|City/State:||Lake Charles, La.|
|High School:||St. Louis Catholic HS|
Event: 800M (IN: 1:47.85; OUT: 1:47.03), 1,500M (3:45.20), Mile (4:10.16)
Lined up in three SEC finals during the 2016 season ... Scored six points for the Tigers with a pair of sixth-place finishes in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & FIeld Championships held at the University of Alabama ... Clocked 1:47.69 for sixth place in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Qualified for the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor meet with a run of 1:47.86 in the preliminary round ... Followed a time of 3:47.77 in qualifying with a run of 3:52.18 in the final for sixth place in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 800 meters for the second year in a row as he placed 14th overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida ... Posted times of 1:48.84 for 21st place overall in the first round of qualifying and 1:48.08 for 14th place in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Won a pair of 1,500-meter titles at the Hurricane Twilight (3:46.48) and LSU Invitational (3:45.20) during the outdoor season ... Runner-up in the 1,500 meters at the Texas Invitational with a run of 3:48.81 ... Ran his fastest 800 meters of the outdoor season at the LSU Inivtational where he clocked 1:47.30 for third place ... Earned back-to-back second-place finishes in the 800 meters at the Battle on the Bayou (1:48.35) and LSU Alumni Gold (1:47.64) ... Placed fifth in the 800-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking 1:48.30 in the preliminary round and 1:49.31 in the final ... Led off the Tigers to a 10th-place finish in the distance medley relay at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:50.69 ... Also ran the 1,200-meter leadoff leg on the second-fastest DMR in school history as the Tigers posted a time of 9:35.90 for 12th place at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational ... Also ran 1:47.86 for second place in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Raced to an indoor personal best of 1:47.85 for fifth place at the Iowa State Classic ... Finished runner-up in the invitational 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a season-opening time of 1:48.42 in the event ... Won the mile at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:10.16 ... Clocked 4:11.17 for 13th place in the event at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama ... Ran on DMRs that clocked the fourth-fastest time in school history at 9:42.56 at the Razorback Invitational and ninth-fastest time in school history at 9:48.63 at the Power Five Conference Clash ... Recognized for his academic performance once again with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 800 meters for the first time in his collegiate career … Clocked 1:48.54 for 17th place in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville … Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal in the event after running 1:48.78 for 16th place in the first round of qualifying … Earned a pair of 13th-place finishes in the preliminary rounds of both the 800 meters (1:48.89) and 1,500 meters (3:48.16) at the SEC Outdoor Championships held at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Ran a lifetime personal best of 1:47.03 for a third-place finish in the 800-meter final at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale outdoors … Became the No. 7-ranked 800-meter runner outdoors in school history with his lifetime best of 1:47.03 … Won the 800-meter title at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou with a time of 1:47.91 in his first 800-meter race of the outdoor season … Opened his outdoor season by winning the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette with a time of 3:49.29 … Dropped his PR to 3:46.52 in the 1,500 meters in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also finished runner-up in the 1,500 meters at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout with a time of 3:52.48 … Won the mile in his season opener indoors with a run of 4:16.20 at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Won a pair of 800-meter titles during the indoor season at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (1:52.52) and LSU Twilight (1:49.70) … Placed eighth in the invitational 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 1:49.92 and 12th at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 1:51.02 … Ended his indoor season by running 1:50.87 for 13th place in qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Honored for his performance in the classroom with his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
LSU’s leading middle distance runner during his true freshman season in 2014 … An NCAA qualifier in the 800 meters in his debut season, finishing in 38th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds while running 1:49.76 in the first round of qualifying … Finished in 18th place overall at the SEC Outdoor Championships after clocking 1:51.80 in the preliminary round … Also lined up in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships, running 3:57.19 for 14th place in qualifying … Opened the outdoor season by winning back-to-back 800-meter titles at the Jim Mize Invitational (1:49.80) and Battle on the Bayou (1:49.60) … Raced to a lifetime personal best of 1:49.18 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also earned a second-place finish at Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 1:49.69 … Ran a personal best of 3:48.89 in a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Invitational … Nearly earned a spot in the 800-meter final in his debut at the SEC Indoor Championships … Earned a ninth-place finish in qualifying at the SEC Indoor meet with a time of 1:50.13 … Won the 800 meters at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational with an indoor personal-best time of 1:49.37 … Broke 1:50 for the first time in his collegiate career at the Tyson Invitational, clocking 1:49.70 to win the college division of the 800 meters … Placed second at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (1:50.82), third at the Texas A&M Triangular (1:52.74) and fourth at the Aggie Invitational (1:53.02) … Won the 600 meters for the New Mexico Team Invitational with a time of 1:18.75 … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll for his performance in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s elite middle distance prospects for the Class of 2013 … Signed with the Tigers with personal bests of 1:51.16 outdoors and 1:52.22 indoors in the 800 meters … Dropped his lifetime PR in back-to-back meets during the 2013 outdoor season with times of 1:50.90 at the B.S. Walker Relays and 1:50.47 at the Lagrange Toyota Gator Relays in a pair of wins during his senior season … Was the No. 8-ranked 800-meter runner nationally at the prep level during the 2013 outdoor season … Defended his Louisiana Class 4A state championship in the 800 meters with a winning run of 1:53.25 at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Ended the 2013 indoor season as the No. 13-ranked 800-meter runner nationally in the high school ranks after opening his senior season with an indoor PR of 1:52.22 at the Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex in Alabama … Opened his senior season with a bang following a record-breaking junior season at St. Louis High School in 2012 … Followed the high school season in 2013 by finishing in sixth place overall in the 800 meters at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, North Carolina … Clocked 1:51.18 for sixth place at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Set the Class 4A state meet record in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 4A Outdoor State Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Ran a 2012 seasonal best of 1:51.16 to win the state championship as the leading 800-meter runner in the state of Louisiana … Broke the previous 24-year-old Class 4A state record of 1:51.58 set by Rocky Johnson of Parkway High School in 1988 … Ended the 2012 outdoor season as the No. 27-ranked 800-meter nationally regardless of class and the No. 7-ranked prep performer in the U.S. among members of the Class of 2013 … Swept District 4-4A (1:54.02) and Region 2-4A (1:52.07) titles in the 800 meters in the 2012 outdoor season en route to winning the Class 4A state championship in the event … Was also crowned the District 4-4A champion in the 400-meter dash during his junior season while running a lifetime best of 50.39 at the district meet … Defended his Region 2-4A title as a senior in 2013 with a winning time of 1:51.60 at the regional meet … Claimed the silver medal in the 800-meter final as the state runner-up at the 2012 LHSAA Division II Indoor State Championships that were held at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House … Ran the previous Division II indoor state meet record of 1:57.11 in winning his first career state championship in the 800 meters as a sophomore in 2011.
Full name is Blair J’von Henderson … Born on Oct. 4, 1994 … Parents are Basil and Penny Henderson … Has three brothers named Blake, Brock and Brandt … Has one younger sister named Brooke … An honor student who has maintained a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average during his prep career at St. Louis Catholic High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.