BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Charleston Southern junior Jacob Moore delivered a personal best in the weight throw to pace the Bucs at Sunday's Privateer Invitational.
Moore provided the highlight of the day for head coach Roosevelt Lofton's squad for a second straight week, as he threw 15.30 meters to take ninth place among the field of 34 throwers. The distance was almost two meters better than his previous career best. Moore matched his 2015 season best in the shot put last Saturday at the Wake Forest Invitational, and surpassed it by .12 meters on a 14.41 meter throw at Birmingham's Crossplex Arena. Moore's toss was good for 11th in the field of 42 competitors.
Senior jumper Jared Watkins performed well in the high jump, leaping 2.00 meters to place fourth, coming up just .07 meters off his personal best.
Freshman Joshua Paramore helped lead the Bucs contingent of young runners by placing 38th among 64 runners in the 200-meter dash. Paramore finished the event in 22.63 seconds.
CSU will compete again this Friday in Johnson City, Tenn. at the Buccaneer Invitational, hosted by ETSU. Competition will also take place on Saturday as the Bucs begin their February slate.