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David Bishop

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cippenham, England

Last College:
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Height:
6-1

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
2L

Track & Field Honors
• 3x Indoor All-MWC (Mile/DMR - '09, Mile - '10)
• 2010 Outdoor All-MWC (1500m)

NEW MEXICO:

Outstanding middle distance runner who earned all-MWC honors in the mile in his debut season last year and will be a potential NCAA qualifier indoors (mile) and outdoors (1,500m) in 2010...could also join teammate Lee Emanuel as the second man in UNM history to run under four minutes in the mile (career-best 4:00.38 - No. 2 all-time at UNM)...teamed with Emanuel to help the Lobo distance medley relay team smash the school record and advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships last year...first team all-MWC cross country runner last fall for the nationally-ranked Lobos...won the 2007 British University 3,000m title for the University of Wales, Cardiff before transferring to New Mexico in fall of 2008...two-time Academic All-MWC.

2010:
(Outdoor)
Ran a career best 3:42.01 in the 1500m at the MWC Championships to take the silver and score points for the men of New Mexico...All-MWC in the 1500m...ran a time of 3:43.73 at the Mt. Sac Relays...qualified for the NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas and had the 18th best time in the nation heading into the meet...passed the first round in Austin but didn't make it out of the quarterfinals...ran a career best time of 1:54.30 in the 800m to take 11th at the MWC Championships.

2009:
(cross country)
Scored in all seven meets for the nationally ranked Lobos'...ran third on the team and sxith overall (first team all-MWC) at the MWC Championships, helping New Mexico knock off heavily favored BYU on the Cougars' home course...it was the Lobos' first conference title since 1988 and snapped a five-year BYU winning streak...just missed a spot on the all-region team with a 26th place finish (Lobos' No. 4), helping UNM place third (77 points) at the NCAA Mountain Regional in Albuquerque...it was UNM's lowest score ever at the regional and best finish since `88...capped his XC career by running fifth on the team (142nd overall) at the NCAA Championships as UNM set a program record by tying for eighth in the team standings...led the team at NMSU's Kachina Classic (2nd) and was the squad's No. 2 (10th) at the season-opening Lobo Invite...Academic All-MWC.

2008-09:
(outdoor)
Ranked 4th on the team in the 1,500 with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 3:46.79 (April 10 at Arizona State)...matched his seed with a 10th place finish (3:54.23) in the event finals at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Norman, Okla...7th in the 1,500 at the MWC Championships...competed in 6 1,500 races and paced a pair of 5Ks...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar Athlete Award winner.

(indoor) Earned all-MWC honors in the mile (3rd) and DMR (2nd), and helped the Lobos' qualify their first DMR team to the NCAA Championships (at Texas A&M)...just missed an individual berth to the NCAAs in the mile...finished the season ranked 16th nationally and 2nd in the MWC, behind NCAA champion teammate Lee Emanuel, with a career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:00.38 (Feb. 14 at Washington) that was also the 2nd-fastest in UNM history...ran the lead leg (1,200m), joining Emanuel to lead the MWC's top ranked (No. 8 nationally) DMR team that obliterated the school record with a time of 9:30.38 at Notre Dame's last chance meet (March 6)...time was unofficially the 14th-fastest by a single school in NCAA history...had the Lobos' in contention at the first exchange at the NCAA Championships, but running without Emanuel, the squad finished 18th (9:52.43)...anchored (mile) the Lobos' silver medal team at the MWC Championships that finished just 0.26 seconds behind BYU in the closest DMR race in league history...raced 8 times in 6 meet appearances.

(cross country) Scored in all five meets, leading the team at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (14th) and Roy Griak Invitational (17th)...all-region honoree...19th at the MWC Championships (team No. 4)...9th in his American debut in the Lobo Invitational.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

Attended the University of Wales, Cardiff in the United Kingdom...won the British University indoor 3,000m title in 2007 with a career-best time of 8:13.75...helped UWIC win the overall team championship at the meet...recorded personal bests of 1:52.95 in the 800 (2007), 3:45.82 in the 1,500 (2008) and 14:43.49 in the 5,000 (2008)...top 5,000 time came in a fourth place finish at the British University Outdoor Championships.

PERSONAL:

Born in Chippenham, England...son of John and Helen Bishop...has younger twin siblings Steven and Gayle...pursuing a master's in Sports Administration.

PERSONAL BESTS

Outdoor
800m: 1:54.30
1500m:3:42.01

Thursday, April 17
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mt. SAC Relays
Friday, April 18
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Bryan Clay Invitational
Saturday, April 19
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Long Beach State Invitational
Friday, April 25
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Friday, May 02
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Don Kirby Tailwind Open
Sunday, May 04
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Payton Jordan Invitational
Thursday, May 08
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Twilight Invitational
Wednesday, May 14
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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