Anne-Marie Blaney

Anne-Marie  Blaney


Ocala, Fla.

High School:


Salute to the 2016 Swords Awards

Knights celebrate 2015-16 with annual awards banquet


Academic Accolades

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


Blaney, XC Team Earn Academic Honors

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


Blaney Competes at Nationals

The junior was first ever from UCF to run at nationals


Blaney Set to Compete at Nationals

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

• 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 

• 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

• 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 

• 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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