Bronx, New York (George Washington HS / Villanova)
CAREER VICTORIES: 23
800m: 2:05.95 - 2000 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
Mile: 4:52.48 - 2000 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla..
400m: 55.38 - 1999 Seminole Twilight, Tallahassee, Fla.
800m: 2:04.48- 2000 SEC Quad, Auburn, Ala.
1500m: 4:23.39- 1998 Big EAST Championships
HONORS: (Two Time NCAA All-America, One Time All-Big East, Three Time All-SEC, Two-time Cross Country All-South Region, One Time Cross Country All-SEC) 2000 SEC Outdoor Champion - 800m; 2000 SEC Indoor Champion - 800m; 1999 NCAA Outdoor All-American- 4x400m; 1999 SEC Indoor Champion - Distance Medley Relay; 1998 NCAA Indoor All-American - Distance Medley Relay; 1998 Big East Indoor Champion - 800m.
2000 AS A SENIOR: Best of 2:04.48 (800m), 4:30.83 (1500m) and 4:52.48 (Mile)... Competed in 13 meets (Six Indoors, Seven Outdoors)... Competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 800m and with the 4x400m relay (Anchor leg with Evans, Thompson and Brown-Moore), finishing 11th in the 800 semis in 2:06.20 and 10th in the 4x400 relay in 3:35.47 - did not advance in either... SEC Outdoor Champion, 800m, 2:04.80; second with the 4x400m relay team (Anchor leg with Evans, Thompson and Brown-Moore), 3:35.36... Fifth in the Penn Relays Championship 4x400m (Third leg with Evans, Thompson and Brown-Moore), 3:35.23; sixth in the Distance Medley Relay (Leadoff leg with Evans, DeLeon and Merten), 11:11.80 - Florida Record... 24th in the Mt. SAC Relays 1500m, 4:30.83... Florida Relays champion with the 4x800m (Anchor leg with Bratton, Evans and Merten), 8:38.60; with the 1600m Sprint Medley Relay (Anchor leg with Wright, Brown-Moore and Rein), 3:46.20; and with the Distance Medley Relay (1600m leg with Merten, Evans and Bratton), 3:46.20... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Outdoor championships in the 800m (2:04.48) with new personal best at SEC Quad (4/1), also qualified for the USATF Olympic Trials... Provisionally qualified with the 4x400m team from the SEC Quad as well (3:38.89)... Ninth in the prelims of the NCAA Indoor Championships 800m, 2:06.43, did not advance to finals... SEC Indoor Champion in the 800m with a time of 2:05.95; was the leader from the gun... Also part of the runner-up distance medley relay (1600m anchor leg with Erin Merten, Yolanda Thompson and Nona Allen) in time of 11:39.19... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800m (2:05.95- Second place nationally)... Also provisionally qualified as a member of the 4x400m squad from the Florida Intercollegiates (3:40.63), the SEC Quad (3:40.78) and the Gator Invitational (3:38.04); and as part of the Distance Medley Relay from the SEC Quad (11:25.70) and the PSU Qualifier (11:20.48b)...
2000 WINS (13): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) Mile: 4:52.48, 4x400m (3): 3:40.63; SEC Quad (1/22) 800m: 2:08.13, DMR (1): 11:25.70; Gator Invitational (2/6) 4x400m (2): 3:38.04; SEC Indoor Championships (2/27) 800m: 2:05.95; (o) FSU Relays (3/18) 800: 2:05.57; Florida Relays (3/24-25) DMR (3): 11:20.96, 1600m Sprint Medley (4): 3:46.20, 4x800 (4): 8:38.60; SEC Quad (4/1) 800: 2:04.48, 4x400 (4): 3:38.89; SEC Championships (5/14) 800m: 2:04.80.
1999 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in seven meets for the Gators including the NCAA meet in Bloomington, Ind...Finished second for the Gators and thirteenth overall at the NCAA South Regional in 17:28.34, earning her second career selection to the all-region team....Finished fourth for the Gators and 24th overall at the SEC Championships in 18:44.20....SEC Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Gator Invitational, running a season's best 18:09.46 while leading the team for the second time during the year... Did not finish the course at the Pre-NCAA meeet after falling... Top Gator at the Crimson Classic, leading the team to victory with a third place finish (18:06.80)... Finished second in the season-opening Nike Twi-Light in a time of 18:35.57.
