Henry Wynne

Birthday: 04/18/95 Mile PR: 3:51.26 (indoors) - 2019
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:32.94 - 2024
High School: Staples HS '13
Hometown: Westport, CT
College: University of Virginia '17
Current Residence: Seattle, WA

Team: Brooks Beasts Track Club

Henry Wynne, in April 2024, anchored the Beasts team with his 3:52.64 for the 1600m leg to a world record in the distance medley relay, running collectively 9:14.58 at the Oregon Relays.

In 2023, he was runner-up at the USA Indoor Championships 1500 meters in Albuquerque.

In 2021, Henry finished third in the 1500m at the 2021 USATF Golden Games at Mt. SAC, clocking 3:36.86, and in late June, he was fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, crossing the line in 3:37.70.

In March 2019 at Boston University, Wynne set a Mile personal record of 3:51.26 (#7 U.S. indoors all-time) to finish fourth in the race where Yomif Kejelcha smashed the indoor WR with his 3:47.01 clocking. In June, the emerging talent also set his 1500 PR (3:35.14).

At the University of Virginia, Wynne, a 4-time All-American, won the Mile at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships.

In 2013, he captured high school national Mile titles, indoors & outdoors, at the New Balance Track National Championships, and for Staples High School in Connecticut, he won 22 state championships and 7 New England titles.



Injuries, Surgeries, Illnesses Can’t Stop Henry Wynne’s Olympic Dreams

June 23, 2021

More than anything though, he wants to be an example to athletes at all levels going through tough times no matter what is keeping them from the sport they love.

By Andrew Dawson, Runner's World

Henry Wynne’s arrival in Eugene, Oregon, for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, where...

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Kejelcha crushes indoor Mile world record

March 04, 2019

Ethiopian breaks legend Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old record; American Johnny Gregorek runner-up also sub-3:50


Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha smashed the world indoor record for the Mile, clocking 3:47.01 at the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon,...

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NCAA Indoor Mile Champ Wynne Running in Rarefied Air

March 31, 2016

“I just loved the Mile, since that's kind of the track event that everybody knows about."

By Jeff White, VirginiaSports.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Henry Wynne arrived at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2013. Had you asked Pete Watson then if Wynne might one day win an NCAA title, the...

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Wynne wins Virginia’s first NCAA indoor Mile title

March 15, 2016

"We mapped out the race plan this morning and Henry followed it perfectly.”

By The Daily Progress

Virginia junior Henry Wynne captured the national championship in the men’s Mile as the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships concluded Saturday at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham,...

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Staples’ graduate Wynne breaks 4-minute Mile

February 01, 2016

"To finally do it is just an incredible feeling. When you look up on the scoreboard and you see your name and you see the time you did, it becomes real.”

By Bob Birge, The Hour

When Henry Wynne was winning cross country and track championships at Staples, Wreckers’ coach Laddie Lawrence...

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A Wire-to-Wire Wynne: Staples Standout Claims National Mile Title

June 16, 2013

"Coming into the last lap, I just said I'm not going to let them take the lead from me."

By John Nash, The Hour

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As Henry Wynne sprinted the final few steps down the front stretch, his last-ever racing strides for the Staples High School boys track team, he raised his fist...

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Can Henry Wynne Conquer New York?

May 17, 2013

It's only when he competes in meets that bring together the best in the nation that Wynne seems truly challenged.

By Jim Gerweck, Stamford Advocate

There's a saying that a prophet is never appreciated in his own land, and perhaps that goes for athletic prodigies as well.

Henry Wynne, the...

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Staples’ Henry Wynne Cements Status As League Legend

March 14, 2013

“You’re not going to see any one like him for a while. I can’t wait to see what he does in college.”

By Tom Renner, Westport Daily Voice

WESTPORT, Conn. – Until this year, former Westhill High School runner Kevin King had been the gold standard in Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic...

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