Kellen Blassingame Qualifies for Finals of 400m Dash
May 28, 2004
Virginia’s Kellen Blassingame, the school record holder in the 400m dash, qualified for the finals of the NCAA East Regional in that event, running a 46.77 and winning his heat in the preliminary rounds. The top five finishers in the event will qualify for the NCAA Championships which will be held June 9-12 in Austin, Texas.
Teammate Jason Young also ran in the regional meet, running just behind Blassingame with a 47.63. Two other men’s team members also ran in the meet, with McGavock Dunbar running a 1:52.73 in the 800m run while first year Alex Tatu competed in the 1500m run, finishing with a 3:51.32.