July 3, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica - At the 2014 National Senior Championships last weekend former Villanova sprinter Monique Morgan won the national title in the 100 meter hurdles. The competition was also a qualification meet for the Commonwealth Games this summer and Morgan will represent Jamaica at the two-week competition in Scotland later this month.
Morgan had the top overall time in the 100 meter hurdles during the preliminary heats and eventually won the championship with a winning time of 12.96 in the final. She crossed the finish line in front of Danielle Williams (12.99) and the rest of the field of eight hurdlers who qualified for the final. During the first round of the 100 meter hurdles Morgan ran in the first of three preliminary heats and recorded a time of 12.94 to win her heat and secure an automatic spot in the final.
The Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 through August 3.
Morgan was a two-time All-American in the hurdles during her collegiate career. She recorded an eighth place finish in the 100 meter hurdles outdoors in 2006 and followed that up by coming in eighth in the 60 meter hurdles indoors in 2007. Morgan also advanced as far as the national semifinals in the 100 meter hurdles on two other occasions. She was the BIG EAST champion in the 100 meter hurdles in 2007 and won the 60 meter hurdles at the conference meet in both 2005 and 2007.