Every afternoon in the Spring, close to a hundred Deerfield boys and girls gather on the Moreau C. Hunt Track and Field complex to run, jump, and throw together, a collection of individual athletes whose contributions annually make Deerfield's Track and Field program one of New England's finest. The 2012 Boys' New England Division I Champions, Deerfield Track and Field benefits from a top-notch coaching staff and a state-of-the-art, college-level facility. Our coaches include an Atlantic Coast Conference steeplechase champion, an Ivy League shot put champion, past NESCAC champions -- long time veterans mixed with recent college graduates that balance cutting-edge coaching science with decades of sound experience. Our facility is an eight-lane 10mm full pour track surface with two horizontal jumping pits, dedicated pole vault and high jump areas, two shot put rings, a discus cage, and a javelin vector with a synthetic approach.
Graduates of Deerfield Track and Field can currently be found on the T&F rosters of Stanford University, Princeton University, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Colby College, and Bucknell University. We pride ourselves on our team unity and sportsmanship, striving first and foremost to instill a love of the sport and a sense of team accomplishment through personal commitment and hard work.
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Mike Schloat (Head Coach)
A graduate of Williams College, Mike came to Deerfield in 2008 after earning his MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University's Teachers College. Mike began his teaching career at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY, and spent four years at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where he served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. At Deerfield, Mike teaches in the English Department and is the head coach of boys' cross country and boys' and girls' track and field. He lives in Field with his wife Julie and their two sons, Carter and Macrae.
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Darnel Barnes earned a Bachelor degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Master degrees in Operations Research and City Planning. After being employed as an engineer and city planner, Darnel became a teacher at an engineering magnet school in the Atlanta Public School system. There he taught engineering, mathematics, and robotics and coached varsity boys’ basketball until 2007. Darnel grew up in Southern New Jersey and attended the Moorestown Friends School where he played varsity basketball and was twice selected as an all-conference player. Darnel sings a mean baritone in the faculty band and lives in the John Williams dormitory with his wife and three children where he has been known to share his culinary skills.
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