T&F: Henry places 17th in high jump at NCAAs

June 11, 2016

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

EUGENE, Ore. – UT Arlington freshman Alexus Henry finished tied for 17th in the women’s high jump on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Henry cleared 5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 meters), which was the opening height, on her first try. She was unable to clear the next height (5-10) on her three attempts.

Henry was one of just three freshmen in the 24-person field and was the first UTA female ever to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the high jump.

In her rookie season, Henry became the school record holder in the indoor high jump (5 feet, 11 1/2 inches) and posted the second-best outdoor mark in school annals (5 feet 10 3/4 inches).

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