Marshall, Moody and 4x400 Relay Receive LEC Weekly Honors
GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced its weekly awards for men's track and field this afternoon with the University of Southern Maine receiving three of the five awards. Senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) is the recipient of the Track Athlete of Week honor for the second time this winter. Junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) was picked as the Field Athlete of the Week, and the Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay was chosen as the Relay of the Week.
At the Bowdoin Invitational II meet this past Saturday, Marshall won two individual events, setting school records in both and a facility record in one. In addition to his individual wins, he contributed to a top 10 national ranking with the Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay.
Marshall set the school and facility records in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with his winning time of 8.11 seconds. In the 60-meter dash, Marshall broke the school record in the trials with a time of 6.96 seconds, then came back to break his new record in the final with a time of 6.91 seconds. Marshall's time in the 60-meter dash currently ranks him fourth nationally, and his time in the 60-meter hurdles ranks third nationally. Both times rank first among Division III competitors in New England.
Competing in the heptathlon at the two-day Bates Invitational and Multi-Event, Moody won the event with a two-day score of 4,692 points. He posted the top mark among the seven competitors in the long jump (6.35m/20-10), and the second best marks in the shot put (10.80m/35-5 ¼) and high jump (1.81m/5-11 ¼) during the first day of competition to take the lead with 2,640 points.
In the last field event, the pole vault, on the second day, Moody had the second best height (3.70m/12-1 ½). Moody also posted the best times in two (60-meter dash and 1,000 meters) of the three running events. For the two days, Moody scored 53 more points than he did last year when he also won the event. He presently ranks fifth nationally.
The Huskies 4 x 400 relay quartet of junior Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine), Marshall, junior Cam Labrie (Tamworth, N.H.) and sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine) had a runner-up finish to Division II Merrimack College with their combined time of 3:24.42. With conversion (3:21.21), the Huskies rank first in New England and seventh nationally in the event.
The Huskies finished third among the six teams competing at Bowdoin with 81 points. M.I.T. won the event scoring 206 points. Tufts University took the runner-up spot with 101 points.
Southern Maine will split the squad next weekend with selected competitors headed to Boston for the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University, and the remainder hosting the USM Open III meet (2 p.m.).