HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College Men's Indoor Track & Field team saw success at two separate meets today, as athletes were split between the Tufts-hosted Cupid Challenge and the Ursinus-hosted Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
At Tufts, the Fords received outstanding marks from their distance and middle distance contingent. Dylan Gearinger followed his dominating 3,000 meter mark at last week's Seamus McElligott Invitational by winning the 5,000 meter race at Tufts with a time of 14:29.56. The mark is the fifth fastest individual mark in Haverford indoor history.
After a conversion for track size, Gearinger adds the second fastest time 5,000 meter time in Division III to the fastest 3,000 meter mark from just a week ago. Graham Peet was third overall in the event, crossing in 14:39.17. Peet's time currently ranks as the sixth fastest in Division III this season after a track size conversion.
Henry Woods finished in eighth (15:10.50) while James Stadler crossed in ninth (15:12.31) and Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe was 10th (15:15.37). Ryan Herlihy finished in 13th (15:17.84) and Matthew Willig was 19th (15:28.60). David Watt finished in 20th in 15:32.25 rounding out the Haverford contingent. Steve Gan and Liam Bassett each contested the 5,000 meter at Ursinus. Gan finished in 23rd in Collegeville (17:25.69) while Bassett was 30th in 17:54.99.
Greg Morgan finished second in the mile run with a time of 4:11.78. The time is just outside of the top 10 in Haverford history and currently ranks as the fourth-fastest mile in Division III this season after a track adjustment. Lincoln Satterthwaite finished 10th overall in 4:23.77 while James Barker (4:26.39) and Matt Katz (4:27.66) finished 12th and 13th, respectively. Conor Madden was 21st in 4:35.15 while Jack Hunter was 23rd in 4:36.78. At Ursinus, William Hillegas finished 35th in the mile (4:59.42) while Oscar Melendez was 39th (5:03.37).
In the 800 meter, Chris Goings finished seventh in a time of 1:56.84, the 31st best time in Division III this season after a track adjustment. Liam Lynch finished 13th in 1:59.07. Gene Perry was 22nd in 2:05.35 and Ian Woodhouse crossed in 23rd with a time of 2:05.48. At Ursinus, Scott Pollara finished 21st in the 800 meter (2:08.08) while Sam Ditkovsky was 23rd (2:10.17).
Justin Telleria finished 38th in the 200 meter (26.13) while Gabriel Pascal crossed in 42nd (26.36). The 4 x 200 meter relay squad finished in ninth place at Ursinus (1:40.45).
Zach Oji finished eighth in the 60 meter hurdles (10.29) while Cameron Albrecht was 11th (11.44). In the 60 meter dash, Rudy Hernandez led the way for Haverford with a 33rd place performance (7.71) while Oscar Huang (41st, 7.83), Rohan Shukla (46th, 7.94), Pascal (57th, 8.22) and Telleria (59th, 8.26) rounded out the Haverford sprinters.
In field events, Jack Brower finished fourth in the men's high jump (1.80m) while Silvan Sooksatan was ninth (1.70m). Keiran Marrett-Hitch and Chris Glazer each finished with a mark of 1.65m for a 10th place tie. Josiah Legaspi finished in 24th to lead the shot put contingent. Antwain Golson was 47th (8.10m). Zach Oji finished 10th in the triple jump (11.46m) while Shukla was 13th (11.16m).
Men's Track & Field will next be in action at the FastTrack National Invitational at the Armory in New York City this coming Friday, February 9, in the penultimate meet before the Centennial Conference Championships at Ursinus on Februrary 24-25.