Bianca  Blair

Bianca Blair

Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:

Last College:
South Carolina/Texas A&M



Year (XC/In/Out):

60mH: 8.49 (2012)
200m: 26.09 (2011)

100mH: 13.57 (H.S.)
400mH: 1:00.03 (H.S.)
200m: 26.73 (2012)
*Through March 11, 2013


2012 Outdoor 400mH: 7th, 1:01.27

Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012...Recipient of 2011 Herb Neff Award, which goes to the best Lady Vol walk-on.

  • Placed fifth in her 60mH preliminary heat at the SEC Championships, completing the race in 8.69
  • Finished the 60mH in 8.72 at the Tyson Invitational, where she placed fifth in her heat in the preliminary round
  • Finished 42nd in the Championship division at the Armory Invitational, running the 60mH in 8.88
  • Competed at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing the preliminary round of the 60m hurdles in 9.00 to place second in her heat...Finished the final in 8.85 to place 7th
  • Ran the 60m hurdles at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing 9th in the preliminary in 8.83

Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Zoomed to a career-best 8.49 reading in the SEC Indoor 60m hurdles prelims...That mark was 12th fastest but did not advance her to the final...Just missed her career best in the 60m hurdles at the Akron Invitational, running 8.54 to finish third in the Gold Division final...Posted a time of 8.68 to place third in the 60m hurdles at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Matched that mark of 8.68 in the 60m hurdles prelims at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Finished sixth in the 60m hurdles in 6.89 at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - Scored at an SEC Championship meet for the first time in her career, finishing seventh in the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:01.27...Wound up 10th overall in the 100m hurdles in 13.67...Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round but saw her season come to a close after she stumbled going over a hurdle...Took second in the 100m hurdles (13.72) and third in the 400m hurdles (1:01.13) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Carded her first victory as a Lady Vol, winning the 100m hurdles in 13.65 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Grabbed second in the 100m hurdles at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual, crossing the line in a time of 13.69...Won the 400m hurdles in a season-best 1:00.68 and grabbed third in the 100m hurdles in 14.06 at the Tennessee Challenge...Ran the open 100m hurdles in 13.70 to place third and was fifth in the Showcase 400m hurdles in 1:01.43 at the Sea Ray Relays.

Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Recipient of Herb Neff Award, which goes to the best Lady Vol walk-on...Indoors - Posted a season-best time of 8.69 in the 60m hurdles at the Penn State National...Logged an indoor career best in the 200m, running 26.09 at the Texas A&M Challenge...Outdoors - Ran season bests of 14.03 and 1:00.69 in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles prelims at the SEC Championships but did not advance to the finals...Finished third in both of those events at the UT-UCLA Dual, clocking readouts of 14.08 and 1:01.61, respectively...Also scored in the 200m at that meet, checking in eighth with an outdoor career topper of 26.80...Ran the second leg as UT won the shuttle hurdle relay in 58.63 at the Sea Ray Relays for the sixth-best time in school history.

Spent the 2008 season at South Carolina and 2009 at Texas A&M...Competed only indoors at USC.

Swept TSSAA state titles in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles in 2006 and 2007, helping Austin-East win a state team title in 2007...Took second in those events in 2005 and third in each in 2004...Posted AEHS records of 13.57 and 41.95, respectively, in those events...Also had PRs of 7.94 in the 55m hurdles and 8.53 in the 60m hurdles and 60.03 in the 400m hurdles...Ran 12.33 in the 100m and posted a best 4x4 relay split of 53.9...Took third in the 100mH and sixth in the 400mH at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals...Coached by former Lady Vol Heather (Sumpter) Blakemore and former Vol Aries Merritt.

Born April 9, 1989, in Knoxville, Tenn....Majoring in business administration...Parents are Leonard and Travonda Blair...Has Four siblings: Jhasta Houston, Jeffery Phillips and Jermaine and Leonard Blair...Mother is UT graduate, while Jeffery played football at Chattanooga.


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