Ryan Blackwell
Ryan Blackwell

Fenton, Mo.

High School:
Westminster Christian Academy




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Ryan Blackwell

Senior recognition video

Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
200m 22.34 21.70
400m 48.11 47.50
800m 1:53.92


  • Three-Time All-Big 12


Ran primarily in the 400m dash, posting a season-best time of 49.18 in the event at the 2011 adidas Classic at Nebraska ... Ran the 600-yard run in 1:11.95, winning the event at the 2011 MU-KU Border Dual ... Ran as a member of the 4x400m relay at the MU-KU Border Dual as well, helping the foursome clock in at 3:20.16 ... Clocked a time of 1:13.35 in the 600-yard run at the Missouri Invitational and once again ran with the 4x400m relay team. Outdoor: Did not compete due to injury.

Earned All-Big 12 honors as a member of the Tigers' 4x400m relay and distance medley relay teams at the Big 12 Championships ... Helped the 4x400m relay team to a 3:12.84 clocking, a season-best in the event and just shy of the NCAA provisional qualifying standard; the foursome earned seventh overall in the event ... Ran the 400m leg of the distance medley relay, helping the team to a sixth-place nod with a time of 9:48.81, a season-best for the Tiger men in the DMR ... Ran the Tigers' top time in the 400m dash on the season, clocking in at 48.11 at the Bill Bergan Invitational, a personal-best in the event ... Also clocked in at 49.21 in the event at the Collegiate Challenge, his second-best time of the season at 400m ... Also ran in the 600-yard run throughout the season, including at the Big 12 Championships where he clocked in at 1:11.26, just missing All-Big 12 honors ... Took second overall in the event -behind only teammate Chris Davis - at the ISU Classic with a time of 1:11.26, matching his season-best in the event.

Outdoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors as part of the men's 4x400m relay team that clocked in at 3:10.40, earning eighth place overall ... Competed in the 400m dash as well at the Big 12 Championships and clocked a time of 48.03 in the preliminary heat, failing to reach the event finals, and ran as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the meet ... Posted a season-best 400m time of 47.80 at the Arkansas Twilight, just off of his outdoor personal-best pace of 47.50 ... He placed fifth overall at that meet in the 400m dash ... Ran as a member of the sprint medley relay at the Kansas Relays that clocked in at 3:26.67, helping the Tiger men claim the Kansas Relays title ... Also ran on the 4x400m and 4x100m relays at that meet as he helped the Mizzou relay teams score more points than any other team at the meet ... Ran in the 200m dash at the Tom Botts Invitational where he clocked in at 21.89, just off of his outdoor personal-best pace of 21.70 ... Competed on the 4x40m and 4x100m relays at ever meet for the Tigers in 2010 while specializing in the 400m dash ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.

Indoor: Was one of the Tigers' top sprinters in 2009 with season-best marks of 22.34 in the 200m dash, 49.35 in the 400m dash and 1:12.60 in the 600-yard run. Outdoor: Ran in both the 200m and 400m dashes at the Tom Botts Invitational, posting times of 21.70 and 47.77, both season-bests.

Was 19th at the Big 12 meet at 400 meters (48.63) ... ran personal best 47.50 at the distance in placing fifth at the Kansas Relays ... winner of the Tom Botts Invite 400-meter dash ... ran 400-meter legs at the Drake Relays for Mizzou's distance medley relay that garnered a third-place showing and its sprint medley relay that took ninth ... helped 4x400-meter team to victories at the Jefferson Cup, dual with Virginia, and at the Arkansas Twilight. Indoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors in anchoring 4x400-meter relay team to a sixth-place showing at the conference championships ... also placed ninth at the league meet at 600 yards, running season best 1:11.09 in just missing the last qualifying spot for the final ... anchored 4x400-meter relay team to victory and help team clinch overall team title at the Sykes-Sabbock Cup in State College, Pa ... placed third in the open 400 at the same meet with season best 48.54.

High School:
Was one of Missouri's top high school 400-meter runners in 2007, posting a time of season's best time of 48.30 and won the MSHSAA Class 3 Championship at the distance for Westminster Christian Academy ... won the 2006 MSHSAA Class 3 Championship in the triple jump with a career best of 47-3 and placed second in 2007 ... overall was a six-time All-State performer between the triple jump, 400 meters, and 800 meters.

Son of Steve and Sandy Blackwell ... has plans to major in business ... born August 28, 1988 in St. Louis, Mo.

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