Feb. 10, 2002

The University of Notre Dame women’s track and field team competed in the Windsor Team Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 9, making final preparations for the 2002 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championship in Syracuse, N.Y., next week (Feb. 16 and 17). The women’s sprint corps took the opportunity to run on the same track dimensions as next weekend’s conference meet and ended up posting two victories. The Irish team eventually earned five event victories in the meet.

Ayesha Boyd, who is compiling and impressive sophomore season with the Irish, won the 60 meters with a 7.62 effort in the finals. She also ran a 7.57 time in the preliminaries.

All-American Liz Grow followed up with a victory in the 300 meters, setting a new meet record in 37.90. Teammate Kymia Love was right behind Grow, taking second in 39.13 (which was also under the previous track record). Both Grow and Love have already posted 400-meter times this year that rank in the nation’s top 10.

Tameisha King, who was named the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Windsor meet last season, defended her 60-meter hurdle title with a 8.76 time in the finals. Freshman Tiffany Gunn took second place in 8.84, which is the best time of the season for the Irish rookie.

Junior Jamie Volkmer continued to excel in the pole vault, winning the competition by clearing 3.60 meters (11-9 3/4). Sophomore Jill Van Weelden finished second in the pole vault, clearing the same height. Volkmer also finished second in the triple jump.

Freshman Emily Loomis was able to improve her season’s best high jump effort, as she finished second by clearing 1.75 meters (5-8 3/4).

The 4×200-meter relay team rounded out the Irish victories in the meet, taking first in 1:41.84.