Men's Cross Country / Freshman / Portland, Ore.
Henry Myers is a first-year runner on the UChicago men's cross country team. At Saturday's University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pre-nationals meet, Myers placed 28th in the men's 8K race field of 344 runners.
Head Coach Chris Hall: "Henry has now been our top runner in three of the four meets he has run this season and was our No. 2 in the other meet. The competition this weekend was exceptional - 17 teams ranked in the top 35 nationally and 51 teams on the starting line. Henry placed 28th overall and was the No. 1 freshman in the meet by a significant margin. The next best first-year in the meet was 57th and more than 30 seconds behind Henry. In this field, that was a great accomplishment. I was truly impressed with the way Henry approached the meet (not intimidated by the best competition we will see until the NCAAs). I think he was a bit disappointed in the fact that he let some people by him early in the fifth mile, understanding afterward he could have placed a bit better but certainly an overall outstanding performance."
Teammate Jacob Gosselin: "Henry embodies the best of cross country. He’s hardworking, humble and kind. Above all he’s brave; he’s a first-year athlete who’s already become one of our best runners. On his biggest stage to date - last week’s pre-national meet - he gritted through a muddy course and cold temperatures to compete, and beat, some of the best runners in the country. I’m lucky to have Henry as a teammate and friend, and I can’t wait to see what he and his comically long torso are able to accomplish in the future."
Myers Quick Facts
- In his free time, Henry likes to play poker and go on hikes to lakes.
- Henry has played violin since he was 4 years old.
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