Oliver Blake
Oliver Blake

Graduate Student

Oswestry, England

Last College:
Loughborough University

Cross Country/Distance


Crimson Tide Student-Athletes Set for Summer Commencement

The 24 summer graduates will join the 117 Tide student-athletes who graduated following the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally to 141 for the 2011-12 academic year


Track & Field Scores Points in the Heptathlon and Hammer Throw

Eppinger, Holmes and Stowers all record points for the Crimson Tide


Track & Field Wins Seven Events in Outdoor Season Opener

Schade, Holmes, Hetherton and Chandler all win individual events.


Track & Field Scores in Four Events on Second Day of SEC Championships

Crimson Tide gets points in the pole vault, high jump, long jump and 3,000 meters


Jumpers and Throwers Lead Track & Field at the New Balance Collegiate

The Crimson Tide recorded 12 total top 10 finishes with its high jumpers earning three in the two-day

Career Bests
• 800 meters - 1:48.85
• 1,000 meters - 2:29.55
• 1,500 meters - 3:52.64
• Mile - 4:18.58
• 3,000 meters - 9:07.49
• 5,000 meters - 15:12.00
• 10,000 meters - 31:41.00

Cross Country
• 8 kilometers - 26:19.50

Graduate Student (2011-12)
Outdoor Season
Came in 26th in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at the SEC Championships with an 800-meter time of 1:56.39 ... recorded a 1:57.02 in the 800 meters to finish 19th at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... ran the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:58.91 to finish 11th at the Bulls Invitational.

Indoor Season
Finished with a 4:18.58 in the mile prelims at SEC Championships for a personal best ... recorded a personal best at the Texas A&M Invitational in the 1,000 meters with a time of 1:54.22 ... ran the opening leg of the distance medley relay that finished third at the Auburn Invitational in 10:18.24.

Cross Country
Came in 26th with a personal best of 26:19.50 at the 8-kilometer Commodore Classic ... finished 40th in his first cross country race with a time of 27:17.49 at the 8-kilometer Georgia Invitational.

Prior to Alabama
Graduated from Loughborough University and will attend Alabama as a graduate student with one year of eligibility remaining ... in 2011 had a season best of 1:52.05 in the 800 meters at the indoor Aviva European Trials & UK Championships ... finished third in the 1,500 meters at the McCain City Challenge with a time of 3:53.03 ... finished fifth at the England Senior Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.76 ... posted a personal best of 1:48.85 in the 800 meters at the BMC Nike Elite Meet to finish sixth in 2008.

Is pursuing a graduate degree in marketing ... received a first-class degree in sports science management from Loughborough University ... is the son on Jean and Nick Blake.