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Alex Chitwood
Position: CC/Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Carmel
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2012-2013: Cross Country -- Track and Field -- ran the mile and the 3000m during the indoor season...finished 10th in the mile at the Akron Invitational with a time of 5:12.39....finished the 1500m in 4:46.86 in the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational...placed ninth in the 2000 steeplechase at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite, finishing the event in 7:13.83...finished the 3000 steeplechase at the All-Ohio Championships in 11:02.50.

2011-12: Cross Country -- Competed in six races for Miami, scoring in four ... posted a 6K season-best time of 21:50.4 at the MAC Championship, finishing third for Miami and 19th overall ... top placing was 10th at the Dayton 5K Challenge where she finished in 19:14.4, scoring second for Miami ... cut more than 30 seconds off her time to reach a 5K season-best time of 18:41.87 at the All-Ohio Championship, finishing 24th overall ... placed 120th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:53.0). Track & Field -- Competed in six different events during her freshman season, focusing primarily on the 1500m run and the 3000 steeplechase ... finished in 5th place in the 3000 steeple at the MAC Championships (May 12) with a time of 10:51.95 ... her fastest 1500m (4:39.12) came at the RedHawk Invitational (April 28) ... during the indoor season, she won the mile at the Akron Invite (Feb. 11) in a time of 5:04.72 and then barely eclipsed that time for a personal best of 5:04.55 at the MAC Indoor Championships.


High School: Earned four varsity letters in cross country and track at Carmel High School under coaches Mark Ellington and Matt Wire ... served as team captain for one year each on the cross country and track teams ... had a career-best finish of 25th at the Indiana state cross country meet as a sophomore and finished 41st as a senior ... placed sixth in the 1600m at the state meet in 2009 and ninth in 2010 and 2011 ... earned all-state cross country honors as a sophomore in 2008 and all-state track honors her final three years ... helped set the school record in the 4x800m (9:13) and won state titles in the event in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ...led cross country team to state titles in 2008 and 2010 ... participated in the 2011 MidWest All-Star track meet, running the 4x800m ... also played three years of soccer, earning two letters.

Personal: Born on May 15, 1993 in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... daughter of Sandy and Rick Chitwood ... father, Rick, played football at Ball State ... majoring in diplomacy and global politics with a minor in Middle Eastern studies.