Hannah Wittman
Hannah Wittman
Year: JR/SR
Hometown: Lindenhurst, Ill.
Position: Mid-Distance
Last School: Lakes Community HS
Experience: 3VL
Bats/Throws: Mid-Distance

2016 Outdoor: First Belmont female student-athlete to qualify for finals at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship since 2008 ... Did not finish outside of the top-five all season ... Opened season at Alabama Relays taking third in the 1500m, setting a new program record (4:24.55) ... Broke program’s 5000m record at the Raleigh Relays - placed second (16:13.06) ... Competed at historic Mt. SAC Relays in 10,000m, where she qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round with program record time of 33:59.63 ... Won the Fast Section of the 1500m at the Billy Hayes Invitational, shaving a second off the program record (4:23.06) she set earlier during the season ... At OVC Outdoor Championship, she earned a silver in the 1500, and a bronze in the 5000m ... Cracked the top-12 in the 10,000m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to advance to the finals at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track &Field Championship ... Named CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America Third Team for Cross Country/Track and Field.

2015-16 Indoor: Won double gold at OVC?Indoor Championships, becoming first for Belmont, male or female ... Did not finish outside of the top-five all season ... Opened season at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational, taking second in the 5000m in a field of 50 ... Set a new program record (4:42.27) in the Mile at the Vanderbilt Music City Challenge ... At the OVC Indoor Championships won both the Mile and the 5000m ... Named OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week three times.

2015 Outdoor: Several school record-breaking performances ... Named 2015 Bruins Choice Awards Female Athlete of the Year ... Set new OVC Championship record in 1500m ... Competed in six outdoor meets ... Won 800m at Belmont-Lipscomb Dual Meet with a season-best time of 2:14.79 ... Notched top-five finish in deep 5000m field at Alabama Relays with season-best time of 16:53.36 ... Took ninth in a 1500m field of nearly 70 at Vanderbilt Black and Gold ... Lone Belmont female competitor at historic Mt. SAC Relays, taking 10th in 10K with Belmont record time of 35:04.85 ... Placed fifth in 1500m at Tennessee Challenge ... At OVC Championship won 1500m with an OVC record time of 4:26.65 ... Also earned bronze in the 5000m (17:24.18) at same meet ... Named to OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2014 Indoor: 2014 NCAA All-South Region selection ... Finished in the top-five in all but one event in the four meets competed in ... Opened up season with a second place finish in the 5000m run at the Commordore Indoor Invitational (17:07.25) ... Recorded a top-ten finish in the 3000m run at the Gladstein Invitational (9:59.09) ... Recorded a first place finish out of 59 participants and season best time in the mile run at the Samford Multi & Invitational (4:53.59) ... Also recorded a third place finish our of 55 participants in the 3000m run at the same meet (9:55.96) ... Recorded three top five finishes at the OVC Indoor Championships, second in the mile run (4:58.48) third in the 3000m run (10:02.63) and second in the 5000m run (17:04.46).

2013-14: Did not finish outside of the top-five throughout the entire indoor season ... Competed in four indoor meets ... Finished second in the 3000m (10:11.84) at the Saluki Open ... At the Gladstein Invitational finished third overall among 40 runners in the 3000m (9:59.65) ... Set a new Belmont record in the Mile with a time of 4:55.94 at the Cupid Classic ... Won gold in the 3000m at the OVC Indoor Championships with the time of 10:13.06 ... Also won silver in the 5000m (17:41.10) at the same meet ... Competed in six outdoor meets … Finished sixth in deep 5000m field at Alabama Relays (17:25.66) … At Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational took 10th in the 1500m Invitational race (4:35.65) … Was lone Belmont competitor at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, finishing 11th out of 96 runners (16:58.37) ... Was top Belmont finisher in 1500m at Jesse Owens Track Classic with a season-best time of 4:30.34 ... Earned a silver in the 10,000m with a time of 36:02.11 at the OVC Outdoor Championships ... Also finished sixth in the 5000m (18:02.86) at the same meet ... Wrapped season at the Georgia Tech Invitational taking 18th in the 1500m (4:34.07) ... OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2012-13: Named to OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Belmont: Prepped four years at Lakes Community HS ... Earned All-State honors in cross country ... Member of the State Champion 4x800 meter relay ... Served as team captain for the cross country and track teams.

Personal: Majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy ... Favorite TV shows are The Office and How I Met Your Mother ... Hobbies include fishing, biking, and listening to music ... Favorite vacation spot is Colorado ... Has one sister, Alyssa ... Daughter of Anthony and Bonnie Wittman ... Born December 21, 1993 in Evanston, Illinois.

 

Personal Records
XC 5K: 17:06
XC 6K: 20:18*
Mile (indoor): 4:53*
800m: 2:14
1500m (outdoor): 4:26.65*^
3K (indoor): 9:55
5K (outdoor): 16:53
10K (outdoor): 35:04^
 
*Belmont record
^Ohio Valley Conference record