Second Time for Blankenship
East Texas Baptist University freshman track and field athlete Cody Blankenship of Hallsville has done it again. After winning another meet in the high jump, the American Southwest Conference has named him one of the Men’s Athletes of Week for competition held April 9-15th.
His latest first place jumped occurred at the Hardin-Simmons University Track & Field meet held in Abilene on April 12. Blankenship won the high jump clearing 1.98 meters (6’5”) in a field of five athletes. Coming into the weekend, he was tied for seventh in NCAA Division III in the high jump with a leap of 2.03 (6’8”) with four other athletes.
In his first-ever collegiate meet (Mississippi College Invitational) he cleared 6’8’ to win his event over seven others who competed. Blankenship also received the ASC Conference award for Men’s Athlete of the Week in Track & Field for his winning jump at Mississippi College.
Next up for the ETBU Track & Field athletes is the ASC Conference Championship Meet, April 25-26th.
Cody is the son of Vince and Susan Blankenship. Vince serves at ETBU’s Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing.