Four from men's track selected for national meet
INDIANAPOLIS – The accepted entries list for the 2013 Division III outdoor track & field championship meet in La Crosse, Wis., has been released by the NCAA and a foursome from Haverford College's men's team will be making the trip to the upper Midwest.
Schilit will race in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs, Kissin and Stadler will join him in the 5,000, Kissin will carry the Haverford flag in the 10,000-meter run, and Bregman will represent the Fords in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
The preliminary heats of the 1,500 are scheduled for Thursday, May 23 beginning at 4:45 p.m. The top 12 runners from the prelims will advance into Saturday afternoon's final heat.
The 10,000 is a timed final event, scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start, and the steeplechase prelims follow later in the evening, 8:30 p.m., with the top 14 finishers advancing into the championship final Saturday at 2:10 p.m.
Saturday's order of events also includes the timed final of the 5,000 at 5:55 p.m.
Schilit enters the 1,500 with a seed time of 3 minutes, 47.25 seconds, second-fastest of the 20 entrants. His seed time of 14:13.58 for the 5,000 ranks third, one second behind the top seed.
Kissin will toe the starting line of the 5,000 seeded 12th while Stadler -- the 2013 NCAA D-III indoor national champion in the event -- starts 14th.
Thursday's 10,000 starts with Kissin bringing in the 15th-fastest time of the 20 runners.
Bregman, making his first appearance at track nationals, brings in the nation's fourth-fastest time, 8:59.67, for the steeplechase prelims. The Haverford record in the event is just three seconds ahead of Bregman's posted time.
Schilit, Stadler and Kissin have previously combined for seven All-America certificates. All three earned all-American nods in cross country -- Schilit in 2011, and Kissin and Stadler in 2012 -- with Stadler adding his second certificate of the year by winning the 5,000 in February.
Schilit picked up his initial track all-American recognition in the 5,000 at the 2012 indoor championship then repeated the honor in the same event at the 2012 outdoor meet. He was part of a fourth-place distance medley relay quartet at the 2013 indoor meet.