2023 - 2024 RHODE ISLAND
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SAM
HENDERSON
RUNNER
CUMBERLAND HS
CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST
CLASS A STATE MEET
7TH - 15:44.25
NEW ENGLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Sam Henderson ran his best when it counted the most. And it seemed that the bigger the meet, the better he ran.”
Paul Tetreault
Head Coach - head coach of North Kingstown High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 135-pound junior won the state meet with a time of 15:33.29, breaking the tape 13.85 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Clippers to a second-place finish as a team. Henderson won the Class A State Meet by 38 seconds. He was also the state’s top finisher at the New England Cross Country Championships, placing seventh in 15:44.25.

Academic Achievement


Henderson has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


The vice president of the Cumberland High student body, Henderson has volunteered locally as a peer tutor.