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THE WINNER: Henry Wynne
School: Staples (Westport, Conn.)
Athletic achievement: He raced to the State Open championship this past season with a time of 15:49. Wynne also captured the Class LL state title, also in 15:49, and finished first at the Wickham Park Invitational, the Windham Invitational and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championships.
Academic excellence: Wynne has maintained a 3.20 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A student ambassador in his school, he has volunteered locally on behalf of community road races.
“You won’t find anyone who works harder or is more dedicated to reaching his goals,” said Staples head coach Laddie Lawrence. “He’s established several school records and he’s knocking on the door of several more.”
THE FUTURE: Wynne has verbally committed to an athletic scholarship at the University of Virginia beginning this fall.