Mark Blackmon
Mark  Blackmon


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
West Charlotte


2016 Outdoor Season: Competed in the 800 and 5000 meters as an individual ... ran a season high 1:49.84 to win the 800 at the IC4A/ECAC Invitational ... also scored 10 points at the MEAC ... raced to a season high 15:14.73 in the 5000 at the Virginia Challenge ... earned a victory in the 5k at the Don Webster Invite ... helped break a 32 year old record in the DMR. 

High School/Club:
Participated in varsity basketball, track and cross country for West Charlotte High School (N.C.) and Fort Mill High School (S.C.) ... decorated multi-sport athlete .... won eight state championships and had two runner-up state championships in prep career ... three-time 4A State Cross Country champion at Fort Mill High School ... four-time 4A state track champion ... won the 2011-12 4A State Championship in basketball ... runner-up for 2012-13 4A State Championship in basketball ... two-time All-State basketball selection ... 2010-11 South Carolina All-State and All-Region basketball selection ... first ever Mecklenburg County boys runner to win a 4A Cross Country Championship in North Carolina ... 2009Observer Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year ... won the Wendy's Invitational in South Carolina

Personal: Born on October 5, 1993 in Augusta, Ga ... son of Angela and Thomas Blackmon ... has four sisters and three brothers ... pre-game superstitions include listening to music and praying ... tremendous quickness and excellent ball defender ... good stamina and ability to run ... personal best sports moment was winning the state basketball championship in 2012 against Millbrook ... lists his older siblings as the people that have influenced him the most because they keep him focused ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating high school ... plans to live the life that all his hardwork and dedication made for him after graduation from UMES ... best advice recieved is "Carpe Diem" ... hobbies outside of sports include listening to music ... favorite book is The Last Shot ... Favorite movie is Apocolypto ... personal athletic goal this season is to help team win MEAC ... would like Hawk fans to know that he is a strong believer in Christ and that he gives him all the glory for his opportunities and ability

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