Men's Track & Field Set for Big Ten Championships at SPIRE Institute
Last Updated: June 21, 2013
At Michigan ... 2010 All-Big Ten second team (Indoor DMR).
Senior (2013)...Championship Meets...At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished 10th in the 1,500-meter run (3:54.54, 3:49.88 p) ...At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), ran the first leg of the distance medley relay that finished ninth (9:47.92) ... Outdoor...At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), won the 800-meter run (1:51.12) ... At the Penn Relays (April 25-27), ran the third leg of the distance medley relay that took 12th (9:54.89) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18-20), placed 18th in the open 1,500-meter run (3:47.27) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished second in the 800-meter run (1:51.80) ...Indoor... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), won the 800-meter run (1:54.79).
Junior (2012) ...Championship Meets... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), placed 19th in the 1,500-meter run prelims (3:54.34) ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25), finished 16th in the mile run prelims (4:10.76) and ran the mile leg of the distance medley relay that finished ninth (10:08.33) ...Outdoor...At Penn Relays (April 26-28), ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay, which finished 11th (7:38.06), and anchored the runner-up distance medley relay (9:56.90) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19-20), finished 16th in the 1,500-meter run (3:47.68) ... At the William & Mary Colonial Relays (April 6-7), finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run (3:46.81), ran the first leg of the runner up 4x1,500-meter relay (15:50.92), and anchored the winning sprint medley relay (3:25.76) ...Indoor... At the SPIRE Invitational, placed 15th in the mile run (4:10.76) ... At the Navy Wesley A. Brown Invitational (Jan. 28), won the mile run (4:04.48), setting a facility record, and ran the 1,200-meter leg of the fifth-place distance medley relay (10:27.49) ... At the Jack Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), won the 800-meter run (1:54.48) and ran the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:29.91) ... Finished second in the mile run (4:10.25) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14).
Sophomore (2011) ... Championship Meets ... Finished 11th in the 1,500m run and 23rd in the 5,000m run at the Big Ten Outdoors Championships ... Outdoor ... Finished second in the 1,500-meter run against Ohio State in "The Dual" (April 17) ... Indoor ... Did not run in first four indoor meets ... made season debut at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 12).
Freshman (2010) ...Second Team All-Big Ten (Indoor) ... Championship Meets ... Finished 21st in the 1,500-meter run (3:52.36) and 29th in the 5,000-meter run (14:42.63) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15) ... part of Michigan's second place DMR team at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 27), along with Sean McNamara, Dallas Bowden and Nick Neuman ... Outdoor... Won the 1,500-meter run in back-to-back meets (Stanford-Jordan on May 1, U-M Len Paddock on May 8)... won the mile run at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (April 16), setting a new career-high (4:07.02)... ran the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs at "The Dual" (April 10) ... Indoor ... Finished eighth in the mile at the Meyo Invite (Feb. 6)... finished eighth in the 3,000-meter run at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 13), setting a career-high (8:08.04).
Prep... Graduated from Wellington College (2007) ... Captured New Zealand U-19 titles in the 1,500m and 3,000m (2009) ... Also placed third in the 5,000m and sixth in the 1,500m at the 2008 New Zealand championships ... Twice competed in the Junior World Duathlon Championships, placing 14th (2006) and 11th (2007) ... Placed 35th at the 2005 Junior World Mountain Running Championships.
Personal... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Born on June 4, 1989 ... Son of Gordon and Robyn Blacklaws.