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Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week: February 4, 2019

men's indoor track & field athletes of the week for February 4, 2019

Field Athlete of the Week

Ron Helderman (Southern Maine) - Senior – Madison, Maine

Helderman was named LEC Field Athlete of the Week after winning the pole vault at the Maine Quad Meet, clearing a meet-record and season-best height of 4.89 meters. He earned the meet's Peter Goodrich Most Valuable Field Athlete Award for his effort, and now ranks seventh in NCAA Division III this season for the 10th-ranked Huskies.

Rookie Field Athlete of the Week

Riley Peterson (Southern Maine) - Freshman – Barnet, Vt.
Peterson was named LEC Rookie Field Athlete of the Week after tying for third in the pole vault at the Maine Quad Meet, clearing a personal best height of 4.10 meters.  

Track Athlete of the Week

Jared Marshall (Southern Maine) – Senior – Gloucester, Mass.
Marshall was named LEC Track Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after winning setting a pair of meet records and tying another for No. 10 Southern Maine at the Maine Quad Meet Saturday. He set the school and meet records in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.57 seconds and in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.22 seconds, and equaled the 55-meter dash record with his winning time of 6.47 seconds, earning him the meet's Jim Wescott Most Valuable Track Athlete Award. His converted time of 21.83 seconds in the 200 ranks him 11th in the country.

Rookie Track Athlete of the Week

Tyler Wright (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Westport, Conn.
Wright was named the LEC Rookie Track Athlete of the Week after placing second in a field of 35 competitors in the 800-meter run at the Plymouth State Invitational, crossing the finish line in 2:06.56.

Relay of the Week

Distance Medley Relay – Plymouth State
In their season debut, the distance medley relay team of seniors Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) and Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.), and juniors Nate Belanger (Newmarket, N.H.) and Noah Byington (Hanscom AFB, Mass.) combined for a time 10:19.89 to win the Panther Invitational. The time set a new program record, bettered the previous facility record by more than 25 seconds and, after applying the banked track conversion factor is the fastest time in Division III this season at 10:11.59 for the 22nd-ranked Panthers.