Introducing Cross Country’s Jessica Wheeler
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Wheeler is a freshman from Glen Allen, Va.,
who is majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies.
The best piece of advice I've received is it's
not about being the best; it's about being your best.
I chose to come to JMU because
it had everything I was looking for, and I
feel like JMU can prepare me for my future in the best way possible.
My favorite non-cross country memory is
my camping experience at Word of
Life Bible Institute.
My favorite cross country memory is
the 2009-10 indoor 4x400 meter relay
at districts. W e beat all odds and
placed second by two milliseconds.
Something about me that would surprise people
is I love my vintage
schoolboy glasses and I'm fascinated with the color orange.
The accomplishment of which I am proudest is
teaching a wonderful group
of special needs kids how to ride a two-wheeler with the Richmond Hope
My favorite thing about cross country is
the feeling you get at the end
of an event knowing you've worked hard and done your best and the relationships
you make on the team. It's like a
A person who is an inspiration to me is
my mom because she's my number
one fan and has taught me how to be a strong woman in my walk with Christ.
The one thing I miss most about my hometown is
my family, specifically my
little sisters and the snowed-in nights where we'd all sit by the fire with hot
cocoa watching the snow fall.
The one thing I can't live without is
food and my Bible.
If I could invent something, the absolute best thing to invent would be