Arlicia Bush

  • Arlicia
  • Bush

  • Event
    Sprints
  • Class
    Freshman
  • High School/Other
    Ridge View
  • Hometown
    Princeton, Ky.

Updated: April 26, 2017

2017 outdoor: Earned a silver medal in the 400 meters at the War Eagle Invitational with a time of 53.92 seconds ... Placed second in the 400-meter dash at the Tennessee Relays with a time of 53.86 seconds ... Also ran the 200 meters for the first time, finishing the sprint in 24.56 seconds ... Was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that qualified for the finals at the Texas Relays, placing seventh overall in the event with a season-best time of 44.92 seconds ... Also finished in seventh as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at that same meet ... Made her outdoor debut at the Weems Baskin Invitational, placing third in the 400-meter dash with a lifetime-best time of 53.29 seconds ... Also was a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams, finishing in second in both events.

2017 indoor: Recorded a personal-best time of 54.54 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the ACC Championships, placing 11th overall – good enough for eighth on Tech’s all-time list … Also was a member of the school-record breaking 4x400 relay team, placing fourth at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:37.42 … Won the 400 at the Virginia Tech Challenge, finishing the race in 54.68 seconds … Competed in the 400 at the Music City Challenge … Also collected a second-place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team, finishing in a time of 3:40.04 … Ran the 200 for the first time in her career at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet, recording a personal-best time of 24.98 … Also won the 400-meter dash at that same meet … Raced in the 400 at the Bob Pollock Invitational … Won her first collegiate race in Hokie uniform, recording a lifetime-best time of 1 minute, 14.09 seconds in the 500 meters – the fourth-best time in the event in program history.

High school: Was a two-sport athlete at Ridge View, earning one letter in basketball and six letters in track and field … Earned all-league and all-state honors four years in a row as a member of the track and field team … Was a four-time all-American … Also was crowned the region (4x) and state champion (3x) while at Ridge View … Holds a school record in two events (400m and 4x4 relay) … Owns a personal-best mark of 53.59 in the 400-meter race and a 3:48.7 in the 4x4 relay … Placed fifth at the 2015 New Balance Nationals … Graduated with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Jan. 3, 1998 … Daughter of Ebony and Angel Brooks … Has two younger siblings, Alliyah and Angel Jr. … Enrolled in university studies.

Bush's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

200m - 24.98, Doc Hale VT Elite (2017)

400m - 54.54, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

500m - 1:14.09, VT Invitational (2017)

200m - 24.56, Tennessee Relays (2017)

400m - 53.29, Weems Baskin Invitational (2017)

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