More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
Varsity Track & Field
The track program at The Haverford School is composed of athletes of all levels who come to practice every day ready and willing to work. The team competes on the Inter-Ac, state, and national levels with a great deal of success, having brought home a number of medals and awards and consistently breaking many school records over the last few years. Ultimately, the track team has high expectations going into the season and with a solid group of leaders will work hard to achieve its goals.
Head Coach: Luqman Kolade
As a former member of the University of Pennsylvania track team and a USATF-certified coach, Luqman Kolade brings a high level of expertise and enthusiasm to the track program at The Haverford School. With his background in hurdling, jumping, and sprinting, Coach Kolade is able to work with a wide variety of athletes. His focus is not only on building speed but making sure every athlete, regardless of talent level is a little better than when he first started. Having coached and taught athletes of all ages since 2004, Kolade is well experienced in working with young athletes and is always looking to improve his own coaching.
In addition to his coaching duties, Kolade teaches English in the Upper School.
By Tom Utescher, Chestnut Hill Local
Track teams from this side of the Schuylkill River claimed the 2017 and 2018 Inter-League titles, but in the 2019 championships at Episcopal Academy, past winners Penn Charter and Germantown Academy could not match the output of runners from Haverford School. Read the story >
Daiyaan Hawkins of The Haverford School won the 100 and 200 at the March 30 Haverford Invitational. Read the recap >
Daiyaan Hawkins, a junior, has clocked 6.45 in the 55-meter dash (ranks first in Pennsylvania) and his times of 6.92 in the 60-meter dash and 21.84 in the 200-meter run both rank second in Pennsylvania. He also was part of the Fords 4×200 meter relay that finished fourth at the Millrose Games in February. A fine all-around athlete, he was a second team All-Inter-Ac cornerback for the Fords’ football team last fall. Hawkins also is a member of Haverford’s Black Student Union. Read the story >
By Terry Toohey, PAPrepLive.com
The All-Delco Boys Track and Field Team includes: First Team – Daiyaan Hawkins, Petey Lemmon, and Dan Whaley; Second Team – 4 x 100 team of Daiyaan Hawkins, Tyler Seward, Ben Stallworth, and Dan Whaley; and Honorable Mention – Mark Gregory, Will Merhige, Tyler Seward, and Ben Stallworth.
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