AS A SENIOR IN 2007-08: Placed 6th in the San Francisco Invitational on 9/1 with a time of 26:25.7 in the 8k ... Placed 68th in the Sundodger Invitational with an 8k time of 26:00 on 9/15 ...
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006-07: WCC Fall All-Academic ... placed 13th in San Francisco Invitational on 9/2 with an 8k time of 27:18.80...Placed 71st in Sundodger Invitational with an 8k time of 25:57...Placed 93rd in Notre Dame Invitational on 9/29 with an 8k time of 26:28...Placed 34th in Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on 10/14 with an 8k time of 25:44.0...Placed 17th in WCC Championships on 10/28 with an 8k time of 26:34...Placed 141st in NCAA West Regionals on 11/11 with a time of 34:33.33 in the 10k race.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005-06: Raced in three competitions during the season...Best finish was 11th place showing at Gator Invitational on 10/1 with an 8k time of 27:07...Clocked season-best 8k time of 26:22.24 at Santa Clara Invitational on 10/15.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004-05: Raced in seven competitions during the season... best finish was a seventh-place showing at the Bronco Invitational... clocked an 8K time of 26:45 at the Stanford Invitational... ran best time of the season 26:29 at the Willamette Invitational... placed 28th with a time of 27:24 in the West Coast Conference Championships... had a time of 35:25 to place 132nd in the NCAA West Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Mead High School in Spokane, Washington... coached by Pat Tyson and Scott Daratha... led team to district title in 2003... named most inspirational and team captain as a senior... set personal bests of 9:51 in the 3,200-meters and 4:35 in the 1,600-meters... also member of the 2004 district and regional champion track team... member of the National Honor Society and the debate team.
PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and JoAnne Blumel... has a younger sister, Katie... hobbies include outdoor activities and playing the guitar... major is undeclared.