Moody Tied for Fifth in Decathlon After Day One at NCAA D3 Championships
GENEVA, Ohio -- University of Southern Maine junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) is tied for fifth place after the first five events of the decathlon at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships being held this weekend at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The remaining five events will be contested on Friday.
Moody had an outstanding opening day with four personal bests among the five events. He opened the competition posting a time of 10.88 seconds in the 100-meter dash to earn 888 points. Moody followed that effort with a career-best mark of 6.92 meters (22-8½) in the long jump for another 795 points.
In the third event, the shot put, Moody surpassed the 11-meter mark for the first time with a throw of 11.14 meters (36-6¾) to collect 554 points. Moody cleared 1.78 meters (5-10) in the high jump top earn 610 points. He concluded his day with a career best time of 51.06 seconds in the 400 meters.
Moody has a total of 3,613 points after the opening day's five events to be tied with senior Leif Van Grinsven of Wheaton College (Ill.) for fifth place. Junior Will Daniels of Central College leads the competition after day one with 3,990 points.