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University of Miami Athletics

Phil Wood

position

Cross Country

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Forked River, N.J.

High School

Lacey Township HS

Phil Wood - Cross Country - University of Miami Athletics

High School: Ran the 3200m and cross country for Lacey Township High School… School record holder in the 4x800m relay, the 4x1600m relay and the distance medley relay… Named cross country team MVP all four years… Named to the cross country all-conference team in 2008… Named to the all-state cross country team in 2009… Set personal record of 4:29 in the 1600m, (:36 in the 3200m, 15:59 for the 5000m in track, and 15:41 for the 5000m in cross country… Member of the National Honor Society… Senior Class Treasurer.

 

Personal: Communications major… Son of Phil and Janet Wood… Mom ran cross country in college… Has one sister, Christina(15).