HAVERFORD, Pa. – After another successful weekend showing at West Chester's Bill Butler Invitational on Saturday, the Haverford men's outdoor track & field team checks in at No. 13 in the second weekly release of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches (USTFCCCA) National Ratings Index Top 25.
The weekly rankings, first introduced during the 2011 campaign, use mathematical formulas to compile a team's standing using the current week's national qualifying lists as well as performance data from the previous season. The purpose of the rankings is to create an index that identifies the squads that have the best potential of success at the NCAA Division III National Championships in May.
Senior Graham Peet was the latest Haverford athlete to add to the Fords impressive points haul in the rankings, as his career-best 9:10.79 in a 3,000m steeplechase victory on Saturday contributed 4.47 points towards Haverford's eventual ranking total of 69.19 points. Peet's steeplechase triumph in West Chester is also the top time in the Centennial Conference and ranks fourth in all of Division III entering the third full week of the season. Peet finished third at nationals in the discipline, picking up an All-America certificate.
Senior Greg Morgan was also named Centennial Conference Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 800-meter title at the Bill Butler Invitational at West Chester. The Hollidaysburg, Pa. product finished in 1:55.49, the fastest time in the Centennial Conference so far this year and the 42nd strongest in the nation. Morgan also currently holds the fourth-fastest 5,000-meter mark in the nation as he recorded a time of 14:30.12 at Widener's Danny Curran Invitational a week ago. That time tops the Centennial Conference by more than 26 seconds.
Haverford next returns to action on Saturday, April 13, at the Chester Quarry Classic hosted by Widener. Events are slated to begin at 11 a.m.