All-Metro boys track and field Performer of the Year: Will Henderson, Poly

For The Baltimore Sun

Will Henderson might not have done it all during his time at Poly, but he certainly came close.

In the end, during his indoor and outdoor track careers, Henderson won seven state titles in six events. His versatility was what made him so tough to beat. He finished a standout career at the outdoor state meet by winning the 100-meter dash, the 110 hurdles and the long jump.

He twice won the long jump state title and also won the high jump, the 55 and 55 hurdles indoors, as well as the 100 meters and 110 hurdles.

The biggest problem Henderson needed to deal with was a sprained left ankle. It bothered him some, but not enough to be a distraction, he said at the state meet.

"It worked fine," said Henderson, who will continue his track career at Penn State in the fall.

Henderson said he really wanted to end his high school career with a bang. It's what gave him an extra push for those victories in the state meet at Morgan State.

In the end, he got his wish.

"This meet was about going out the way I wanted to," he said.

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