January 29, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame’s track and field teams took on Indiana this past Friday as the women defeated Indiana 82-78 while the men lost a close one by a score of 84-78.
On the women’s side, numerous records fell as the Irish avenged last year’s defeat to the Hoosiers. Freshman Liz Grow was outstanding in her first collegiate home meet as she set a meet and Notre Dame record in the 400 meters with her time of 54.89 and a meet record in the 200 meters with her time of 24.21. Grow’s time in the 400 meters took almost a half a second off the old record of 55.31 set by Alison Howard in 1997. Dore DeBartolo set a record in the 20 lb. weight throw with her toss of 54-8 3/4 which was good enough for a second-place finish, while her fellow freshman Natalie Hallett broke her own record of 9-6 1/4 in the pole vault as she finished third with a height of 10-1/2.
On the men’s side, junior Marshaun West was a double winner for the Irish as he set meet records in both the long jump and the 200 meters. West’s jump of 25-0 in the long jump was the second time in as many weeks that he has jumped over 25 feet. His time of 21.17 in the 200 meters provisionally qualified him for the NCAA championships and was the second-fastest indoor time in Notre Dame history behind Randy Kinder’s time of 21.11 in 1994. Senior Mike Brown placed first in the pole vault with a meet record jump of 16-6, and Tim Kober captured first-place honors in the 800 meters as he finished in a meet record time of 1:51.79.