JU Track and Field Shows Improvement At The Gator Invitational

Feb. 3, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's track and field team continued to improve on their 2001 indoor season at the Gator Invitational at the O'Connell Center on the campus of the University of Florida on Saturday.

Sophomore Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.) improved her 55m dash time with a 6.94 finish. Tubbs surpassed her previous indoor season-best of 6.99 which was the seventh best time in the nation and had provisionally qualified her for the 2001 NCAA Indoor National Championships.

Sophomore Safiya Davy (Mitchville, Md.) competed in the 55m hurdle finals and clocked a time of 8.16.

Leading the way for the Dolphins in the 400m dash was senior Ayesha Muhammad (Indianapolis, Ind.) who finished with a time of 1:02.19. Other 400m participants included sophomore Laura Winn (Wilmington, Mass.) at 1:02.19, senior Asjah Muhammad (Indianapolis, Ind.) at 1:03.16 and junior Tamsin Anstey (North Vancouver, British Columbia) at 1:03.33.

In the mile run, seniors Adrianna Campos (Lake Park, Fla.) and April Nudo-Patterson (Mattapan, Mass.) paced the way, tuning in times of 5:23.40 and 5:30.98, respectively. Freshmen Chelsea Knight (Ypsilanti, Minn.) at 5:34.35 and Alexis Wienoniey (Owings, Md.) at 5:34.70 and senior Christine Weiher (Toledom Ohio) at 5:35.40 also competed in the mile run.

Campos and Knight ran in the 3,000m run crossing the finish line at 10:42.47 and 11:12.04, respectively.

Other times included freshman Tiffany Wright's (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) time of 26.40 in the 200m dash and sophomore Andrea Presley's (Temple Hills, Md.) time of 8.34 in preliminaries of the 55m hurdles.

JU's men and women's track and field teams will be back in action on Feb. 9-10 at the Virginia Tech Invite in Blacksburg, Va.