Courtney Blanden

  • Courtney
  • Blanden

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

Updated: May 22, 2017

2017 outdoor: Ran in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the ACC Championships, qualifying for the finals in the 400 ... Earned second-team All-ACC recognition in the 400, placing fourth with a school-record time of 52.24 seconds ... Clocked season bests in the 4x100 (44.63) and 4x400 (3:32.57) relays at the league championship, placing third and second, respectively, to collect second-team all-conference honors in both events ... Was a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams that advanced to the Championship of America Invitational at the Penn Relays for the first time in school history ... Competed in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes at three different meets during the regular season ... Broke the school record while winning the 200 at the War Eagle Invitational with a time of 23.01 seconds ... Also placed first in the 400 at that same meet, crossing the finish line in 53.48 seconds ... Was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that qualified for the finals at the Texas Relays, placing seventh overall.

2017 indoor: Earned first-team All-ACC honors after finishing with a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash at the ACC Championships … Also broke the school record in the event with a lifetime-best time of 23.60 seconds … Finished fifth in the 400 at the ACC Championships with a new personal-best time of 53.54 seconds, earning second-team All-ACC recognition … Was a member of the school-record breaking 4x400 relay team, placing fourth at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:37.42 … Placed fourth in the 400 at the Music City Challenge (54.38) … Also collected a second-place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team, finishing in a time of 3:40.04 … Additionally, was a member of the winning distance medley relay team, finishing the race in 11 minutes, 12.17 seconds for the win – good enough for second on Tech’s all-time list ... Was fourth in the 200-meter event at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet (23.82) ... Placed sixth in the 200 at the Bob Pollock Invitational (24.28) ... Came in third in the 400 at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 54.54 … Was fifth in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a personal-best time of 39.04 - tied for the 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 - 23.60, ACC Championships (2017)

300m - 39.04, VT Invitational (2017)

400m - 53.54, ACC Championships (2017)

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

200m - 23.01, War Eagle Invitational (2017)

400m - 52.24, ACC Championships (2017)

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