NaTasha Blair
NaTasha Blair

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
McCluer

Event:
Hurdles




CAREER BESTS
200-meter dash 26.13 400-meter dash 57.64 60-meter hurdles 9.28 400-meter hurdles 1:01.07

2010 (JUNIOR)
Competed in 13 meets(six indoors, seven outdoors), including the indoor and outdoor Big Ten Championships; ran on the Boilermakers' top 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams outdoors, including an eighth-place 4x100 effort at Big Tens; ran a career best time of 1:01.07 in the 400-meter hurdles twice, including at the Big Ten Championships.

2009 (SOPHOMORE)
Competed in both the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships, scoring and earning a varsity letter at the outdoor meet; ran on the 4x400-meter relay squad, which took eighth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:46.62; ran a career-best time of 57.80 in the 400-meter dash in the prelims of the Big Ten Indoor Championships; posted a season-best of 1:02.43 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Jesse Owens Track Classic.

2008 (FRESHMAN)
Posted a career-best time of 1:02.40 in the 400-meter hurdles en route to a second-place showing at the Dave Rankin Invitational; was a member of the Boilermakers' fastest 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay squads in 2008, the latter of which took fourth place at the Arizona State Invitational; clocked a season-best time of 58.25 in the 400-meter run at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

2007 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during her first season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letterwinner and captain at McCluer High School; won a pair of Missouri State High School Championships in the 4x400-meter relay, running the anchor leg both times; placed third at the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior and senior; three-time team MVP; earned national honors society academic honors.

PERSONAL
NaTasha A. Blair was born Sept. 7, 1988, in St. Louis, Mo.; is the daughter of Alvin Higginbottom and Sheila Blair; has three brothers; Marquise and Martez Blair and D'Marco Cross; one sister, Destinee Cross; and a son, Jayden Blair; majoring in management.