FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2001
Monique Tubbs Ranks Seventh In The Nation In 60m Dash

Jan. 19, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University sophomore sprinter Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.) is ranked seventh in the nation in the women's 60m dash with a time of 7.42 seconds.

Tubbs's current time was reached at the Florida Intercollegiate Indoor Open on January 13, the first meet of the 2001 season. Her time makes her a provisional qualifier for this year's NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held on March 9-10 at Arkansas University in Fayetteville, Ark.

"Monique's goal for the year is to place in the top three in the nation," assistant coach Phil Alicea said. "She has proven her desire with continued hard work both on and off the track."

Last season Tubbs earned All-America honors after placing seventh in the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships with a time of 7.37.

Tubbs' career-best in the 60m dash is 7.28 seconds, set last season at the Florida Fast Times Meet. She is currently 12-hundreth of a second behind the nation's top runner, Teneeshia Jones of Mississippi, who has a time of 7.30 seconds.

Tubbs and sophomore teammate Andrea Pressley (Temple Hills, Md.) will compete next in the Sprint Invitational on January 26-27 in Johnson City, Tenn. The rest of the JU men and women's track and field team will compete in the UCF Winter Invitational in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, Jan. 25.