FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2003
Monique Tubbs Wins 100-Meter Dash Qualifying Heat at NCAA East Regional Championships

May 30, 2003

Complete Results

FAIRFAX, Va. - Jacksonville University junior sprinter Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) won her 100-meter dash qualifying heat at the inaugural NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championships Friday at George Mason Stadium on the campus of George Mason University. Tubbs will enter the finals as a No. 3 seed. Junior Safiya Davy (Mitchellville, Md.) failed to qualify for the 100-meter hurdle finals after finishing 16th with a time of 14.08.

Tubbs, the 2001 NCAA Indoor National Champion in the 60-meter dash, finished with a time of 11.54, ahead of Sherita King from Georgia, who finished at 11.67, and Amber Robinson from Florida, who finished at 11.70. Tubbs will automatically qualify for the NCAA National Track and Field Championships, June 11-14, in Sacramento, Calif., with a top-five finish in the finals. If Tubbs fails to finish in the top five in the finals, she will likely earn an at-large bid to the national championships based on the fact that she has the No. 1 time in the 100 in the East Region, which is also the third-best time nationally.

The finals of the 100-meter dash will commence at approximately 5:00 p.m. Saturday at George Mason Stadium on the campus of George Mason University.

100-Meter Dash Prelims Top 8 
(Qualified for Finals)
1. Connie Moore - 11.42 2. Aleen Bailey - 11.51 3. Monique Tubbs - 11.54 4. Erica Whipple - 11.56 5. Lauryn Williams - 11.46 6. Amanda Rhett - 11.60 7. Sherita King - 11.67 8. Illia Miles - 11.70