GENEVA, Ohio – Haverford senior Greg Morgan competed in the final race of his illustrious collegiate career on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute. Morgan crossed in 16th place overall in the finals only 5,000-meter event, finishing with a time of 15:30.83.
The 5,000-meter runners battled less than ideal conditions that included temperatures nearing 90 degrees and high humidity on what became a muggy mid-afternoon in Northeast Ohio. The event got out to a relatively sluggish pace, and was won by by Dhruvil Patel of North Central (Ill.) in a time of 14:40.86, as Patel held of a late challenge from Andy Reischling of Pomona-Pitzer.
A national champion at the 3,000 meter distance during the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, Morgan closes his Haverford career as a four-time All-American, as he earned that distinction at least once during each of his three running seasons with the Fords, helping lead the Fords to a fourth-place national team finish in cross country last season.
The Hollidaysburg, Pa. product was named the Mideast Region and Centennial Conference Track Performer of the Year during the 2019 indoor season and will graduate as a six-time Centennial Conference Champion, 15-time All-Mideast Region, and 16-time All-Centennial Conference performer. Morgan's seed time of 14:20.29 in the 5,000 meters, recorded at the historic Penn Relays last month, currently ranks as the sixth-fastest individual mark in program history.
The computer science major was an exemplary student at Haverford, as he was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team for the spring 2018 track campaign as well as the fall 2018 cross country season. A five-time Centennial Conference Honor Roll selection, Morgan earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in each season of eligibility.