Henry Barth: Glenwood Springs To Fort Lewis


Henry Barth's Best Marks

1,600 - 4:36

3,200 - 9:48

5k - 15:27


Q) Talk about the recruitment process - what other schools were you looking at, and how did you come to choosing the Fort Lewis College?

I was looking at 3 schools at the time, Fort Lewis College, Simon Fraser University, and Western Colorado University.  I chose Fort Lewis because I liked the coaches personality and attitude towards running.  I also loved the town of Durango. 

Q) What do you plan to study at Fort Lewis? 

I am not sure what I am going to study at Fort Lewis, I have been looking at Journalism, Environmental Studies, or Sports Management.

Q) What got you into running in the first place?

I am not sure how I got into running, I joined the middle school cross country team in 8th grade and found that I enjoyed the sport and continued to do it ever since. 

Q) You made a massive jump this fall, dropping over a minute from your 2017 5k best to run 15:27 at NXR, and finished fourth at State, what would you say attributed to such an improvement?

Over my senior summer, my teammate, Gavin Harden and I ran a ton over the summer.  We put in a lot of base miles and I think that really helped us both succeed and improve senior year.

Q) What event do you see yourself focusing on at Fort Lewis?

Well in cross country I think I will run the 8k and I am not sure what events I am going to run track, probably run the longer distances like the 5k and 10k in track. 

Q) Could you share any goals you have for the upcoming track season?

In track I just want to improve my times in the mile and two mile.

Q) What would your favorite high school moment be (so far)?

My favorite memory in high school so far is probably the 2018 state meet. I had a lot of fun and had one of my best races ever. 

Q) Bonus: Talk about the trademark headband - when did you start wearing it, and why?

I ran in a trail run race the summer of my freshman year in Maine and afterwards they were handing out headbands to all the participants. I grabbed the one with "I love trails" on it and have worn it in every race since.  I call it my lucky headband, I feel like I have a good race every time I wear it.