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Hoyle Advances to 800 Final; Moody Third in Heptathlon After Day One at NCAA Championships

C.J. Moody (left, photo by d3photography) and Zach Hoyle (file photo by Jason Johns).
C.J. Moody (left, photo by d3photography) and Zach Hoyle (file photo by Jason Johns).

NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships
Hoyle Advances to 800 Final, Moody 3rd in Heptathlon After Day One

            BOSTON -- Sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) won his heat race and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) sits in third place after the first day of competition in the heptathlon at 2019 NCAA Division Indoor Track & Field National Championships being held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

            Hoyle, competing in the NCAA indoor championships for the second straight year, earned a spot in the 800-meter finals on Saturday by winning his heat race in a time 1 minute, 53.15 seconds.  Overall, Hoyle's time was the sixth quickest among the 20 competitors.  The men's 800 final will be tomorrow at 4:05 p.m.

            Making his first appearance in the NCAA championships, Moody is in third place after four events in the heptathlon with 2,780 points.  Moody opened the day running a time of 7.16 seconds in the 60-meter dash to earn 826 points.  He posted a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 6.87 meters (22-6 ½) on his second of three attempts to earn 783 points.  In the shot put, Moody had best throw of 10.53 meters (34-6 ¾) for 518 points.  He finished the day clearing 1.83 meters (6-0) in the high jump to add 653 points to his total.

            Moody will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meters on Saturday.

            In two preliminary round races, senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) posted the 11th quickest time in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.27, and the 14th fastest time in the 200 meter at 22.12.

            Senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) was unable to compete in the pole vault after sustaining an injury during warm ups.

            Competition resumes Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the fifth event in the heptathlon, the 60-meter hurdles.