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.
The Lobos are heading to the MW Championships with high expectations as the men aim to back up their indoor title.
New Mexico's track and field squad is searching for a few more regional qualifying marks this weekend
The Lobos are gearing up for a promising outdoor campaign at the season-opening UTEP Springtime Invitational
USTFCCCA Program of the Year recognizes the best Division I cross country and track programs
UNM hosts the New Mexico Invitational, their second of four home meets, Jan. 25-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
2013 Indoor: Competed once, finishing third in the mile at the New Mexico Invitational with a 3:59.83* clocking.
2013 Outdoor: Competed once outdoors as well due to injury, and placed 10th in the 1500 at the Mountain West Championships with a 3:55.91 time.
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.
800 meters: 1:54.05
1,500 meters: 3:43.71
3,000 meters: 8:05.16
5,000 meters: 13:57.61
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol