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Adele Blalock

  • position Pole Vault
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school Bishop England
  • position Pole Vault
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school Bishop England

Adele Blalock Bio

Season and Career Results

2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor: Competed for Carolina in eight meets, including the SEC Championships … Did not make height in the pole vault at the SEC Championships … Her season-best placement came at Weems Baskin when she cleared 3.86m/12-8 in the pole vault … Cleared a season-best height of 3.91m/12-10 at the Gamecock Invitational for a fifth-place finish … Cleared 3.60m/11-9.75 or better at the Tiger Track Classic, Charlotte and UNF Invitationals … Did not make height at the USC Open.

Indoors: Was once again one of the Gamecocks top vaulters during the indoor season, competing in nine meets… Set a new personal best at the SEC Championships with a vault of 3.95m (12-11 1/2) to sit at No. 7 in program history in the indoor Pole Vault and finish 12th at the meet… Reached 3.75m (12-3 1/2) or better in seven meets… Had her best finish at the Clemson Opener and the Gamecock Opener where she finished as the runner-up… Competed in the 60m once during the season at the Gamecock Opener.   
Outdoors: Cancelled.

Indoors: Vaulted six times, including four podium finishes… won her season-opener, the Orange & Purple Elite, with a mark of 3.50m (11-5 3/4)… took third at the Gamecock Inaugural, third at the Carolina Challenge and second at the USC Indoor Open… her Carolina Challenge mark, 3.85m (12-7 1/2), was a new personal best and the ninth-best effort in Carolina history.
Outdoors: Took part in seven meets, including thre top-three finishes… came in second at the Buccaneer Invitational and third at the Gamecock Invitational with a season best of 3.80m (12-5 1/2)… won the pole vault at the USC Outdoor Open with a mark of 3.70m (12-1 1/2).

Indoors: Took part in four events.
Outdoors: Made big improvements in her first outdoor season, competing seven times in the pole vault…earned a pair of podium finishes, taking third place at both the Tennessee Relays and the USC Open… added a 12th-place finish at the Penn Relays… cleared 3.95m (12-11 1/2) at her first career SEC Championships appearance… that PR ranked eighth in Carolina history at the end of the season… finished 52nd on the final NCAA East Regional leaderboard, just missing a postseason bid.

Indoors: Competed in the pole vault in three meets… finished seventh at the Clemson Invitational… cleared a season-best 3.50m at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Outdoors: Did not compete.

High School
Was a two-time South Carolina State Championship in the pole vault, winning the crown in 2014 and 2015… Also took a state title in the 400m in 2015… Participated in USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in 2014, 2015 and 2016… Took part in New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2016… Served as student body vice president at Bishop England High School, where she graduated with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society… Also participated in Key Club.

Daughter of Bryan and Angela Blalock…Has two brothers: Bryan and Corey… Father lettered in football at The Citadel… Chose South Carolina over Georgia, Wake Forest and Clemson… Plans to major in exercise science… Picked the Gamecocks because she loved the coaching staff throughout the recruiting process, and because the school has a terrific academic reputation.