Hoyle, Moody and 4x400 Relay Receive LEC Weekly Honors
GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference announced its final set of weekly awards for the 2018-19 men's indoor track and field season today with the University of Southern Maine men taking three of the honors in recognition of their standout performances at the New England Division III Championships this past weekend.
For the second time this season, sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) was picked as the Track Athlete of the Wek and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) was honored as the Field Athlete of the Week. Hoyle was previously selected as the top track athlete on December 17 while Moody was picked as the top field performer on January 21.
The Huskies' 4 x 400-meter relay foursome of junior Donivyn Harms (Westbrook, Maine/Rochelle [Ill.] Township), senior Justin Pierce (Standish, Maine/Mt. Ararat), freshman Stephen Duckett (Manchester, N.H./Trinity) and Hoyle was tabbed as the Relay of the Week.
Hoyle won the 800 meters with his school (and meet) record time of 1 minute, 51.64 seconds, eclipsing the previous school record time of 1:51.70 set by Kevin Desmond on February 14, 2013. Hoyle's conversion time moved him to the number two spot nationally on the latest TFRRS performance list for NCAA Division III competitors.
Moody finished a school record-setting performance by winning the two-day, seven-event heptathlon with 4,963 points, racking up four personal bests along the way. On the first day, Moody posted personal bests in the 60-meter dash (7.12 seconds), long jump (6.85 meters/22-5 ¾) and the high jump (1.86 meters/6-1 ¼). On the final day, he posted a personal best in the pole vault (4.10 meters/13-5 ¼). Moody broke the previous school record of 4,726 points set by Jamie Ruginski on February 17-18, 2014. He now ranks seventh on the TFRRS list.
The Huskies 4 x 400-meter relay quartet combined for a runner-up finish with their time of 3:24.93.
Selected USM competitors will compete this Saturday at the Tufts Last Chance Meet in a final bid to qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor National Track and Field Championships.