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CATHERINE BLANEY

Player profile

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Senior transfer from South Florida, where she was consistently the program’s top distance runner…finished her first cross country season at FSU on a roll as the No. 2 runner at the ACC and NCAA South Region meets…has indoor and outdoor eligibility remaining.

2016 Cross Country:

Competed in six meets for the Noles in the fall and was the No. 2 runner at the end of the campaign…finished 40th overall at both the ACC and NCAA South Region Championships…posted her 6k PB at the ACC meet (21:09.5)…was the No. 4 finisher for the Noles at adidas XC Challenge, Notre Dame Invitational and FSU Invitational…breakthrough came at Wisconsin Invitational, where she improved to third on the team.

USF Performance Profile

 

Before FSU:

Brings an impressive list of credentials from USF to Tallahassee including PBs of 4:33.12 (1500), 4:53.79 (mile), 9:54.58 (3000) and 16:57.57 (5000)…was 12th at the 2015 AAC Cross Country Championships, earning All-American Athletic Conference honors…is a two-time runner-up at the FSU Invitational…an AAC Championships scorer on the track indoors in the mile and DMR and outdoors in the steeplechase.

Personal:

Starred at Belleview High where she capped her career by finishing fifth in the 1600 and fourth in the 3200 at the 2013 3A State Championships…was 14th at the 3A State Cross Country Championships as a senior…placed seventh at the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Championships in the 3000…also played soccer…outstanding student who earned All-AAC Academic honors while at USF…majoring in public health at FSU…comes from a running family…father Mike ran at Florida, mother Rene ran cross country and played soccer in high school while older sister Anne-Marie was an NCAA Championships qualifier in both cross country and track for UCF…born Feb. 7, 1995.