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Blair Henderson
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 6'0"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Lake Charles, La.
High School: St. Louis Catholic HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 10/04/1994
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Blair Henderson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/05/2015

Event: 800M (IN: 1:49.37; OUT: 1:47.03), 1,500M (3:46.52), Mile (4:16.20)

2015
An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 800 meters for the first time in his collegiate career … Clocked 1 minute, 48.54 seconds 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 Track & Field 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.

2014
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.

PERSONAL
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.

 

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