Nine athletes at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa have ties to Arizona. Also, Lawi Lalang and Brigetta Barrett are semifinalists for The Bowerman.
2009: Again was one of Arizona's star field athletes...Was the nationalrunner-up in the high jump both indoors and outdoors...Indoors, she set a new personal best of 1.95m (6-4) at the NCAAIndoor National Championshipswhich was good enough for thethird best jump in Arizona history...Also set an outdoor personal best of 1.89m...2008: Arizona's lone individual National Champion on the season, claiming the NCAA outdoor title in the high jump with a winning clearance of 1.86m, defeating favorite Sharon Day of Cal Poly-SLO......Won the Pacific 10 Conference Championship with her all-time best clearance of 1.88m...Was the champion at the Arizona Jim Click Invitational and runner-up at the NCAA West Region Championships...Placed consistently in the top two or three in the event in nearly every meet during the season...Named a captain for the 2009 season...Competed indoors at the NCAA National Championships...Won the Boise State Blue and Orange Invitational with her height of 1.87m...2007: 2007 USATF National Junior High Jump Champion with her mark of 1.74m (5-8 3/4)...One of the top newcomers during her freshman campaign...Earned All-Conference honors with her fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, clearing 1.78m...Also an All-Region athlete, finishing sixth....
North Garland High School, Rowlett, Texas: Texas District 11-5A champion in the high jump in 2006...District 12-5A Champion in 2004...Earned 11 varsity letters in track & field (four), basketball (four) and volleyball (three)...Selected a team captain in 2005 and 2006 and team most valuable athlete in 2006...Holds school record in the high jump (1.75m, 5-9).
Elizabeth Patterson ... Born 6-9-88 in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Shelby
and Jeannette Patterson ... Has one brother, Shelby, and three sisters,
Christel, Shantel and Tanisha ... Enjoys singing and listening to music in her spare time ... Academic area of interest has not yet been decided.