The senior cross country captain was undefeated in the Fords’ shortened Inter-Ac cross country season last fall, going 4-0 against Germantown Academy (twice), Springside Chestnut Hill and Episcopal Academy, with his best time on the season 17:12. Sanford also competes in indoor and outdoor track at Haverford School, and as a sophomore was part of the Fords’ record-setting 4×800 relay team at the Inter-Ac Championships. Haverford School cross country coach Mike Toomey said, “AJ was our MVP this past fall and a leader in every way. AJ was not only our fastest runner, but he was also one of our biggest cheerleaders. I was very impressed in the belief and trust that AJ put in to his teammates. As for his running, I really believe his best days are ahead of him. AJ has a real chance to be an impact runner at the next level.” Sanford is a member of the Signet Society, Black Student Union and Diversity Alliance at Haverford School, where he is an Honor Council Liaison and a school tour guide.