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.
Varsity Winter Track
As one of the few teams at Haverford that competes against public and private schools across the state, the winter track program works to not only make an impact on the local scene but also at the statewide level. The team races indoors but trains outdoors all winter long, which is a primary reason for the team's success over the last few years. To be a winter trackman does not require speed, though that is always a nice bonus. What we are looking for is toughness, determination, and stamina. The team is composed of people from all athletic backgrounds; many of the boys use the training during the season to better prepare them for their spring sports, and when they compete in the meets, they realize how fun it can be. Ultimately, the main goal of the winter track program is to make the boys better than they were at the beginning of the season.
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 Haverford. 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.
Kevin Thomas and Daiyaan Hawkins of the Haverford School added more gold to their growing collections. Read the story >
The Haverford School earned a win in the 60 hurdles, second in the long jump, third in the shot put, and a qualification for the Meet of Champions. Read the story >
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 >
On the boys side, Daiyaan Hawkins of The Haverford School just missed tying the county record in the 200. Hawkins was second in a personal best 21.61 seconds. That’s one-hundredth of a second from Eric Futch’s county mark of 21.60. Hawkins also took fifth in the 60-meter dash. Teammate Dan Whaley placed seventh in the 400. Read the Delco Times recap >