The boys’ track and field team went undefeated this year, due in part to the participation of postgraduates Harry Glor ’12 and Thuc Phan ’12.
Glor played golf for four years at his previous high school and almost played for the Deerfield team. He explained his decision to run track, a brand new sport for him, as “something that would help [him] be a better athlete and increase speed, which would help for football.”
Running the 4 x 100-meter relay, the 200-meter, and jumping both high and long jumps, Glor has scored 23.5 points in total for the boys’ team. His point total is second only to that of Jack Shumway ’12, who has 33.75 points. Shumway, who has set two school records, will graduate this month as the best hurdler in school history.
Unlike Glor, Phan has been running track since the seventh grade. At first, Phan was not planning on doing track this spring. “I thought I was just going to focus on football and do special-exercise for my spring sport,” he said.
Running the 100 and 200-meter races and the 4 x 100 meter relay as well as long jumping, Phan has scored 13.75 points, despite missing the first meet of three total.
“Thuc has been very effective as a sprinter and gives off an air of veteran experience,” said coach Michael Schloat.
Despite the great help the postgraduates have been in helping the team win, the rest of the team has been pulling their own weight as well.
“[Without Thuc and Harry], we would not have been as successful, but we still would have been successful,” Mr. Schloat explained. “[They] could have spent [their] time lifting in preparation for football, but thankfully [they] have had a huge impact on the team this season.”