(Outdoor) Finished third in the 3000-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 3000-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 1000-meter run at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 2:30.52.
Used a redshirt year for both indoor and outdoor seasons.
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 11that the California State Prelims with a 4:15.33 effort in the 1600m and also took 14th with a 15:41.03 5K run at the same meet...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 Ramona High..
Son of Damon and Barbara Blankenbaker...Has one sibling, Cassidy (14).