March 9, 2001
Fayetteville, Ark. – Notre Dame junior sprinter Liz Grow (New Braunfels, Tex.) advanced to the finals of the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas.
The Irish sprinter will be one of eight runners who will run for the championship on Saturday, Mar. 10th at 6:45 p.m.
Grow finished second in her heat with a time of 53.42, just .12 seconds off her personal best and school record time of 53.30.
She was sixth overall edging out Tulane’s Nadia Peterson (53.42) and South Carolina’s Tacita Bass (53.69). Her time was .23 behind fifth place finisher Petagay Gayle of Alabama (53.19).
This is Grow’s second appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships as she also ran the 400 meters in 1999.
Friday Qualifying times:
1. Mikele Barber Jr. South Carolina 52.56
2. Liz Grow Jr. Notre Dame 53.42
3. Sasha Spencer Sr. Georgetown 53.78
4. Edi Ntuen Jr. North Carolina 54.72
Section 1 Final
3 Nadja Peterson Fr. Tulane 53.55
4 Petagay Gayle Jr. Alabama 53.19
5 Liz Grow Jr. Notre Dame 53.42
6 Tacita Bass Jr. South Carolina 53.69
Section 2 Final
3. Demetria Washington So, South Carolina 52.90
4 Lesley Owusu Sr. Nebraska 52.15
5. Mikele Barber Jr. South Carolina 52.56
6. Ronetta Smith Jr. LSU 53.13