Charlotte Outdoor Track & Field BIO
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 Joann Blakney

At Charlotte -

2015 - Outdoor: Competed in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminaries placing 24th with a jump of 5.88m (19-03.50).....Finished eighth in the 200m finals at the Conference USA Championships in 24.34 along with 10th in the 100m (11.69) and 15th in the long jump at 5.76m (18-10.75).....Hit a season-best long jump mark of 6.07m (19-11) at the Radford Invitational to win the event....Indoor: Won the 60m dash at the Conference USA Championships in a time of 7.39 for a second consecutive year...Also finished third in the long jump at the C-USA Championships with a leap of 6.04m (19-09.75) and 13th in the 200m (24.48)...Set a new career-best time in the 300m in 39.42 at the Virginia Tech Invite to finish fifth....

2014 - Indoor: Competed in seven meets...Posted a personal best time in the 60m dash at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.35...Conference USA Medalist in the 60m dash...10 first place finishes in the 60m dash...Finished fifth overall at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 200m dash with a time of 24.21.  Outdoor: Competed in eight meets...Qualified for the 100m and 200m events at the NCAA East Preliminary...Posted a personal best in the 100m and 400m...Finished second overall at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 100m dash with a personal best time of 11:52...Finished ninth overall at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the long jump.

2013 - Outdoor: Did not compete. Indoor: Named the Most Outstanding Track Performer for the second straight year at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Blakney won a pair of titles on the final day of the championship to finish with three total …The multi-talented Blakney won the 60m (7.47), 200m (24.35) , and long jump (19’7.5) … Best performance in the long jump was at the Tiger Paw Invite where she won the event with a leap of 20’4.25 … Fastest 60m time was 7.37 at the Va. Tech Final Qualifier where she finished second. Outdoor: Did not compete. 

2012 - Indoor:  Won the 200m dash (24.21) at the Hokie Invitational, that time ranks third on the all-time top ten list … Was second in the 60m dash (7.39) at the Va. Tech Final Qualifier, that mark is second on the all-time list. Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 4x100m relay ...Won the 100m dash (11.82) and 200m dash (23.98) at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Was first in the 100m dash with a season-best time of 11.52 at the Charlotte Invitational.

Prep: USA All-American in the long jump, 4x100m relay and two-time All-American in the 4x400m relay ... Indoor state champion in the long jump ... Team won conference championship.

Personal: Daughter of Alvin Blakney and Marie Culbreth ... Criminal Justice major ... Born August 9, 1992.

Position: Sprints/ Jumps
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Other College: NC Central University
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