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    Sasha Blanchard  
    Sasha Blanchard

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Agoura, CA

    High School:
    La Reina

    Event:
    Sprints

    Birthdate:
    02/16/1990


    04/29/2012

    Irish Earn 17 Top-Three Finishes On Weekend

    The women's 4x800m relay team won at the elite Drake Relays.

    03/31/2012

    Irish Travel The Country For Track And Field Meets

    Notre Dame wins nine events on day two at Purdue.

    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 4x400 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 4x800 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.

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