May 24th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm | Author:
Darien Moore, a VCSU junior from Bakersfield, CA, became a national champion in the hammer throw at the NAIA National Championships held in Marion, IN, with a toss of 60.89m/200 feet.
In his first year at VCSU after transferring from Bakersfield College, Darien has broken Viking indoor track & field records in the shot put (15.98m) and weight throw (17.70), and qualified for nationals in both events.
Darien came into the nationals ranked #1 in the hammer throw. Head coach Ken Frenette said, "The top competitors in the hammer throw were all very close. Darien threw well under pressure and showed he had the poise to carry it through." Darien also ranked in the top 8 in the shot put.