Junior claims ACC XC Scholar-Athlete award; six 'Noles named All-ACC Academic
Seminole cross country women continue their reign in the ACC
Junior leads Seminole women's cross country to eighth place showing
Seminole XC women, Blahnik geared up for NCAA Championships
Quigley leads South Region women's romp; Blahnik NCAA-bound for men
Returns for her junior season in cross country on the heels of an outstanding outdoor campaign...named co-captain for the 2013 season along with junior Colleen Quigley.
2012: Was on the verge of breakthrough sophomore campaign before suffering a season-ending injury...won the season-opening Covered Bridge Open race at Appalachian State and followed with a fifth-place finish (21:28.56, 6k) at the Virginia Tech Invitational/Pre-ACC meet...placed 20th overall at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:04, 5k), helping the Seminoles secure the team title in what proved to be the final meet of her season.
2011: Competed in four meets for the Seminoles, including the ACC Championship...top finish came at FSU Invitational, when she was 11th in season-best 5k time of 18:13.95...was 31st at Clemson Invitational/Pre-ACC meet (21:57.42, 6k)...opened year placing 12th at Covered Bridge Open.
Track & Field
2013: Outdoor - Advanced to the finals in the 1500m in her first NCAA Championships appearance with a four-second PB in the preliminary rounds (4:15.51)...finished ninth in 1500 finals (4:16.42) to earn second-team USTFCCCA All-American honors...punched her ticket to nationals with an eighth-place finish in the 1500 at the NCAA East Preliminary (4:19.70)...earned her second consecutive NCAA East qualifying spot with a PR of 4:17.47 at the Payton Jordan Invitational...tuned up for the postseason with a career-best 2:09.28 800 at the Virginia Challenge...finished fourth in 1500 (4:23.41) at ACC Championships meet for runner-up `Noles...selected to All-ACC Academic team for first time. Indoor - Missed the entire season as she recovered from an injury suffered during cross country.
2012: Outdoor - Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary in the 1500m run...earned her way into the meet with a season-best 4:22.84 1500 at the Bob Pollock Invitational...placed eighth in the 1500 at the ACC Outdoor Championships...opened her outdoor season at UNF Invitational with personal-best in 5000m (17:00.71) to place eighth. Indoor - Scored her first points for the Seminoles at the ACC Indoor Championships with a sixth-place finish in the final of the mile after recording a PB in the preliminary round (4:46.85)...competed in five meets for the `Noles, exclusively in the mile.
Melbourne, Australia native has represented her country at the junior level on the national and international stage...won the 3000 at the 2010 Zatopek Classic...placed second at 2009 Australian Cross Country Championships and was second in the 1500 at the 2009 Australian Junior Championships...selected Australian team captain for the World Schools Cross Country Championships in 2008...pursuing a degree in dietetics...born June 20, 1991.