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Ron Helderman
Ron Helderman
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Madison, ME
High School: Madison
Major: Biology
Event(s): Pole Vault

2016-2017: Won the pole vault (14-11) at the State of Maine Championships (2/4/17) ... Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (1/23/17) ... Won the pole vault at the Bowdoin College Invitational (1/21/17) clearing 4.70 meters (15-5) ... Won the pole vault with a height of 4.65 meters (15-3) at the Reggie Poyau Invitational held at Brandeis

2015-2016: Competed at the NCAA Division III National Championships in pole vault (4.85m/15-7) finishing 11th ... Placed third at the ECAC D3 Championships (3/4/16) ... Tied for sixth in the pole vault (4.70m/15-5) at the NEICAAA Championships (2/26/16) ... Won the pole vault at the New England D3 Championships with a school record mark (4.85m/15-11) ... Won the pole vault at the State of Maine Championships (2/6/16) clearing 4.60 meters (15-1) ... Cleared 15 feet indoors for the first time when he soared over the bar at 4.65 meters (15-3) at the USM Invitational (1/30/16) ... Took second in the heptathlon (4,060 points) at the Bates Multi-Event Meet (1/22-23/16).

2014-2015: Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Year ... All-Little East Conference in the pole vault ... Division III All-New England in pole vault ... Named Little East Conference Rookie Field Athlete of the Week (Dec. 8) after winning the pole vault (4.27m/14-0) and placing fifth in the high jump (1.78m/5-10) at the season-opening USM Invitational ... Named LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 19) and ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week (Jan. 21) after winning the high jump (1.88m/6-2) and placing third in the pole vault (4.20 meters/13-9 ¼) at the Bates Invitational ... LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week (Jan. 26) after winning the pole vault (4.30 meters/14-1 ¼) at the Bowdoin Invitational ... Named LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 2) for the third straight week after winning the pole vault (4.35 meters/14-3 ¼) and placing second in the high jump at the USM Invitational II ... LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 23) after finishing second in the pole vault (4.35m/14-3 ¼) at the NE DIII meet.

Awards & Honors: 2014-2015 William B. Wise Scholar Athlete.

Before USM: 2014 State Class C Outdoor champion in the pole vault (13-3) and 110m hurdles (15.82). Also place fifth in the high jump (5-8) and eight in the 300m hurdles (43.92) ... MVC champion in the pole vault (12-0) outdoors in 2013 ... Second at the State Class C Outdoor Championships in the pole vault (11-6) ... In 2012, finished third in the pole vault (11-6) at the State Class C Outdoor meet ... Three-time all-state ... Four-year letterman in track at Madison HS.