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Samantha Henry
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'3"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Kingston, Jamaica
High School: The Queen's School for Girls
Major: Accounting
Born: 09/25/1988
Samantha Henry Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/01/2010

Events: 60M (7.18), 100M (11.14), 200M (IN: 23.01; OUT: 22.80)

15-time All-American
4-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
4-time SEC Champion
8-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the all-time great sprinters to wear the LSU uniform ... Wrapped up her collegiate career tied for sixth place on the school's all-time list with 15 career All-America honors ... Tied with the 15 All-America honors won by Lady Tiger great D'Andre Hill ... Ranked among the top-10 performers all-time in three events after leaving the program following the 2010 season ... Finished her career ranked No. 3 overall on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 60-meter dash with a career-best time of 7.18 ... Also ranked No. 8 on the school's all-time indoor performance list in the 200 meters with a top time of 23.01 ... Cracked the school's top-10 list in the 100-meter dash with a career best of 11.14 that ranked No. 9 all-time in program history ... Ran on four of the top 10 4x100-meter relays in school history, including the third-fastest time at 42.59 ... A member of the school-record setting 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team with a time 3:43.98 ... Was also an outstanding student during her collegiate career as a four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2007-10 ... Selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Second Team as a junior in 2009.

2010
Wrapped up her collegiate career with five All-America honors during her senior season ... Paced the Lady Tigers with a pair of All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Earned a sixth-place finish in the 60 meters (7.31) and a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters (23.52) in the national final at the NCAA Indoor meet ... Followed her effort indoors with a trio of All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Placed eighth nationally in the 200-meter final (23.80) at the outdoor national meet ... Also ran the leadoff leg on the 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA Outdoor runner-up (43.72) and the second leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished as the NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist (3:30.61) in 2010 ... Wrapped up the 2010 campaign with seasonal-best times of 7.27 in the 60 meters, 11.18 in the 100 meters and 22.99 in the 200 meters ... Set her 100-meter seasonal best of 11.18 with the top performance in the national quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. ... Recorded her seasonal best of 22.99 in the first round of qualifying for the 200 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Advanced to the national semifinals with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash while running a wind-legal time of 23.10 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Accounted for 14 points at the SEC Outdoor Championships in leading the Lady Tigers to their third SEC Outdoor team title in four seasons ... Earned All-SEC honors with a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash (23.24) ... Just missed earning all-conference honors in the 100-meter dash with a third-place finish in the SEC final while running 11.28 ... Captured 100-meter crowns at the LSU Tigers Relays (11.40) and LSU Alumni Gold (11.34) ... Kicked off the outdoor season in the 200-meter dash by running a wind-aided time of 22.94 in a runner-up finish at the Miami Elite Invitational ... Ran the leadoff 200-meter leg of LSU's 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team that set a new school record of 3:43.98 in taking the title at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays ... Also ran a lead leg on the team that captured the Championship of America title in the sprint medley relay at the Penn Relays with a winning time of 3:48.36 ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her performance in the classroom ... Was also a semifinalist for the national McClendon Postgraduate Scholarship.

2009
A leader of the LSU sprint group while earning five All-America honors during her junior season in 2009 ... Placed eighth in the 100 meters (11.42) and sixth in the 200 meters (23.07) at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Earned a seventh-place finish in both the 60 meters (7.34) and 200 meters (23.34) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Also ran a blistering 51.86-second split on the third leg of the Lady Tigers' 4x400-meter relay that finished as the NCAA runner-up during the outdoor season ... Teamed with Brittany Hall, Kayann Thompson and LaTavia Thomas to run a seasonal-best time of 3 minutes, 28.82 seconds in the NCAA final ... Captured three individual SEC titles during her junior season ... Swept SEC titles in the 60 meters (7.21) and 200 meters (23.45) during the indoor season ... Is the third Lady Tiger in program history to sweep sprint titles at the SEC Indoor Championships and the first since former LSU star Muna Lee in 2002 ... Followed that performance by winning an SEC title in the 200 meters (23.36) during the outdoor season ... Also earned a fourth All-SEC honor with a runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Was also crowned NCAA Mideast Regional champion in the 200-meter dash after clocking a seasonal best and new personal-best time of 22.80 in the regional final ... Became the 12th Lady Tiger all-time to win the 100-meter title at the Penn Relays while crossing the finish line with a time of 11.22 in the final ... Clocked a seasonal best and new personal-best time of 11.14 in the first round of qualifying of the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Also ran the third leg of the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay throughout the 2009 outdoor season ... Helped clock a seasonal-best time of 43.39 at the Alumni Gold ... Ran a 200-meter leg on LSU's dominating sprint medley relay team that captured prestigious titles at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3:50.89) and Penn Relays (3:47.26) ... Earned another selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... In addition, was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Second Team.

