Will Henry Wynne?

Henry Wynne is at it again.

The 2013 Staples High graduate — the greatest male runner in school history, who set a state scholastic record in the mile (4:05.04), then starred at the University of Virginia, and has since roared to a personal best 3:55.23 — aims for a world record tomorrow.

Wynne is now based in Seattle. He runs professionally for Brooks Beasts. He and 3 teammates will compete in the Dr. Norbert Sander Invitational at the New York Armory. Their goal: beating the 16:12.81 time for the 4 x 1 mile relay.

Henry Wynne (Photo/Paul Merca)

That record was set 2 years ago by the Hoka One One NJ/NY Track Club. They’ll run at the Armory too.

All 4 of the Beasts have sub-4 minute mile times.

Tomorrow’s race begins at 1:46 p.m. It will be televised on NBC Gold.

(Hat tip: Peter Gambaccini)

8 responses to “Will Henry Wynne?

  1. Go Henry!! All of Westport is cheering for you ❤️

  2. Thanks for the plug Dan! We are very excited for Henry and his teammates to try for this. It all started with Laddie Lawrence and Staples track. We love Laddie!

  3. Kudos to Henry. I always liked to think of him as Westport’s Jim Ryun (although I realize that is obviously dating me).

  4. Richard Fogel

    great kid,good luck

  5. I am a big Henry Wynne fan. A sub-4 minute mile is still a big deal. I saw Jim Ryan run in the early ’70’s. Henry has always reminded me of him. Ryan’s slowest quarter mile was faster than I could sprint a 440. I couldn’t imagine having to run 3 more laps at that pace to reach a mile. Good luck Henry.

  6. Although I couldn’t log on to NBC Gold, my daughter and her SHS 2013 pals were at the Armory and she FaceTimed me for the race. Henry kicked ass in his relay and Brooks won!! Huge congrats to Hank and his team!!