Henry Wynne: Miles Beyond The Pack

Hot on the heels of Friday’s come-from-behind, best-in-the-nation distance medley relay by Staples’ boys indoor track team, Henry Wynne has done it again.

Yesterday, the University of Virginia-bound senior won the mile at the New Balance National Championships, held in the New York Armory. His time was 4:08.15.

Henry is now the Connecticut high school record-holder in 4 events: 1000 meters, mile, sprint medley relay and distance medley relay. As a mile is 1609 meters, and Henry’s mile time is 5 seconds under the state record for the 1600, he technically holds the 1600 record too.

Henry is the first Staples athlete — and likely first in the history of Connecticut — to be undefeated as an individual in both cross country and indoor track. He ends his Staples indoor track career with 9 school records.

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But wait! There’s more!

Hannah DeBalsi — who set a school record (10:39.43) in the 2-mile at the recent New England championships — finished 10th in that event at the New Balance Nationals.

She should do better next year. And the year after. And the year after that.

Hannah is only a freshman.

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4 responses to “Henry Wynne: Miles Beyond The Pack

  1. Congrats to both runners. Hannah lives next door to me and she’s a great kid and what’s so amazing about this run of hers is the fact that she only just started running this year. I have no doubt more records will be falling in the upcoming years ahead!

  2. Peter Gambaccini

    To an ancient alumnus of this track program, this is actually quite heartwarming. People running on the roads and trails and tracks of Westport are now world beaters. It’s quite moving, to be honest.

  3. I should add that the entire 2013 Girls Indoor Track team had a banner year as well, setting an astounding nine school records, with Hannah claiming five of them. The boys team, meanwhile, won its second consecutive class LL title, and is defending state champion in outdoor as well.

  4. Bravo to Henry, he is gifted and humble. People are born with a gift, humble is a choice. Henry thank you for being an amazing example for future superstars.