Moore Comes Back to Repeat as NWC Heptathalon Champion

Spokane, Wash. — Leah Moore put together one of the best second-day performances in Northwest Conference heptathlon history to come from behind and repeat as NWC champion in the event.

Moore scored 1937 points in today’s three events to finish with a total of 4,419 and edge Linfield teammate Lindsay Larson, who finished with 4,336. Moore posted the best mark in all three events and her second day point total nearly matched the conference’s second day record of 1,956 set by Kristi Osborne of Pacific Lutheran in 1999.

Moore and Whitworth’s Sarah Marken went 16’-4.25” in the long jump in the morning’s first event. Moore’s then threw the javelin 114’-6”. She concluded the meet by leading wire-to-wire in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.80.

Larson had the second best javelin throw of the day (110’7”). Marken finished third overall with 4,076 points.

Moore and Larson both bettered the provisional NCAA qualifying mark of 4,100 points, but fell just short of the automatic cut (4,560). The athletes are trying to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships May 27-29 at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Willamette's Roseanne Kassebaum finished 7th with 3378 points.

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