Track's Monique Tubbs Invited to Compete Among Olympians at the Boston Indoor Games

Jan. 31, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University senior sprinter Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) has been invited to compete in the 60-meter dash at the Boston Indoor Games, the opening event on the United States Track and Field's 2003 Indoor Golden Spike Tour, Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Boston. The meet will be televised live on ESPN2 from 6-7:30 p.m., with the 60-meter slated to begin at 6:18 p.m. Tubbs will be competing in the 55-meter at the Huskey Invitational this evening hosted by Northeastern University at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Tubbs, the 2001 60-meter NCAA Indoor National Champion, will be competing against Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards and Inger Miller, all three members of the 2000 US Olympic 4x100-meter relay team. Also featured in the field is Angela Williams, who was the 2002 60-meter NCAA Indoor National Champion. More than 600 of America's top athletes will be competing in Boston at the final stop on the Golden Spike Tour, with the top two finishers in each event being selected for Team USA which will compete at the 2003 World Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 14-16, in Birmingham, England.

Tubbs is returning to the track (Reggie Lewis Center) where she captured the 60-meter state and national high school championships as a senior at Boston Latin High School. Tubbs' time of 7.36 in the 60-meter, which she achieved earlier this month at the Florida Indoor Intercollegiate in Gainesville, is currently the seventh fastest time in the country.

Some of the featured participants at the Boston Indoor Games include two-time Olympic gold medallist Maurice Greene, who is competing in the 60-meter dash, and the University of North Carolina's Shalane Flanagan, a product of Marblehead High School who also is returning home to the Boston area, competing in the 3000-meter.

Tubbs and the entire Dolphin team return to action at the Gator Indoor Invitational Sunday, Feb. 9 in Gainesville, Fla., at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.