1999 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 2:04.74 (800m), 4:26.10 (1500m) and 4:55.03 (Mile)... Competed at the USATF National Championships in the 800m, running a 2:09.34 in the preliminaries... NCAA Outdoor All-American (sixth place) in the 4x400m relay (Anchor leg with Amber Robinson, Evans and Brown-Moore), 3:34.11; 13th in the 800m semifinals, 2:10.63... Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships, 2:04.74; second in the 4x400m relay (Anchor leg with A. Robinson, Evans and Brown-Moore), 3:33.82 (52.2 split)... Penn Relays champion in the 4x800m relay (Second leg with Allen, Merten and Clark), 8:24.54- 1999 world's best... Florida Relays champion with the 4x800m relay (Second leg with Evans, Allen and Clark), 8:35.27- Florida Relays Record; with the 4x1600m relay (second leg), 19:48.48; second with the Distance Medley Relay (800m leg), 11:33.45... 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships with the Distance Medley Relay (800m leg) 11:37.02... SEC Indoor Champion with the Distance Medley Relay team (800m leg with Starr, Evans and Clark), 11:22.63.
1999 WINS (10): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) 800: 2:11.26; ACC-SEC Challenge (1/30) DMR: 11:25.62; Virginia Tech Invitational (2/5) DMR: 11:29.20; SEC Championships (2/21) DMR: 11:22.63; (o): Florida Relays (3/26) 4x800: 8:35.27; UCLA Dual (4/3) 4x400m: 3:38.93; SEC Quad (4/17) 800m: 2:07.13; Penn Relays (4/22) 4x800m: 8:24.65; USTCA Challenge (5/2) 4x400m: 3:34.51.
1998 CROSS COUNTRY: Had an immediate impact after transferring from Villanova at the beginning of the semester...earned her third top-10 finish of the year with a third-place spot at NationsBank.... Took sixth place overall in 18.49.20 at the Twi-Light, fifth on the squad... Took sixth again at the Crimson Classic in Alabama, lowering her time by over thirty seconds and finishing third for the team in 18:18.09... Finished fifth for the Gators at the Wolverine Interregional, 46th overall... Third Gator at the SEC Championships, finishing in ninth place... Earned her first All-SEC honors after running a season's best time of 17:47.61... Earned all-South region honors after placing seventh at the meet in 17:26.06, her top time of the year and the best of her career... Placed 178th at the NCAA Championships.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Transfer from Villanova... Earned her first Indoor All-America honor after splitting 2:10.9 on the 800m leg of the DMR that placed seventh for Villanova... Big East Indoor Champion in the 800m, capturing the title in 2:08.65... Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 800m and 4x400m... Finished second in the 800m at the Big East Outdoor meet, and second as a member of the 4x400m relay team ... Ran on two Championship of America relays at the Penn Relay Carnival (DMR, 4x800m) and also on the 4x400m relay that set a new Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference record for the Penn Relays with a time of 3:37.76 ... That 4x400m team went on to break the school record with a mark of 3:35.79 at the ECAC Championships, finishing third ... Also ran on first-place DMR at the Florida Relays and the 4x400m relay at the Villanova Invitational ... Qualified for the NCAA indoor 800m, and placed third in trials (2:08.56) ... Member of the second-place 4x400m relay team at Big East Indoors (relay 3:45.81) ... Also competed in the Big East indoor 400m... Ran on the 4x400m indoor relay team that finished sixth at the USA Indoor Championships, setting a school record (3:39.36)... Ran in final three cross country meets of the season... Placed 41st at Big East Championships, 49th at ECACs, and 155th at NCAA Championships... Best time came at ECACs with a run of 17:46.
HIGH SCHOOL: 1996 National Junior Champion in the 800m... Three-time high school All-America honoree... Top-ranked 800m runner in the country as a senior... Ran 2:04.54 to record the second-fastest time ever in the scholastic 800m... Junior Olympics record-holder in the 800m with a time of 2:07.0... Competed at the World Junior Championships in the 4x400m Relay... Selected as the 1996 Track and Field News Most Outstanding Athlete... Honored as the 1996 Gatorade Circle of Champions Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year... Four-time State and City Champion in the 800m.
PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1977, in Kingston, Jamaica... Parents are George and Jean Grizzle... Has two sisters, Camille and Tanya.