2017 All-Metro boys indoor track Athlete of the Year: Will Henderson, Poly

For The Baltimore Sun

Henderson had a spectacular winter season, finishing tied for first in the United States in the 55-meter dash (6.31) and second in the nation in the 55 hurdles (7.27). He did not lose an individual race all winter until false starting and being disqualified in the Class 3A state meet.

But no matter. He still won the 55 hurdles with that 7.27 and the high jump (6 feet, 6 inches) and came away with two state titles and committed to Penn State. In the 55 prelims, Henderson had posted a time of 6.39, so he was primed for a big run before the false start.

Henderson ran his 6.31 that tied for the nation's best three times, according to athletic.net, one of which came at the Millrose Games in New York, also setting a new record for that event in that meet.

The senior also can help out in relays and run a bit of distance, if the Engineers need it. But he wanted to have a big indoor season and reached his goal.

"[My] signing early with Penn State took a lot of pressure off me," Henderson said. "It was just me competing and trying to win championships and trying to be one of the best track athletes in the country."

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