Moore to Compete at NCAA Women's Track and Field Championship
Sophomore Christa Jay Moore of the Holy Cross women’s track and field team has qualified for the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Championship in the pole vault. Moore will compete at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
HOW TO FOLLOW:
- The pole vault will get underway on the second day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium. Moore is scheduled to compete in the second flight.
- Live results for all events will be available here.
- There also will be a paid video stream available on FloTrack.
HOW SHE GOT HERE:
- Moore’s qualifying vault came on May 3 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship, hosted by the Crusaders.
- Clearing a mark of 3.97 meters, Moore broke personal, school and meet records to take an individual victory in the event; she was later named the Women’s Field Athlete of the Meet.
- Moore has been one of the top vaulters in the Patriot League and Northeast all season long, winning the Black and Gold Invitational (3.70 meters), the Ocean State Invitational (3.65 meters), the Holy Cross Invitational (3.80 meters) and Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (3.55 meters) throughout the spring.
- Her vault of 3.86 meters at the Auburn Tiger Classic on April 6 was good for fifth place and earned her Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week honors.
- Moore additionally placed third in the event at the New England Championships on May 10.
- A complete list of Moore’s performances is available here.
- Moore is the first Crusader in program history to qualify for an NCAA Championship in the women’s pole vault. She becomes the fourth student-athlete in Holy Cross history to qualify for an NCAA Championship in women’s track and field.
- Zoe Matherne (Class of 2018) was a two-time qualifier in the 800 meter run in 2017 and 2018. She finished 44th overall (2:12.66) in the event in 2017 before improving to a 34th-place finish (2:07.75) in 2018.
- Tiffany Reid (Class of 2010) placed 24th in the 200-meter dash at the 2009 NCAA East Regional with a time of 24.60.
- Andrea Madden (Class of 2004) previously came in 26th in the hammer throw at the 2004 NCAA East Regional with a distance of 52.20 meters.