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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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