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Blake Bidleman
Blake Bidleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redmond, Wash.

High School:
Inglemoor HS

Position:
Decathlon

Experience:
3V

Was granted a sixth year of eligibility after missing consecutive seasons in 2004 and 2005 with a foot injury ... ranks fifth among Pac-10 decathlon returnees.

2005-06: Was UW's top multi-eventer in first healthy season since 2003 ... placed eighth in the decathlon at Pac-10s with a lifetime-best 6,590 pts ... was seventh in the heptathlon at the MPSF Indoor meet, with a school-record 5,126 pts in the relatively new event ... was UW's top short hurdler, with a best of 15.10 (wind-aided) in the Pac-10 multis ... a second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honoree. 2004-05: Missed a second-straight season while continuing to rehabilitate a 2004 foot injury. 2003-04: Competed twice outdoors before being sidelined by injury ... ran a season-best time of 54.49 in the 400m IH at the Salzman Invite ... indoors, ran primarily in the hurdles, with a lifetime-best of 8.57 seconds at the UW Open #3 ... clocked two indoor 400s under 51 seconds, the last a 50.81 at the Last Chance Qualifier. 2002-03: Competed in both hurdles, and ran on UW's "B" 4x400m relay ... peaked late in the year, clocking lifetime bests for the 110m hurdles (15.14) and 400m hurdles (54.14) at the season-ending Ken Foreman Invitational ... earned first win of any kind with the 4x100m relay at the Ken Shannon Invite in March ... indoors, ran a season-best of 50.48 in the 400m at the Pac-10 Invite. 2001-02: Ran exclusively in the hurdles in 2002 ... placed fifth or higher in seven of 12 hurdles heats ... earned a pair of second-place finishes at the WSU Dual ... clocked season-bests of 15.76 (110m HH) and 56.20 (400m IH) outdoors, and 8.86 seconds (60m HH) indoors.

High School and Personal: Parents are Kathleen and former UW women's golf coach Ron Bidleman ... has a younger sister, Elizabeth ... father, Ron, was a professional basketball player in Europe, played baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and has been a private golf instructor since leaving the UW ... competed in the 300m hurdles at the state meet in each of his last two seasons ... also ran the 4x400m relay for Inglemoor at state in 2001 ... placed second in the KingCo conference in the 110m hurdles, the 300m hurdles and the 4x400m relay as a senior ... was team captain as a senior ... earned three letters ... was a four-year member of the National Honor Society ... was president of Inglemoor's Honor Society his freshman year ... interested in advertising.

UW Career Bests
60m Dash....... 7.35
100m....... 11.55
400m Dash....... 50.37
1000m (HEP)....... 2:41.38i
1500m....... 4:31.08
60m HH....... 8.56
110m HH....... 15.10W/15.39
HJ....... 6-0 3/4
PV....... 13-11 3/4i
LJ....... 20-8i / 20-2 1/2
SP....... 42-6i / 39-7
DT....... 129-6
JT....... 142-10
Heptathlon....... 5,126i
Decathlon...... 6,590

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