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    Wes Felix
    Wes Felix

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Santa Clarita, Calif.

    High School:
    Valencia High School

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 165

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    07/21/1983

    2004 Pac-10 Champion--200m

    2004 NCAA West Region Champion--200m

    2004 Pac-10 Runner Up--100m

    2003 Pac-10 Champion--200m

    2003 NCAA West Regional Champion--400m Relay

    2002 All-American--400m Relay

    7th On All-Time USC 200m Chart

    THIS YEAR: Senior Wes Felix had an outstanding fall and is poised to continue his assault upon the USC and Pac-10 all-time charts.

    2004: Felix came into his own as a junior, winning his second-consecutive Pac-10 200m title in a PR 20.43 ... That mark is seventh on the prestigious USC top 10 chart for 200m ... Became the first athlete since Ato Bolden to win back-to-back Pac-10 200m titles and the first Trojan to do so since Clancy Edwards in 1977-78 ... That championship was part of the best day by a Trojan sprinter in almost 20 years as he also ran a PR 10.27 to finish second in the conference in the 100m and chipped in a great leg on USC's second place 400m relay squad to finish with a team-high 20 points at that meet ... Felix went on to win the NCAA West Regional 200m title in 20.78 ... He swept the 100m (10.31) and 200m (20.57) at the UCLA dual meet for the second-straight year, running then-PRs in both races ... Ran 20.62 in the first round of the NCAA Championships, finishing third in heat four, but did not advance further.

    2003: Felix had an outstanding sophomore season, winning the Pac-10 200m title ... He was the first Trojan to win the deuce at the Pac-10s since Jerome Davis in 1999 ... He showed dramatic improvement overall during the course of the season, lowering his 100m PR to 10.33 from 10.48 and his 200m time from 20.93 to 20.79 ... Swept the 100m (10.24w) and 200m (20.79) at the UCLA dual meet ... Finished second in the 200m and ran the second leg on the winning 400m relay at the NCAA West Regionals ... Finished ninth in heat two of the 200m prelims at the NCAA Championships.

    SUMMER OF 2002: Felix had an outstanding summer in 2002 ... He won the U.S. Junior 200m championship and then went on to capture the bronze in the 200m at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, with a PR 20.82 ... He also added a gold medal to his collection by running the second leg on the U.S. 400m relay squad that set a world junior record with a time of 38.92 (others on the squad were Ashton Collins, Ivory Williams and Willie Hordge).

    2002: Felix had a stellar freshman season, finishing with PRs of 10.48 in the 100m and 20.93 in the 200m ... He was eighth in the 100 and fourth in the 200 at the Pac-10 Championships ... At the NCAA Championships, Felix ran the third leg on the USC 400m relay squad that finished fifth in a season-best time of 39.27.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Felix was the Southern Section Division One 100m runner-up as a senior at Valencia (Calif.) High ... Set Foothill league records in the 100m and 200m ... Had bests of 10.61 in the 100m and 21.10 in the 200m ... Also played basketball for Valencia.

    PERSONAL: Wes was born on July 21, 1983 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... His first name is Paul--Wesley is his middle name ... He is a political science major at USC ... His sister, Allyson, also attends USC (she does not compete for the Trojans) and is one of the top female sprinters in the world, winning a silver in the 200m at the Athens Olympics.

    CAREER BESTS: 100m -- 10.27 (10.24w); 200m -- 20.43