CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Senior Kristopher Joint of the Moravian College men's indoor track & field team may be an All-American jumper, but he may soon find it difficult to jump over the pile of awards accumulating next to his name this winter.
Joint was selected the ECAC South Division III Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games at the New York City Armory on Saturday. The ECAC award is Joint's second this season to go with four Landmark Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors.
The senior placed second in the long jump at the non-scoring Lafayette-Rider Winter Games with a season-best jump of 7.08 meters (23' 2.75"). The distance qualified Joint for the ECAC Championships in the event and moves him into a tie for ninth in NCAA Division III, according to the Track & Field Results and Reporting System. This season, the NCAA will invite the top 15 on the TFRRS list for the men in each event to the Indoor National Championships on March 14-15 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Joint's jump of 14.82 meters (48' 7.5") in the triple at Lehigh University in December not only qualified for the ECAC Championship, but also currently ranks second in the nation on the TFRRS list.
The Greyhounds are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 22 for the Kutztown University Indoor Last Chance Qualifier. Moravian also has a meet scheduled the following day, Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Princeton University Invitational.