PRINCETON, N.J. – Haverford College's men's outdoor track & field team split ranks Friday evening, participating in both the Larry Ellis Distance Meet at Princeton University and the Widener (Univ.) Invitational. Senior Peter Kissin and Avi Bregman posted career-best times in their Princeton races, while locally, several Fords registered season and outdoor bests at Widener.
Kissin was the fastest finisher from Division III in the 5,000-meter run, clocking a 10th-place time of 14 minutes, 25.42 seconds which takes over the top spot on the Centennial Conference's outdoor performance list.
Bregman shattered his career best in the 3,000m steeplechase at Princeton, improving upon his already-top time for the conference by nine seconds with a fourth-place time of 8:59.67. With weekend meets still to be completed, Bregman's time sits as second-best in the nation on Friday night.
In the 1,500m Elite event at Princeton, Jordan Schilit led a trio of Fords with a 19th-place finish (3:49.85) that was within two seconds of his career best. Freshman Charlie Marquardt (37th) set a collegiate-best with a time of 3:53.08 while Michael Riccio finished 56th.
At Widener, the Fords received season-best marks from Michael Iannacone and Gibby Graves in the pole vault and triple jump events, respectively. Iannacone cleared a height of 3.90 meters (12 feet, 9.5 inches) to finish in a tie for seventh, and Graves leaped to a distance of 12.54m (41-1.75) which was fourth-best at the meet.
A pair of freshmen set outdoor bests in the 5,000 as Dylan Verner-Crist (15:37.22) and Sam Fujimori (15:39.78) placed 15th and 16th, respectively. The duo were surpassed in the event by teammate Joel Christian's 11th place time of 15:25.84.
Widener's meet continues on Saturday with field events starting at 9 a.m. and running events hearing their first gun at 11 a.m.