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Dylan Belles Bio
Release: 07/31/2012

2013 Outdoor Track
Placed 10th at the Southern Conference Championships (April 20-21) in the 10,000-meter distance with a time of 32:09.66 … Recorded four personal-bests on the year in the 10,000-meter, 5,000-meter, 3,000-meter and mile races… Posted a top time in the 10k at the Duke Invitational (April 5-60) at 31:14.12 … Turned in his top 5,000-meter time at the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30) with a 15:00.54 …Added personal-bests in the 3,000-meters at the Wake Forest Open (March 15-16) at 9:08.33 and the mile run at the High Point VertKlasse Meet (March 22-23) at 4:23.84.

2012-13 Indoor Track
Posted a personal-record time of 8:55.13 in the 3,000-meter race at the Southern Conference Championships (Feb.23-24), placing first in his section … Turned in a time of 9:00.14 in the 3,000-meter race which set a personal-record at that point at the Hokie Invitational (Jan. 25-26) … Recorded a time of 15:58.68 in the 5,000-meter race at the Wake Forest Invitational (Jan. 19).

2012 Cross Country
Posted a career-best time of 25:51.00 in the 8,000-meter race at the Pre-Nationals race in Louisville (Oct. 13), finishing 241st … Recorded a 43rd place finish at the Southern Conference Championships (Oct. 27) with a time of 26:28.72 … Tallied a 163rd place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 25:56.97 … Placed third at the Elon Invitational (Sept. 15) with a time of 26:02 in the 8,000-meter race. 

2012 Outdoor Track
Ran a personal best time of 32:44.63 in the 10,000m placing 17th overall, qualifying for the Junior Nationals meet (Apr 6) … finished 10th overall in the 10,000m at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships in a time of 33:53.46, earning All-Freshman honors (Apr 21) ... SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 

2011-12 Indoor Track
Began the season with a personal best time in the 3,000m at the Dick Taylor Invite running a time of 9:03.29 to finish 10th overall (Jan 13) … set a personal best in the mile run at the Kent Taylor Invite with a time of 4:33.49 to finish 13th overall (Feb 4) … ran a personal record time of 15:38.53 in the 5,000m at the Hokie Invitational (Jan 21). 

2011 Cross Country
Finished 30th overall in his 8,000-meter debut in a time of 27:05 at the Elon Invite (Sept 17).… was the second UNCG finisher at the Hagan Stone XC Classic, crossing the line in 27:23 to finish seventh overall (Oct 1) … recorded an 80th place performance at the Panorama Farms Invitein Charlottesville, Va., with a time of 27:25 (Oct 14). 

High School
Competed at East Lincoln High School for coach Melvin Morrison … earned three varsity letters in cross country… earned all-state and all-region honors in cross country… also helped his team to a state championship in cross country as a junior … was a two-time all-conference selection in cross country and was named team MVP as a senior… also earned two varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track … earned all-state honors in outdoor track in the 3,200 meters after earning runner-up honors and was also named all-region … was also an all-conference selection in wrestling as he earned two varsity letters … named all-state and all-region in swimming during his senior season … earned all-conference honors in tennis as a senior, as well … alsoplayed two seasons of baseball.

Dylan Michael Belles … born May 16, 1993 in Ithaca, N.Y. … son of Brian and Jennifer Parks … hasa younger sister, Haylie … majoring in pre-kinesiology at UNCG.


Top Performances
Cross Country
8k: 25:24.88 (SoCon Championships, 11/2/13)
10k: 30:31.00 (NCAA Regional, 11/15/13)

Mile: 4:16.76 (Hilton Garden Invitational, 1/31/14)
3,000m: 8:48.98 (SoCon Indoor Championships, 2/23/13)
5,000m: 14:49.28 (Southern Conference Championships, 3/1/14)

Mile: 4:23.84 (High Point VertKlasse, 3/23/13)
1,500m: 4:05.82 (UNCW Seahawk Invitational, 3/8/13)
3,000m: 9:08.33 (Wake Forest Open, 3/15/13)
5,000m: 15:00.54 (Raleigh Relays, 3/29/13)
10,000m: 31.14.12 (Duke Invitational, 4/5/13)

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