UND M Cross Country BIO
Josh LaBlanc
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Josh LaBlanc 95471
Year: Senior
Hometown: International Falls, Minn.
High School: International Falls High School
Major: Electrical Engineering

2010-11 (Senior): Ran in all seven cross country meets ... Named to 2010 GWC Fall All-Academic team ... Was the runner-up at the Eastern Illinois Panther Open (Sept. 10) with a time of 25:40.67 ... Placed fourth at the UND Ron Pynn Classic (Sept. 4) and the South Dakota State Classic (Oct. 2) ... Finished 34th at the 2010 Great West Conference Cross Country Championship ... Earned fourth cross country letter.

2009-10 (Senior, Did not run outdoor track): Named to 2010 GWC Winter/Spring All-Academic team in indoor track ... Set a pair of UND indoor records ... Broke a 13-year old record in the 3,000-meters at the Iowa State Bill Bergan Invite (Jan. 30) with a time of 8:33.46 ... Was also a member of UND's record-setting distance medley relay team (10:14.40) at the Iowa State Track and Field Classic (Feb. 12) ... Great West Conference runner-up in the 3,000-meters (8:36.25) ... Earned All-Great West Conference Cross Country first team honors with a seventh-place finish at the conference meet ... Named to 2009 Great West Conference Fall All-Academic team ... Competed in five of six cross country meets ... Was UND's top runner four times ... Finished seventh at the UND Ron Pynn Classic (Sept. 5) and eighth at the SDSU Classic (Oct. 3) ... Earned fourth letter in track and third letter in cross country.

2008-09 (Junior, Competed in outdoor track only): Named to the 2009 Great West All-Academic Winter/Spring team ... Placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run at the 2009 Great West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship ... Also finished seventh in the 10,000-meter run ... Runner-up in the 3,000-meter run at the South Dakota State Twilight (April 22) ... Did not compete in cross country due to fall internship commitment ... Earned his third letter in track.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Named to the North Central Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in both indoor and outdoor track and field ... Was the runner-up in the 10,000-meter run at the 2008 North Central Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship ... Also placed 14th in the 5,000-meter run ... Took fourth place in both the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters at the 2008 NCC Indoor Championship ... Competed in six cross country meets ... Finished 22nd at the 2007 North Central Conference Cross Country Championship and 74th at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Championship ... Earned his second letter in both cross country and track.

2006-07 (Freshman): Placed 11th in the 5,000-meter run at the 2007 NCC Indoor Championship and 14th in the 10,000-meter run at the 2007 NCC Outdoor Championship ... Ran in four cross country meets for the Sioux ... His best 8k time was 27:49 at the NCC Championship in Vermillion, S.D. where he placed 40th ... LaBlanc ran the 10k at the Pre-Region Meet in Wayne, Neb., in 37:21 to place 27th ... Earned his first letter in both cross country and track.

Before UND: A 2006 graduate of International Falls High School ... Five-time cross country letterwinner, four-time track letterwinner ... Named captain of cross country and track teams during senior year ... Named cross country All-Conference in 2004 and 2005 ... Named All-State cross country in 2005 ... Qualified for state meet in 2004 and 2006 ... Named All-Conference for track in 2005 ... Named Academic All-State for 2005-06 ... Finished 19th at the state cross country meet ... Member of ‘A' honor roll.

Personal: Majoring in electrical engineering ... Son of Marc and Audrey LaBlanc.

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