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    Edward Hitchler  
    Edward Hitchler

    Hometown:
    Comfort, TX

    High School:
    Clark

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    05/23/1989


    AS A SENIOR: Started the 4x400 relay and anchored the 4x100 relay at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... recorded a time of 48.71 in the 400m dash at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... ran the 200m dash at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, with a time of 21.81 ... finished third overall in the 400m and 200m at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational ... first overall in the 400m and third in the 200m at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... ran the 400m, 200m and 4x400 relay at the Arizona State Invitational ... scored points for the Irish in the 400m dash, 4x400 relay and 4x100 relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... fifth overall in the 200m at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... ran the 200m and 400m at the Indiana University Relays ... third in the 60m dash, second in the 400m and a member of the first place 4x400m relay team at the Notre Dame Invitational ... second at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 200m dash ... placed third in the 400m at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: Focused mainly on the 400, 500, and 4x400 ... opened the season running the 400 at the Blue and Gold Invitational in 49.34, good enough for a second-place finish ... ran the 500, 400, and 4x400 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... clocked in at 49.16, placing fourth in the 400 at the Notre Dame Invitational and 3:16.46 in the 4x400 relay, placing second ... ran the 400 in 49.21 and the 4x400 in 3:16.82, both good for third ... an indoor personal-best was set at the Meyo Invitational while running the 400 in 48.92 ... also ran the 500, clocking in at 1:03.96 ... finished the indoor season running the 400 at the BIG EAST Championships in 49.73 ... opened the outdoor season at the Purdue Invitational, stopping the clock at 49.31 to finish fifth while helping his 4x400 team take second in 3:17.56 ... improved his times at the Border Battle the following week ... placed fifth in the 400 (48.24), and second in the 4x400 (3:15.43) ... ran the 400 at the Dave Rankin Invitational in 48.40, giving him a second-place finish (only 0.23 seconds behind the first-place finisher) ... BIG EAST Outdoor Championships came with a season best in the 400, finishing in 48.07 ... also ran the 4x400 for an eighth-place finish in 3:14.67, the fastest relay team he aided during the season.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a 48.65 in the 400, which was his best time of the year ... ran in the 4x400 relay in the Ole Miss Invitational, finishing in 3:16.17.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in five meets for the Irish, running the 200 and 400 ... ran the 400 (50.30) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... clocked in at 50.05 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... ran the 200 in 23.26 and the 400 in 50.53 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished the 400 in 51.12 at the Indiana Relays ... closed the season with a 400 time of 51.05 at the Meyo Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Attended Tom C. Clark (Texas), where he was a three-year letterwinner ... competed in the 400 and 4x400 relay ... district and regional finalist ... lettered in football during his senior year ... played wide receiver and defensive back ... member of National Honor Society ... born May 23, in Comfort, Texas ... son of Ed and Carol Hitchler ... the youngest of three children ... graduated in May 2011 from the College of Engineering majoring in mechanical engineering.

    HITCHLER'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

    200m (Notre Dame Invitational) 23.26
    400m (Meyo Invitational) 48.92
    500m (Meyo Invitational) 103.96

    HITCHLER'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

    400m (BIG EAST Championships) 48.07
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