Arlicia Bush

  • Arlicia
  • Bush

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

Updated: July 5, 2017

2017 outdoor: Tallied a 10th-place finish at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.73 ... Earned a top-20 finish as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Ran the 400-meter sprint at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, earning a top-25 finish in the event ... Was a member of the 4x100-meter relay team at that same meet, earning a season-best time of 44.60 seconds ... Also was a part of the first 4x4 team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Championships with an 11th-place finish in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA East Regionals ... Competed in the 400-meter dash at the ACC Championships ... Was a part of the 4x100 (44.63) and 4x400 (3:32.57) relays at the league championship, placing third and second, respectively, to collect second-team All-ACC honors in both events ... Also was a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams that advanced to the Championship of America Invitational at the Penn Relays for the first time in school history ... Competed in the 400 at a trio of meets during the regular season, earning a silver medal in the event at both the War Eagle Invitational and the Tennessee Relays ... Ran the 200 for the first time outdoors at the Tennessee Relays, finishing the sprint in 24.56 seconds ... Made her outdoor debut at the Weems Baskin Invitational, placing third in the 400 with a lifetime-best time of 53.29 seconds - the fourth-fastest time in the event in school history.

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)