Events: 800 Meters (IN: 1:52.22; OUT: 1:50.47)
2-time Louisiana Class 4A State Champion (800 Meters)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s elite middle distance prospects for the Class of 2013 … Signed with the Tigers in February 2013 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, N.C. … 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 … Plans to major in kinesiology while pursuing a career in physical therapy at LSU.