LaTerrica Blocker
LaTerrica Blocker
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga
High School: Redan HS
Position: Sprints/Throws
Major: Physical Education
Last School: Redan HS

2011 Indoor: Set a new personal record in the 200-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational (2/11/11), posting a time of 28.28 in the event.

2010 Outdoor: Competed in sprints, throws, and heptathlon last season...Accumulated 3,157 points for a fifth-place finish in the women's heptathlon at the A-Sun Championships (5/14-15) last season...The 3,157 points is the highest points total second in program history...Blocker posted a new school mark in the 200-meters last spring, posting a 26.70 time on the first day of the A-Sun outdoor championships (5/14) in Jacksonville...Posted a time of 12.79 in the 100-meter dash at the Furman Invitational (4/10), which was the second-fastest time by a Spartan in that particular event last season...At the time, Blocker's 12.79 time in the 100-meter was a program record only to be broken a little over a month later by Gabby Walker, who posted a 12.72, at the A-Sun outdoor championships (5/14) in Jacksonville...In the 100-meter hurdles, Blocker posted her best time of the season, which was 19.11, at the A-Sun outdoor championships in Jacksonville...Also posted her best long-jump of the outdoor season at the A-Sun outdoor championships (5/15), with a leap of 15-07.50...Was a member of the 400-meter relay team which set a new school mark with a time of 50.47 on the second day of the A-Sun Championships (5/15).

2009-10 Indoor:

2009 Outdoor: Competed in the hammer throw, shot put and 400-meter relay at the A-Sun Championships (5/15) ... Set a career-best toss in the hammer throw at championships, reaching 126-06, to post a top-10 finish ... Helped 400-meter relay team post a school-record fifth-place finish in 50.47 seconds .. Posted a third-place finish in the shot put and ninth-place finish in the hammer throw at the Furman Invitational (4/11) ... Took fourth in the shot put with a career-best and school-record toss of 36-07 and seventh in the hammer throw at the Orange & Purple Classic (5/9) ... Placed in the top 10 in two events at the Georgia Bulldog Limited Meet, finishing seventh in the shot put and ninth in the hammer throw (4/18) ... Competed in the discus throw at the Wofford Dual Meet (4/17) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team

2008-09 Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the A-Sun Championships, posting a school record with a toss of 36-11.00 (2/20) ... Finished eighth ... Finished third in the shot put at the Clemson Games (1/31) ... Also competed in the weight throw at the Appalachian Invite (12/5).

2008 Outdoor: Competed in the 100-meter dash, the discus and the shot put during the season ... Had school's top four times in the 100 meters during the season and the third-best throw in the discus ... Won the 100-meter dash at the Wofford Invitational (4/7) ... Followed that by winning the 100 meters at the Furman Invitational with a time of 13.60 (4/12).

2007-08 Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the A-Sun Championships (3/1-2) ... Set a then-school record with toss of 32-10.50 at event ... Also posted school record in 60-meter dash ... Finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 31-09.75 and sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 32-03.75 at the Gamecock Invitational (2/23).

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in track and basketball at Redan ... Received the Most Improved award.

Personal: Born on Sept. 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Terry and LaFrancine Blocker ... Physical education major ... Has one brother, Terry ... Favorite singer is Jasmine Sullivan ... Favorite book is "Their Eyes were Watching God."


Blocker's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
Shot Put        36-11.00, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Weight Throw    32-03.75, Gamecock Invitational (2/23/08)
60-Meter Dash   8.38, Clemson Invitational (1/18/08)

Outdoor Track & Field
100-Meter Dash  13.34, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
Discus Throw    106-10.00, Buccaneer Invitational (3/8/08)
Shot Put        36-07.00, Orange & Purple Classic (5/9/09)
Hammer Throw    126-06, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
400-Meter Relay 50.47, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)