Event: 800M (IN: 1:47.34; OUT: 1:47.03), 1,500M (3:45.20), Mile (4:08.99)
Graduated from LSU in August 2017 with a degree in kinesiology ... An All-SEC and All-American middle distance runner during his time with the Tigers ... Was the seventh-place finisher nationally in the 800-meter final at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships during his senior season ... Also the SEC Indoor Silver Medalist in the 800 meters as a senior in 2017 ... Earned a career-best fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships as a senior ... Also placed a career-best sixth place in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet during his junior season in 2016 ... Four times a qualifier for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, including a three-time national quarterfinalist in the 800 meters from 2015-17 ... Ended his career as LSU's indoor school-record holder in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:47.34 ... Also ranked No. 7 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list with a lifetime PR of 1:47.03 ... Also set personal bests of 3:45.20 in the 1,500 meters and 4:08.99 in the mile while at LSU ... A standout in the classroom who was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times from 2015-17 and a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a freshman in 2014.
One of the nation's leading 800-meter runners in his final season at LSU in 2017 ... Earned his first career All-America honor during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish nationally in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Ran 1:49.69 in his first career NCAA final ... Advanced to the national final with a qualifying time of 1:48.23 for fifth place overall in the semifinal round ... Capped his indoor season with All-America honors after first claiming All-SEC accolades for the first time in his collegiate career as the SEC Indoor Silver Medalist in the 800 meters ... Crossed the finish line in second place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:47.53 ... Set LSU's indoor school record in the men's 800 meters with an indoor PR of 1:47.34 run at the Iowa State Classic, placing third ... Also a member of LSU's school-record-setting distance medley relay team that clocked 9:31.66 at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational while attempting to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Ran the leadoff 1,200-meter leg on the Tigers' school-record DMR ... Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU's DMR that placed eighth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won his first 800-meter race of the 2017 season at the Auburn Invitational where he clocked 1:49.20 ... Won the mile in his season debut at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:08.99 ... Opened his outdoor season by winning the 800 meters at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette with a season-opening time of 1:47.58 ... Followed by placing seventh in the invitational 800 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a seasonal-best time of 1:47.32 and winning the event at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a run of 1:47.39 ... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships while crossing the finish line in 1:48.04 ... Lined up at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds once again, finishing 15th in the national quarterfinals with a time of 1:49.00 ... Won each of his three 1,500-meter races in which he ran in 2017, including the Louisiana Classics (3:48.75), Battle on the Bayou (3:50.01) and SEC Relays (3:49.03) ... Member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that placed fourth at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:02.84), fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (3:03.55) and 12th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships (3:05.32) ... Honored for his academic performance once again with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
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.