WSU sprinters in California while rest of team hosts Cougar Invite Saturday in Pullman.
Cougars fare well at team scoring meet.
Cougars find wins among elite competitors.
Talented senior team captain runs PR in steeple which is third-best in WSU history.
Harris and Wordell compete in decathlon at Texas Relays.
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2011-12): Indoor - Ran PR time in 200m of 21.71i at Vandal Indoor (2/3/12, Moscow)...at MPSF Championships ran 200m in 22.01 for 16th...Outdoor - Top times this season were 10.71 in 100m at Stanford Invite and 21.35 in 200m at Mt. SAC Relays...best 4x100m relay was 40.95 at WSU-UW Dual Meet...at Pac-12 Championships finished 16th in 200m (21.58), 21st in 100m (10.80w) and 4x100m relay team was ninth (41.28).
SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Indoor - Finished 14th in the 200m at MPSF Championships (21.91i)...Outdoor - Ran PR time in 100m dash of 10.45w and 200m dash of 21.07 at Jim Click Shootout (4/1/11, Tucson)...at Pac-10 Championships ran 100m time of 10.55 (non-wind PR) in the prelim (11th) and 200m time of 21.28 (11th)...ran third leg of winning 4x100m relay that clocked second-fastest time in school history of 39.48...at NCAA West Prelims (Eugene) ran 100m (38th), 200m (37th) and 4x100m relay (8th - 40.26)...at NCAA Championships (Des Moines) 4x100m relay squad placed 15th after semifinals time of 39.85.
FRESHMAN (2009-10): Indoor -Opened collegiate career with 60m dash time of 6.87i (1/16/10, Pullman)...ran PR 200m time of 21.89i at Texas A&M Challenge (1/30/10, College Station)...at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships finished 16th in 200m (22.08i) and 19th in 60m (6.92i)...Outdoor - Ran PR times in 100m of 10.50w and in 200m of 21.30 at WSU-UW Dual Meet (5/1/10, Pullman)...finished seventh in 200m (21.59 prelim, 21.88 final), 13th in 100m (10.70w) and ran lead leg of third-place 4x100m relay (40.27) at Pac-10 Championships...at NCAA West Regional Preliminary Rounds in Austin finished 34th in 100m (10.75) and 30th in 200m (21.43).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four letters in track at Selah High School for coach Kelly Mattson...freshman season finished sixth in 100m at state 3A meet in time of 11.08...had PRs of 22.5 in200m and 21-1 1/2 in long jump...won state 2A long jump title as a sophomore with a school record leap of 21-10 and finished third in 100m...junior year won long jump with a state meet record and improved school record distance of 23-2 3/4...also at state meet placed second in 200m in school-record time of 21.65...as a senior, set state 2A meet record in 100m of 10.67 in prelims at 2009 championships...won state title with time of 10.67w (3.3 mps)...won 200m title with time of 21.70w (2.5 mps)...ran anchor on winning 4x100m relay that ran 43.47...named Male Track Athlete of the Year by the Yakima Herald.
PERSONAL. Born November 1989, in Yakima, Washington...father Regan is a parts salesman...mother Janice works in the dental hygienist...older brother Evan competed as a distance runner at WSU, graduated in 2009...enjoys learning foreign languages...majoring in movement studies at WSU.
BLANSHAN'S WSU BESTS 60m - 6.87i (2010) 100m - 10.45w (2011), 10.55 (2011) 200m - 21.07 (2011) 4x100m Relay - 39.48 (2011)
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