Liga Blyholder
Liga Blyholder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Lee's Summit West

Event:
Middle Distance

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Blyholder's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Junior

At Wisconsin
Notables
• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten in track and field
• 2011 Academic All-Big Ten in cross country

2014 Outdoor: Ran to a 14th-place finish in the 1500 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/17) with a time of 4:32.32 ... finished fifth in the 800 meters (2:18.33) and second in the 1500 meters (4:32.57) at the Tom Botts Invite (5/3) ... finished 33rd in the 1500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invite (4/18) with a time of 4:39.81

2014 Indoor: Did not compete

2013 Outdoor:
While competing unattached, won the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a time of 4:32.25 and took second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.57

2013 Indoor:
Did not compete

2012 Outdoor:
Placed 20th in the 1,500 meters in the NCAA Preliminary (5/25) with a time of 4:31.62 ... ran a time of 4:19.65 in the 1,500 meters to take fifth at the Big Ten championships (5/13) ... took second her her section of the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.85 at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) ... ran a time of 4:26.60 to place 10th at the Drake Relays (4/28) ... placed third in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:27.10 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... clocked in at 4:28.43 to take 50th in the 1500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/19)

2012 Indoor:
Took eighth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships (2/24-25) with a time of 4:48.77 ... placed seventh in the seeded section of the mile with a time of 4:49.67 at the Iowa State Classic (2/11) ...took third at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) in the 600 meters with a time of 1:38.74 ... won the 1000 meters with a time of 2:57.12 at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) ... placed ninth with a personal-best time in the mile at the Penn State National (1/28), clocking in at 4:51.05

2011 Indoor: Member of the winning distance medley relay team with a time of 12:07.78# at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... ran a mile time of 4:58.11 finishing 44th at the Husky Classic (2/12) ... finished fourth in the mile with a time of 4:59.54# at the Illini Classic (1/22) ... took eighth in the mile at the Husker Invitational (2/5) with a time of 5:00.94 ... member of the seventh-place distance medley relay team (11:33.88#) at the Big Ten Championships (2/26)

2011 Outdoor: Placed ninth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:32.56 at the Florida Relays (4/1) ... finished 15th in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:11.66 at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) ... ran in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15) and finished with a time of 4:30.97

High School
A two-time All-American as a senior, claiming championship in the mile at the 2010 Nike Outdoor Nationals and finishing fourth in the 800 meters ... also earned All-America honors as part of sixth-place 4-by-mile relay team at 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... as a senior, took state title in the 1,600 meters and finished third in the 3200 meters at the Missouri Class 3-4 state meet ... as a junior, finished second in both the 800 meters and 1,600 meters at 2009 Missouri Class 4 state meet ... won state title in 4x800-meter relay as a freshman ... part of runner-up 4x800 relay as a sophomore and fourth-place finish as a junior ... also was sixth at state in the 800 meters as a sophomore in 2008 ... nine-time conference champion ... nine-time district champion ... competed in cross country as a junior and senior, earning all-state honors both years as member of consecutive state championship teams ... two-time all-conference and all-district pick in cross country ... National Honor Society member ... four-year academic letterwinner ... also competed in softball and basketball ... high school coach: Jesse Griffin

Personal
Parents are John Blyholder and Lori Walter ... has two siblings, Brett and Jenna ... major is kinesiology

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
1000 Meters 2:57.12 1-14-12 800 Meters 2:15.57 5-4-13
Mile 4:46.69 2-24-12 1500 Meters 4:19.65 5-13-12
Steeplechase 11:11.66 3-25-11

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 - West Outdoor
1500 Meters: 20th (4:31.62)

At the Big Ten Championships
2014-Outdoor
1500 Meters: 14th (4:32.57)

2011-Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 7th (11:33.88#)

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