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NU Track and Field BIO
Jodi-Rae Blackwood
Player Profile:
Jodi-Rae Blackwood 715888
Position: Hurdles
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
High School: Munro College

Personal Bests
Indoor
200 meters: 21.91
400 meters: 47.92
600 meters: 1:19.42
60m hurdles: 8.08
Outdoor
400m, 47.92
400h, 50.16
800m, 2:01.15

All-American
2014 Outdoor 4x100-meter Relay (Second Team)
2014 Outdoor 400-meter Hurdles (Honorable Mention)
2013 Outdoor 400-meter Hurdles (Second Team)


NCAA Championships
2014 (O): 4x100-meter Relay,
39.52 (11th); 400-meter Hurdles, 51.64 (18th)
2013 (O): 400-meter Hurdles, 50.87 (11th)

Big Ten Championships
2014 (I): 600m, 1:21.05o (21st)
2014 (O): 400h, 52.24 (8th)
2013 (I): 400m, 48.09 (20th)
2012 (I): 400m, 48.11; 4x400, 3:12.60 (8th)
2012 (O): 400h, 51.61 (6th); 4x400m, 3:11.50 (8th)

Big 12 Championships
2011 (O): 400h, 52.95 (15th); 4x400m, 3:09.92 (6th)

Honors
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2014)

Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010) 

2014 (Senior)
Jodi-Rae Blackwood competed in four meets for the Huskers throughout the 2014 indoor campaign… posted a personal-best time of 8.08 in the preliminary rounds of the 60-meter hurdles at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite… recorded a season-best time of 48.66 in the 400 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invite… also finished third in the 600 meters with a time of 1:19.43 at the Nebraska Tune-Up.

2013 (Junior)

Blackwood earned second-team All-America accolades in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships... finished 11th overall with a time of 50.87... recorded a personal-best time of 50.16 in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA West Preliminary Round... competed in seven meets during the 2013 indoor season... recorded a personal-best time of 21.91 in the 200 meters at the adidas Classic... notched a season-best time of 48.48 in the 400 meters at the Nebraska Tune-Up... posted a personal-best time of 1:19.42 in the 600 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational... finished with a time of 48.09 in the 400 meters at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Champonships...earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in teh fall 2012 semester.

2012 (Sophomore)
Blackwood opened the 2012 season with a personal-best time of 47.92 in the 400 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial... also recorded a time of 47.96 in the preliminary round of the Big Ten Indoor Championships... finished eighth in the 400 meters at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 48.11... helped the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to an eighth-place finish with a time of 3:12.60 at the conference indoor championships... posted a personal-best time of 47.92 in the outdoor 400 meters at the Nebraska Invitational on May 5... Competed in six meets during the outdoor season, recording a personal-best time of 51.47 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Nebraska Mini Meet... recorded a time of 51.61 in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, finishing sixth... helped the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to an eighth-place finish with a time of 3:11.50... finished the season with a time of 54.41 in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA West Regional.

2011 (Freshman)
Blackwood competed five times during the indoor season for Nebraska, notching a personal best of 22.34 in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational... recorded a season best of 48.90 in the 400 at the Texas A&M Tune-Up on Feb. 12... finished 15th in the 400 hurdles at the 2011 Big 12 Championship with a mark of 52.95... helped the 4x400-meter relay to a sixth-place finish with a mark of 3:09.92 at the Big 12 Championships.

Before Nebraska (Munro College)
One of two members of the Nebraska track and field team from Munro College in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Blackwood ran 51.56 in the 400-meter hurdles before joining the Huskers... cleared the time at the 2010 Jamaican High School Championships, where he took first... ran a 400-meter best of 48.46... joined at Nebraska by Munro College teammate Dexter McKenzie... the pair was instrumental in Munro running the top 4x400-meter relay preliminary time out of 700-plus teams at the 2010 Penn Relays, as they ran 3:12.54, before injuries affected the team prior to the final, where they finished sixth.

Personal
The son of Icelin and Joseph Blackwood... born June 3, 1991... is a psychology major at Nebraska.
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