SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2003
Track's Andrea Pressley, Monique Tubbs Shine on Final Day at FSU Twilight
May 10, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jacksonville University junior Andrea Pressley (Upper Marlboro, Md.) turned in a gutsy performance on the final day at the FSU Twilight as she came from behind to win the heptathlon Saturday at the Mike Long Track Complex on the Florida St. campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Junior Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) won the 100-meter dash for the second time in as many weeks, while junior Safiya Davy (Mitchellville, Md.) finished third in the 100-meter hurdles.
Pressley, competing in multiple events for the first time in three weeks since the A-Sun Championships, turned in two clutch performances to win the javelin and the 800 to finish first with 5,213 points, which is the 10th-best performance in the heptathlon in the nation this season and an NCAA Regional provisional mark. On Friday, Pressley won the shot put, but entered Saturday's events in third place.
Tubbs, who won the 100-meter dash last week at the Florida Track and Field Classic, but due to a timing malfunction her winning time was unknown, finished with a time of 11.53 to win her fourth 100-meter dash this season, in addition to achieving an NCAA Regional qualifying time. Davy placed third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.61, which also was an NCAA Regional qualifying time. Kisha Jett, who was running unattached, won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.16.
JU returns to action next weekend in its final meet of the season before the NCAA Regional Meet at the Georgia Tech Last Chance Invitational on May 17 in Atlanta, Ga.
2002-03 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD