2018, 2017 Little East Conference/Alliance Champions

Helderman Wins Pole Vault at NE Division III Championships

CJ Moody (left) and Ron Helderman
CJ Moody (left) and Ron Helderman

Helderman Wins Pole Vault at NE D3 Championships
Moody Leads Heptathlon

            CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) won the pole vault and junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) set three personal bests to take the first-day lead in the heptathlon at the 2019 New England Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships being held this weekend at M.I.T.

            Helderman cleared 4.92 meters (16-1 ¾) on his second attempt to finish on top of the podium for the second time in his career.  Two other competitors had cleared 4.77 meters (15-7 ¾), but were unable to clear the next height giving Helderman the title.  Helderman made three attempts at 5.05 meters (16-6 ¾), but was unable to clear the bar.

            In the first day of the seven-event heptathlon, Moody posted personal bests in the 60-meter dash (7.12 seconds), long jump (6.85 meters/22-5 ¾) and the high jump (1.86 meters/6-1 ¼) en route to a total of 2,818 points.  Moody, who leads the 11-competitor field with 2,818 points, is 178 points ahead of his career-best pace established last month at the Bates Multi-Event meet.  Moody had the best marks in the field in the dash and the long jump.

            Southern Maine is in a three-way tie for third place (10 points) among the 12 teams that scored after the first day of competition.  Competition resumes Saturday morning at 10 a.m.