July 8, 2013
MORELIA, Mexico - This past weekend at the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Senior track & field championships former Villanova standout Monique Morgan won a gold medal for Jamaica in the 100 meter hurdles. Morgan, who also competed for her native country during her collegiate career, registered a winning time of 13.25 to pace a field of seven athletes that ran into the wind during the race.
During the three-day competition Jamaica won a total of 21 medals - second only to host Mexico - including 11 gold medals. Morgan's time of 13.25 put her comfortably ahead of runner-up Kierre Beckles from Barbados, who finished with a time of 13.37.
Morgan was an All-American hurdler for the Wildcats and finished in eighth place at the outdoor NCAA Championships as a junior in 2006. She graduated from Villanova a year later and finished her Wildcats career as a three-time BIG EAST champion. Morgan continues to train with Wildcats assistant coach Anthony Williams, who will begin his 20th season at Villanova this fall.