NEWVILLE, Pa. – Junior Charlie Marquardt won the individual Mideast Regional title with a time of 24:57.4. He set a new course record at the Big Spring High School and was one of only two runners in the 343 person field to finish in under 25 minutes. The Haverford College men's cross country team tallied a fourth place finish in the regional meet.
Senior David Roza set a personal best (25:06.5), finishing in fifth place. Since Marquardt and Roza finished in the top seven among runners not on the automatic qualifying teams, they have qualified for the national meet as individuals.
Junior Nicholas Gandolfo-Lucia placed 42nd (26:06.1). Senior Soren Rasmussen ran to the 61st position (26:20.9). Sophomore Jimmy Gorman had a 69th place finish (26:38.7) and sophomore Michael Brier was 76th with a time of 26:49.3.
The at-large announcements for the NCAA Championships will be made on Sunday. The Fords are looking to reach the national meet for the 22nd straight season.