Henry Wynne Sets State Mile Record

Henry Wynne’s legendary late-race kick propelled him all the way to 2nd place — and a Connecticut high school mile record — in Saturday’s Adidas Dream Mile, at Randall’s Island in New York City.

Cheered on by more than 2 dozen Staples track teammates, the University of Virginia-bound senior roared to a 4:05.04 finish. The race winner, Ben Saarel — who trains at altitude in his native Utah — also ran a personal best (4:02.72).

Henry edged Kenya’s noted Edward Cheserek by .32 seconds.

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Henry Wynne (yellow jacket, back row) surrounded by Staples track teammates at Randall's Island.

Henry Wynne (yellow jacket, back row) surrounded by Staples track teammates at Randall’s Island.

 

3 responses to “Henry Wynne Sets State Mile Record

  1. Steve Stein

    What a remarkable achievement!

    I cannot imagine the dedication and training that went into Henry Wynne’s accomplishments as a high school runner.

    To put this in perspective- if this was in my youth- Henry Wynne would be stride for stride with Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee, Roger Bannister and Jim Ryan.

    Congrats to Henry, Laddie and the entire Staples track program!!

  2. Steve Stein

    OOPS- meant Jim Ryun!!

  3. Peter Gambaccini

    An amazing set of accomplishments for Henry, who’s been setting records at shorter and longer distances, too. And what a wonderful part of the storied career of the great Laddie.