Wheatley Named NESCAC Performer of the Week

Liz Wheatley '09. (Photo by Steve McLaughlin Photography)

Liz Wheatley '09. (Photo by Steve McLaughlin Photography)

Cross-Country runner Liz Wheatley '09 was honored as the Performer of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) after winning the 5K Wesleyan Invitational, with a time of 19 minutes, 28 seconds.

She is featured in an Oct. 12 Boston Globe article, which mentions her success despite struggles with tendinitis of the knee and Lyme disease last season.

“She was a kid who came here never having run cross-country in high school,” said head coach John Crooke, in the article. “Then she had some physical ailments her junior year. But she had a breakout spring, running the 1,500 and 3,000, so I expected good things this fall.”