Award Winner Description

Anthony Blair capped All-America honors 10 times during his career. Individually in the 440/400m in
NCAA competition Blair won the 1980 indoor 440, and was second in the 1981 indoor meet. Blair’s best
mark in the 400m dash at 45.91 stands number nine on the all-time list. In NCAA 4X400 competition,
Blair was part of back to back national outdoor champion teams in 1980 and 1981. He was also on
NCAA 4×400 team that finished third outdoor in 1978, fourth outdoor in 1979, fifth indoor in 1980
and second indoor in 1981. An exceptional middle distance runner Blair won the 1980 SEC Indoor 600
yard run in 1:11.46. In a three-way meet in 1980, his time of 1:09.19 still ranks as the school
record for the 600 yard run. A solid performer on the Vol relay units Blair anchored of SEC
Champion 4×400 relay teams in the 1981Indoor meet and 1978 and 1979 outdoor championships.