Chris Barnicle

Chris Barnicle

Player Profile


Newton, Mass.

High School:
Newton North HS

Last College:




Track & Field Honors
• Indoor All-America (5,000m - '10)
• Outdoor All-America (10,000m - '09)
• All-Midwest Region (5,000m - '09)...All-Mideast Region (5,000m - '07)
• Outdoor All-MWC (5,000m - '09 & '10)...3x Indoor All-SEC (3,000m/5,000m - '08, DMR - '06) • 2010 MWC 5,000-meter Champion

Stevens: Chris Barnicle Writes Less, Thinks Less, Runs Better


Long distance specialist who earned All-America honors in the 10,000m last spring in his first season at New Mexico...ranks seventh on the school's all-time performers list in the 10K and is No. 8 in the 5K...was also an all-Midwest Region and MWC silver medalist in the 5,000 in his debut UNM track season...first team all-MWC and all-Mountain Region cross country runner for the Lobos' last fall...spent his first 3 1/2 years at Arkansas (2005-08), graduating in December of `08 with a degree in Spanish...enrolled in graduate school (Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies) at New Mexico in January of `09...two-time all-region cross country runner, NCAA Indoor qualifier in the 5,000m, and an all-Mideast Region honoree in the 5K outdoors for the Razorbacks...two-time all-SEC honoree on the track as well...redshirted indoors last year and will compete in his final indoor and outdoor track seasons in 2010.

2010: (outdoor) MWC Champion in the 5,000-meters with a time of 14:18.20...ran a time of 13:36.02 in the 5K at Mt. Sac for the third best time in school history...qualified for NCAA Preliminaries in Austin, TX. with a time of 28:10.59 recorded at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational where he finished second among collegiate racers...ran a time of 29:40.45 at NCAA Preliminaries to qualify for NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore...had the 4th best time in the country in the 10K heading into NCAA's

(cross country)
Was one of the nationally ranked Lobos' top-three runners in all five meets in his debut cross country season at UNM...ran second on the team and fourth 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...went on to earn all-region honors with a 13th place finish (Lobos' No. 3), 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 third on the team (108th overall) at the NCAA Championships as UNM set a program record by tying for eighth in the team standings...Academic All-MWC.

Capped his outstanding debut season at UNM by earning All-America honors for the first time in his career in his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships...clocked a time of 29:21.33 on his former home track in Fayetteville, Ark. en route to a 13th place finish - 7 spots above his seed - in the 10,000m...top time of 28:53.20 (May 2 at Stanford) was a career-best and 7th-fastest in UNM history...earned all-Midwest Region honors with a 7th place finish - 3 above his seed - in the 5,000m (14:07.06) in Norman, Okla...career-best 5K time of 14:00.16 (April 17 at Mt. SAC Relays) was good for 8th on the UNM all-time list...ranked 2nd on the team and among the MWC's top-4 in both events...MWC silver medalist in the 5K behind teammate Jacob Kirwa with an altitude adjusted time of 14:06.64 at the nation's highest D-I track stadium in Laramie, Wyo...raced 6 times, running under the NCAA provisional or regional qualifying standard each time leading up to the NCAA Championships...Academic All-MWC.

(indoor) Redshirt season.


Attended the University of Arkansas from 2005-08...two-time all-region cross country runner, NCAA Indoor qualifier in the 5,000m, and an all-Mideast Region honoree in the 5K outdoors...two-time all-Southeastern Conference on the track...three-year letterman indoors and in cross country...only competed in one season outdoors.

2008: (cross country) Did not compete.

Did not compete.

(indoor) Earned two bronze medals at the SEC Championships in the 3,000m (8:03.29) and the 5,000m (13:56.43)...both were career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying times...ranked 11th in the nation in the 5K and went on to finish 15th (14:43.90) at the NCAA Championships.

(cross country) Earned all-region honors with a 6th place finish (team's No. 2) at the NCAA South Central Region Championships and was 9th (team's No. 3) at the SEC meet...career-best 10K of 29:37.8 at the regional meet...helped the Razorbacks win their 18th consecutive South Central title and 34th straight SEC crown...108th (team's No. 3) at the NCAA Championships (31:10.3) for the 23rd place Hogs.

All-region honoree at the NCAA Mideast Championships with a 6th place finish in the 5,000 - one spot shy of an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships...5th in the 10,000 at the SEC Championships (30:23.71)...recorded career-bests of 14:02.19 in the 5K and 3:52.22 in the 1,500.

(indoor) Ran mostly the 3K and 5K...paced his teammates to 5 scoring spots as the rabbit in the 5,000 at the SEC Championships.

(cross country) Season-ended with an injury DNF at the SEC Championships.

2005-06: (outdoor) Redshirt season.

(indoor) Anchored the DMR team to a 2nd place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships...10th in the 3,000m at the SEC meet.

(cross country) Earned all-region honors for the first time with a 13th place finish at the NCAA South Central Championships...50th at the SEC meet...an alternate at the NCAA Championships.


A 2005 graduate of Newton (Mass.) North High School...Nike Athlete of the Year, USA Today All-USA Track and Field team honoree, and Track & Field News All-American...was the top-ranked 3,000-meter and 2-mile runner in the country...best 3K time was 8:17.61, while his best indoor and outdoor 2-mile times were 9:01.45 and 8:50, respectively...top mile time was 4:11 and his best 1,500-meter time was 3:50...his cross country teams never lost a league meet during his four years and he was the 2004 state champion...won the Foot Locker Northeast Region and was 6th at the national championship meet...3-time state champion in the outdoor 2-mile and the 2005 indoor 2-mile champion...runner-up in the 2-mile run at the Nike Outdoor Nationals.


Born in Boston, Mass., he is the son of Paul Barnicle and Patricia Flynn...graduated in December of 2008 with a degree in Spanish and is enrolled in graduate school (Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies) at UNM.

5,000: 13:56.43 3,000: 8:03.29 Mile: 4:06.90

10,000: 28:10.59 5,000: 13:36.02 1,500: 3:52.22