Anne-Marie Blaney

Anne-Marie  Blaney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ocala, Fla.

High School:
Belleview

07/30/2015

Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team

02/13/2015

Blaney, XC Team Earn Academic Honors

UCF earned the all-academic team award for the third straight year

11/22/2014

Blaney Competes at Nationals

The junior was first ever from UCF to run at nationals

11/21/2014

Blaney Set to Compete at Nationals

Junior Anne-Marie Blaney is first runner in program history to qualify for nationals

11/20/2014

Cross Country Recognized for Top Performances

The Knights present two Knight Bear awards

2014
• Qualified for and competed at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., the second UCF runner to run at nationals
• Finished fourth overall at the NCAA South Region Championships, the best ever for a Knight
• Her time of 19:39.9 on the 6K course shatterd the UCF record of 20:19.45
• Placed third at the American Athletic Conference Championships (10/31) in a time of 20:45 (6K)
• Took first place honors at the Florida State Invitational (10/10) with a time of 17:23.65 (5K)
• Earned AAC Athlete of the Week honors for her performance in Tallahassee
• Won the FL Runners Invitational for the third straight year, clocking in at 17:31.53 on the 5K course, nearly a minute faster than anyone else in competition
• Placed fourth overall at the Mountain Dew Invitational (9/20), posting a season best time of 17:12.95 on the 5K course
• The time of 17:12.95 was Blaney's second fastest ever and the third best ever at UCF
• Her performance at the Mountain Dew Invite earned here American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors
• Helped UCF take first place at the UCF Invitational (9/13) finishing first overall for the second straight season

• Took first place at the USF Invitational (9/5) for the third-straight year
• Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the second straight season 

2013
• Won the American Athletic Conference Championship, taking first place with a time of 20:19.45, setting a school record, and helping to lead the Knights to a program-best fourth place finish
• Led UCF with an 11th place finish at the NCAA South Region Championships, crossing the line in 20:32.94 on the 6K course
• Recognized as the American Athletic Conference XC Athlete of the Week five times (Sept. 10; Sept. 17; Oct. 1; Oct. 15; Oct. 22)
• Won the season-opening USF Invitational for the second-straight year and rewrote the 13-year-old 5K school record in the process with a time of 16:50.19
• Earned bronze at the 6K Mountain Dew Invitational with a new PR of 21:20.72
• Broke the women's collegiate course record (17:24.90) at the FL Runners Invitational to defend her first-place finish from the year prior and led UCF to a team victory
• Took the runner-up trophy in a photo-finish with the third-place finisher at the 18th annual Disney Cross Country Classic, clocking in at 17:33.12 in a field of 200 runners
• Won the UCF Cross Country Classic individual championship with a time of 21:34.56 on the 6K course
• Earned individual all-academic honors from the USTFCCCA

2012
• UCF's top finisher in every meet and posted three 5K times throughout the season that ranked among UCF's all-time top 10
• Won the USF Invitational in her collegiate debut, clocking in at 18:36.59
• Set the UCF freshman 5K record (17:49.51) at the Mountain Dew Invitational (9/15)
• Won the FL Runners Invitational (9/28) in a time of 17:52.10
• Set the UCF freshman 6K record (21:22.0) at the NCAA South Region Championships (11/9), which ranked second on UCF's all-time list

Prior to UCF
• A three-time Ocala Star Banner's Girls' Cross Country Athlete of the Year and the 2010 Track Athlete of the Year
• The 2011 FACA Girls MVP and Champion, taking first place in the 5000m at the senior all-star meet
• Earned FACA 2010 Cross Country All-State Second Team laurels
• A three-time district champion
• Placed on three occasions at the state cross country meet, including a third-place finish as a sophomore
• Ran a time of 18:24 at the MCIAC meet, which set a new Belleview High School course record
• Set a McKethan Lake Park course record with a personal-record, first-place time of 17:39.10 at the District 3A-6 meet
• Emerged as the 2011 FHSAA 3A Region 2 champion
• Finished sixth at the 2011 state cross country meet 

Personal
• Daughter of former University of Florida cross country and outdoor track All-American Mike Blaney
• Also considered UF, Ole Miss, South Florida and North Florida

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