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Adam Bitchell
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aberystwyth, Wales
Other College: University of Wales Institute
Experience: 2 Years

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Ran at five meets for the Lobos, advancing to the UNM- and Albuquerque-hosted NCAA Championships in March 2014 … Opened at the Hoosier Open in December 2013, placing second in the 5000 with a time of 13:44.70 … Ran to a time of 8:00.86 at the Husky Classic, placing 11th, before scoring in the mile (fourth place), the 3000 (third) and the 5000 (second) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships … Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 5000, barely missing an All-American plaudit with his ninth-place finish of 13:47.87*.

2014 Outdoors: Competed at six meets, including the NCAA Championships … First action was in the 10000 at the Stanford Invitational, where he placed 18th with a time of 28:50.43 … Took sixth in his section at the Payton Jordan Invitational with time of 13:54.48 … Captured runner-up honors in the 5000 and the 10000 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, with times of 14:01.88* and 29:40.33*, respectively … Raced in both long-distance events at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, seizing an NCAA bid in the 10000 via his 11th-place finish … At the NCAA Championships, clocked a time of 29:16.79 to place 10th.

2013 Indoors: Competed once, finishing third in the mile at the New Mexico Invitational with a 3:59.83* clocking.

2013 Outdoors: Competed once outdoors due to injury, placing 10th in the 1500 at the Mountain West Championships with a 3:55.91 time.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Transfer from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff ... Finished 4th at the British Universities & CollegesSport (BUCS) Cross Country Championships ... Took runner-up honors in the 5K at the 2012 BUCS Championships ... Has then-career bests of 3:43.71 in the 1500; 8:05.16 in the 3K; 13:57.61 in the 5K; and 31:10 in the 10K.

PERSONAL

Son of Colin and Beverley Bitchell ... Has one sister, Leah ... Hobbies include watching Arsenal F.C ... Has an Arsenal tattoo on his right arm.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 meters: 1:54.05
1,500 meters: 3:43.71
Mile: 3:59.83*
3,000 meters: 8:05.16
5,000 meters: 13:54.48
10,000 meters: 28:50.43

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• USTFCCCA Second Team Indoor All-American, 2014
• USTFCCCA Second Team Outdoor All-American, 2014
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2014 (3000, 5000)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2014 (5000, 10000)
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2014
• Mountain West Scholar Athlete, 2014
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

Saturday, January 10
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Open *
Saturday, January 24
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Lobo Collegiate Invitational *
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