March 18, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Junior Anne Blachford will return to the NCAA Championships for the second time in her career this weekend, March 18-10. The competition will be held in Athens, hosted by the University of Georgia.
Blachford, who came to FSU from Brampton, Ontario, will compete in the 200 IM and 50 Free on Thursday and the 100 Breast on Friday. She qualified in the 200 IM and 100 Breast at the ACC Championships with times of 2:01.93 and 1:03.74 respectively. Her time of 23.27 in the lead off 50 Free time for the 200 Free Relay was also enough to earn her a spot in the field for the 50 Free.
In 1997, Blachford finished 13th in the 200 IM, earning Honorable All-American honors, and 23rd in the 100 Breast. She finished 4th in the 200 IM and the 100 Breast at the 1999 ACC Championships in February.