Kayla Blake
Kayla Blake

Hometown:
Summerville, S.C.

High School:
Summerville

Event:
Jumps

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


2011: Indoors, competed in the high jump ... had a top mark of 5-6 (1.68m) at the Tyson Invitational ... placed 15th at the SEC Indoor Championships at 5-04.25 (1.63m).

2010: Indoors, had a top mark of 5-7 (1.70m) in the high jump at the Clemson Games ... tied for 10th at the SEC Indoor Championships at 5-5 ... Outdoors, had a top mark of 5-7 (1.70m) to place sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

2009: Indoors, took seventh at both the Tom Jones Memorial and the New Balance Collegiate at a mark of 5-2 1/4 ... tied for fifth at the Tyson Invitational ... won the Gamecock Invitational at 5-5 ... cleared a season best 5-07 1/4 to place fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... took fifth at the NCAA Last Chance Meet ... outdoors, placed third at the Weems Baskin Relays ... won the State USATF meet at 5-5 ... took second at the Friendship & Freedom Games ... cleared 5-3 at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

2008: Indoors, opened the season with a third place finish in high jump at UNC Classic at 5-4 ¼ ... placed 10th at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic at 5-5 ... fifth at the New Balance Collegiate ... third place finish at the Tiger Invitational for a personal best 5-8 ... won the Gamecock Invitational ... scored at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 5-5 ¾ for a seventh place finish ... placed fourth at the NCAA Last Chance Meet ... outdoors, placed sixth at the Auburn Tiger Classic and third at the Spec Towns Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Steve Wilson at Summerville High School ... lettered in track and basketball ... Nike Outdoor National All-American in high jump ... five-time all-state selection and three-time member of all-region team ... a two-time state champion in the high jump ... state runner-up in 100m hurdles ... also a state runner-up as a member of 4x400m relay team.

PERSONAL: Kayla Christina Blake was born Dec. 5, 1988 ... pursuing a degree in fashion merchandising ... parents are Harry and Annette Blake ... chose USC over Georgia Tech.