Tracking Hannah DeBalsi And Henry Wynne

This weekend, the national track spotlight shined on Westport.

Yesterday, Hannah DeBalsi became the 1st athlete — male or female — ever to win 4 New England indoor track championships. The Stanford-bound Staples High School senior blazed to a 10:29.46 time in the 2-mile run.

(Photo credit/StaplesSports)

(Photo credit/StaplesSports)

In 2013, as a freshman at the same venue — the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston — DeBalsi watched Henry Wynne win the New England 1000-meter run for Staples.

This year — the day before — Wynne ran a 4:01.15 mile for the University of Virginia, at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. He added more points by helping the Cavaliers win the distance medley (his 1600 split was a blazing 3:56.37), and placing 2nd at 3000 meters.

The Reggie Lewis Center is a favorite place for both DeBalsi and Wynne. In January, that’s where he ran a sub-4-minute mile.

(Click here, then scroll down for alert “06880” reader Jeff Mitchell’s video interview with Wynne, after Saturday’s race. The 2013 Staples grad gives shout-outs to Staples track coaches Laddie Lawrence and Malcolm Watson.)

3 responses to “Tracking Hannah DeBalsi And Henry Wynne

  1. Dorothy Curran

    AND, she’s a National Merit Semi-Finalist!

  2. Peter Gambaccini

    I’m always happy to read about what these two have accomplished

  3. Hannah and Henry are incredible track talents developed by amazing coaches overseeing track programs that are recognized year after year for excellence. Kudos to Laddie and Malcolm as well as to Hannah and Henry.

    By the way- On Hannah’s two mile time at the New England High School Championships is listed as the fastest posted in the nation this year.