Hoyle Qualifies for 800m Final on Saturday
GENEVA, Ohio -- University of Southern Maine junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) established a new personal-best score in the decathlon Friday en route to a 12th-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships being held at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
In addition to Moody completing the decathlon, sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) qualified for the final in the 800 meters by finishing second in his preliminary round race on Friday with a time of 1:51.81. The men's 800 final will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.
Moody had two event PR's on Friday throwing the javelin 39.66 meters (130-1) and in the final event, the 1500 meters, with his time of 4:41.85.
Tied for fifth place with 3,613 points after the first day's five events, Moody added 722 points to his total by running a time of 16.10 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles. He threw the discus 29.58 meters for 456 points, and cleared 4.00 meters (13-1½) in the pole vault to score 617 points. Moody tallied 437 points in the javelin and 669 in the 1500.
For the 10 events that comprise the decathlon, Moody had personal bests in six events over the two days. His two-day total of 6,514 points eclipsed his previous high score of 6,477 points set at the NEICAAA New England Championships earlier this month, and is the third highest total in program history.
Also competing on Saturday in the triple jump will be sophomore Ben Musese (Lewiston, Maine). That event begins at 11 a.m. Musese is the 10th seed in the field.