Men finish as top D-III team at Princeton Invite

PRINCETON, N.J. – Haverford College's men's cross country team posted a 10th-place finish Saturday morning at the Princeton Invitational with seniors Christopher Stadler and Avi Bregman leading the Fords across the finish line at Princeton University's eight-kilometer West Windsor Fields race course.

The Fords accumulated 333 points and finished as the top Division III team at the meet. Villanova University captured the team title with 23 points while La Salle University was second with 94.

Stadler's clocking of 24 minutes, 1 second was fast enough for ninth place and represented the best time posted by a D-III runner in the event Saturday. Lehigh University's Tyler Mueller was the first runner to finish, completing the course with a time of 23:36.

Bregman was 26th for Haverford in a time of 24:31. Completing the scoring places for the Fords, ranked 11th in the most recent national poll, were sophomore Sam Fujimori (97th, 25:15), junior Joel Christian (118th, 25:24) and freshman Jimmy Gorman (134th, 25:35).

Haverford hosts the next meet on its schedule, the Haverford Invitational on Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.