SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2001
Andrea Pressley Provisionally Qualifies For Second Time This Year

May 20, 2001

ATLANTA - JU sophomore Andrea Pressley (Temple Hills, Md.) set a personal-best mark in the heptathlon, with a score of 5,443, this weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.

Pressley's score provisionally qualifies her for the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. on May 30-31, and ranks her 14th in the nation among collegiate heptathletes. Last weekend at the Seminole Twilight Meet, Pressley had provisionally qualified with a score of 5,357, however, that score did not rank her high enough to qualify for the NCAA championships.

Heather Sterlin, an unattached athlete, won the competition (5,584 points), with Pressley finishing in a close second-place.

The day began with the 100-meter hurdles, which Pressley ran at an impressive time of 13.90. In the high jump, Pressley turned in a mark of 1.58 meters, and she threw the shot 12.81 meters in the shot put. In the final event of the first day of competition, Pressley crossed the finish line of the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.39.

In the final day of competition, Pressley long jumped 5.54 meters and threw the javelin 35.19 meters. The heptathlon ended with Pressley running the 800-meter run at 2:22.34.

Pressley led all competitors in the shot put and 200-meter dash and was second in the 100-meter hurdles.