2008
One of the top sprinters in all of collegiate track and field in 2008 ... Scored a total of eight points toward LSU's final total to help lead the Lady Tigers to a national championship at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter dash on the third day of the NCAA Championships while clocking a time of 11.63 seconds in the final ... Added four more points on the final day of the meet with a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 23.22 in the event final ... Also ran the second leg on the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the national runner-up with a time of 42.85 in the final ... Also ran the second leg on LSU's sprint relay team that won titles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (43.60) and SEC Outdoor Championships (42.80) ... Time of 42.80 at the SEC Championships is a meet record ... Punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships with a seventh-place finish in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Her finish was high enough to receive an at-large bid into the national meet ... Was the third-place finisher in the 100 and 200 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to help lead the Lady Tigers to the team title ... A member of the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay that clocked three of the Top 10 times all-time in the history of women's collegiate track and field ... Foursome clocked a seasonal best and the third-fastest time in collegiate history at 42.59 to win the "Championship of America" title at the 114th Penn Relays ... Time was also a meet record ... Also ran the leadoff 200-meter leg of the sprint medley relay that won the "Championship of America" title at the Penn Relays ... Wrapped up the outdoor season at the Jamaican Olympic Trials, where she set a new personal best of 11.16 in the prelims of the 100-meter dash to move into ninth place on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list in the event ... Earned her first individual All-America honor during the indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships ... Clocked a time of 7.24 in the national final ... Just missed earning indoor All-America honors in the 200 meters after finishing ninth in the event at the NCAA meet ... Seasonal bests of 7.18 in the 60 meters and 23.01 in the 200 meters rank third and eighth, respectively, in school history ... Helped lead the Lady Tigers to the team title at the SEC Indoor Championships with a pair of second-place finishes in both short sprints ... Earned All-SEC honors for her performance ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2007
Proved to be one of the top newcomers to the LSU women's track and field program during the 2007 season ... Was instrumental in leading the Lady Tigers to national runner-up finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Ran the second leg on the Lady Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team that finished as the national runner-up at the outdoor national meet ... Foursome clocked a seasonal-best time of 43.15 seconds in the final ... Just missed earning her first career individual All-America honor as she finished ninth in the finals of the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished 23rd in the 100 meters at the NCAA meet ... Punched her ticket to Sacramento with a sixth-place finish in the 100 meters and fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Also ran on the foursome that won the 4x100-meter relay title at the regional meet in 44.20 ... Helped the Lady Tigers win their first SEC Outdoor title since 1996 as she finished fifth in both the 100 and 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships on May 13 ... Clocked a new personal-best time of 22.84 in the 200-meter prelims at the SEC meet ... Led the Lady Tigers to "Championship of America" titles in both the 4x100-meter relay the sprint medley relay at the prestigious 113th Penn Relays in April ... Ran one of the 200-meter legs on the sprint medley foursome that clocked the eighth-fastest time in school history at 3:47.09 ... Competed in the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Made her first career appearance in both events at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Placed 16th in the 60 meters and 14th in the 200 meters at the indoor national meet ... Seasonal-best time of 23.38 in the 200-meter prelims at the NCAA meet was also a personal best ... Recorded a personal-best time of 7.29 in the 60-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier to move her into a tie for seventh on the school's all-time indoor performance list ... Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Won a pair of bronze medals for her native Jamaica in the 200 meters and 4x400-meter relay ... Also placed fifth in the 100-meter dash at the Pan Am Juniors ... Captured 100-meter and 200-meter titles in the Under-20 division at the Jamaican National Junior Championships ... Clocked back-to-back personal bests of 11.44 in the semifinal and 11.21 in the final to win gold in the 100 ... Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom in 2007.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed on the track for head coach Lloyd Clarke at The Queen's School for Girls ... Represented her country at the 2006 Carifta Games in Guadeloupe ... Earned a runner-up finish in the Under-20 100-meter final at the Carifta Games in with a time of 11.68 ... Won a silver medal in the 100 meters at the 2003 World Youth Games in Quebec, Canada.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samantha Sashana Henry ... Born on Sept. 25, 1988 ... Daughter of Allan Henry and Rebecca Thomas ... Has two older siblings: Donna Wedderburn and Leon Henry ... Majoring in accounting.

 

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