NEW ORLEANS – Haverford College's men's indoor track & field team continues to climb within the computer rankings of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the Fords moved up four spot to No. 5 in the latest rankings released Wednesday by the coaches organization.
Haverford athletes appear in four events within the NCAA Division III top performance list hosted online by the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
Christopher Stadler owns the nation's fastest time (14 minutes, 23.36 seconds) in the 5,000-meter run and is joined in the top five by teammates Peter Kissin (fourth, 14:28.70) and Jordan Schilit (fifth, 14:29.79). Avi Bregman is 16th with a time of 14:43.17.
Schilit has posted his team's best times in the mile and 800-meter run thus far this winter. He ranks second nationally in the mile (4:10.60) and 47th in the 800. Ivo Milic-Strkalj (ninth, 4:13.99), Stadler (12th, 4:15.77) and Charlie Marquardt (21st, 4:17.05) join Schilit to give Haverford five spots within the mile's top 25 performers.
Newcomer Jeffrey Ainsley has also cracked the national lists ranking 34th in the heptathlon with 4,312 points.
Haverford was 15th in the USTFCCCA preseason ranking on Jan. 9, climbing up one spot to No. 14 in the Jan. 23 release then sliding up one more to 13th in the Jan. 30 release. The Fords jumped to ninth in the Feb. 6 rankings.
The final meet of the regular season is a home meet for the Fords as they host the Keogh Invitational on Friday, Feb. 15 at The Gary Lutnick Tennis & Track Center in Alumni Field House. The Centennial Conference championship meet at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., will be contested on Sat., Feb. 23.