Author: Haverford Cross Country and Track and Field (page 3 of 26)

Briarwood Invitational

Our teams took home some more Haverford hardware after a strong showing at the Briarwood Invitational!

For most of the team, it was their first time conquering the infamous Parachute Hill on the Briarwood course– but our strength on hills showed, with some fantastic results.

Boys varsity finished 3rd and girls varsity 9th; boys and girls JVa finished 3rd and boys JVb 4th; freshmen boys 5th and freshmen girls 2nd.

Tradition Holds Strong

In the 1950s, the boys cross-country teams at neighboring schools  Haverford and Upper Darby created a friendly rivalry race to compete for a trophy they made themselves– a bronzed racing spike. Each year at the dual meet where the two teams met, the winner would receive the trophy and have their school’s name engraved on the plaque for that year.

In the 1990s, Haverford’s powerhouse girls cross-country team created their own tradition– starching a sports bra and painting it in Haverford & Upper Darby colors (red, yellow, and purple), they had their own trophy to compete for.

On Wednesday, our current boys and girls teams competed for the spike and sports bra, both taking the trophies back to Haverford for another year. Captains Katrina Miciek and Mike Donnelly were the individual winners of their races, and both girls and boys HXC teams won their meets against Upper Darby and Radnor! See full results here.

All captains from both Haverford and Upper Darby made great speeches during the award ceremony– we wish the best of luck to our brother/sister school Upper Darby in the rest of their season!

Abington Invitational

Our Fords cleaned up this weekend at the Abington Invitational!

In 6 different races, our team took home 49 medals and 5 trophies– not to mention a ton of season and career PRs as well.

Boys varsity took home first place as a team, with captain Mike Donnelly winning the race. Captain Josh Fingerhut, Ethan Fingerhut, and Ryan Murray also took home medals for finishing in the top 30.

Girls varsity had a strong 5th place finish, with Maura Timoney and captain Ava McAnally going home with top 30 medals.

Boys JV finished 6th as a team, with Chris Potter, Peter Leibrandt, and Aaron Weible medaling.

Girls JV took home the second place team trophy, with Mckenna Loney, Paula Abruzzo, Camilla Abruzzo, and Maddie Kent all finishing in the top 10.

Boys Novice finished 3rd as a team, with Quentin Ryan and Remy Dufresne taking medals home for Haverford for their top 20 finishes.

Girls Novice won their race as a team by over 20 points, with six finishers in the top 20: Katya Eruslanova, Francesca Milius, Kelly Murray, Olivia Thompson, Lindsay Orner, and Audrey Pham, all receiving medals.

Congrats, Team! What a day. Check out full results and coach feedback here, and find more photos from the day here.

Let the Season Begin

Haverford XC had its first official race on Wednesday, September 4th with yet another set of challenging conditions– almost 90 degrees and a hilly Conestoga course.

Our Fords showed that they do not shy away from tough conditions, and came through with some fantastic results. Against Conestoga, Harriton, and Garnet Valley, the boys team came through with a victory, starting the team off with a 3-0 record. The girls team also had strong results, with a 2-1 record beating Harriton and Great Valley.

Check out full results and coach feedback for each team here.

Scrimmage Results!

On Friday, our girls and boys teams BOTH took first place in our scrimmage against Twin Valley and Great Valley, with hot temperatures and a tough, hilly course. Check out more details and full results here and more photos here.



For those that couldn’t attend Friday’s scrimmage, a small but mighty squad represented Haverford a few days earlier at a scrimmage against Upper Darby and Marple Newtown. Though we didn’t have a full team to score for the boys or girls, our runners got some great experience getting themselves on the line and putting in their best effort in preparation for the season.

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