“A star in track and the field of music” (Philadelphia, PA)

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<p>ROB SPEARE was already a half-hour late. The tension showed on his face as he approached a group of boys stretching and presumed they were members of the Strath Haven track team, getting ready for practice. </p>

<p>"This is the track team, right?" asked Speare. </p>

<p>"No," one of the older kids told him, "this is the soccer team." </p>

<p>Speare left and returned sheepishly 10 minutes later to the same group, head down, staring at his feet. The joke was on him. It was the track team. Not exactly a pleasant intro for someone who at the time was a pale, skinny kid who never ran track before. That was just the start. </p>

<p>"I took a lot of abuse that year, and I think that's what drives me to run so fast now," he said.</p>


<p>Welcome to another new member of the Class of 2011!</p>