Cross Country: Varsity Boys

cross countryBounded by the Deerfield River and the Pocumtuck Ridge, Deerfield’s corner of the Pioneer Valley is a distance runner’s paradise. The boys cross country team takes full advantage of the favorable geography, crisp autumn air, and beautiful vistas provided by New England in the fall.  Varsity and Junior Varsity runners train together daily on runs ranging all over the surrounding hills and soft green fields. Our philosophy is to focus on sportsmanship and collegiality with our competitors first, individual improvement and effort second, and team success third. Fortunately, when our teams attend to priorities #1 and #2, the third usually takes care of itself.

Deerfield runners, no matter their ability, receive individualized attention and personalized training plans, including summer training calendars. Every athlete is given an opportunity to improve week to week and earn a spot on the Varsity seven, in addition to culminating the season with a championship race. New England Cross Country features a Junior Varsity championship, in addition to the traditional Varsity race, so participation and full effort are at a premium.

More than our championship trophies, Deerfield cross country is proud of the roster of healthy lifelong runners that has emerged from the program. From the most seasoned harrier to the rookie jogger looking to tackle a new challenge, Deerfield cross country is close-knit team where any student-athlete can find a home for the fall.

Any student-athletes interested in running for Deerfield should send an email to Mike Schloat, Head Coach of Boys’ Cross Country. Run smooth!


Date Time Opponent Venue Result
Sep 19, '15 3:30 pm Brush Invitational Home  
Sep 26, '15 3:30 pm Canterbury Away  
Oct 3, '15 5:00 pm Westminster Invitational Away  
Oct 17, '15 3:30 pm Loomis & Choate Home  
Oct 24, '15 5:15 pm Exeter Home  
Oct 31, '15 4:00 pm Andover Home  
Nov 7, '15 3:15 pm NMH Away  


Name Class Hometown
Henry Sanford* 2015 Amherst, MA
Robbie Williams 2017 West Palm Beach, FL
Bryce Klehm* 2015 New Vernon, NJ
Ethan Brand‑LaBarge 2016 Mount Vernon, IA
Charles Shearon 2018 Chicago, IL
Hughes Benjamin 2017 New Orleans, LA
Justice Chukwuma 2018 Union, NJ
Marco Marsans 2018 Southampton, NY
Julian O'Donnell 2018 Deerfield, MA
Wyatt Schiff 2018 New York, NY
Donnie Sparks 2018 Providence, RI
Jack Farris 2017 Palm Beach, FL
Colman Shea 2018 Boston, MA
Gene Thagard* 2015 Birmingham, AL
Ken Park 2015 New York, NY
Tam Thanitcul 2015 Washington, DC
Alex Kaminsky 2017 Swampscott, MA
Teddy Donnelley 2017 Lake Forest, IL
Cameron Snow 2018 Winchester, MA
Richard Park 2017 Seoul, Korea