Hoyle, Moody and Musese Compete at NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships This Week
GORHAM, Maine -- Four members of the University of Southern Maine men's track and field team were among the recipients of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honors that were released Sunday evening.
Receiving All-Region honors were sophomores Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) and Ben Musese (Lewiston, Maine), junior C.J. Moody (Old Town, Maine) and senior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine). Hoyle and Musese are receiving All-Region recognition for the first time. Moody made the All-Region list for the second time (2016, 2019), and Helderman made the All-Region list for the third time (2016, 2017, 2019). The USTFCCCA All-Region program for the outdoor season began with the 2015-16 academic year.
To receive USTFCCCA All-Region honors, an individual must be ranked among the top five athletes in each event, in addition to each of the members of a top-three ranked relay team. This spring, a total of 951 athletes from USTFCCCA member men's programs were recognized.
Hoyle finished the outdoor regular season ranked third in the region in the 800 meters with his school-record time of 1:51.45 set at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships. Musese is the second-ranked athlete in the triple jump with his mark of 14.66 meters (48-1¼) posted at the NEICAAA New England Championships.
Competing in the decathlon, Moody posted the second best score in the region this spring with 6,477 points at the NEICAAA New England Championships. Helderman finished the spring season ranked fifth in the pole vault after clearing 4.73 meters (15-6¼) at the Williams Final Qualifier.
Hoyle, Musese and Moody will compete this week at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships being held at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Moody, the 16th seed in the decathlon, will compete on Thursday and Friday. Hoyle, the eighth seed in the 800, will run in a preliminary round race on Friday (4 p.m.). The 800 final is Saturday (2 p.m.). The 10th seed in the triple jump, Musese will compete on Saturday (11 a.m.).