COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Junior Alexus Henry is set to compete in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in her career Friday, when she takes part in the high jump at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Stadium. She is one of 16 finalists in the event, which begins at 6 p.m.
Henry is poised to become the first UTA female to claim first- or second-team indoor All-America honors since Ashely Dorsey accomplished the feat in the shot put in 2002. She is looking to join Mishael Bertrand (800m - 2000), Dorsey (shot put - 2001, 2002), Marsha French (shot put - 2000) and Marion Meyer (pole vault - 1998) as UTA women's indoor All-Americans.
The native of Bridge City, Texas, has enjoyed a tremendous season, setting school records in both the high jump (6-1 ¼) and the pentathlon (3,895 points). Her best high jump clearance ranks sixth in the NCAA this season.
Henry was the Sun Belt Conference champion in the pentathlon and the runner up in the high jump. Her 18 points at the league meet were the most by any field event athlete. As a result, she shared Sun Belt Women's Outstanding Field Performer honors.
The meet will be contested in College Station, Texas. Live video will be available on Watch ESPN beginning at 5 p.m. Live results will be available at NCAA.com.
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