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Wes Wheeler
Assistant Coach -- 2nd Season

* Begins his second season at USF in 2016-17

* Has coached at the college and prep levels since 1996

* Coached hurdles, sprints and relays at Noblesville (Ind.) High School (2013), Lawrence North (Ind.) High School (2012-13), Hinsdale Central High School (2010-11) and Plainfield North High School (2005-08)

* Also served as assistant girls’ cross country coach at Plainfield North in 2008

* Gained his first collegiate coaching experience as head cross country and track & field coach at Robert Morris University Illinois, a post he held from 1996-99

* Coached sprints, hurdles, relays, throws and jumps at Benedictine (Ill.) University from 1998-2000

* Served as head cross country coach at Dominican (Ill.) University from 2003-05

* Holds a USA Track & Field Level I Coaching Certification and a USATF Academy Technical Certification

* Earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts (1993) and a master’s degree in secondary education (2009) from Lewis University

* A five-time national qualifier in track & field at Lewis in the 800- and 1,500-meter runs

* Claimed NCAA Division II All-America recognition in the indoor 800-meter run in 1988

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
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