Above: Sophomore Andrew Lanham
Andrew Lanham wins Prestigious MacIntosh Award
Sophomore Andrew Lanham, the NCAA Division III Mideast Region Cross Country Freshman of the Year in 2006, received the prestigious Archibald MacIntosh ’21 Award, presented by the Beta Rho Sigma alumni society to the top scholar-athlete in the first-year class at Haverford. The presentation was made by Dan Gordon ’90, president of Beta Rho. A graduate of Wooster High School in Wooster, Ohio, Lanham finished 12th overall as the top freshman at last November’s regional meet, two weeks after he placed third at the 2006 Centennial Conference championships. Lanham was fourth at this year’s Centennials, held on October 27, as Haverford won its 19th straight conference title, dating back to 1989. He meanwhile became the Fords’ first male cross country runner to earn first-team All-Centennial and All-Mideast Region as a freshman and sophomore since nine-time NCAA champion/sub-4-minute miler Karl Paranya ’97 did so in 1993-94. On Sept. 28, Lanham finished 52nd at Lehigh University’s Paul Short Invitational, as the Fords placed 10th out of 41 teams overall, ahead of 25 Division I programs. This month, he helped his team secure Haverford’s fifth straight Mideast region title and its highest-ever NCAA finish (2nd) with his own 55th-place performance at St. Olaf (Minn.). A strong student and Haverford College Honor Council co-chair in fall 2007, he expects to declare Philosophy and/or English as his academic major when he is eligible to do so in April 2008.