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Year: Senior
Hometown: South Freeport, Maine
High School: North Yarmouth Academy


Sophomore (2011-2012): Finished 8th at the Dartmouth Invitational, helping the Big Green to the team sweep. Placed 10th individually at the New England Championship, leading the team to a second-place finish. Finished 53rd at Heps and 102nd at the NCAA Div. 1 Northeast Regional. In indoor, Sterling ran a new personal-best of 4:12.10 for the mile at the Yale-Columbia meet. Finished 5th at Heps in the steeplechase. Finished 5th at the IC4A Championship in the steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:00.63. Qualified for the NCAA Div. 1 East Regional in the steeplechase.

Freshman (2010-11): In his first season, Sterling made a quick impression on the Big Green with his finish at the Keene Invitational ... took fourth in the event, which was the third highest finish for a Dartmouth runner.

Before Dartmouth: A four-year letterwinner in track and cross country, in addition to lettering three-years in soccer, at North Yarmouth Academy, Sterling captained both the soccer and cross country teams his junior and senior years ... led North Yarmouth Academy to three Outdoor Track-Distance Maine Class C State Championships from 2006-09 ... during his freshmen and sophomore years, Sterling was named second team Western Maine Conference for outdoor track ... as a junior, he was awarded first team WMC for soccer and second team WMC for indoor track, as well as being chosen as a first team WMC all-star for outdoor track ... had a stellar senior season and selected for the all-conference soccer team and first team WMC all-star for both indoor and outdoor track. 

Personal: Henry Sterling is the son of James and Elizabeth Sterling and his brother, Thomas, played four years of lacrosse at Occidental ... at Dartmouth, Henry is planning to study English and pursue a career in education.

2013-2014 Highs Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:06.62* (BU-Val. - 2/8/14)  
3000m 8:07.76* (IC4A - 3/9/14)  
5000m   14:15.27 (Prin-Ellisl - 4/18/14)
Steeplechase   8:56.19 (Penn Relays - 4/24/14)
2012-2013 Highs Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:07.31 (BU Fast Meet - 2/14/13)  
3000m 8:16.73 (Terrier - 1/26/13)  
Steeplechase   8:56.29 (Heps - 5/4/13)
5000m   14:26.71 (Howell - 4/5/13)


2011-12 Top Performances
Mile 4:12.10 Yale-Columbia 1/21/12
3000m 8:23.94 Valentine's 2/11/12
3000m steeple 9:00.63 IC4A 5/11/12
5000m 14:35.89 Prin-Howell 4/14/12
2010-11 Top Performances
3000m 8:32.96 Terrier - 1-29-11
Mile 4:22.02 V/M - 1-15-11
Steeplechase 9:18.06 Prin/Ellis - 4-22-11
1500m 3:52.91 NBB 1 - 5-14-11
5000m 14:58.07 UMass - 4-30-11


Q & A with Henry

Why Dartmouth?

I chose Dartmouth because when I visited I saw that students were happy and everyone seemed to really love Dartmouth. I was also interested in a school with a histoy of excellent academics and athletics.

How long have you been running cross country and what got you interested in cross country?

This is my first year running cross country. Throughout high school I played soccer but ran outdoor track for four years and indoor track for two. I got interested in track my freshman year because I always knew that I was a pretty good runner and I wanted to try and become more serious about the sport. I'm excited to be running cross this fall because it is very new and different to me.

Have you won any academic or cross country awards recently?

My senior year in high school I was named to the All Academic team for Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor track.

Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

I am scuba certified and I know how to play the guitar and piano.

What are your future plans, if any?

I would love to work with people in the future and I'm thinking about majoring in sociology with a minor in education.

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