Blackburn going to U23 Champs in Mexico [Track]

June 17, 2012

Paige Blackburn

When Alaska’s Paige Blackburn goes to Mexico next month it won’t be for the sun and sand.

It’ll be to represent Team USA

The recent Air Force Academy graduate was selected to represent the United States at the North America, Central America and Caribbean [NACAC] Under-23 Championships in Guanajuato.

Blackburn, of Soldotna High fame, enjoyed a super season as a senior this year in which she won the Mountain West Conference javelin title with a school-record toss of 170 feet, 5 inches and was named USTF Mountain Region Female Field Athlete of the Year.

She qualified for the NCAA Championships in both the javelin and discus.

She also became just the second thrower in conference history [male or female] to score in all six throwing events at the Mountain West Conference Championships.