UND Roster

2012-13 Track and Field Roster

Sasha Blanchard

Sprints


Height 5'6''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Agoura, Calif.
High School La Reina
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Competed in eight meets during the season, seeing action in an assortment of sprint and hurdle events … placed in the top-10 in 11 events … set personal best in the 100m hurdles (14.91) at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, finishing sixth overall … placed second in the 400m hurdles at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (1:04.65) … opened year helping the 4x400m relay team to a fourth place finish at the Blue & Gold Invitational (4:04.16) … also helped the 4x400m relay team to a fifth place finish at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle (3:50.64).

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in numerous sprint events for the Irish during the season … opened competition at the Blue & Gold Invitational in both the 400m run and the 4x400m relay … finished 11th in the 400m run at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 58.96 … competed in three events for the Irish at the Indiana University Relays … placed seventh in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:50.83 … clocked a 27.17 and a 15th place finish in the 200m dash in the same meet … also garnered a fifth place finish in a time of 59.31 in the 400m run … competed at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships in the 4x400m relay, the 400m hurdles, and the 100m hurdles … finished strongly at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in three events … clocked a time of 3:57.32 in the 4x400m relay for a second place finish … placed tenth overall in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.65 … also took home eight place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.54 … made a strong showing at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 4x400m relay, the 400m hurdles, and the 100m hurdles, taking home fourth, fourth, and fifth place respectively … ran a personal best 14.75 in the 100m hurdles at the Gina Relays … closed the season at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships bringing home an 11th-place finish in the 4x400m relay for the Irish with a time of 3:46.06.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished third in the 60 hurdles (9.19) and also racing the opening leg of the 4×400 relay, helping the team to a third- place finish (3:57.11) … finished seventh in 8.14 in the 60 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … raced in the 200, finishing 10th overall after clocking a 26.64 at the same event … placed seventh in the 200 with a 26.59 and ended fourth in the 60 hurdles in 9.13 at the Notre Dame Invitational… ran to a 39th-place finish in the 300 in 41.87 at the Meyo Invitational … also placed 38th in prelims in the 60 hurdles (9.49) at the Meyo Invitational … crossed second in her heat and 11th overall in the 100 hurdles in 15.62 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … also victorious in her 400 hurdles heat, good for fifth overall, after posting a 1:04.22 … finished sixth in the 100 hurdles in 14.98 at the Border Battle … also crossed sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.94 … finished ninth in the 400 (59.62) and sixth in the 100 hurdles (15.55) at the Dave Rankin Invitational … placed third in her heat and 10th overall in the 400 hurdles, in 1:02.96 at the Gina Relays … competed in the prelims of the 400 hurdles, finishing 12th in 1:02.23 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN: Placed sixth in her Notre Dame debut, posting a 26.78 in the 200 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished the 60 hurdles in 9.14 for a first-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational … placed 11th in the 60 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a 8.28 … finished sixth in the 60 hurdles in 9.19 at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished fifth (8.19) in the 60 at the Notre Dame Invitational … ran the 60 hurdles in 9.44 (28th) at the Meyo Invitational … finished 27th (5.06m) in the long jump at the Meyo Invitational … ran the 100 hurdles in 16.32 (13th) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … ran the 400 hurdles in 1:05.50 for sixth place at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … finished 18th (4.90m) in the long jump at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … ran the 100 hurdles in 17.28 (31st) at the Ole Miss Invitational … finished 15th in 1:06.90 in the 400 hurdles … posted a 1:04.82 in the 400 hurdles at the Dave Rankin Invitational, good for a third-place finish … ran the 100 hurdles in 15.45 for 11th place at the Dave Rankin Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Five-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at La Reina (Calif.) … 11-time Tri-Valley league champion in five different events … went undefeated in the Tri-Valley League during her entire high school career … finished seventh nationally in the heptathlon at the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics … earned All-American honors in the 4×800 relay in 2007 … ranked in the top-20 in the country in the 100 hurdles … holds over 40 school records and the Tri-Valley League 100 hurdle record … holds the 300-hurdle record for Ventura County … earned Ventura County first-team honors five times … inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame and La Reina High School Hall of Fame in 2008 … named to the Daily News All-Area first team in 2008 … member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation … born in Los Angeles, Calif. … daughter of Greg and Joy Blanchard … has two sisters … sister, Brianna, competes in swimming and track at Pepperdine … hails from the same area as former Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology.