Geneva, Ohio - May 23, 2019 - Springfield College's Carley Moyher (Killingworth, Conn.) of the women's track and field team earned All-America honors in the women's javelin throw at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, as the junior finished eighth overall, competing at the SPIRE Institute on Thursday afternoon.
With her eighth-place finish, Moyher became the program's 43rd student-athletes to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, including the eighth under the direction of head coach Mike Miller. Moyher, who has battle her way back to competition following Tommy John surgery, made her first-ever appearance on the national stage. Moyher also became the program's first All-American in the javelin competition dating back to Janet Williams in 1986.
Coming into Thursday seeded No. 9 overall, the Communications Sciences and Disorders major finished eighth, as she produced a mark of 41.20 meters, or 135 feet, 2 inches on her second throw of the afternoon.
Also competing in the women's javelin competition on Thursday was senior Sam Liberty (Pascoag, R.I.), who threw in the first of two flights. Also in her first competition on the national stage, Liberty was able to register a mark of 36.11 meters, which was good for 20th overall.
Sophomore Caroline Hitchcock (Agawam, Mass.) will wrap up competition for the women's track and field student-athletes on Friday, May 24, as she will compete in the women's high jump, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
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