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     Ryan Blackmon
    Ryan Blackmon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    South Holland, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood

    Event:
    Sprints


    02/27/2014

    Track & Field Set for Horizon League Indoor Championships

    Competition set to begin Saturday at 9:00 a.m. CT.

    02/21/2014

    Track & Field Concludes Action at GVSU Tune-Up

    Martin Hunter finishes third as an individual in the 200-meter dash

    02/15/2014

    Track & Field Concludes Competition at Chicagoland Championships

    Ehrhardt and Blackmon set personal records

    02/08/2014

    Track & Field Finishes Competition at Meyo Invite and Chicago Duals

    Ehrhardt beat the school record by 20 seconds

    01/18/2014

    Track & Field Concludes Action at UWM Triangular and Lewis Invites

    Christian Saporiti set a personal best in shot put

    2013 Outdoor: Finished the 400-meter dash in 48.96 seconds at the Benedictine Twilight (4/26/13), the sixth-fastest time in the Horizon League during the outdoor season ... Ran the 800-meter in 2:01.77 at the Huskie Open (4/20/13), and finished the 200-meter dash in 22.29 seconds, good for a seventh-place individual finish. 2013 Indoor: Crossed the finishing line in 1:59.09 at the Panther Tune-Up (2/15/13), the 23rd-best time in the Horizon League during the indoor season ... Ran the 400-meter dash in 48.94 seconds at the Horizon League Championship (2/23/13).

    Outdoor 2012: Placed third at the DePaul Invitational in the 400 with a time of 50.52 and sixth in the 200 with a time of 23.55 ... qualified for finals of the 400 at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 50.23 and placed ninth in the finals with a 50.30.

    Indoor 2012: Placed sixth at the Horizon League Championships in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.21 ... notched a career-best time in prelims with a 49.16 ... ran lead-off leg on the second place 4x400 meter relay squad at the conference championships in a time of 3:15.42 ... recorded a 22.92 in the 200 meter dash at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite on Feb. 3.

    Outdoor 2011: Placed seventh in the 400 meter dash at the DePaul Invitational (4/16/11) ... took eighth in the 400 meter dash at both Cougar Invitational (4/21/11) and Horizon League Outdoor Championships (5/06/11-5/07/11).

    Indoor 2011: Placed third in the 400 meter run at the UWM Panther Tune-Up (2/18/11)... finished seventh in the 800 meter run at the University of Chicago Duals (1/29/11) and in the 400 meter dash at the Chicagoland Indoor (2/12/11).

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in track and one-time letterwinner in basketball at Thornwood (Ill.) ... All-Conference sprinter in the 400-meter dash and the 4-by-400-meter relay ... team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior campaign ... MVP in his sophomore year ... team won all-conference all four years and all-american once... held the indoor 4-by-400-meter relay record (3:24) at Thornwood ... biggest athletic thrill to date is running at 2010 New Balance Nationals for the 4x4 relay and placing 6th with 3:16 ... born September 19, 1991, in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Alan and Christine Miree... has two siblings, Arielle and Brandon ... currently enrolled as an Industrial Design major.

    Career-Best Outdoor Times:

    200-Meter Dash: :23.55

    400-Meter Dash: :50.23

    Career-Best Indoor Times:

    200-Meter Dash: :22.92

    400-Meter Dash: :49.16

    800-Meter Dash: 2:00:68