West Milford's Dan DeBlock to run at Fairfield University

| 16 Aug 2012 | 01:38

— Former Highlander Keith Daniel DeBlock will be running track for Fairfield University this fall.
DeBlock, a 2012 graduate of West Milford High School, ran cross country for the Highlanders.
He helped fulfill his dream of running track in college with the help of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, and according to a release by NCSA, he was given the opportunity to be proactive in his recruiting process and became educated on the steps he needed to take to achieve his ultimate goal of competing on the collegiate level.
"I am also a hard worker who realizes that talent only goes so far," noted DeBlock in his profile on ncsasports.org. "In order to achieve a goal, you need to want it and work hard for it. I have based my entire cross country career off of that principle. I am looking for a school that will help me to further my talents and to realize my full potential as a runner."
DeBlock had many accomplishments while attending West Milford high School, both academically and athletically, attaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2. He was a four year varsity starter and captain of his team. His hard work and dedication paid off as he strived to be a leader in both sports and in his community, said the release. As a result, he has been rewarded with the opportunity to play the sport he loves at the next level.
DeBlock earned all county honors and all conference honors his freshman and sophomore years. He knew with hard work, he could better his times. In his junior year, he took a minute off of his best time. In his senior year, he went to another level. He became the first runner in school history to win county and conference championships, breaking the school record at all four courses they competed on.
DeBlock now heads to Fairfield University where he hopes his winning ways continue.
"I still believe that my best is yet to come," he said on his profile. "With motivation, and the drive to succeed, I believe that the sky is the limit."
Athletes wanting to find out more about NCSA Athletic Recruiting, can go to www.ncsasports.org.