OU Track and Field BIO
Dylan Blankenbaker
Player Profile:
Dylan Blankenbaker 1373347
Position: Distance
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Ramona HS
• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- 3,000-Meter Steeplechase  (8:31.17)
• 2017 NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2017 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (5,000-Meter Run, 3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2017 Big 12 Indoor Champion (5,000-Meter Run)
• 2017 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (3,000-Meter Run)
• 2016 NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
• 2014 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (Mile Run)

OU Indoor Collegiate Bests
1,000-Meter Run: 2:30.52, 2014
Mile: 4:03.81, 2017
3,000-Meter Run: 7:59.67, 2017                                                                                                 
5,000-Meter Run: 14:19.00, 2017

OU Outdoor Collegiate Bests 
800-Meter Run: 1:57.03, 2015
Mile: 4:07.32, 2016
1,500-Meter run: 3:48.58, 2016
3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 8:31.17, 2017
5,000-Meter Run: 13:56.45, 2017

2017
(Outdoor)
 Finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships, setting a school record and personal best with a time of 8:31.17...  Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after running 8:45.88 in the West Prelims to finish second in his heat and with the second-fastest time among all competitors... Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 8:52.79... Finished as the runner-up in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 14:12.12... Ran the last leg of the college distance medley relay at the Penn Relays that won with a time of 9:46.52... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the John Jacobs Invitational, setting a meet record with a time of 8:49.48... Placed sixth in his section of the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational with a personal best time of 13:56.45. (Indoor) Won the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Championship with a time of 14:22.27... Finished fourth in the 3000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Championship with a time of 8:06.16... Finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run at the Husky Classic with a personal best time of 7:59.67... Won the mile run at the Armory Track Invitational with a personal best time of 4:03.81... Won the 5,000-meter run at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a personal best time of 14:19.00.

2016
(Outdoor)
 Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships to record a program and career best time of 8:34.69... Placed second overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA West Prelim after finishing first in his heat with a time of 8:44.11 to qualify for the NCAA Championships... Finished as the 3,000-meter steeplechase runner-up at the Big 12 Championship with a personal best time of 8:41.24, just .03 seconds away from a first place finish (8:24.41)...  Placed seventh in his section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a new personal best time of 8:45.04... Placed second in the mile run at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 4:07.32... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 9:00.76... Finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 13:58.97... Placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a new best of 3:48.58. (Indoor) Finished 11th in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 14:35.64... Finished eighth in the mile run at the Razorback Invitational with a personal best time of 4:04.34... Finished second in the 3,000-meter run at the Texas A&M Quadrangular with a time of 8:14.79... Finished second in the 1,000-meter run at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 2:32.95.

2015
(Outdoor)
 Qualified for NCAA West prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished with a time of 9:11.79... Placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 9:11.92... Ran third leg of the 4xMile Relay that placed seventh at the Penn Relays with a time of 16:24.62... Came in 16th in the 800-meter run at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 1:57.03... Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 8:52.41... Finished 17th in the 1,500-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 3:50.56. (Indoor) Placed 28th in the 3,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 9:16.10... Finished seventh in the mile run at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 4:14.44... Came in 40th in the mile run at the Husky Classic with a new best of 4:07.40... Finished 16th in the 3,000-meter run with a new personal best of 8:14.23 in the Razorback Invitational... Placed third in the mile run with a time of 4:11.52 at the Texas A&M Quadrangular... Finished second in the 1,000-meter run with a time 2:32.11 in the J.D. Martin Invitational.

2014
(Outdoor) 
Placed eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:55.63 at the Big 12 Championships... Finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 9:02.13, the eighth best time in program history  (Indoor) Finished fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:17.46 and 17th in the 3,000-meter run at the Big 12 Indoor Championships... Crossed the finish line in 4:12.58 in the mile run for a third-place finish at the Texas A&M Invitational...Placed seventh in the mile run at the Razorback Invitational after crossing the finish line in 4:10.64... Finished third in the 1,000-meter run at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 2:30.52.

2013
Used a redshirt year for both indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:

Named Ramona High School's 2012 Male Athlete of the Year...Two-time California All-State Cross Country selection...Named a three-time All-San Diego All-Section honoree...Three-time cross country state qualifier for Ramona High... Finished 11th at the California State Prelims with a 4:15.33 effort in the 1600 meter...State runner-up in 2011 cross country state meet with a 15:09 for 5k... Also competed at the Nike Cross Country national meet where he took took 14th with a 15:41.03 for 5k... Four- and two-time All-League selection in cross country and track, respectively... A three-time All-CIF honoree in both cross country and track...Finished first at the San Diego Sections... Four-time letter winner at Ramona High...Named Freshman of the Year and Most Improved while at Ramon High.

Personal:
Son of Damon and Barbara Blankenbaker...Has one sibling, Cassidy (14).

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