With a toss of 203-7 to capture the Little Three javelin title for the third straight year, Mike Moody '10 (main photo) broke his own school record by more than 15 feet and put himself in excellent position for NCAA Championship qualification. Currently one of just nine Division III athletes to eclipse the 200-foot plateau thus far, Moody was just a foot and a half shy of the automatic qualifying standard for Nationals.
Moody's crown was one of four secured by Wesleyan during the Little Three meet held in Middletown Sat., April 18. Other top prizes were turned in by Newman Hoffman '09 in the shot put (43-10 1/2), Tommie Lark '11 in the triple jump (45-5 1/4) and Charles Lang '11 (photo insert upper left) in the 5,000-meter event. Lang finished five seconds ahead of teammate Jonah Blumstein '09 as the only event in which the Cardinals came away with both first and second place for 12 points, the most points available to a Little Three team during an event. In total, the Cardinals collected 102 points to outscore Amherst (91) but come up short vs. Williams (185).
In addition to his points in the javelin, Moody also scored in the hammer (2nd, 140-0), the discus (3rd, 111-3) and the shot put (5th, 36-5), making him Wesleyan's high point man in the meet with 18 team points. For his outstanding day, Moody was honored by the NESCAC as its Field Performer of the Week.
Wesleyan will be in action at the annual NESCAC Championships Sat., April 25, hosted this year by Conn College.