JU Track and Field Shows Promise in Season Opener

Jan. 12, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Junior Andrea Pressley's (Temple Hills. Md.) second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles highlighted the Dolphins' indoor track and field debut at the Florida Intercollegiate meet this afternoon in Gainesville.

Pressley, who has built a reputation for her success in the outdoor season, showed that she could also be successful indoors, finishing second in the hurdle finals just behind Florida State's Kim Jones, with a personal best time of 8.00. Pressley's finish was the highest of the day for JU. "Andrea's personal best and second place performance had to be the day's highlight," said JU associate track and field coach Ron Grigg.

Junior sprinter and 2001 NCAA 60-meter champion Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.) began defense of her title, with a fourth place finish in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.02.

Sophomore long jumper Dani Ivanochko (La Ronge Saskatchewan, Canada) turned in a solid performance for the Dolphins, finishing seventh in the long jump.

"Coming off the long winter break away from supervised training, there were mixed performances. Now it is time for our program to get back to work in preparation for the Atlantic Sun Championships in April," said Grigg.

The Dolphins will return to action on Feb. 10 when they compete in the Gator Invite, which will be held in Gainesville.