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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.”

Joe Reilly: Basketball Coach Admires Tradition of Excellence

Joe Reilly is Wesleyan's new men's basketball coach. (Photo by Intisar Abioto '09)

Joe Reilly is Wesleyan's new men's basketball coach. (Photo by Intisar Abioto '09)

Q: Coach Reilly, this is your first season coaching the Cardinals. What attracted you to Wesleyan and the men’s basketball program?

A: As a former player in the NESCAC at Trinity College and coach for 11 years at Bates College I have always thought that the Wesleyan basketball program had a tradition of excellence and a tremendous amount of potential. I enjoy working with dedicated student athletes at the Division III level in a rigorous academic environment