August 26, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday: Stadler Wins Second NCAA Title

HAVERFORD, Pa. – It's Top 10 Tuesday! We have reached the end of our list as this is the final Tuesday in the month of August. Throughout this series we have been taking a look back at the Top 10 moments from the 2013-14 academic year. This list was compiled as a way to highlight one of the most successful athletic campaigns in the history of Haverford Athletics, both on the playing field and in the classroom.

Although there were many memorable moments throughout the 2013-14 seasons, we only have 10 summer Tuesdays. For a full list of all the highlights from this past year, be sure to check out the complete list of varsity highlights here. The Tuesday Top 10 was revealed in chronological order.

What better way to complete the Top 10 list than with a national champion. With one national championship under his belt from the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000 meters, Christopher Stadler added the outdoor title in that event to his list of career accolades with a second national championship in the final race of his decorated collegiate career. With his second individual national championship, Stadler became the sixth individual in Haverford history to win multiple NCAA Championships.

In addition to his two national championships, Stadler graduated from Haverford College as the recipient of eight All-American certificates. Of Stadler's eight All-American honors, he earned five of those certificates during his senior season. In addition to his national championship run in the 5,000 meters this spring, Stadler also finished runner-up in 10,000 meters at the outdoor championships. During the indoor season, Stadler placed fifth in the 3,000 meters and anchored the second-place Distance Medley Relay. Stadler got his senior season started with a 19th-place performance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

At the conference level, Stadler won five Centennial Conference titles during this past year. He claimed the individual championship in cross country, while also winning the indoor 3,000 and 5,000; and outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.

Stadler received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following his indoor track & field season. A nine-time honoree on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, Stadler earned that distinction in each of his three running seasons during his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns. He was also named the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Overall Male Performer of the Year.

Related Articles
Stadler Caps Stellar Career with National Title in 5K (HaverfordAthletics.com)
Haverford's Stadler Caps his Career with NCAA Title (DelcoTimes.com)
Stadler Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (HaverfordAthletics.com)
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Results

Former Haverford College Individual National Champions

Men's Cross Country
Seamus McElligott (1990)
Anders Hulleberg (2010)

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Seamus McElligott (1990) – 5,000 meters
Matt Leighninger (1991) – 1,500 meters
Aaron Curry (1994) – 1,500 meters
Karl Paranya (1994) – 800 meters
Karl Paranya (1995) – 800 meters
Karl Paranya (1995) – 1,500 meters
Karl Paranya (1996) – 1,500 meters
Karl Paranya (1997) – 1,500 meters
2002 Distance Medley Relay (Greg Bielecki, Chris Ward, Chris Johnstone, J.B. Haglund)
Christopher Stadler (2013) – 5,000 meters

Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Kevin Foley (1981) - 1,500 meters
Kevin Foley (1982) – 1,500 meters
Kevin Foley (1983) – 1,500 meters
Seamus McElligott (1990) – 5,000 meters
Seamus McElligott (1990) – 10,000 meters
Matt Leighninger (1991) – Steeplechase
Seamus McElligott (1991) – 5,000 meters
Seamus McElligott (1991) – 10,000 meters
Karl Paranya (1995) – 800 meters
Karl Paranya (1996) – 1,500 meters
Karl Paranya (1997) – 800 meters
Karl Paranya (1997) – 1,5000 meters
J.B. Haglund (2002) – 5,000 meters
J.B. Haglund (2002) – 10,000 meters
Christopher Stadler (2014) – 5,000 meters

Complete Top Ten List
Women's Soccer Gains At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament
Nina Voith Etches Named in Women's Basketball Record Books
Women's Squash Repeats as E Division Champs
Women's Basketball Embarks on Historic Campaign
Brittany Steele Runs into School Record Book
Women's Fencing Captures NIWFA D-III Championship
Bregman and Rainey Set Conference Records in Steeplechase
Graves Named Centennial Outdoor Field Performer of the Meet
Baseball and Softball Win Centennial on Same Day
Stadler Caps Career with NCAA Championship