Dennis Blake was awarded a two-year scholarship to attend Blinn Junior College, in Texas. Having gained recognition for his athletic performances, he was awarded thirty-nine athletic scholarships to attend Universities throughout the United States, which includes Alabama A&M University, his alma mater.
During his track & field career at Alabama A&M University, Blake became the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. The nine-time All-American was selected as the "Most Valuable Player" at the SIAC conference championship, by winning the "Abbott Award." As a former member of the AAMU track and field program under the tutelage of coach, Walter Tullis, Blake represented his country and the University at the most prestigious and the apex of all sports, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia. There he earns his first Olympic medal.
Earlier, Blake had participated in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Among his numerous honors are: two-time Olympian and bronze medalist; two-time world championship and silver medalist; flag bearer at the Pan-American Games.
Dennis Blake accomplishments include: Induction into the Alabama A&M University Athletic Hall of Fame; The City of Huntsville, Alabama Resolution No. 96-791; Resolution of The Madison County Commission. In addition, Dennis also received the praise of the Office of the Prime Minister in Jamaica; Com-sport Limited Jamaica; Aluminum Partners of Jamaica; the International Autograph Club in Australia; the Huntsville Times and the Municipal Offices in the United States.
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Dennis Anthony Blake (born 6 September 1970 in Saint Elizabeth Parish) is a retired male sprinter from Jamaica. He is a two-time Olympian, winning the bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he ran in the qualifying heats.
Blake also claimed a silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina in the men's 4x400 metres relay, alongside Orville Taylor, Roxbert Martin, and Michael McDonald. Blake set his personal best in the men's 400 metres (45.68) on 2000-06-18 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Blake up until Spring of 2016 had been coaching track at Edgemont High School.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dennis Blake". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 21 December 2010.
- Dennis Blake at IAAF
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