March 5, 1999
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Notre Dame juniors JoAnna Deeter and Marshaun West turned in a pair of sixth-place finishes on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Deeter placed sixth in the 5,000 meters with a school-record time of 16:10.16. Texas Tech’s Leigh Daniel won with a time of 16:01.11. West’s jump of 24-10 also earned him a sixth-place finish. George Mason’s Maurice Wignall won with a jump of 26-1 1/2. Both finishes earn Notre Dame three team points, placing the women in 31st and the men in 22nd place.
Irish freshman Liz Grow ran in the 400 meters and finished fifth in her heat with a time of 56.85. Senior Antonio Arce took ninth overall in the preliminaries of the mile run with a time of 4:04.14. Notre Dame junior Jennifer Engelhardt and senior Mike Brown will compete on Saturday. Engelhardt will compete in the high jump for the second time in her career after placing ninth as a freshman in 1997 and earning All-America status. Brown will make his first NCAA appearance by competing in the pole vault.