June 11, 2014

Season Review: Tradition Continues for Men's Track & Field

Season Notes: Senior Christopher Stadler capped his standout career by winning the national title in the 5,000-meter run in his final collegiate race. Stadler, who earned eight All-America certificates over the course of his Haverford running career, also finished second in the 10,000m at the national meet … Senior Avi Bregman ran to All-America status by finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second consecutive year … Junior David Roza just missed earning All-America honors in the steeplechase with a ninth-place finish … Gibby Graves and Charlie Marquardt joined Stadler, Bregman and Roza as qualifiers to the national meet … The points earned by Stadler and Bregman at the national meet helped the Fords tie for sixth in the final team standings with the University of La Verne (23 points) … Bregman established a new program and Centennial Conference record in the steeplechase with a time of 8 minutes, 51. 30 seconds at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University on April 18. Bregman's record-breaking performance is tied for 10th all-time among Division III performances … Stadler also shined at the Larry Ellis Invite as he recorded the fastest D-III time in the 5,000 in 2014 and the seventh best time in the history of D-III competition (14:01.62) … The Fords finished second overall at the Centennial outdoor championships … Graves was voted outstanding field performer of the conference meet.

 

NCAA Division III National Champion

  • Christopher Stadler (5,000m)

 

Centennial Conference Champions

  • Christopher Stadler (5,000m, 10,000m)
  • Jonathan Yellets (400m)
  • Avi Bregman (Steeplechase)
  • Gibby Graves (Long Jump, Triple Jump)

Postseason Awards:

  • U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Mideast Region outdoor track athlete of the year: Christopher Stadler
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Performer of the Year: Stadler
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team: Stadler, Bregman
  • NCAA Division III All-Americans:  Stadler (5,000, 10,000), Bregman (steeplechase)
  • NCAA Division III National Qualifers: Stadler (5,000, 10,000), Bregman (steeplechase), David Roza (steeplechase), Charlie Marquardt (1,500), Gibby Graves (long jump)
  • Outstanding Field Performer of the Centennial championship meet: Graves
  • All-Centennial Conference First Team: Stadler (5,000, 10,000), Bregman (steeplechase),  Jonathan Yellets (400), Graves (long jump, triple jump)
  • All Centennial Conference Second Team: Charlie Marquardt (1,500), Roza (steeplechase), Graves (high jump), Michael Iannacone (pole vault)
  • All- Centennial Conference Honorable Mention: Marquardt (800), Brian Sokas (5,000, 10,000), Andy Bennett (triple jump)
  • Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team: Elliott Schwartz
  • Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll: Bregman, Sam Callon, Samuel Fujimori, Zachary Gabor, Nick Gandolfo-Lucia, Chris Gardner, Ryan Gooding, Iannacone, Gebby Keny, David Marsico, Richard Mendelsohn, Robert Parry, Kyle Priver, Bill Ristow, Schwartz, Alex Smith, Sokas, Daniel Stackman, Stadler, Dylan Verner-Crist

 

Looking Ahead:

A veteran group of Fords will look to continue the proud tradition of the men's track and field program. Jeffrey Ainsley and Gibby Graves return to defend their conference titles. David Roza, building off his experience of participating in the national meet, will be a scoring threat in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Charlie Marquardt, who owns the eighth best time in the 1,500 in program history, looks to continue to be a force in the middle distance events. Other runners expected to be consistent scoring threats in the middle distance events are Soren Rasmussen, Cormad Rada and Chris Gardner. The distance events will continue to be a source of strength with Mike Brier, Joel Christian, Sam Fujimori, Nick Gandolfo-Lucia, Jimmy Gorman and Dylan Verner-Crist returning. Alex Frost, Dorvil Gabriel and Sam Callon are key returners in the sprints and hurdles while Rob Parry aims to provide points for the Fords in throwing events.