Ramadan, Harris and Helderman Earn All-New England Honors
BOSTON -- Three members of the University of Southern Maine men's indoor track and field team earned All-New England honors at the annual New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championships held Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Sophomore Hany Ramadan (Portland, Maine/Deering) received All-New England honors for the second straight year. Ramadan, who earned All-New England honors in the 500 meters last year, finished fourth in the 400 meters with his time of 49.40 seconds. Ramadan advanced to Saturday's final after posting the sixth quickest time (49.44) in the preliminary round on Friday.
Senior Connor Harris (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) picked up All-New England honors in the triple jump with a sixth-place finish. Harris had a mark of 14.17 meters (46-11 ½). Sophomore Drew Gamage (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill) tied for 11th place in the triple jump with a mark of 13.70 meters (44-11 ½).
On Friday, junior Ron Helderman (Madison, Maine) received All-New England accolades for the second straight year in the pole vault after he tied for seventh place by clearing 4.55 meters (14-11).
Senior Roger Charest (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) ran the 12th quickest time in the 800-meter trials posting a season-best time of 1:54.65.
The Huskies tallied 9.50 points to finish 19th among the 32 scoring teams. Northeastern University won the team title scoring 177 points. The University of Rhode Island was runner-up with 114 points followed by Southern Connecticut State University with 74.50, the University of Massachusetts Amherst with 48 and Sacred Heart University with 38.
The indoor regular season concludes next Friday (March 3) at the Tufts University Last Chance Meet.