HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College men's outdoor track and field team placed five student-athletes on the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Mideast Region list, the organization announced in a release on Monday afternoon.
Dylan Gearinger picked up three separate designations for the 1,500 meters, the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters. Liam Lynch picked up his first 800-meter All-Region designation while Greg Morgan (1,500 meters), Graham Peet (steeplechase) and Henry Woods (5,000 meters) were also honored by the coaches' organization.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region's top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast, West – match those used during the cross country and indoor track & field season.
Gearinger captured both the 5,000-meter and 10,000 meter titles at the Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships, becoming the Track Performer of the Year in the conference in the process. His outdoor distance double comes off the heels of the Indoor Performer of the Year designation, an indoor national championship in the 3,000 meters and an illustrious junior track campaign that has already included four Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week awards and eight total event titles.
Gearinger has etched his name into the record books for the Fords as he ran the fourth-fastest 5,000-meter time in the history of the outdoor program at the Penn Relays on April 26, delivering with a 14:14.68 time in arguably the sport's most prestigious collegiate event. Gearinger's 10,000-meter time of 30:17.22 at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton on April 6 is the eighth-fastest in program history.
Lynch was the 800-meter champion in the Centennial Conference and posted a new career-best time of 1:51.50 in the distance at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier. The time was the 10th-best in Haverford program history.
Morgan posted a career-best time of 3:47.72. The time ranks as the 10th-fastest individual mark in the history of the program. The performance followed up a Centennial Conference title in the distance. Peet crossed in 9:11.31 at the Swarthmore meet, pulling to All-Region honors while qualifying for the national meet in the event just over a week after winning the gold medal in the event at the conference meet.
Woods finished 33rd overall with an 11th place finish in the second of three heats at the Penn Relays last month, crossing in a time of 14:26.94. The two-time cross country All-American raced near the top of the pack of his heat throughout the race at Franklin Field and was the top Division III finisher in his section.
All five athletes have also qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship with Morgan slated to compete in the 1,500 meter prelims at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, to kick off the action in La Crosse, Wisconsin. For a full schedule of events, click here. A full meet preview as well as coverage throughout the weekend can be found at HaverfordAthletics.com later this week.