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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 and broke the tape, emphatically meeting the final goal of his career.

Once again, he was a national high school champion, winning the boys Mile race at the New Balance National Track & Field Championship meet on Sunday.

Wynne's winning time of 4:07.84 was more than two seconds off his personal best, but he still went wire-to-wire to claim the victory.

"It's the last race of my high school career," said Wynne, who claimed his third overall national championship, including a 1000 meter indoor crown his junior year and the boys Mile title from this past indoor season. "I was kind of sad thinking about that this morning. I've had such a great time and this was the last time I'd get to be with my friends and my coach. It's a weird feeling, but I came into this race wanting to leave on a high note and that's what I'm doing."

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