Joslin Blair - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Joslin Blair Season 2022-23


Class Junior
Hometown Eagle, Colo.
High School Eagle Valley
Major Undeclared

Career Results

Career Honors

  • Holds school record in steeplechase (10:51.00)
  • Holds school record in 1,000 meters (2:52.28)
  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2021-22)

Track & Field 

  • Competed at five indoor meets and five outdoor meets
  • Improved to eighth all-time at Vanderbilt in steeplechase (10:51.00) with her 17th overall finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Set personal bests at Georgia Tech Invitational in 800 meters (2:12.97) at 16th overall and 1,500 meters (4:31.14) at 14th overall
  • Set personal best with fourth place finish in the 2,000 meter steeplechase at Black and Gold Invite (Mar. 18-19)
  • Finished fifth overall at Charlie Thomas Invitational (Feb. 4-5) in the mile (4:52.75), set personal best
  • Ran a personal best in the 3,000 meters (9:55.95) at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational (Jan. 29)
  • At the first home meet of the indoor season, Commodore Indoor (Jan. 14-15), set a personal best in the 1,000 meters (2:52.28), which is seventh all-time at Vanderbilt in the event

Cross Country

  • Placed 100th overall (22:50.7) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
  • Also finished 39th overall (23:06) at the 6k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
  • Finished 81st overall (19:16.5) at the Open 5k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
  • Also finished 57th overall (19:15.4) at the 5k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
  • Finished 43rd overall (19:29.4) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

As a Freshman (2020-21)
Cross Country

  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Competed in two of four meets
  • Ninth on team and 110th overall (22:40.2) at SEC Championships (Oct. 30)
  • Made collegiate debut and finished ninth on the team and 93rd overall (22:47.58) at Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)

The Blair File

  • Four-year letterwinner at Eagle Valley under head coaches Melinda Brandt and Charlie Janssen
  • Three-time all-state (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2019 New Balance All-American in the mile (fifth) and distance medley relay (fifth)
  • 2019 4A Colorado state cross country bronze medalist
  • 2019 4A Colorado state runner-up in the 4×800-meter relay
  • 2018 4A Colorado state champion in the 1,600 meters
  • 2018 regional cross country champion
  • 2019 National Trail Running champion
  • 2018 Youth World Mountain Running champion
  • Finished as school record holder in the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters, and 4×800-meter relay
  • Personal bests in high school included 17:17.2 (5k), 10:45.77 (3,200 meters), 4:53.19 (mile) and 4:56:35 (1,600 meters)
  • National Honor Society, National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar
  • Also lettered in basketball
  • Daughter of Myriah and Steve Blair
  • Mother ran cross country and track at Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Father ran track at University of Northern Colorado
  • Has three younger siblings, Samantha, Tyler and Dylan
  • Has climbed 25 fourteeners in Colorado