T&F: Henry set for NCAA meet Saturday

June 10, 2016

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

Alexus Henry will make UT Arlington track and field history when she makes her NCAA Championships debut Saturday afternoon in Eugene, Ore.

Henry, a true freshman, is the first women's high jumper from UTA ever to advance to the NCAA finals. She will compete at 5 p.m. (CT), with coverage on ESPN3.

In addition to becoming the first UTA woman to qualify in the event, Henry is one of only three freshmen among the 24 high jump competitors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Henry advanced to the meet after placing fifth at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. She cleared 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches, the second-best mark in school history, on her second attempt at the height.

"We are excited for Alexus," UTA associate head coach Brandon Berger said. "To make NCAAs as a freshman is an amazing accomplishment, and we can’t wait to see how she competes.”

Live results can be found at NCAA.com.





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