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.
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.
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).
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.