Cross Country/Track


Austin Bitzas  
Austin  Bitzas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Setauket, NY

High School:
St. Anthony's


BITZAS' CAREER RESULTS

PERSONAL BEST TIMES
1500m: 4:15.92 (2014)
Mile: 4:29.01 (2012)
3000m: 9:10.73 (2014)
8km XC: 27:49.6 (Stanley Park, 2014)

AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Named to MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Placed 63rd out of 388 runners in the 8K race with a time of 27:49.63 at the James Earley Invite (10/11)
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Saw action in the Bantam Invitational 5K race finishing with a time of 18:17 (9/7)

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • School record holder in the 4x800m
  • Member of the winning 4x800m team at the New Balance Grand Prix
  • Track Captain
  • All-league multiple times in track and XC

PERSONAL:
  • Son of Colette Bitzas
  • Has two sisters, Maria-Ashley and Savannah
  • Career objective after Siena is to attend Medical School

GETTING TO KNOW AUSTIN BITZAS:
    Twitter Handle: @Bitzas
    Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
    Favorite artist (musician): Jack Johnson
    If I could be on a reality tv show, it would be: Royal Pains. Why? Because my goal is to become a concierge Doctor in the future
    Favorite athlete: Scott Jurek
    The thing I like most about Siena is: Small classes
    My superstitions are: I have to do 4strides the day before a race
    My favorite professional sports team is: Islanders
    Another sport I like to follow at Siena is Soccer
    My favorite class at Siena is: Not sure yet
    My favorite spot on campus is: Not sure yet
    Funniest Player on the Team is: Not sure yet
    My favorite website is: www.swellinfo.com
    Three words that describe me: Energetic, diligent, and an overachiever
    If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: New Zealand
    If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be: Scott Jurek or Jack Johnson. Why? To learn from how Scott Jurek achieves his vegan diet while running so much. To chill with Jack Johnson and go surfing with him in Hawaii
    My favorite book: 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People by Sally Beare Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
    My farovite movie: Endless Summer and Chariots of Fire
    My favorite food: Spanakopita
    If I had $10 million I would: Travel around the world to exotic places to surf and run
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