Courtney Blanden
  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
  • Sprints
  • Junior
  • Weddington
  • Weddington, N.C.

Updated: February 13, 2017

2017 indoor: Led the Hokie women in the 400 with a personal-best time of 54.38 seconds, finishing in fourth place at the Music City Challenge - the fourth fastest time in school history ... Also, collected a second-place finish as a member of the 4x4 relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing in a time of 3:40.04 - the second-best time in the event in program history ... Additionally, was a member of the winning distance medley relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing the race in 11 minutes, 12.17 seconds for the win ... Was fourth in the 200-meter event, setting a new personal-best time of 23.82 seconds at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet - the third-fastest time in Tech history ... Placed sixth in the 200 at the Bob Pollock Invitational with a personal-best time of 24.28 ... Came in third in the 400 at the Hokie Invitational with a personal-best time of 54.54 seconds … Was fifth in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a personal-best time of 39.04 - tied for fifth-best time in the event in school history.

2016 outdoor: Began the season at the Miami Hurricane Invitational, earning three top-three finishes in the 4x100, the 4x400 and the 400 … Set a personal record in the 200-meter dash at the Spec Towns Invitational with a time of 23.97 seconds … Member of the winning 4x100-meter relay team at the Charlotte Invitational … Ran a personal best in the 400 meters at the ACC Championships, finishing with a time of 54.70 … Qualified for the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Regional.

2016 indoor: Opened the season with a personal record in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational, running the event in 40.06 seconds … Had three top-10 finishes at the Bob Pollock Invitational (200 meters, 400 meters and 4x400 meters) … Tied a personal record in the 60-meter dash at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a time of 7.69 … Ran a season-best time of 24.73 seconds in the 200 at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Competed in the 400 and the 4x400-meter relay at the ACC Championships.

2015 outdoor: Posted a season best 100-meter dash time of 12.09 seconds at the ACC Championships ... Ran a season best 200-meter dash time of 24.83 seconds at the Hurricane Invitational ... Ran the anchor leg of the Hokies' 4x100-meter relay team at the ACC Championships.

2015 indoor: Posted a season best 60-meter dash time of 7.69 seconds at the ACC Championships ... Also posted a season best 200-meter dash time of 25.12 at the ACC Championships.

High school: Was the 4x100 outdoor state champion and the 4x400 state runner-up … Won the 4x400 indoor state championship her senior year … Was the 4x400 and 200m regional runner-up ... Was the 4x100 and 200-meter district champion … Set school records for the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 and 4x200 meters at Weddington … Was the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x400 Midwest Regional Champion.

Personal: Born March 12, 1996 … Daughter of Keith and Joyce Blanden … Has one brother, Keven … Majoring in business information technology.

Blanden's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

60m - 7.69, Doc Hale VT Elite (2016)

200m - 23.82, Doc Hale VT Elite (2017)

300m - 39.04, VT Invitational (2017)

400m - 54.38, Music City Challenge (2017)

100m - 12.09, ACC Championships (prelim, 2015)

200m - 23.79, War Eagle Invitational (2016)

400m - 54.70, ACC Championships (prelim, 2016)

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