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  LaTerrica Blocker

LaTerrica Blocker

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Redan

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprints/Throws

Major:
Physical Education

2009 Outdoor: Competed in the hammer throw, shot put and 400-meter relay at the A-Sun Championships (5/15) ... Set a career-best toss in the hammer throw at championships, reaching 126-06, to post a top-10 finish ... Helped 400-meter relay team post a school-record fifth-place finish in 50.47 seconds .. Posted a third-place finish in the shot put and ninth-place finish in the hammer throw at the Furman Invitational (4/11) ... Took fourth in the shot put with a career-best and school-record toss of 36-07 and seventh in the hammer throw at the Orange & Purple Classic (5/9) ... Placed in the top 10 in two events at the Georgia Bulldog Limited Meet, finishing seventh in the shot put and ninth in the hammer throw (4/18) ... Competed in the discus throw at the Wofford Dual Meet (4/17) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team

2008-09 Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the A-Sun Championships, posting a school record with a toss of 36-11.00 (2/20) ... Finished eighth ... Finished third in the shot put at the Clemson Games (1/31) ... Also competed in the weight throw at the Appalachian Invite (12/5).

2008 Outdoor: Competed in the 100-meter dash, the discus and the shot put during the season ... Had school's top four times in the 100 meters during the season and the third-best throw in the discus ... Won the 100-meter dash at the Wofford Invitational (4/7) ... Followed that by winning the 100 meters at the Furman Invitational with a time of 13.60 (4/12).

2007-08 Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the A-Sun Championships (3/1-2) ... Set a then-school record with toss of 32-10.50 at event ... Also posted school record in 60-meter dash ... Finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 31-09.75 and sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 32-03.75 at the Gamecock Invitational (2/23).

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in track and basketball at Redan ... Received the Most Improved award.

Personal: Born on Sept. 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Terry and LaFrancine Blocker ... Physical education major ... Has one brother, Terry ... Favorite singer is Jasmine Sullivan ... Favorite book is "Their Eyes were Watching God."

Blocker's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
Shot Put	36-11.00, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Weight Throw	32-03.75, Gamecock Invitational (2/23/08)
60-Meter Dash	8.38, Clemson Invitational (1/18/08)
Outdoor Track & Field
100-Meter Dash	13.34, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
Discus Throw	106-10.00, Buccaneer Invitational (3/8/08)
Shot Put	36-07.00, Orange & Purple Classic (5/9/09)
Hammer Throw	126-06, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
400-Meter Relay	50.47, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)

 
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