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BRIDGET BLAKE

Player profile

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Coming off a six-meet cross country season which saw her run among team’s top three…first-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the steeplechase in 2016…posted No. 6 steeplechase time (10:07.87) in FSU history to qualify from NCAA East…established new PBs in 1500 (4:19.42), mile (4:39.93) and 3000 (9:30.51) in 2016

2016 Cross Country:

Top performances in her six-meet season included her runner-up finish at the FSU Invitational (17:47.8), which earned her ACC Performer of the Week honors…debuted with a ninth-place finish at the adidas XC Challenge (17:43.6)…was third Nole across the line at ACC Championships and 44th overall (21:15.6, 6k).

2015-16

Outdoor: Placed 23rd at NCAA Championships in the steeplechase, despite illness…qualified out of the NCAA East with a huge last-lap kick to claim the final steeplechase spot on time…helped Seminoles to ACC team title with runner-up finish in steeplechase and sixth-place in 1500, each in personal-bests. Indoor: Anchored FSU’s runner-up finish in the DMR at the ACC Championships, then followed up with a sixth-place finish in the mile. Cross Country: Earned All-South Region honors with 19th-place finish for fourth-place Noles…held down top-three spot throughout the season.

2014-15

Outdoor:  Placed 29th at the NCAA East Preliminiary in the steeplechase (10:17.60)…finished eighth in the steeplechase at ACC Outdoor Championships…posted the ninth-fastest steeplechase (10:16.90) in FSU history at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Indoor: Anchored the distance medley to an 11th-place finish at NCAA Championships for second-team All-American honors…ran season-best mile at ACC Championships (4:53.42). Cross Country: Competed at the NCAA Championships for the Noles…earned All-South Region honors with a 17th-place finish…was a top-five scorer throughout the season for the ACC runner-ups.

2013-14

Sat out her true freshman year as a redshirt.

Personal:

The most decorated high school distance runner from Central Florida since Jenny Barringer Simpson…won three 4A state cross country titles and six individual titles on the track, including the 1600-3200 double as a junior and senior for Dr. Phillips…state cross country runner-up as a freshman while competing for Freedom High…won her third and final state cross country title at FSU’s Apalachee Regional Park course…two-time qualifier for the Foot Locker National Championships, finishing 15th as a senior (17:56)…born May 9, 1995.