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By Jenny Sanchez
Special to WyoSports 

UW's Henderson takes 17th in long jump

A jump of 20 feet, 1 inch earned the junior honorable mention All-American honors

 

June 9, 2018

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming's Ja'la Henderson sprints while competing in the triple jump during the 7220 Invite at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex in Laramie on April 27.

EUGENE, Ore. – University of Wyoming junior Ja'la Henderson came up short in her attempt to be the first Cowgirl to earn first team All-America honors in long jump in 48 years when she finished 17th at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.

Henderson fouled twice, on her first and third attempts, and jumped 20 feet, 1 inch for her only fair mark. That was good enough for honorable mention All-American honors.

She needed to finish in the top nine to advance to the finals and in the top eight to be an All-American, and she knew she needed a jump in the high 20s, even poss...



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