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Arkansas Track News - John McDonnell Invitaional April 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Gabe Moore led the way for the Razorbacks on the opening day of the John McDonnell Invitational setting a day one personal best with a total score of 3,991-points through five events in the men’s decathlon.

“I was really pleased,” said Assistant Coach Travis Geopfert. “The objective is to come out here and get a qualifying decathlon score. There are a couple little injuries that Gabe’s dealing with but he’s managing them really well by going out here and flat out getting it done,” Geopfert continued.

The day one personal best for the Freeport, Fla. native came to fruition with individual marks of 10.73 seconds in the 100-meters, 7.14m (23’-5.25”) in the long jump, 14.45m (47’-5”) in the shot put, 1.87m (6’-1.50”) in the high jump and a time of 50.79 in the 400-meters to cap day one action. Moore’s point total through five events is 3,991-points, 756-points ahead of second place Mace Metcalf of Oklahoma State.

“I was just trying to take it one event at a time,” said Moore. “Shot put was a PR, the 100-meters was a PR under all-conditions, I was a little concerned about high jump with my foot and all, but I cleared a couple bars and shut it down. The wind has been ridiculous today, so coming out and running 50.78 wasn’t too shabby. It’s a day one PR despite me not having the best day I could possibly have, but I’m happy with it and I’m on pace to post a qualifying mark for nationals which is the goal. I’m just going to try to stay healthy and finish it off tomorrow,” Moore finished.

Thursday Results
John McDonnell Invitational

Decathlon 100-meters
1. Harrison Schrage – 10.40
2. Gabe Moore – 10.73
4. Trae Carey – 10.96

Decathlon Long Jump
1. Harrison Schrage – 7.94m (26’-0.75”)
2. Gabe Moore – 7.14m (23’-5.25”)
4. Trae Carey – 6.68m (21’-11”)

Decathlon Shot Put
1. Gabe Moore – 14.45m (47’-5”)
5. Harrison Schrage – 10.74m (35’-3”)

Decathlon High Jump
1. Gabe Moore – 1.87m (6’-1.50”)

Decathlon 400-meters
1. Gabe Moore – 50.79

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