Montezuma’s Brydon Henning (blue t-shirt) has signed a Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Dakota Wesleyan University, an NAIA college located in Mitchell, S.D. Joining Brydon at the signing on Monday, Jan. 11 were his parents, James and Rebecca Frank, and little brother, Carter McKee.
In his career at MHS, Brydon earned two All-SICL first team nominations, finished as high as third in the conference individually, and leaves Montezuma with the third-fastest boys 5K time (18:14) in the last 20 years. Additionally, Brydon graduates with top times on eight different courses that the Montezuma team has competed in. Brydon’s senior leadership helped spur the 2020 boys cross country team to a runner-up conference finish, and fifth-place state qualifying meet finish, the strongest placings in the last 30 years of school history.
“I’ve had the privilege to watch Brydon showcase his strengths as a runner and couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead for this young man,” said Coach Kevin Gartman. “While I wish I could have coached Brydon for all four years of his high school running career, I can say it was a true blessing to have Brydon as a part of the team for the two seasons I did coach him. As Brydon looks ahead to his running career at Dakota Wesleyan University, I couldn’t be more excited for what DWU is gaining as a runner, but more importantly as a young man.”
Much of the information for this article was furnished by Al Rabenold.