Rachel Blankenship
Rachel Blankenship
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hurricane

High School:
Hurricane, W.Va.

Event:
Throws

2007 Outdoor: Best shot put and hammer throw distances came at the C-USA Outdoor Championships finishing fifth with a throw of 13.83m in the shot put and 44.08m in the hammer...finished fourth at the Ohio Open in the hammer throw and fourth in the shot put at the UNC Invitational.

2007 Indoor: Competed in Shot Put and Weight Throw...best throw in shot put came at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a distance of 13.09m...finished 4th in the shot put at the Holiday Classic and the Akron Open.

2006 Outdoor: Took third at the Bobcat Invitational in the shot put with her season best toss of 42'04.75".

2006 Indoor: Finished 11th in the shot put at the Kentucky Invitational with her throw of 42'04"...placed eighth at the C-USA Championship in the event.

2005 Outdoor: Placed first at the EKU Open in shot put with a throw of 11.91m...best hammer throw was 35.92m at the 49er Classic for 18th place...finished the outdoor season with a shot put distance of 12.77m and 18th place.

2004 Indoor: Had an extremely successful season with five top 10 finishes...at the Kentucky Invitational threw 12.71m in the shot put for her best of the season and a ninth place finish...highest finish of the season came at the West Virginia University Holiday Classic with a shot put distance of11.62m for sixth place...best weight throw was 10.33m at the Ohio State Invitational.

Prior to Marshall: Set Hurricane record in the the weight throw with a distance of 41-07.00, distance was also a Gazette Relays record.

Personal: Born July 30, 1986...daughter of Bob and Ruth Blankenship...major is criminal justice.