SATURDAY, MARCH 08, 2003
Track, Andrea Pressley Shine in Opening Outdoor Meet at the UCF Invitational
March 8, 2003
ORLANDO, Fla. - Jacksonville University junior Andrea Pressley (Upper Marlboro, Md.) won the 400-meter hurdles and the javelin throw at the UCF Invitational Saturday at the UCF Track and Field Complex in Orlando in the Dolphins' first outdoor meet of the season. Pressley was also a member of the Dolphins' winning 4x100 meter relay team that finished with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 45.52, along with junior Safiya Davy (Mitchellville, Md.), who also won the 100-meter hurdles.
Pressley finished with a time of 1:01.95 in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles and captured the javelin with a throw of 37.78 meters, while finishing fourth in the long jump with a mark of 5.43 meters. Joining Pressley and Davy on the winning 4x100 meter relay team was senior Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) and junior Tiffany Wright (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.).
Davy won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.16, while senior Kate Clarke (Arlington, Texas) finished second in the finals of the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.89. Senior Tamsin Anstey (N. Vancouver, BC) ran a personal-best in the 1500-meter with a time of 4:45.14 to finish in second place, while freshman Jennifer Tyler (Jupiter, Fla.) finished sixth.
JU had three participants finish in the top seven in the finals of the 800-meter with freshmen Keiona Frenche (Riverdale, Fla.) and Rachel Garvin (Denton, Texas) placing third and seventh, respectively, and senior Laura Winn (Wilmington, Mass.) finishing fifth.
Freshman Lindsey Moffenbier (McDonough, Ga.) finished second in the 5000-meter, with sophomore Christina Bensi (Troy, N.Y.) placing third. The Dolphins' 4x400 meter relay team of Davy, Clarke, Frenche and freshman Lakisha Brooks (Upper Marlboro, Md.) finished third in the finals with a time of 3:53.74.
JU returns to action Friday, March 14 at the FSU Snowbird in Tallahassee, Fla., and Tubbs will be competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., at the University of Arkansas, March 14-15.
2002-03 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD