GSU’s Moss ties for 19th at East Prelims

Photo by Nelson Chenault.

Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications

Grambling State University’s Prince Moss wrapped up his collegiate career on Friday afternoon at the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries by finishing tied for 19th at the Haugh Track & Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University. 

Moss cleared the first two rounds without a blemish, but picked up his first miss in third before clearing 2.10m. 

“I am so proud of this young man,” Grambling State assistant coach LaMonte Vaughn Jr., said. “He had some great attempts at a personal record (PR) that would have given him a real shot at advancing to Oregon and the NCAA National Championships. To come into the meet ranked in the 30s and leave ranked in the teens and compete with some of the best in the country in less than ideal conditions speaks to the type of competitor he is and what we are building here. Our young jump coach, Tamario Lattin, had shown in a short time that he is one of the best young jump coaches in the nation.” 

Moss reached the NCAA East Preliminaries by being among the top 48 in the high jump. Athletes with the top 12 marks advanced to Oregon and earn a berth at the NCAA Division I Championship. 

Shaun Miller Jr., of Ohio State, and Omamuyowi Erhire, of Middle Tennessee State, finished tied to earn a share of the high jump crown at 2.18m. 

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