Bounded 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!
Fall Athletic Awards
Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams. Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form. The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay So think...
X-Country Runners Earn All New England Awards
The girls varsity cross-country team was a plaque recipient for their 3rd place finish at the New England Cross-Country Championship last Saturday, November 12th. In addition to the team award, Victoria Patterson ’20 (4th place) and Erin Hudson ‘18 (6th place) individually earned the All New England runner award....
CHOATE DAY! Live Stream Links
On Saturday, 11/12 Deerfield players, coaches, parents, alums, and fans will travel to Wallingford, CT for the annual Choate Day athletic contests. Here is tomorrow’s contest line up; 10:00 am – Girls Varsity Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls JV Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls 3rd Volleyball 10:30 am –...
Boys and Girls Cross Country Finish on the Podium at the Canterbury Invitational
A picturesque fall day paced the boys and girls cross country teams to podium finishes at the Canterbury Invitational on Saturday, 9/24. One the boys side, Will McNamara ’18 and Ricardo Gonzalez ’19 finished in the top 10 and on the girls side, Victoria Patterson ’20 captured a first...
Deerfield Fall Teams Kick-Off their 2016 Seasons with Pre-Season
Deerfield fall teams and coaches are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective pre-season practices which kick-off their 2016 seasons. Learn more about how each of our fall varsity teams will begin their 2016 campaigns below. Boys Cross-Country Wednesday, September 7th marks the first practice of the 2016 season...