JU Track and Field Cracks Top-25 Poll After Week One

Jan. 16, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's indoor track and field team have gotten the season off to a good start and have received national recognition for their efforts. The Dolphins are currently ranked 25th by, track and field's premier collegiate poll, in the season's first national poll.

The Dolphins proved that they belonged in among the nation's top teams after a positive showing at the Florida Intercollegiate Indoor meet last weekend in Gainesville as 11 Dolphins placed and five runners made the finals in their respective events, three of whom finished in the top five.

The most notable performers for the Dolphins were junior Andrea Pressley (Temple Hills. Md.), who garnered a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, sophomore Dani Ivanochko (La Ronge Saskatchewan, Canada), who finished seventh in the long jump, and 2001 NCAA 60-meter champion junior Monique Tubbs (Holbrook, Mass.), who finished the 55-meter dash in fourth place.

"This is nice recognition for our track and field program and university. This is evidence of our effort to move the program to national prominence," said head coach Becky Motley.

The Dolphins return to action on Feb. 10 when they compete in the Gator Invite, held in Gainesville. Top 25
1. South Carolina       8. Clemson          15. Arkansas        22. Austin Peay
2. Florida                 Stanford             Iowa State          N.C. State
3. Arizona              10. Colorado        17. Indiana             Coastal Carolina
4. LSU                      Auburn              BYU             25. Harvard
5. UCLA                 12. Missouri        19. Texas               Miami (Fla.)
6. North Carolina       13. Rice            20. UTEP                Maryland-Baltimore County
   Illinois                 Washington St.      Georgetown          Wisconsin