ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman sprinter Devon Moore (Baxley, Ga.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference's Track Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Monday morning.
Moore becomes the third Eagle to earn an Athlete of the Year honor from the SAC in track and field and the first since the selection of the winner moved to a vote from the league's head coaches instead of the top overall point winner at the SAC Championship Meet.
Randall Freeman (Outdoor Field Athlete 2014) and Kris Potts-Howard (Indoor Field Athlete 2018) both earned their recognition under the previous format.
"The best thing about Devon is his devotion to getting better," Carson-Newman Director of Track and Field David Needs said. "He is so conscious about perfecting the little things show why in just a year, he's become our conference's athlete of the year. His willingness to compete well on a national stage not only represents Carson-Newman well, but also the SAC. He's so grounded in what he needs to do to get better. We've only scratched the surface with him on where he can go."
Moore was a two-time bronze medalist and two-time All-American following his performance at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet in Kingsville, Texas. He finished third in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the event. His 10.27 in the qualifying round of the 100 registered as the second fastest time of his career and the third fastest time in league history.
He set a new Carson-Newman record time for the 100-meter dash when he posted a 10.12 at the Tennessee Relays. The time also put Moore in the NCAA record books, as the 12th-fastest 100 all-time.
He was a USTFCCCA All-Region pick and was named All-SAC in both events as well. He was a three-time SAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honoree and was also selected as the USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Week on April 17 following his efforts at the Tennessee Relays.