Natalie Bitetti
Natalie Bitetti
  • Year:
    Jr.
  • Hometown:
    La Crescenta, CA
  • High School:
    Crescenta Valley
  • Major:
    Psychology
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna

Bio



TFRRS Results

At CMS
2022-23 (Junior)
All-American ... USTFCCCA West Region Athlete of the Year ... SCIAC Athlete of the Year ... USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week (Oct. 10) ... SCIAC Athlete of the Week (four times) ... 
Earned the NCAA West Region title with a time of 21:41.3, winning by over 13 seconds ... Also earned the SCIAC title in 21:19.7, a victory margin of 37.7 seconds ... Captured All-America honors with a 39th place finish in sub-freezing temperatures (22 degrees when the race began) in Lansing, Michigan ... Earned regular season wins at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (21:28.0) and the Redlands Invitational (15:57.9 over 4.5K) ... Captured National Athlete of the Week honors after her win at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Came in third out of 395 runners at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ... Was the highest DIII finisher at the UC Riverside Invitational in 20:38.8.  

2021-22 (Sophomore)

All-American ... First-Team All-West Region ... First-Team All-SCIAC ... SCIAC Athlete of the Week (Oct. 4) ... SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Finished in the top 20 of every race she ran in her debut season, including 16th at the NCAA Division III Championships to earn All-America honors and help CMS to its highest-ever team finish (second) ... Earned third place at the West Region Championships to earn All-Region distinction in a time of 22:01.4 ... Came in fourth at the SCIAC Championships in 21:47.6 ... Earned third place at the Division III Pre-Nationals in Louisville, earning SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors after leading the Athenas to a first-place finish ... Came in sixth in her debut race at the Mark Covert Classic, finishing the 5K in 18:20.0 ... Earned a PR for a 6K at the UC Riverside Invitational in 20:42.5. 

2020-21 (First-Year)
SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Athenas did not compete due to COVID-19.

Prior to CMS
Attended Crescenta Valley High School, where she was a member of the cross country team ... Came in third at the Pacific League Championships as a senior with a PR of 18:06.2, helping Crescenta Valley to the conference title ... Finished 39th of 181 runners at the CIF Southern Section finals as a senior. 

Personal
Attends Claremont McKenna, where she majors in psychology ... Also competes for the CMS track and field team in the spring. 

Natalie Bitetti posed shot

News Mentions

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Athenas Place Four on USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Team

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had four members earn All-Academic Athlete honors from the United States...

January 27, 2023

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Marina Muncan Inducted into Villanova Athletics Hall of Fame

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Marina Muncan, the head coach of the CMS women's and men's cross country teams, and an assistant with the track and field...

December 8, 2022

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Women's Cross Country Earns 10th at Nationals, Bitetti Captures All-America Honors

LANSING, Mich. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned a top-10 finish (10th) by passing Pomona-Pitzer over the final 1000...

November 19, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Heads to Nationals Saturday, After Runner-Up Finish in 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team heads to Lansing, Michigan on Saturday for the NCAA Division III...

November 18, 2022

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Natalie Bitetti Earns West Region Athlete of the Year Honor

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti captured the Division III Women's Cross Country West Region Athlete of the Year honor from the United...

November 15, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Heads to Nationals for 14th Straight Time

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team officially earned its invitation to nationals when bids were announced...

November 14, 2022

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Bitetti, CMS Women's Cross Country, Earn West Region Championships

SPOKANE, Wash. - Natalie Bitetti ran a 21:41.3 to finish in first place by 11 seconds, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team...

November 13, 2022

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Bitetti Earns SCIAC Athlete of the Year, Marsyla Top Newcomer

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Year Award,...

November 2, 2022

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Bitetti-Bloss-Kimme Finish 1-2-3 to Lead Athenas to 12th Straight SCIAC Title

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti led wire-to-wire to win the SCIAC women's cross country individual title by 37.7 seconds in 21:19.7, and was...

October 29, 2022

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Natalie Bitetti Earns National Athlete of the Week Honors, SCIAC Weekly Honors, for CMS Women's Cross Country

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti earned the National Division III Women's Athlete of the Week award from the United States Track and...

October 10, 2022

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Natalie Bitetti Takes Individual Title at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Athenas Finish Second to Biola

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti continued her dominant junior season by taking first place at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday...

October 8, 2022

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Three Races, Three Honors: Natalie Bitetti Wins SCIAC Athlete of the Week Again

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti captured the SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor for races through Sunday, Oct. 2, the...

October 3, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Takes First Place at Paul Short Run

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had a dominant performance at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh, taking...

September 30, 2022

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Shorthanded CMS Women's Cross Country Takes 12th at Cougar Challenge

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team, which competed without the runners who will be attending the Paul...

September 24, 2022

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Natalie Bitetti Takes Her Second SCIAC Athlete of the Week Honor of 2022 Season

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti captured the SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor for the second time in two races this season, it was announced...

September 19, 2022

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Bitetti Helps Women's Cross Country Finish 12th at UC Riverside Invitational

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti came in 12th place out of 265 runners, many of whom were from Division I, to help the CMS women's cross...

September 17, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Records Best Possible Score (15 Points) at Redlands Invitational

Redlands, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team, which finished second in the nation last year, began the 2022 season by...

September 3, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Picked Fourth in Preseason USTFCCCA Poll

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team was picked to finish fourth in the country in a preseason vote of the...

August 24, 2022

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CMS Women's Cross Country Unanimous Pick to Continue Streak of SCIAC Titles

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS women's cross country team was picked to finish first in the SCIAC in a preseason poll of the league's coaches, the...

August 18, 2022

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