March 14 – WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Junior Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) capped off his remarkable indoor season finishing 15th at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 44’ ½”, on Saturday afternoon.
Moore had a fabulous indoor season for the Bison, finishing first in the triple jump in four of his five meets, including posting a victory at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. With the triple jump victory in the PAC Championships, as well as a win in the long jump, Moore was named the Field MVP as well as the Championships' Most Outstanding Performer.
Moore qualified 15th for the National Championship by capturing a distance of 47'0.75" (14.34m) back on January 17 at the Otterbein Invitational.
The winner of the triple jump was senior Jamie Ruginski of Southern Maine who posted a best leap of 49' 1/4" in his final jump of the night.
Moore's 15th-place finish finishes a weekend performance that also saw him earn All-American status in the long jump as he tallied an eighth-place finish in the event with a distance of 22'5". He became just the second two-time All-American in Bethany College history.
The two-time All-American will now turn his attention to the outdoor season where the men's trakc & field team was selected as the PAC preaseason favorite.