Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas

Hogs’ Jacobus 9th at NCAA’s Decathlon

Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas ©DarrenMiller/

Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas

After finishing day one of the Decathlon in 11th and 14th-place, respectively, Derek Jacobus and Gabe Moore wrapped up the men’s decathlon Thursday afternoon with a ninth and 16th-place finish, respectively, at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the campus of the University of Oregon.

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“I think the attitude and the effort of both Derek [Jacobus] and Gabe [Moore] was phenomenal,” said assistant coach Travis Geopfert.

“Both are great young men that are highly motivated and came out here and gave it their best, especially in some adverse conditions. There was literally a third of the decathlon field that didn’t finish the competition, eight of the 24 guys did not get through all 10 events. Those guys came out here today and ran into headwinds in the hurdles but kept competing, kept fighting, kept clawing.

I was particularly pleased with Gabe’s hurdle race and then his third attempt in the discus with two fouls so clutch, just an unbelievable high-pressure situation and he stepped up and got it done. he did great. Derek competed great, was dinged up a little bit but just never stopped competing and kept fighting and is the consummate teammate and competitor,

I can’t say enough about that guy. I know Gabe is upset with finishing outside the top-eight, but Gabe is a highly motivated young man. He’s a competitor and sometimes life just throws you some challenges, and I’m very confident that he’s going to step up to that challenge in a positive manner. the future is very bright for that young man,” Geopfert continued.

Name (Place) 100-meters Long Jump Shot Put High Jump 400-meters 110-meter hurdles Discus Pole Vault Javelin 1,500-meters Total Points (Behind Leader)
Gabe Moore (9th) 11.02 7.06m (23′-2″) 14.05m (46′-1.25″) 1.92m (6′-3.50″) 49.51 14.86 45.97m (150′-10″) 4.51m (14′-9.50″) 57.25m (187′-10″) 4:57.73 7,670 (-666)
Derek Jacobus (16th) 10.93 7.36m (24′-1.75″) 13.22m (43′-4.50″) 1.89m (6′-2.25″) 49.29 16.25 36.43m (119′-6″) 4.41m (14′-5.50″) 46.90m (153′-10″) 4:44.61 7,236 (-1100)