Academy Park graduate and track and field coach Ron Hunter was hired as the next director of track and field at The Haverford School this week. Read the story in Delco Times >
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: Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter is the director of track and field at The Haverford School. Hunter was recently the track and field coach at Academy Park. Under his guidance, Academy Park's 4 x 800 indoor relay team competed in the state championship last year. Hunter's athletes broke 15 of the school’s individual and relay records. Hunter was a standout athlete in football and track and field at Academy Park and Cheyney University. He holds Cheyney's indoor program record in the 55-meter dash and ran the lead leg in the 4x100 relay that won a state championship in 2006 for AP.
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. Read the full story on PAPrepLive.com >
As part of the early signing period for Division I athletes, eight members of the Class of 2021 at The Haverford School have announced their decisions to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Chris Sims was All-Delco in track and field as a sophomore in 2019.
"When coronavirus hit, it felt wrong not having track season in the spring," said Sims, a rising senior at The Haverford School. "But in some ways, it was a blessing in disguise."
More than two dozen Haverford School students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities. Director of Athletics Michael Murphy hosted a virtual celebration to honor the boys’ commitment to their athletic careers and wish them well as they transition to their respective colleges and universities this fall.