TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2000
Dolphins Have Strong Showing At TAAC Championships

April 23, 2000

Troy, Ala. - Jacksonville University completed the 2000 TAAC Track & Field Championships with dominating performances in the men's and women's sprints on their way to a third place finish on the men's side and a second place finish on the women's side. The Dolphin men finished with 128 points, behind Samford (184) and host Troy (154), while the JU women posted an impressive point total of 129, just behind champion UCF (154) and ahead of Troy (108) in the seven team field.

Leading the way for the JU women in the sprints was freshman Monique Tubbs with an individual title in the 100 meters. Tubbs won in impressive fashion, posting a 11.52, while Campbell's Akelsha Flegler (12.00) and JU's Safiya Davy (12.04) rounded out the top three. Tubbs completed the impressive double-championship by winning the 200 meters as well in a time of 24.33. Flegler was once again second to Tubbs, while Troy's Shameka Barnes was third (24.95) and Davy was fourth (25.16). In the 400 meters, Tubbs posted a fifth place finish (59.97), while Laura Winn (1:01.02) was sixth and Asjah Muhammad (1:02.29) was eighth. Davy completed the Dolphins' individual sprint dominance with a victory in the 100 meter hurdles, posting a TAAC record 14.00. In the team sprints, Jacksonville's 4x100 meter team led the whole race, but was disqualified for an exchange violation, while the 4x400 team finished fifth.

In the distance events, Adrianna Campos (10:19.75) finished second in the 3,000 meters, while Aimee Salzer (10:41.05) was fourth and Christine Weiher (10:42.50) was fifth. Campos also finished second in the 5,000 meters, posting a 17:50.70 and finishing behind Georgia State senior Sarah Howard in both races. Salzer continued JU's strong showing with a second place in the 10,000 meters (38:36.58), while April Nudo finished sixth (40:22.83). Senior Sara Robertson defended her TAAC title in the pole vault, clearing the bar at a TAAC record 11-06 to defeat the field by 1-06. In the other jumps, Lysa Lee finished second in the long jump (18-08) and third in the triple jump (38-01.50). Andrea Pressley brought home the Dolphins' best field event finishes on the women's side with a second in the shot put (41-02.50), a third in the javelin (113-01) and a sixth in the discus (100-02). Winn was fifth (97-08) in the Javelin as well.

In the men's sprint competition, it was JU finishing first and second in both the 100 and 200 meters. Jon Underhill (10.72) took home the honors in the 100 ahead of teammate Boshawn Mack (10.74), while Mack (21.60) returned the favor with a victory in the 200 and Underhill (21.62) placed second. Brent Alexander finished fourth (10.99) and sixth (22.08) in the 100 and 200 respectively. JU's team of Mack, Underhill, Alexander and Russell Cheatam continued the Dolphins' sprint mastery with a 4x100 meter title in a time of 41.70, while the 4x400 team finished second (3:24.22).

Drew Domoto (15.05) and Matt Cull (16.91) picked up a fourth and eighth respectively in the 110 meter hurdles, while Domoto finished second in the 400 hurdles. Dan Cramer (14-0) and Cull (14-0) were second and third in the pole vault and Tyrone Wright was second in the long jump. In the field events, Courtney Phelps was first in the discus (145-01) and second in the shot put (40-04.75), while Dan Irby was second in the javelin (158-09).