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TJ

Bleichner

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Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
High School: Fuquay-Varina HS

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2017 Outdoor: Competed at eight events running the 200m, 400m, 800m, and relay events…member of two first-place relay teams…took 1st in the 4x400m relay at 3:21.17 and also placed first when he went 1:54.96 at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…captured 1st in the 4x400m relay at 3:13.72 and also placed 9th in the 400m at 48.71 at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)...member of the 7th place 1600SMR team at 3:24.35 at the Florida Relays (3/30-4/1)…member of the 2nd place 4x400m relay team when going 3:12.73 and secured 5th in the 800m at 1:52.99 at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…member of 7th place 4x400m relay team at the Virginia Challenge (4/21)…placed 5th in the 800m at 1:53.07 at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…was a member of 7th place 4x400 relay team at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5/12-14).

2017 Indoor: Competed at five events running the 500m, 600m, 800m, and relay events… finished 10th in both the 4x400m relay at 3:16.76 and the 600m at 1:19.71, good for 2nd all time in program history at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/3-4) …took 4th place in the 4x400m relay and placed 10th in the 600m at 1:22.20 at the Nittany Lion Challenge (1/14)…finished 2nd in 800m at 1:56.90 and also was a member of the 2nd place 4x400m relay team at the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…member of 4th place 4x400m relay team and took 3rd place in 500m at 1:04.63 at the Penn State National (1/27-28)… …took 6th place in 600m at 1:19.71 at the SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track & Field Meet (2/10-11).

2016 Outdoor: Competed at nine events...competed in the 400m, 800m and in relay events...member of three first place 4x400 relay squads...went 1:55.58 in the 800 to take 10th and member of first place 4x400 relay squad (3:16.45) at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/18-19)...also took first in the 4x400 (3:15.07) and was fourth in the 800 (1:54.13) at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...member of fifth place sprint medley relay team (3:24.22) at the Florida Relays (3/31-4/2)...took first in the 4x400 (3:14.34) and 11th in the 800 (1:58.59) at the Virginia Quad Meet (4/8)...finished fifth in the 400 (49.94) at Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...took second in 4x400 (3:16.10) and 10th in 800 (1:56.96) at Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...ran with DMR squad at Penn Relays that finished in 10:12.58 (4/28-30)...took eighth in the 800 (1:55.52) at Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/6)...took 23rd in the 800 in season-best 1:54.01 at Big Tem Championships (5/13-15)...also member of 10th place 4x400 team at B1Gs. 

2016 Indoor: Competed at four events…member of third place 4x400 relay team (3:19.17) and finished fourth in the 500 (1:04.50) at the Penn State Relays (1/9)…500 time at Penn State was sixth fastest ever in program history...finished seventh in the 500 (1:04.81) at the Great Dane Classic (1/16)…took fourth in 4x400 relay (3:29.11) and third in 300 (35.97) at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)…member of third place team 4x400 relay team (3:17.04) and went 50.23 in the 400 at Armory Track Invitational (2/5-2/6). 

Before Maryland: Competed for Fuquay Varina High School…won the 2015 NCHSAA 4A State Championship in the 500m…was a two-time USATF Junior Olympic All-American (800m, 4x800m)…won the 2015 USATF Region Three 400m championship…was the 2014 and 2015 SWAC 400m champion…notched 2014 USATF Junior Olympic All-America honors (4x400m, 4x800m)…was a part of a team that was the 2014 New Balance EE 1600m sprint medley champions…also competed for the Carolina All-Stars club under coaches Chris Coleman and Robert Williams…lists personal bests; 400m (48.55), 800m (1:55.03), 500m (1:05.37), 300m (35.80).

Personal: son of Tom and Kyra…has two siblings…an honor roll student in 2014 and 2015…member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes…member of the National Art Honors Society…lists his sports hero as Allyson Felix.

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