GENEVA, Ohio - Haverford senior Graham Peet capped his exemplary career with an 18th place showing in the 10,000 meters, crossing the finish in a time of 32:38.88 to wrap up the first day of action on the track at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute. The event, which was delayed until the evening due to stormy weather in the morning, was won by Dhruvil Patel of North Central (Ill.) in a time of 30:14.05.
The Reigning Centennial Conference Track Performer of the Year after capturing the 10,000 meters and the 5,000 meters at the conference championships, Peet currently holds the seventh-fastest 10,000 meter time in program history. Peet's seed time of 30:06.59 was run at the Danny Curran Invitational on the first day of the outdoor season on March 29. Peet was the 18th 10,000-meter national qualifier in program history.
The Vashon, Wash. product was an All-American finisher in the steeplechase a season ago, crossing in third in that event, and was also an All-American during last fall's cross country season as Haverford finished fourth overall at nationals. The biology major's career has also been outstanding in the classroom as the Kannerstein Award winner has been a model student-athlete, taking home the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year award in 2018, as well as CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in that same campaign.
On Saturday afternoon, senior Greg Morgan will look to capture the finals-only 5,000-meter crown in the outdoor campaign after taking home the 3,000 meters during the indoor national championships in Boston in March. Haverford's Varsity Cup winner will race in the final individual event of the three-day championships, at 3:25 p.m. Morgan enters with the fourth seed in the event, after his region-best 14:20.29 at the Penn Relays last month.