Nolan Moeller advances to finals in 800 meter run at NCAA-II National Championship

EMPORIA, Kan. – Redshirt freshman Nolan Moeller made history for the Drury track & field program as he became the first men’s competitor in team history to reach the NCAA-II National Championship meet and the Ozark, Missouri, product made the most of his historic appearance on Friday night in Emporia, Kansas.
Moeller advanced through the preliminary heats of the 800 meter run and will compete in the finals on Saturday. Moeller, seeded 15th in the 800 meters entering the national meet, finished third in heat number three and sixth overall with a time of 1:50.82. The top two runners in each of the three heats receive automatic bids to the event finals; then the next two fastest times from the three heats advance to the field of eight on Saturday. Moeller’s time was sixth-best overall in the 18-runner field and was faster than every runner in heat number one. 
Saturday’s finals are scheduled for 3:45 pm 
Moeller qualified for the national championship on May 9 at Harding with a time of 1:49.69, a mark that set a Drury program record.
Also competing in the NCAA-II national championship meet on Saturday will be Jolie McClellan in the javelin. The senior from Raymore, Missouri, qualified for nationals for the second time in her career.
The women’s javelin competition is scheduled for 1:30 pm on Saturday.

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