Photo by Ryan Kelly
Henri Thomas is a graduating senior from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. Thomas, a hurdler and jumper for Western Branch, made remarkable improvements in his 12th grade year. Thomas went from never qualifying for a district championship as a junior to scoring and placing in the 55 meter hurdles finals at the state indoor meet as a senior to help Western Branch to the team title. Thomas was a state qualifier in the spring in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles with personal bests of 14.56 and 39.47 respectively.