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Henry Chooses a Champion

Inspired by youth’s tragic death, Gorenflo races to first win

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

Johnathan Gorenflo sprints to the finish line on Saturday. Photos by Brandon Shinn

Henry Louis Granju did not have to die.

Johnathan Gorenflo would like you to know that.

Gorenflo ran stride for stride with two-time winner Mark Vanderlip for much of the Cornerstone Classic 5k Run/Walk for Recovery on Saturday morning at Springbrook Recreation Center. The final 100 yards, Gorenflo opened a gap, sprinting clear to beat his racing rival of eight months for the first time.

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