Henry Dwyer

October 20th, 2013 | By Marjie No Comments

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Henry Dwyer from Athens Academy has played many sports over the years, including lacrosse, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, and tennis.  He played tennis in Atlanta for five years, but in eighth grade decided to start running to stay in shape.  After having some success, he soon found that running was a better fit for him.  According to Henry, “It’s an easy sport to see improvement, just always trying to get that better time.  It really taught me self-motivation. I just loved it. It’s a very graceful sport and one of the most basic of all sports.”

Running track and cross country proved to be a good fit for Henry.  His senior year at Athens Academy, the cross country team won the Class A state meet, which he attributes to the camaraderie and hard work of the team under head coaches Tom Pee and Geoffrey Walton, and assistant coach Neville Anderson.

For track, Henry’s favorite event was the mile (he holds the Georgia Class A record  time of 4:10); he is state champ at the 800-meter (his personal best is 1:54); he holds school records in the mile, 800- and 3200-meter, 4×400-meter relay, sprint medley relay, distance medley relay, 4×800-meter relay, 4×1600-meter relay, and 5K; he was also named Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Henry also maintained an overall GPA of 3.7 while taking all honors and some AP courses.  He will attend UGA this fall and will run cross country and track.  “I’m excited to be a part of a rising program and the first recruiting class of Coach [Patrick] Cuniff,” said Henry.  During his running career there, he hopes to one day score at the national meet.  Henry is looking forward to his UGA experience, where he plans to study biology.

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