PR: 62.76m/205-11 (1996)
Born: November 28, 1967 in Pretoria, South Africa
Current Residence: East Hampton, Mass.
High School: Sequim HS (Wash.) '85
College: Stanford '89
Coach: Lynn Cannon
Career Highlights: 2003 U.S. Outdoor Champion; Two-time USA runner-up (97, 01); 1996 Olympian; 1990 Olympic Festival Champion; 1985 USA Junior Champion
An 18-year veteran of the sport, Wheeler is still among the
top U.S. javelin throwersshe won the 2003 USA Outdoor javelin titleher
dedication to the event is evident in her career resume 4 Olympic Trials, one
World University Games team, one World Championships team and one Olympic team,
all while competing in 16 consecutive U.S. Outdoor ChampionshipsWheeler won the
1990 Olympic Festival and the 1985 USA Junior Championshipsan assistant coach
at Chico State since 1999, Wheeler made a strong return in 2001, winning
competitions at Stanford and Indianapolis and finishing second at the 2001 USA
2004: 1st at Kansas Relays (55.12m/180-10)2nd at Tucson (56.04/183-10).
2003: USA Outdoor champion (56.85m/186-6)1st at Tucson (54.53m/178-11)1st at Oracle U.S. Open (52.88m/173-06)6th at Pan American Games (53.08m/174-2)1st at Mt. SAC (52.92m/173-7)ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 56.85m/186-6.
2002: 3rd at USA Outdoors (54.97m/180-4)1st at Fresno Relays (54.57m/179-0)4th at Mt. SAC (53.60m/175-10)2nd at Stanford (52.79m/173-2)2nd at Jona (50.51m/165-8)3rd at Szombathely (49.89m/163-8)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 54.89m/180-1.
2001: 2nd at USA Outdoors (52.43m/172-0) ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 56.81m/186-4.
2000: 12th at Olympic Trials best of 165-0.
1999: 4th at USA Outdoors best of 180-8.
1998: 5th at USA Outdoors best of 177-10.
1997: 2nd at USA Outdoors 24th in qualifying at World Championships best of 200-4.
1996: 30th in qualifying at Olympic Games 5th at Olympic Trials best of 205-11.
1995: 4th at Olympic Festival 3rd at USA Outdoors best of 183-9.
1994: 5th at USA Outdoors best of 181-11.
1993: 2nd at Olympic Festival 3rd at USA Outdoors best of 183-6.
1992: 4th at U.S. Olympic Trials best of 177-11.
1991: 14th in qualifying at TAC best of 182-4.
1990: Won Olympic Festival 5th at TAC best of 185-10.
1989: 14th at TAC 15th in qualifying at NCAA Outdoors4th at Pac 10 Outdoorsbest of 178-4.
1988: 9th at U.S. Olympic Trials 7th at TAC 2nd at NCAA Outdoors Won Pac 10 Outdoors.. best of 192-2.
1987: 11th at TAC 11th at NCAA Outdoors 2nd at Pac 10 Outdoors best of 174-5.
1986: dnc injured.
1985: 12th at World University Games Won USA Juniors4th at TAC best of 189-7.
1984: 6th at USA Juniors best of 151-8.
1983: Best 151-8.