Anne-Marie's Accolade

American Athletic Conference Release

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – For the second week in a row, UCF earned an accolade from the league as redshirt senior Anne-Marie Blaney was named the American Athletic Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Blaney won the 3000-meter run at the 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational, one of the nation's premier early-season indoor track and field meets.
Not only did the Ocala, Fla., native post a career-best time, but she also set a school record in the process.  Her winning mark of 9:18.87 was nearly five seconds faster than her previous best – the school record time of 9:23.43.
She also finished nearly two seconds ahead of Kansas' Hannah Richardson to win the event. Blaney's time is the seventh fastest in the event this season.
Blaney ran the anchor leg of the women's distance medley, helping the Knights to a fifth-place finish. The squad's 11:44.30 time ranked among the USTFCCCA's top 10 performances in the event over the weekend.
Tuesday's league recognition was her first of the season and her second indoor honor. She has accumulated14 conference awards during her career, which include nine in cross country and three outdoor awards.
The Knights return to action this weekend, heading to Clemson, S.C. for the two-day Bob Pollock Invitational.