HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College men's indoor track & field team heads to Collegeville, Pa. on Saturday and Sunday for the 2018 Centennial Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. Last season, the Fords finished second to Johns Hopkins with 112 points in 18 scored events. Haverford has finished first or second in the Centennial Conference Indoor meet in each season dating back to 1999. Haverford has a total of 19 individual entrants seeded in the top eight in their respective events including five top seeds.
The Championships get underway officially at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday with the women's triple jump. The first men's event is the heptathlon long jump at approximately 12:05 p.m. Action concludes on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. with the men's 4x 400 meter relay.
The men's 3,000 meter appears to be Dylan Gearinger's to lose as the junior has posted a seed time that is more than 10 seconds faster than the meet record that he set last season. Gearinger is joined in the 3,000 meter by Graham Peet, who is seeded fifth with a seed time of 8:43.02. Marcelo Jauregui-Volpe, James Stadler and Conor Madden are also contenders for scoring marks. In the 5,000 meter, Gearinger appears at the top of the seed list as well with a seed time of 14:29.56 while Peet is directly behind as the two seed (14:39.17 seed time). Ryan Herlihy is seeded eighth and Matt Willig and David Watt are 11th and 12th, respectively.
The Fords figure to feature prominently in the scoring for the mile run, with Greg Morgan entering as the top seed with a seed time of 4:11.78. Morgan finished third in the mile a year ago. Henry Woods is the fifth seed in 4:22.22. Lincoln Satterthwaite and Jack Hunter also figure to contend for scoring marks in the distance.
The Fords hold the top seed in the 400 meter dash as Liam Lynch enters with a seed time of 50.38 in the distance. Lynch is a two-time defending conference champion in the event. First year Gene Perry is the third seed with a seed time of 51.48. Lynch is also the sixth seed in the 200 meter dash.
In the 800 meter distance, Chris Goings enters with the top overall seed with a seed time of 1:56.84. The fourth seed is Greg Morgan with a 1:58.26 seed time. Last season, Goings finished second to Mason Hepner of Dickinson in the event.
Haverford's relay squads and distance medley relay contingent figure to place near the top of the scoring yet again. Last season, the Fords captured the 4x 200 meter relay while taking second in the 4x400, 4x800 and DMR.
In field events, Haverford again appears well positioned in the high jump, with Silvan Sooksatan, Keiran Marrett-Hitch and Jack Brower all posting top eight seeds. Brower scored for the Fords last season.
Greg Van Aken is the eighth-seeded pole vaulter after a fourth place finish a year ago while Sooksatan will look to enter the scoring fray for the Fords in the long jump, entering competition with the 10th seed.
In the multi events, Cameron Albrecht will compete in the heptathalon for the Fords.
Haverford is ranked No. 15 in the nation in the fifth weekly Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings. In this week's rankings release, Haverford amassed 53.91 total points.
A live video stream as well as live timing will be available via the championship central page, which can be accessed via HaverfordAthletics.com.