HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College Men's Outdoor Track & Field team is ranked 10th in the preseason United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National Ratings Index, the organization announced in a release on Tuesday afternoon.
Haverford is coming off of a 19th place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Boston, as senior Greg Morgan captured the indoor national championship in the 3,000 meters. Morgan's feat represented the second consecutive 3,000-meter champion for the Fords, and Haverford became the first program in Division III history to achieve that particular feat. Morgan compiled both the top 3,000-meter mark as well as the top mile mark in the nation during the 2018-19 indoor campaign.
Coming into the outdoor season on a high note, Haverford wil again look for national prominence in the 1,500 meters, as Morgan will attempt to reprise his All-America finish. Elsewhere, senior co-captain Graham Peet also figures to contend for the podium in the steeplechase after finishing third a season ago at the national meet in La Crosse, Wisc.
Senior Ryan Herlihy also factored into the ratings index for Haverford, as he posted a top-35 time in the 10,000 meters last season, while senior Liam Lynch excelled on the track, grabbing the 11th-fastest 800 meter time among returners at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.
Haverford opens up the 2019 outdoor season in earnest at the Danny Curran Invitational on the campus of Widener University. The two-day meet begins on Friday, March 29, and continues on Saturday, March 30.