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Oliver Blake
Oliver Blake

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Oswestry, England

Last College:
Loughborough University

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



08/03/2012

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

05/11/2012

Track & Field Scores Points in the Heptathlon and Hammer Throw

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

03/16/2012

Track & Field Wins Seven Events in Outdoor Season Opener

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

02/25/2012

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

02/04/2012

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
Track
• 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.

Personal
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.