Antonio Blanks
Antonio  Blanks

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Dunbar

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Major:
Construction Systems Management

05/28/2016

Buckeyes Close NCAA East Prelims in Fine Fashion

Ohio State sending nine individuals and two relays to the NCAA championships next month

05/27/2016

Five NCAA Tickets Punched

Franklin, Blanks, Walker, Gray and Stanley join Bazile as NCAA qualifiers

05/26/2016

Zack Bazile Advances to NCAA Finals in Long Jump

Seven athletes move on to quarterfinal competition on the track

05/19/2016

NCAA East Preliminary Field Announced

Twenty-four individual Buckeyes and two relay teams set to compete in Jacksonville, Fla.

05/15/2016

Gray, Murasky Win Gold Medals at Big Ten Championships

Gray sweeps 100- and 200-meter finals, Murasky victorious in the shot put

04/27/2016

2016 Jesse Owens Classic

Photos by Will Shilling

01/11/2016

2016 Buckeye Classic

Photos by Walt Middleton

06/11/2015

2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

05/19/2015

2015 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

03/02/2015

2015 B1G Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton Photography

Athletics Accolades
Three-time First Team All-American (400m hurdles, indoor/outdoor 4x400m relay)
Four-time Second Team All-American (400m hurdles, indoor/outdoor 4x400m relay)
Two-time Honorable Mention All-American (400m hurdles, outdoor 4x400m relay)
Two-time Big Ten champion (indoor 4x400m relay)
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week (April 22, 2015)
Three-time All-Big Ten selection

PRs
60m hurdles - 8.03
100m - 10.80
200m - 21.50
400m - 47.90
400m hurdles - 50.19

School Records
Indoor 4x400m relay - 3:06.15

2015 Outdoor (Junior) Earned First Team All-America honors as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team, finishing fourth at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:05.35); earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles with a 17th-place finish in a time of 51.39 seconds … helped the 4x400 relay to a season-best and second-place time of 3:02.67 at the NCAA East Preliminary; placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 50.35 … earned a silver medal in the 4x4 relay and a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the Big Ten championships … first place in the 4x400 relay and third in the 400 hurdles at the Jesse Owens Classic … earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors with wins in both the 400H (50.42) and 4x4 relay at the Virginia Challenge … FSU Relays champion in the 400 hurdles and third place in the 4x400-meter relay … also competed at the Stanford Invitational and Drake Relays … All-Big Ten selection.

2015 Indoor (Senior) Second Team All-American in the 4x400-meter relay, finishing ninth at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships (3:08.50) … bronze medalist in the 4x400-meter relay and sixth in the distance medley relay at the Big Ten championships … first place in the 4x400-meter relay at the Buckeye Tune-up and SPIRE Division I Invitational … runner-up in the 4x4 at the Meyo Invitational.

2014 Outdoor/Indoor (Redshirt) Did not compete

2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) Earned Second Team All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the 400m hurdles and Honorable Mention All-America with a 19th-place finish in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA championships ... posted a season-best time of 51.31 and finished seventh overall in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims; helped the 4x400m relay team place fifth in a season-best time of 3:07.07 ... placed seventh in the 400m hurdles and fourth in the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten championships ... helped the Buckeyes garner three first-place finishes in the 4x 400m relay throughout the season (Jim Click Shootout, Jesse Owens Classic and Arkansas Team Invitational) ... in the 400m hurdles, placed sixth at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite, third at Jim Click, fourth at Jesse Owens.

2013 Indoor (Sophomore) Member of Ohio State's fourth-place 4x400m relay team at the Big Ten championships; placed 17th as an individual in the 400m ... took second place at the Buckeye Classic and fifth place at the Gladstein Invitational in the 400m ... helped Ohio State to four first-place finishes in the 4x400m relay (Gladstein, Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, New Mexico Don Kirby Elite and Buckeye Tune-Up).

2012 Outdoor (Freshman) Turned in a 13th-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (51.02) ... earned First Team All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA championships (50.49); named a Second Team All-American in the 4x400m relay after anchoring OSU to an 11th-place and season-best time of 3:04.99 ... posted a PR of 50.19 in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims, finishing third overall; eighth as a member of the 4x400 relay ... third place in the 400 hurdles and sixth in the 4x4 at the Big Ten championships ... sixth in the 4x4 and ninth in the 400H at the Drake Relays ... first place with the 4x4 at both the All-Ohio championship and Jesse Owens Track Classic, and third at the Jim Click Shootout ... first place in the 400H at the JOTC and runner-up at the JC Shootout.

2012 Indoor (Freshman) First Team All-American as a member of Ohio State's fifth-place 4x400m relay team at the NCAA championships (3:07.26) ... helped the Buckeyes to a school indoor-record and fourth-place time of 3:06.15 in the 4x400 relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... helped the 4x4 to the Big Ten title at the Big Ten indoor championships in a time of 3:08.06; fourth as a member of the DMR (9:48.64) and 11th as an individual in the 400m (48.22) ... fourth in the 4x4 and seventh in the 400m at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... third in the 4x4 and fourth in the 400 at the PSU National ... first in the 4x4 relay, fourth in the triple jump, and fifth in the 400m dash at The Dual ... first place in both the 400m and 4x400 in the Buckeye Classic ... All-Big Ten selection.

Dunbar High School Nine-time indoor/outdoor state champion ... claimed three titles and DII state indoor records in the 60m hurdles (8.03) and triple jump (14.15m/46-5.00) at the 2011 OATCCC Indoor Championships ... 2010 OHSAA DII state champion and record holder in the 300m hurdles (37.26) ... High School All-American ... competed in football and basketball as a sophomore at Dunbar.

Antonio Blanks