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.