FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2003
Monique Tubbs Qualifies for 100-Meter Dash Finals at Texas Relays

April 4, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas - Jacksonville University junior sprinter Monique Tubbs (Boston, Mass.) qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.41 in the preliminaries at the Texas Relays Friday at Mike A. Meyers Track on the University of Texas campus.

Tubbs finished second in her heat behind LSU's Muna Lee, who set a new Myers Stadium record with a time of 11.15, and had the fourth-fastest qualifying time overall, in addition to achieving an NCAA Regional qualifying mark.

Junior Safiya Davy (Mitchellville, Fla.) had an NCAA Regional qualifying performance in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.08 to finish third in her heat and 17th overall, but failed to qualify for the finals, while junior Andrea Pressley (Upper Marlboro, Md.) finished fourth in her heat and 41st overall.

The Dolphins 4x100-meter relay team of Davy, Pressley, Tubbs and Tiffany Wright (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) also had an NCAA Regional qualifying performance with a time of 45.75 to finish second in its heat behind Baylor and 10th overall, but missed the University/Collegiate finals by one slot as only the top nine teams qualify and as a result will compete in the Invitational finals tomorrow.

Tubbs and the 4x100-meter relay team return to action tomorrow at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, at the Mike A. Meyers Track. Live results of the Texas Relays can be found at deltatimimg.com.