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

2018-2019: Named Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (2/4/19) ... Won the pole vault (4.89m/16-0 ½) and established a meet record at the Maine Quad meet (2/2/19) ... Received the Peter Goodrich Most Valuable Field Athlete Award ... Won the pole vault (4.81m/15-9 1/4) at the USM Open III meet (1/26/19) ... Won the pole vault (4.72m/15-5 ¾) at the Bowdoin Invitational II meet (1/19/19) ...  Won the pole vault (4.75m/15-7) at the Reggie Poyau Invitational held at Brandeis (1/12/19) ... Named Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (1/7/19) ... Won the pole vault (4.80m/15-9) at the USM Open II meet (1/5/19) ... Picked as the Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (12/17/18) ... Won the pole vault (4.70m/15-5) at the season-opening USM Open I meet.

2017-2018: Granted a medical hardship waiver for a season-ending leg injury ... Won the pole vault (4.57m/15-0) at the USM Open II meet (1/6/18) ... Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (12/11/17) ... Won the pole vault (4.90m/16-0 ¾) at the USM Open I (12/9/17) ...

2016-2017: Competed in eight meets during the indoor campaign Tied for 13th in the pole vault (4.50m/14-9) at the NCAA Division III National Championships ... Set the school record indoors in the pole vault (5.01m/16-5 ¼) at the Tufts Last Chance Meet (3/3/17) ... Tied for seventh in the pole vault (4.55m/14-11) at the NEICAAA New England Championships ... Finished third in the pole vault (4.55m/14-11) at the New England Division III Championships (2/18/17) ... Won the pole vault (4.75m/15-6) for the second straight year at the Little East Conference Championships (2/11/17) ... 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 ... Earned a spot on the Little East Conference Winter All-Academic Team

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 then school record mark (4.85m/15-11) ... Won the pole vault (4.80m/15-9) at the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships (2/13/16) ... 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, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award.

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.