Four USM Men Headed to NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships
GORHAM, Maine -- Four members of the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team are headed to the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships being held this coming Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.) is qualified in two events, the 60-meter hurdles and the 200 meters. Senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) will make his third trip to the championships to compete in the pole vault. Sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) will be making his second straight appearance in the 800 meters. Junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) will be in action both days competing in the heptathlon.
The sixth seed in the hurdles, Marshall qualified based upon his school record time of 8.10 seconds at the New England Division III Championships. The 20th seed for the 200, Marshall posted a converted time of 21.79 at the New England Alliance/Little East Conference Championships on February 16.
Hoyle is the number two seed in the 800 based upon his converted time of 1:50.08 posted at the New England Division III Championships.
Helderman cleared 4.95 meters (16-2 ¾) at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational held at Boston University to be the seventh seed in the pole vault.
Moody is also a seventh seed in the heptathlon. He had a converted score of 4,990 points en route to winning the heptathlon at the New England Division III Championships.
Preliminary round races for the 60-meter hurdles, 200 and 800 meters will take place on Friday. Finals will be on Saturday. The men's pole vault will be Friday afternoon. The first event in the heptathlon, the 60-meter dash, opens the championships at 10 a.m. on Friday.