Six Huskies Receive USTFCCCA All-Region Honors
GORHAM, Maine -- Six members of the University of Southern Maine men 's indoor track and field team recently received NCAA Division III All-Region honors from the United State Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in recognition of their performances during the 2018-19 indoor season.
Receiving USTFCCCA All-Region recognition were senior Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill), senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine), sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee), senior Jared Marshall (Gloucester, Mass.), senior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) and sophomore Ben Musese (Lewiston, Maine).
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each member of the region's top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season. A total of 786 awards were bestowed to Division III male athletes from across the nation.
Musese and Gamage finished the indoor season ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the region in the triple jump. Musese had an indoor best mark of 14.04 meters (46-0¾) at the New England Alliance/Little East Conference Championships in February. Gamage posted his season-best mark of 13.97 meters (45-10) at the Maine Quad Meet to earn his second All-Region honor.
Marshall pulled off a triple receiving All-Region honors in the 60-meter dash, the 60-meter hurdles and the 200 meters. He had the quickest time of the season in the dash at 6.91 seconds during the Bowdoin Invitational in January. His time of 8.10 seconds in the hurdles at the New England Division III Championships ranked second, and his time of 22.18 seconds in the 200 at the New England Alliance/Little East Conference Championships was fourth. Marshall also earned All-Region honors in the hurdles and the 200 in the 2016-17 season.
Helderman is receiving his fourth All-Region honor in the pole vault. He had the top mark during the regular season clearing 4.95 meters (16-2¾).
An All-American in the 800 meters this season, Hoyle had the second fastest time in the event of 1:51.65 run at the New England Division III Championships. Hoyle placed third in the 800 at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships. The All-Region citation was the second for Hoyle.
Moody received two All-Region recognitions. He was the top performer in the heptathlon during the regular season with 4,963 points scored at the New England Division III Championships, and later earned All-American honors with his school record performance of 5,004 points at the NCAA championships. He also had the fifth best mark of 6.85 meters (22-5¾) in the long jump.