Six in Top 20 Lead Men's Cross Country to Runner-Up at Big Tens
Last Updated: Dec. 5, 2012
At Michigan ... Two-time All-Great Lakes Region (2011, '12) ... All-Big Ten second team (2009).
Senior/Junior (2012) ...Finished 152nd (31:07.3) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Championships (Nov. 17) ... Finished 14th (31:27) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9), earning All-Great Lakes Region honors ... Finished 20th (24:22.2) at the 8,000-meter Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28) ... Finished 127th (24:24) at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 12) ... Opened the season by leading the Wolverines at the 8,000-meter Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), finishing 45th (24:29).
Junior/Sophomore (2011) ... Earned All-Great Lakes Region honors ... Capped the season with an 107th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) in a time of 30:50.5 ... Recorded a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) in 30:55.1 to help U-M earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships ... Finished 23rd at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30) in a time of 24:26 ... Ran a personal best 8,000-meter time of 24:30.9, placing 50th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 14) ... Clocked a time of 25:12.86 at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24) to finish 12th overall ... Finished eighth at the Illinois Orange & Blue Preview (Sept. 16) with an 8,000-meter time of 24:46.
Sophomore (2010) ... Redshirted season ... Did not compete in any races during the 2010 season.
Freshman (2009) ... Clocked 31:56.75 in first collegiate 10,000m race, claiming 31st place at NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 14) ... Earned All-Big Ten second team honors with a 14th-place finish (25:44.3) at the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 1) ... Took a career-high fourth place at the Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 9) with a time of 25:16 ... Recorded a personal-best 24:53.4 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 3), earning 40th place ... Claimed second straight top-10 finish -- placing sixth -- at the Harry Groves Invitational (Sept. 11), finishing with a time of 26:39 ... Ran unattached and placed seventh (19:41) in collegiate debut at the Michigan Open (Sept. 4).
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 College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in history ... Born on June 4, 1989 ... Son of Gordon and Robyn Blacklaws.