NEW ORLEANS – The men's indoor track & field programs from the University of Southern Maine and Plymouth State University are the top-30 of the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings. The Huskies are ranked 14th in the nation, while the Panthers are ranked 26th this week.
Southern Maine junior Jared Marshall is currently fourth in NCAA Division III in the 60-meter hurdles (8.11), eighth in the 60-meter dash (6.91), 11th in the 200-meter dash (21.83), while sophomore Zach Hoyle is ranked fourth in DIII in the 800-meter run (1:51.81) and 16th in the mile (4:12.35). Senior Ron Helderman is tied for seventh in the pole vault (4.89m), while junior Charles Moody is ranked 12th in the heptathlon (4,692 points).
Plymouth State has the No. 1 ranked distance medley team in DIII; its converted time of 10:11.59 is nearly two seconds faster than the second-ranked team from North Central (10:13.49). Senior Sam Brunnette ranks seventh in Division III in the 3,000-meter run with his converted time of 8:19.99, while sophomore Terrell Lewis is ranked 17th in the heptathlon with a converted total of 4,515 points.
Both Plymouth State and Southern Maine will next compete at this weekend's Valentine Invitational at Boston University.