Liza Todd
Liza Todd

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Dreher

Height:
5-6

Event:
Pole Vault

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


2008: NCAA East Region qualifier in the pole vault ... South Carolina's Leadership award ... indoors, opened season with a second place finish at the UNC Classic and a fourth place finish at the Tom Jones Memorial, both at 17-3 ¾ ... took sixth at the Rod McCravy Invitational at a season best 12-1 ½ ... placed 11th at the New Balance Invitational ... claimed third at the Tiger Invitational and the Gamecock Invitational ... placed 11th at the NCAA Last Chance meet at 12-0 ... outdoors, took fourth at the Auburn Tiger Classic, seventh at the Spec Towns Invitational and second at the Friendship and Freedom Games ... second at the Shamrcock Invitational at 11-11 ¾ ... won the Penn Relays at a personal best 12-9, the third best jump in South Carolina history ... competed at the SEC and NCAA East Regionals but did not register a clearance.

2007: Finished sixth at the Virginia Tech Invite to open the indoor season with a clearance of 11-6 1/2 ... placed eighth at the Rod McCravy Invitational at 11-9 3/4 ... placed fouth with a season best mark of 11-11 3/4 at the Tiger Classic ... also took fourth at the Gamecock Invitational ... tied for 13th at the SEC Indoor Championship with a mark of 11-6 1/2 ... also competed in the high jump and long jump at the Rod McCravy Invitational, taking 18th in the high jump at 5-0 1/4 and 11th in th elong jump at 17-4 1/4 ... outdoors, tied for fourth at the Hurricane Invite with a mark of 11-7 3/4 ... cleared a personal best 12-1 3/4 at the Jim Click Shootout, placing sixth overall ... came in fifth at the Weems Baskin Relays at 11-11 3/4 ... took second at the State USATF meet and third at the Spec Towns National Invite ... placed 11th overall with a clearance of 11-7 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

2006: The New Balance Armory Collegiate Invitational marked the site of a 12-1 1/2 clearance in the pole vault before an SEC Championships performance of 11-11 3/4 ... outdoors, a 12-0 clearance garnered a win at the State of South Carolina Track Meet ... another strong performance of 11-11 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships rounded out the year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Danny Brooks at Dreher High School ... lettered in track and field and volleyball for Dreher ... was a two-time all-state track star as well as a three-time all-region recipient ... helped Dreher capture state titles in 2000, 2003 and 2004 ... set high school pole vault record ... competed at Nike Outdoor Nationals ... two-time state champion in pole vault.

PERSONAL: Elizabeth June Todd was born Jan. 9, 1987 ... parents are Monty and Sissy Todd ... is currently pursuing a degree in sport administration ... would like to become a deep-sea fishing tournament director ... enjoys rock climbing, hunting and working out ... chose South Carolina over Georgia and the College of Charleston.