Ramon Laboy

Ramon LaboyRamon Laboy
(Track, 2001)

This 2014 DHS Hall of Fame inductee was named All-FCIAC for four straight years in three sports, cross country, in-door track and outdoor track, 2001 graduate Ramon Laboy. Besides his numerous All-FCIAC selections, Ramon garnered many other honors. He was an All-American in 2001 in the steeplechase. He was All-State in cross country three years, All-State three years for indoor track, All-State three years for outdoor track. He was captain of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams for both his junior and senior years. While Ramon was competing at Danbury High School, the cross country team won two FCIAC championships, one Class LL championship, one State Open championship and one New England Championship. In indoor track, the team won two FCIAC, two Class LL, and two State Open championships. Outdoor track championships during Ramon’s four years include two FCIAC, one Class LL and one State Open. At the conclusion of his amazing high school running career, Ramon was named the 2001 News-Times Male Scholastic Athlete of the Year. After graduation from Danbury High School, Ramon attended Iona College on a track scholarship and scored in the NCAA Regional Championships in the steeplechase. He finished his fifth year as a graduate student at Southern Connecticut State University where he achieved All-American status in the DMR. Anyone that knows of the incredible high school running career of Ramon is not surprised to learn that as an adult, his career choice of social work incorporates running as a life improvement tool. Ramon works for “Back on My Feet” (BoMF), a national organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so that they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The philosophy of “Back on My Feet” believes that running can lead to personal transformation and dedication to the program leads to access to training, employment and housing resources. “Back on My Feet” has eleven chapters nationwide, and Ramon works for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania chapter. Ramon is the social worker who runs with and for the homeless.