Women's cross country set for American Athletic Conference Championship
-Recognized as the American Athletic Conference XC Athlete of the Week in three-consecutive appointments (Sept. 10; Sept. 17; Oct. 1)
-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 21:20.72
-Broke the women's collegiate course record (17:24.90) at the FL Runners Invitational to defender 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 17:33.12 in a field of 200 runners
-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 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 ranks 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.