Joe Franklin's cross country and track & field teams showed some talent as they racked up the honors and the championships in the 2012-13 season.
Josephine Moultrie and Luke Caldwell both took All-American honors as women place 10th and men 21st
Joe Franklin's Lobos are traveling to Louisville, Ky., to take on the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
The Lobos' women cross country team is heading to Louisville, while the men must wait to know if they've advanced.
The nationally ranked Lobos just need to run well and stay healthy to advance to the NCAA Championships
The Lobos swept the team titles at the MW Championships. The women won their 4th-straight and the men their 5th-straight.
Bitchell's Track and Field Bio
2012: Competed at five meets for the Lobos, scoring at four as one of UNM's "core four" ... Opened at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 69th-place finish (24:40 over 5 miles) ... Placed as the team's second-best finisher at the Wisconsin Invitational, completing the 8-kilometer course in 24:01 to place 52nd overall ... Registered a sixth-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, running to a time of 24:42.74 as the team's No. 4 finisher ... Finished as UNM's No. 4 finisher again at the NCAA West Regional Championships, placing 25th overall with a 30:52.7 clocking over 10 kilometers ... Competed at the NCAA Championships, but dropped out after the 4K markafter dealing with a bout of food poisoning.
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 career bests of 3:43.71 in the1500m; 8:05.16 in the 3K; 13:57.61 in the 5K; and 31:10 in the 10K.
Son of Colin and Beverley Bitchell...Has one sister, Leah...Hobbies include watching Arsenal F.C...Has an Arsenal tattoo on his right arm.
2012 USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region Team