ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Haverford College men's track & field team began the 2019 Centennial Conference Outdoor Championships in impressive fashion on Friday afteroon at Muhlenberg, with all four entrants recording scoring performances. At the end of the first day of competition, Haverford sits in second place overall with 20.5 total points. Dickinson tops the leaderboard with 22 points, through just three events scored.
Senior Graham Peet won the 10,000 meters in 31:28.52, capturing his second 10,000-meter crown of the season. Peet adds the Centennial title to an event title at the Danny Curran Invitational in March. The outdoor gold was Peet's second at a Centennial meet, as he added the distance event title to last season's steeplechase crown. The performance ensured Peet his fifth overall medal at an outdoor conference championship. Junior Conor Madden also ran to an impressive third-place finish, crossing in 31:47.03 in his first career collegiate 10,000-meter performance to pick up an all-conference nod. Junior David Watt also scored for the Fords with a sixth-place showing in 32:15.85 to wrap up Haverford's finishers in Friday's final event.
Senior Greg Van Aken finished in a tie for seventh in the pole vault, scoring for the Fords with a mark of 3.95 meters (12'-11"), a new career best showing in the event. The mark also matches the 10th best in the program's outdoor pole vault history.
Haverford will return to action at Muhlenberg tomorrow, with events resuming for the Fords at noon with the long jump. Graham Peet will attempt to capture another Centennial Conference gold in the steeplechase at 12:25 p.m. in the first men's track action of the day.