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Haverford Ranks 21st in Initial Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Haverford Ranks 21st in Initial Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Learfield Directors' Cup release

HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College Athletic Department is ranked 21st across all of Division III in the first fall release of the 2018-19 Learfield Directors' Cup standings. With only four sports being counted to date, the Fords have already accumulated 111 points. Haverford also ranks second in the Centennial Conference among the four schools which have already accumulated points.

Men's cross country was the big scorer for the Fords in this release as the team's fourth-place finish garnered 80 total points. Haverford made its seventh trip to the podium as a cross country team this fall behind All-American performances from Graham Peet, Ryan Herlihy, and Greg Morgan. With a nice team trophy to show for its efforts, the Fords' finish was the program's highest since a runner-up showing in 2012 that capped a span of three straight trips to the podium. The men's cross country team has now made 26 straight appearances at the NCAA Championships.

Women's cross country was also credited with a 33rd place finish and 31 more points as Hannah Doll qualified as an individual to the cross country national championship. Doll ran to a 141st place finish at the national championship, an 81 spot improvement from her debut on the national stage in 2017. Halfway through her cross country career, Doll is on pace to become just the fifth runner in women's cross country history to compete in four NCAA Championships.

Haverford will be aided in the upcoming fall release as the men's soccer team was not counted in the initial update. After winning the Centennial Conference Tournament for the third time in four seasons, the Fords claimed the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the Fords' seventh appearance all-time in the NCAA Tournament, Haverford was eliminated in penalty kicks by New York University during its first round match.

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