Black Excellence: Stillman Alum To Compete in U.S. Olympic Trials
Ring the good news bell! Stillman Alumni continue to do big things in the sports arena.
For the last few weeks, we've been seeing black excellence all through sports. Simone Biles is continuing her dominance in gymnastics with historic performances.
ShaCarri Richardson is doing her thing on the track. She recently qualified to compete in Tokyo for the Olympics.
Simone Manuel officially made the U.S Olympic team in swimming.
Stillman College is getting in on some of this Olympic Black Excellence with their own Track & Field Alum Jeff Henderson. According to an official press release, Henderson will compete in this year's U.S Olympic Trials.
EUGENE, Ore. - Reigning Olympic gold medalist and Stillman College track and field alum Jeff Henderson is looking to qualify for his second Olympic Games. Henderson will compete in the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials this week at Hayward Field to determine Team USA members for the Tokyo Games.
Henderson, who won gold in the long jump at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, will compete in the long jump Friday, June 25 with qualifying beginning at 1:30 p.m. The finals are Sunday, June 27 at 4 p.m. Pacific. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream the events. Click here to track live results.
A member of Team Adidas, Henderson qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with an 8.39 meter jump to win the USATF Chula Vista Field Festival in May. The jump matched his 2019 IAAF World Championships Silver medal distance in Doha, Qatar. Henderson jumped 8.38m to win gold at the 2016 Olympics and also won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games.
LSU's JuVaughn Harrison holds the best qualifying mark for the U.S. Olympic Trials at 8.45 meters.
A native of McAlmont, Arkansas, Henderson won two national titles for Stillman College at the 2013 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field championships: the 100-meter dash (10.18) and long jump (7.81m). He was also runner-up in the 2013 championships in the 200-meter (20.65) to earn 28 points as High Point Athlete of the Meet and help Stillman to a program-best ninth-place team finish. Henderson earned his bachelor's in business administration in 2013.
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