Moody Leads the Huskies with 2nd-Place Finish in Heptathlon
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The University of Southern Maine men's track and field team picked up its fifth top-10 finish in the last six years placing seventh among the 28 scoring teams at the New England Division III Championships. The championships were held Friday and Saturday at Middlebury College.
Junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) led the Huskies with his second-place finish in the heptathlon. Moody scored a career-best 4,663 points over the seven events that comprise the heptathlon.
Junior Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) earned a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters with his time of 50.39 seconds. Ramadan also combined with sophomore Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle (Ill.) Township), junior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) and freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) to take fourth place in the 4 x 400-meter relay with a time of 3:22.12.
On the track, Marshall was fifth in the 200 meters with his time of 22.47, and Hoyle was seventh in the 800 meters crossing the line in 1:55.99. Sophomore Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H./Kennett) picked up a point with his eighth-place finish in the 600 meters with a time of 1:25.24.
In the field events, freshman Kyle Farrar (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) finished fourth in the long jump with a jump of 6.62 meters (21-8 ¾), and junior Drew Gamage (Sabbatus, Maine/Oak Hill) placed fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.84 meters (45-5).
The Huskies scored 34 points for their seventh-place finish. Tufts University won the team title with 110 points, followed by M.I.T. with 97, Williams College with 92.50, Middlebury with 83 and W.P.I. with 72.50.
Southern Maine will host the Maine State Open next Friday and Saturday (February 23-24) at the Costello Sports Complex field house.