March 15 – LINCOLN, Neb. – Sophomore Umar Moore capped off his remarkable indoor season finishing 14th at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 45’ 1 ½”, on Saturday afternoon.
Moore had a fabulous indoor season for the Bison, finishing top-three in the triple jump five times, including a record-setting performance at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. He also performed at a high level when competing in the long jump, grabbing fourth place or better in all five meets.
Moore qualified 13th for the national championship last week at the Columbia Indoor Last Chance Qualifier where he posted a leap of 47' 4 1/2" in his final jump of the day.
The winner of the triple jump was Jamie Ruginski of Souther Maine who posted a best leap of 50' 1 3/4" in his final jump of the night.
With the indoor season wrapped up, Moore and the Bison Track & Field team will kick off their outdoor season on March 21-22, when they travel to Costal Carolina University for the Shamrock Invitational.