The senior repeated his record-breaking performance at Mt. SAC this year
A group of Mizzou athletes will compete at the premier meet in California
Four Tigers enter the weekend ranked in the top 20 for their respective events
The Tigers leave the weekend with top ten marks in current NCAA rankings
Five current school record holders will be in action this weekend
|10K||35:39.52||NCAA Midwest Regional||11/13/2010|
|8K||26:19||Greater Louisville Classic||09/15/2012|
|800m||1:47.53||NCAA West Region Prelim||05/2010|
|1500m||3:51.66||Tom Botts Invitational||04/14/2012|
- Six-time All-Big 12 for the 800m (2009-Indoor and Outdoor, 2010-Indoor and Outdoor, 2011-Indoor, 2012-Indoor)
- 2010 Big 12 Outdoor Champion in the 800m (1:48.40)
- 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier for the 800m (18th)
- Is on the Top-Ten All Time list for Mizzou in the 800m
Cross Country- Finished 30th in the 8K race at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, posting a final time of 30:07.63
Indoor Track- Competed primarily in the 4x400m and 800m during the season...Started with a 1st and 2nd place finish at the KU-MU Dual in the 1000m (2:26.42) and DMR (10:14.95), respecitvely...Ran 4:22.73 in the Mile at the Illini Clasic, placing 5th to pair with the 2nd place in the 4x400m (3:18.71)...Had a season-best in the 800m at the Texas A&M Invitational, where he ran 1:48.69 to place 4th...He was also part of the 2nd place DMR team at Texas, crossing the line in 10:01.25...Competed at the Big 12 Championships in the 4x400m (3:14.47) and 800m (1:49.46), placing 7th and 5th, respectively...Took 12th in the 800m (1:49.84) at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational
Outdoor Track- Started the season at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, where he took 3rd in the 800m (1:50.14) and 4th in the 4x400m (3:12.72)...Ran his season-best 800m at the LSU Battle on the Bayou Invitational, finishing 4th in 1:48.07...Also took 5th for the 4x400m (3:11.75) at LSU...Took a pair of 2nd place finishes at Tom Botts in the 4400m (3:13.09) and 1500m (3:51.66)...Took 3rd in the 800m at Drake Relays (1:50.43) and 15th as part of the Sprint Medley Relay (3:38.19)...Was part of the 7th place 4x400m team at the Big 12 Championships (3:10.69)...Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 800, and finished 11th in 1:50.78
Cross Country- Placed 11th overall, and 4th among the Tigers, at the SIU Early Bird with a time of 20:58.90...Was 5th for the black and gold, 82nd overall, at the Big 12 Championships clocking in at 29:54.41...He was 5th for the Mizzou squad, 169th overall, at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing the 10K course in 35:39.52
Indoor Track- Had another winning start to his season, taking 1st at the Missouri Invitational for the 4x400m (3:19.65)...Accompanied that performance with a 4th place finish in the 600 yrd. race, crossing the line in 1:14.62...Took 1st in the 800m at the KU-MU Dual in 1:54.67 and paired that finish with a 2nd place performance in the 4x800m (8:04.11)...Raced the 4x400m and 800m at the Adidas Classic, finishing in 5th and 2nd, respectively...Took 3rd in the 4x400m (3:15.43) and 13th in the 800m (1:53.64) at the Bill Bergan Invitational...Competed in the 800m (8th), 4x400m (8th), and DMR (10th) at the Big 12 Championships
Outdoor Track- Did not compete
Cross Country- Ran in the SIU Early Bird and was clocked at 21:33.80 for the 6K course, good for 22nd
Indoor Track- Competed primarily in the 800m and 4x400m...Started the season with a couple 2nd place finishes at the Missouri Invitational for the 4x400m (3:20.80) and Mile (4:16.60)...Competed in the DMR and 1000m at the MU-KU Dual, finishing in 2nd (10:14.32) and 1st (2:32.13), respectively...Had another win at the Adidas Classic in the 800m, finishing in 1:50.56...Also competed as part of the 4x400m at the Adidas Classic, crossing the line in 3:18.27 for 7th...Raced in the 4x400m (11th) and 800m (58th) at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational...Had a PR in the 800m at the ISU Classic, finishing 6th in 1:49.31...He also competed as part of the 12th place 4x400m at ISU...Took 3rd at the Big 12 Championships for the 800m, crossing the line in 1:50.39...Competed in the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier, finishing 8th for the 800m in 1:50.51
Outdoor Track- Started the outdoor season with a 1st place finish in the 800m at the Missouri Relays (1:53.78), and a 3rd place finish for the 4x400m (3:18.03)...Ran in the 1500m at the Tom Botts Invitational, and finished 5th in 3:59.63...Took 11th in the 800m at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational (1:52.38)...Had a successful Kansas Relays, taking 1st place in both the 800m (1:50.52) and 4x880 yrd. (7:39.25), and 2nd in the 4x400m (3:12.83)...Took 5th in the 4x800m (7:20.17) and DMR (9:44.08) at the Drake Relays...Won the Arkansas Twilight 800m (1:49.88) and took 6th in the 4x400m (3:14.37)...Was the Big 12 Champion in the 800m (1:48.40), and took 8th in the 4x400m (3:10.40)...Had a new personal record in the 800m at the NCAA West Region Prelims, where he took 8th in 1:47.53...Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800m, and finished in 1:50.25 for 18th place
Cross Country- Finished 5th for the Tigers, 75th overall, at the Bradley Classic
Indoor Track- Started the season with a win at the Missouri Invitational, hitting 1:55.63 in the 800m...Took 2nd in the 1000m at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, running 2:36.22...Took 8th in the 800m at the Big 12 Championships in 1:52.25
Outdoor Track- Finished the 800m at the Indiana Billy Hayes Invitational in 5th with 1:50.11...Grabbed another 8th place finish at the Big 12 Championships, finishing the 800m in 1:55.12
Blake ran for Pleasant Valley HS under coach Erik Belby...Also ran for the Riverdal XC Club...He was an IHSAA All-State athlete in Cross Country, and helped lead his team to State Titles in 2006 and 2007...He earned five State Titles in Track and Field, including a sweep of the 800m and 1600m in 2008...Also helped his team earn the 2008 State Track Championship Title...He was State Runner-Up in the 1600m his junior year...He was a five-time Drake Relay Champion, including two titles for the 1600m and two for the 4x800m...He was nominated for the Relays' Athlete in 2007 and earned Runner-Up in 2008...Blake was a two-time USATF Junior Olympic Champion...High School Bests were 49.28 (400m), 1:52.69 (800m), 3:58.21 (1500m), 4:15.91 (1600m), 15:02 (3-mile), and 15:41 (5K)
Parents are Thomas and Dawn...Born February 21, 1990 in Lich, Germany...Is studying Communications with a minor in Business
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