Fords lead way in all-conference performers in men's indoor
LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference released its 2013 men's indoor track & field all-conference list Tuesday morning and Haverford College's men led the way with 21 athletes on the list including eight first-team athletes.
All-Centennial first-team honors are earned by finishing in first place in an event at the conference championship meet which was contested Saturday, Feb. 23 in Collegeville, Pa., at Ursinus College. Second-team honors go to athletes who finish as an event runner-up, and third-place finishers garner honorable mention all-league.
Track performer of the meet Christopher Stadler captured the 3,000-meter run and finished second in the 5,000. Teammate Peter Kissin earned first-team honors by winning the 5K and was named honorable mention for a third-place finish in the 3,000.
Another first-team performance came in the mile which was won by Jordan Schilit, crossing the finish ahead of two teammates as Charlie Marquardt was the event runner-up for second-team conference honors while Ivo Milic-Strkalj was named honorable mention all-league in the event with his third-place finish.
Jeffrey Ainsley picked up multiple all-league mentions earning first-team inclusion by winning the heptathlon and finishing as the runner up in both the individual 60-meter hurdles and the high jump events for second-team honors.
The distance medley relay foursome of David Colletta, Chris Gardner, Greg Krause and Michael Riccio picked up second-team all-Centennial honors with a runner-up finish at the championship meet. Riccio was also part of a second-place team in the 4x800, joining Marquardt, Jack McNeilly and Milic-Strkalj on the second-team all-conference list.
The Fords' 21 all-conference mentions outpaced Johns Hopkins University's 18 and Dickinson's 12. Hopkins captured the 2013 indoor track & field championship Saturday with 168 points, only five points ahead of Haverford. Dickinson tied for third with Ursinus College, 69 points behind the Fords.