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Liga Blyholder
Liga  Blyholder

RS Senior

Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:


Blyholder's Track & Field Bio

At Wisconsin
• 2014 Academic All-Big Ten in cross country
• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten in track and field
• 2011 Academic All-Big Ten in cross country

2014: Finished 76th overall and 5th for the Badgers in the 'B' Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/17) in 22:44 (6k) ... Placed 54th overall and 7th for the Badgers at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/4) in 18:01.18 ... Finished 28th overall and 8th for the Badgers at the Big Ten Preview (9/20) in 22:23.85 (6k) ... Placed 12th overall and 7th for UW at the Badger Opener (9/5) in 14:34 (4k)

2013: Ran to a 67th-place finish overall and eighth for the Badgers at the Big Ten Championships (11/3), clocking in at 22:41 (6K) ... clocked in at 21:35 (6k) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/19), which was good for a 7th-place finish for Wisconsin and 162nd overall ...placed 12th for the Badgers and 101st overall at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27), finishing with a time of 19:22 (5K) ... finished 11th for Wisconsin and 22nd overall at the Badger Opener (9/6) while finishing with a time of 14:44 (4K)

2012: Redshirt season ... competed unattached and finished 31st overall with a time of 21:39 (6k) in the "B" race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/12) ... finished second with a time of 22:27 (6k) at the Warhawk Invitational (9/15) while competing unattached ... placed 10th at season-opening Badger Opener (9/7) while competing unattached, finishing in a time of 18:41 (5K)

2011: Took second overall and for Wisconsin at the UW-Oshkosh Open with a time of 22:08 ... finished fourth at the Badger Opener (5K) with a time of 18:03 ... placed 126th overall at the Roy Griak Invitational (6K) at 22:33.3 ... took 49th overall at the Bill Dellinger Invitational (5K) with a time of 17:58.76

2010: Took 157th at NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 23:43.56 ... took 54th at Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:41... competed in the Northern Illinois Huskie Open and finished third for UW and fifth overall in a time of 18:59.45 ... took 87th place at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 22:02 ... placed 159th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational with a time of 22:21.1 ... won the UW-Oshkosh Open with a time of 17:54

High School
First-team all-conference and first-team all-district junior and senior years in cross country ... all-state in cross country junior and senior year and a member of the State Championship Team in both campaigns ... Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete senior year ...conference champion in 3200m, 1600m and 800m senior year in track ... holds the ninth-fastest 1600m time in state history ... conference and district champion in the 4x800m, 800m and 1600m junior year ... all-state in 800m and 1600m with a second-place finish in both ... two-time Kansas City Star Athlete of the Week ... lettered two years in softball and three years in basketball as well ... member of National Honor Society ... received I.B. certificate in History and Biology

Parents are John Blyholder and Lori Walter ... has two siblings, Brett and Jenna ... intends to major in biology and kinesiology

Personal Bests
Cross Country Outdoor Track
4 Kilometers 14:34 9-5-14 800 Meters 2:15.57 5-4-13
5 Kilometers 17:54 2010 1500 Meters 4:19.65 5-13-12
6 Kilometers 21:39 10-12-12

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