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Blake's Nittany Lion Resume ...
* NCAA All-American
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (4x400m - Fourth Place)
* Five-Time NCAA Championship Participant
~ 2007 Outdoor (4x400)
~ 2007 Indoor (DMR, 4x400)
~ 2006 Outdoor (4x400)
~ 2006 Indoor (4x400)
~ 2005 Outdoor (800, 4x400)
* Four-Time Big Ten Champion
~ 2007 4x400 (Outdoor)
~ 2007 4x400 (Indoor)
~ 2006 4x400 (Outdoor)
~ 2006 4x400 (Indoor)
* Big Ten Championship Record Holder
~ 4x400 - 3:37.70 (Indoor 07)
* Three-Time Penn State Record Holder
~ 4x400 (Indoor) - 3:33.39
~ 4x400 (Outdoor) - 3:31.75
~ Sprint Medley (Outdoor) - 3:47.90
200m: 24.91* 300m: 38.92
4x400m: 3:33.39 (PSU Record)
4x400m: 3:31.75 (PSU Record)
Sprint Medley: 3:47.90 (PSU Record)
On the National Scene ... || 2007 Outdoors || Opened on the 3:31.75 school-record 4x400 at the NCAA East Regional Championships ... the team finished second to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ... also ran on the regional-qualifying 4x100-meter relay and finished 12th with a career-best 53.69 in the open 400 at the Regional Championships ... Ran on the 10th-place 4x400 at the NCAA meet. || 2007 Indoors || Earned her first-career All-America certificate running on the fourth-place 4x400 at the NCAA Championships ... the team ran a school-record 3:33.39 to earn Penn State's first-ever All-America finish in the mile relay ... ran the 800-meter leg of the 13th place distance medley relay. || 2006 Outdoors || Competed at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x400 relay ... Was a member of the ffith-place mile relay team at the NCAA East Regional Championships ... the team clocked a school-record 3:34.92. || 2006 Indoors || Ran on the 12th-place 1600-meter relay team at the national championships. || 2005 Outdoors || Took 24th in the 800 and 16th in the 4x400 in her first-career appearance at the NCAA Championships ... Took fourth in the 800-meters at the East Regional, earning a spot in the event at NCAAs ... ran a personal-best 2:08.18 in the prelims.
At the Big Ten Championships ....
|| 2007 Outdoors || Led off on the Big Ten Champion 4x400-meter relay that ran 3:34.93, setting a Nittany Lion Track Record ... made the medal stand in the open quarter, clocking 53.81 for third ... also anchored on the third-place 4x100-meter relay. || 2007 Indoors || A member of the gold-medal winning 4x400-meter relay for the second-straight year ... the team also set a new conference record (3:37.70) ... Ran the 400-meter on the distance medley that took third place in the conference ... Scored a fourth-place finish in the 400, clocking 54.68 ... Also entered the 200-meters, running a personal-best 24.91. ||2006 Outdoors || Placed fifth in the 400 (55.12) and first in the 4x4 (3:36.75). || 2006 Indoors || Helped the 4x4 to the first Big Ten title in Penn State history in the event, running 3:41.98 ... the time was also a Camp Randall (Wisconsin) facility record ... Record scoring finishes in two individual events, placing fifth in the 600-meters and sixth in the quarter. || 2005 Outdoors || Placed fifth in the 400 (55.11) and ninth in the 800 at the Big Ten Championships. || 2005 Indoors || Earned bronze-medal honors in the 600 (1:32.10), and a silver-medal finish in the 4x400.
Around the Track ...
|| 2007 Outdoors || Set facility records in both the 400 (53.99) and 4x400 (3:39.18) at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... also won the 200 at the meet (24.74). || 2007 Indoors || Led off the 4x4 that ran a then season-best 3:34.70 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2006 Indoors || Helped the mile relay to a school-record 3:34.04 at the Iowa State Last Chance. || 2005 Indoors || Ran a personal-best and provisional-qualifying 54.10 for 400 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || High School || Bronx Borough and New York City champion in the 200, 400, and 800 ... New York state champion in the 600 indoors, and 400 outdoors ... team MVP all four years. || Personal || Majoring in media studies ... daughter of Valerie Blake ... born Feb. 15, 1987.
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