Name: Phillip Croft
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, and 5000m
Classification: T53
Height: 5-6
Weight: 99
DOB: 11/1/1999
Birthplace: Han Zhong, China
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Valley Christian School (Spokane, Washington) ‘20
Team/Club: ParaSport Spokane
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Arizona Grand Prix, silver (5,000m), bronze (800m, 1,500m), 4th (400m)
  • 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, silver (200m, 800m, 1,500m), bronze (100m, 400m)
  • 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, 4th (400m, 800m), 5th (200m, 1,500m), 7th (100m)
Personal: Born in China, Croft lived in orphanages for ten years after being abandoned by his birth parents when he was two years old. Croft was born with Teratoma and went through several surgeries on his back all while having to switch orphanages due to conditions. After a year in his last orphanage, Croft met his future mom and brother who was in China on a mission trip. Two years later, the family returned to China to adopt Croft and bring him back to Washington. Years later, he discovered Paralympic sport club ParaSport Spokane and met executive director Teresa Skinner who introduced him to basketball and track and field. Since 2013, Croft has traveled all over the world for tournaments and meets....Son of Karl and Joni Croft…Has two siblings, Brittany and Kyle…Enjoys playing with LEGOs, going to movies, hanging out with friends and playing video games…is a certified scuba diver through a program called Stay Focused.