HAVERFORD, Pa. – Just a day after picking up the Centennial Conference's Indoor Track Performer of the Year Award, senior Greg Morgan added yet another plaudit to his impressive resume as he was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches (USTFCCCA) Mideast Region Track Athlete of the Year on Wednesday. Award winners were determined by a vote of the USTFCCCA member coaches. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.
Morgan is the first Haverford student-athlete to capture the indoor award since Charlie Marquardt in 2015. Marquardt capped a run of four consecutive Haverford honorees with his indoor recognition, as Chris Stadler picked up the award in 2013 and 2014, while Jordan Schilit was the 2012 honoree. Dylan Gearinger took home the outdoor award last May.
Morgan, a defending All-America finisher in the indoor mile, captured the Centennial mile event title for the second straight campaign and was part of Haverford's gold medal-winning distance medley relay team, in which he anchored his leg with a 4:10 split. Morgan also picked up a silver medal as part of Haverford's 4x800 meter relay squad, posting the best leg for the Fords at last month's Centennial Championships at Franklin & Marshall.
The Hollidaysburg, Pa. product has been a standout on the national stage for Haverford all season, as he currently holds the top time in Division III in both the mile and 3,000 meters. Morgan stormed to the the top spot in Division III in both distances, recording a 4:05.01 mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. Morgan's 3,000-meter time from the NYU Armory Invitational in January also still stands as the best time in Division III so far this season (8:14.56). The senior's mile and 3,000-meter marks are both the fourth-fastest individual times program history.
Morgan will focus on the 3,000 meters in Boston this weekend at the NCAA Division III National Championships. The prelims are slated for Friday at 1 p.m. before the finals get set to go off at 4:55 p.m. on Saturday.
A live video stream and live results for the action this weekend is available via HaverfordAthletics.com