Celebrate Ford Athletics Victories
The Women's and Men's Cross Country teams, and Women's Volleyball, enjoyed significant victories at the recent Centennial Championships.
Haverford senior Izzy Miller finished second overall to pace the 28th-ranked Haverford College women's cross country team at the Centennial Conference championships, leading the Fords to a third place finish overall.
Haverford outlasted rival Swarthmore in the meet, as has been the case all season in the head-to-head meetings between the two sides. By virtue of that head-to-head victory in the conference meet, Haverford earns a point towards the overall Hood Trophy ledger. The Fords scored 97 points to Swarthmore's 121. Johns Hopkins won the meet with a score of 26 while Dickinson was second with 64 total points. Isabel Cardi of Dickinson won the individual title, edging Miller with a time of 21:48.5 on the 6K course.
Miller, coming off an event title win at the Rowan Border Battle, etched her spot on the All-Conference first team by virtue of the silver finish in 21:57.5. Angie Petrichenko also garnered All-Conference honors as she finished ninth with a time of 22:39.8. Haverford has now had multiple all-conference honorees in four of the last six Centennial Conference championships. Just outside of the All-Conference honorees was Griffin Kaulbach, as she placed 15th with a time of 23:24.0.
Hannah Yeakey scored 32nd for the Fords (25:22.2), crossing in 38th overall while Lauren Tanel was the fifth Haverford scorer, scoring 41 in 49th place overall. Krysta Nichols had an impressive postseason debut with a time of 25:41.6, good for 51st overall, while Annemarie Wood (84th, 28:23.9) and Hedy Goodman (87th, 29:01.2) rounded out the Haverford finishers.
Women's cross country will next return to action two weeks from today as the Fords get set for the NCAA Metro Regional, Hosted by Rowan, the regional race will feature seven individual entrants from each team with the top two squads earning automatic bids to the NCAA Championship. The women's race will get underway at 12 p.m. that day.
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - The Haverford College men's cross country team returned to the top of the podium at the Centennial Conference Championships on Saturday, continuing a sustained run of dominance in the conference meet with a 24th title and sixth in the last seven seasons. The Fords put four runners in the top 10 total finishers, edging race host Johns Hopkins by a 37 to 45 margin.
A Friday night rainstorm gave way to clear and cool conditions, ideal weather for racing as the Fords certainly took advantage of the seasonal weather. Junior Ryan Kredell finished second overall, crossing in 25:32.4, ahead of the top finisher from the Blue Jays, Matthew Kleiman. Max Brelig was the fifth to cross overall, notching a time of 25:55.8 while Peter Buckley (26:08.8) and Jamie Moreland (26:09.9) crossed in tandem in eighth and ninth. Haverford's final scorer was just outside the top 10 in 13th as Nico Tripeny took a finish of 26:28.5.
By virtue of finishing within the top 14, all five of the Haverford scorers will be named to the All-Centennial Conference squads. Kredell earns the honor for the second consecutive campaign, as he was Haverford's top finisher in 2019.
Narrowly missing all-conference distinction was the sixth Haverford runner to cross, Charlie Ferguson, as he finished 16th overall with a time of 26:32.9. Miles Colescott posted an impressive postseason debut, notching a 19th place finish in 26:42.0. Aaron Bratt finished just behind Colescott in 20th, crossing in 26:48.7, while Amos Karlsen (26:48.7) and Ryan Quenemoen (27:07.8) finished in 22nd and 23rd respectively.
Peter LaRochelle was the 33rd to cross in his postseason debut (27:33.7) while Jeffrey Allen rounded out the top 35 (27:47.1).
Christopher Scharf of Dickinson took home the individual title, edging Kredell with a time of 25:22.0.
Haverford dominated the open race that followed the women's championship, nearly tallying a perfect score as Matt Denton took the individual title in that race with a time of 28:01. Seamus Fraser followed in 28:15 for second, while Jacob Gaba (28:17.5) and Luca Ponticello (28:18.5) crossed in third and fourth, respectively. Evan Daniels was then the sixth place finisher with a time of 28:29.3.
Reza Eshghi (28:59.3), Seamus Flannery (29:04.7), Sammy Schindel (29:08.8), Reed Solomon (29:11.3) and Scott Kaiser (29:50.7) all finished within the top 15 for the Fords.
Haverford also picked up a Hood Trophy point by virtue of men's cross country finishing above Swarthmore. The Garnet finished fourth overall, scoring 102 points.
The Fords will next return to action on November 13 at the NCAA Metro Region Championship. The men's race in Logan Township, N.J. is slated for 11 a.m. start. Haverford will be looking to punch a 28th consecutive ticket to nationals with a top two finish.
HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College volleyball team (23-5) has earned an at-large bid to the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championships, as the Fords will head to Cambridge, Mass. to play matches at the MIT Regional, with action slated to begin on Friday. Haverford will take on a team that doesn't have to travel far in UMass Boston (14-12) as the Beacons captured the Little East Championship, earning an automatic qualification with a win over Eastern Connecticut State in five sets on Saturday. Start time on Friday is still to be determined. Other teams in the MIT regional include the host Engineers of MIT, Eastern Nazerene, Susquehanna, Maine Maritime, Bowdoin, and Johnson and Wales (Providence).
Haverford earned an at-large bid to the tournament following a 3-0 loss to top-ranked Johns Hopkins the Centennial Conference Championship. The Fords will be making their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance all-time and first since the 2014 campaign.
The Fords have faced off with the Beacons two times in program history, as Haverford is 2-0 in those meetings. Haverford was a part of the Beacon Invite in October of 2013, with the Fords prevailing over the hosts in five. The next season, Haverford earned a 3-0 sweep inside Gooding '84 Arena on the first day of the 2014 Haverford Invitational.
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