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JULIA BLANKENBAKER

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Junior
hometown
Wesley Chapel, Fla.
high school
Wiregrass Ranch

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Second year with the Noles after transferring from Nova Southeastern…made dramatic improvement on the track in her first season…starred in cross country and track & field at Wiregrass Ranch.

2019-20

Cross Country: Saw action in two meets…turned in best finish at UAH Charger Open, placing 66th in the field…came back with a season-best 5k time of 21:22.0 on home course at the FSU Invitational.

2018-19

Cross Country: Competed in her first two collegiate cross country meets…ran 20:25 at the Mountain Dew Invitational…posted a 25:04 in her first 6k event at the Bobcat Invitational. Indoor: did not compete. Outdoor: ran the 1500 in three meets, lowering her week-old PB from the FAMU Relays at the FSU Relays (5:00.38).

PERSONAL:

First-team All-Sunshine State Conference in cross country (2015, 2016) and as a member of the 4×800 relay team (2015-17) on the track…two-time 4A Regional qualifier in track (2016-17)…also 4A State qualifier in swimming & diving (2014-15)…outstanding student who was salutatorian of her 2017 graduating class…National AP Scholar…member of National Honor Society…earned NCAA Division II All-Academic honors in cross country while at Nova Southeastern (2017)…served as volunteer coordinator for Public Health Student Association…daughter of Jim and Michelle Blankenbaker…majoring in behavioral neuroscience…born March 21, 1999.