SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2003
Monique Tubbs Finishes Fifth in 100-Meter Dash Final at NCAA East Regional Championships

May 31, 2003

Complete Results

FAIRFAX, Va. - Jacksonville University junior sprinter Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) finished fifth in the 100-meter dash final with a time of 11.49 at the inaugural NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon at George Mason Stadium on the campus of George Mason University. Tubbs' top-five finish automatically qualifies her for the NCAA National Championships, June 11-14, in Sacramento, Calif., at California State University.

Tubbs, the 2003 Atlantic Sun Champion in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, entered the finals as the No. 3 seed behind Connie Moore from Penn St. and Aleen Bailey from South Carolina, after winning her qualifying heat with a mark of 11.54. Bailey captured the 100 with a time of 11.17, followed by Lauryn Williams from Miami and Moore.

Tubbs and junior Andrea Pressley (Upper Marlboro, Md.) will now move on to compete at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning June 11 at Sacramento State University. Pressley is currently ranked No. 21 nationally in the heptathlon with 5,213 points and is awaiting an at-large bid to the national championships because the heptathlon was not held at any one of the four regional championships. The athletes with the top 20 highest point totals nationally in the heptathlon receive automatic bids to the national championships, in addition to a maximum of eight at-large bids.

100-Meter Dash Finals 
(Top Five Qualify for NCAA National Championships)
1. Allen Bailey, South Carolina - 11.17 2. Lauryn Williams, Miami - 11.20 3. Connie Moore, Penn St. - 11.21 4. Erica Whipple, South Carolina - 11.38 5. Monique Tubbs, JU - 11.49 6. Illia Miles, Georgia - 11.51 7. Amandi Rhett, Georgia Tech - 11.59 8. Sherita King, Georgia - 11.75