JU Track and Field Set to Open Indoor Season

Jan. 9, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's indoor track and field team looks to get off on the right foot when it opens the 2002 indoor season at the Florida Intercollegiate Indoor track meet in Gainesville Saturday.

JU track and field head coach Becky Motley and the 15 competing Dolphins will use this weekend's meet as a fall training gauge. "We want to use this weekend's meet as a test of fitness to see where we are and to evaluate our fall training," says Motley. However, Motley is optimistic about Saturday's meet as she looks to place several JU athletes in the meet finals.

The 2001 NCAA 60-meter champion, junior Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.) leads the Dolphins into the 2002 season. Tubbs, JU's first national champion and two-time track and field All-American, looks to defend her national title and become the first woman to garner back-to-back 60-meter titles.

Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Florida, UCF and Florida International are among the teams that will be competing in the meet.

The 3,000-meter run will start at 10 a.m., followed by the remainder of the running events starting at 1:30 p.m. Field events will begin at 11 a.m.

The Dolphins will compete in one other indoor meet this season, the Gator Invite, which will be held on Feb. 10 in Gainesville.