As a senior in 2014: Outdoor: Competed in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 58.73 qualifying her to the New England Championships...She placed third in the 400m at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26)(59.81)...Ran the 800m at New England Championships (5/10)(2:17.36)...Also a member of the 4x400m Relay that placed first at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19)(3:57.51), first at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26)(3:59.54) and fourth at the UMass Minuteman Invitational (4/12)(3:59.94). Indoor: Part of 4x800m relay squad that posted the fifth-fastest time in UMass history (9:07.37), placing fifth at the New England Championship ... Competed in the 800m run in six meets ... Qualified for the ECAC Championship with a season-best time of 2:13.81 at the Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/7) ... Placed seventh in the event with a time of 2:16.15 at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) ... Qualified for the New England Championship with a time of 2:18.67 at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) ... Placed fourth in the 800m at the Yale Invitational (1/11) (2:19.62) ... Took third in the 1,000m at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) with a time of 3:06.53 ... Ran the 3,000m at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) (10:38.57) ... Part of 4x440 yard relay squad that finished second at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) with a time of 4:02.08 ... Helped post the team's top 4x400m relay time of the season (3:52.89) at the Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/7) ... Contributed to a second place time of 4:00.67 in the 4x400 at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) ... Competed with the 4x400m relay squad that placed fourth at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) with a time of 4:09.92.
As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Part of the 2013 New England Champion 4x800 meter relay team with a time of 9-minutes, 0.15-seconds, which also stands as the third best time in UMass history (5/11) ... Scored in every relay she ran in, including an eighth place finish in the 4x800 meter relay at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship (5/5) ... Turned in three top four performances in the 800 meter run with her best time coming at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet, completing the event in 2-minutes, 14.25-seconds (4/27) ... Ran a first place time in the first meet of the season at the AIC Invite in the 800 meter run (4/6). Indoor: Scored in three events during the indoor season including the 400 and 500 meter run as well as the 4x400 meter relay ... Ran her best time of the year in the 500 meter run at the ECAC Championship, completing the event in 1-minute, 15.45-seconds (3/2) ... Assisted in a pair of third place finishes in the 4x400 meter relay at the URI Coaches Invite (2/2) and the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (1/25) ... Scored for the Minutewomen with a fourth place finish in the 400 meter run at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19).
As a sophomore in 2012: Outdoor: Competed in six meets, racing in the 400 meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay ... Finished sixth in the New England Championships at 3:55.06 in the 4x400 meter relay (5/11) ... Placed eighth with a time of 3:52.15 at the A-10 Championships in the 4x400 meter relay (5/5) ... Took a first place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the Pre-Conference Meet, crossing the finish line at 3:59.07 (4/28) ... Finished first in the 400 meter hurdles and second in the 4x400 meter relay at the Holy Cross Invitational while qualifying for New Englands (4/21) ... Placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the UMass Invitational (4/14) ... Finished third in the 400 meter hurdles and second in the 4x400 meter relay at the AIC Invitational (4/7). Indoor: Competed in eight meets, running in the 500 meter run, 4x400, 4x800 and the distance medley relay ... Finished ninth in the ECAC Championships with a time of 9:26.31 in the 4x800 meter relay (3/3) ... Placed third in the 500 meter run as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the New England Championships, finishing at 3:52.74 and claiming the fifth best time in school history (2/24) ... Ran in the fourth place 4x400 meter relay squad at the Charles Torpey Tribute (2/4) ... Finished first at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games in the 500 meter run while claiming fourth in the 4x400 meter relay (1/27) ... Ran in the 500 meter dash at the GoRhody Invitational and claimed first place (1/20) ... Claimed a fourth place finish at the Sorlein Invitational in both the 500 meter dash and 4x400 meter relay (1/14).
As a freshman in 2011: Outdoor: Ran in the 400 meter hurdles...Had her fastest time of the season at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (1:04.88) which qualified her for New Englands...Ran in the 4x400 meter relay...Finished in 10th in the 400 meter hurdles at New Englands with a time of 1:07.23. Indoor: Qualified for the New England Championships in the 500 meter run at the Sparks Sorlein Invitational with a time of 1:17.86...Had her best time on the season in the 500 meter run at the NECs with a time of 1:16.19 in the Preliminaries...Finished 10th overall at the NECs...Ran on the 4x400 meter relay team at the New England Championships that ended with a time of 3:54.50.
Before UMass: A 2010 graduate of Marblehead High School where she was a four-year letterwinner for indoor and outdoor track under coach Mike Toomey...Helped the Magicians to an NEC Indoor South championship title during the 2010 season...Went undefeated in the 600 meters that season, winning the NEC crown in the event... Was the school's 2010 indoor track MVP and also won the outdoor Coaches Award...Was named the spring track MVP during her junior season...Owns four school records... Was the NEC Champion in the 400 meter hurdles during both her senior and junior seasons, grabbed eighth in the event at the all-state meet...Also was a three-year letterwinner in cross country.
Personal: Sarah Alyson Bittermann...Daughter of David and Margaret Bittermann...Has one brother, Noah...Born Feb. 26, 1992 in Boston, Mass.... Majoring in Linguistics.
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