Former Hinds’ Track and Field Star Jeff Henderson Wins Silver Medal at IAAF World Championships

Former Hinds’ National Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jeff Henderson, competed at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships this past weekend (Sept. 28), and won the silver medal in the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.39.

Henderson’s leap of 8.39 actually surpassed his gold medal winning jump of 8.38 he had back in the 2016 Olympics.

Henderson attended Hinds Community College in 2008 and 2009 and won three individual NJCAA National Championships in the men’s long jump (2008 Indoor, 2008 Outdoor, and 2009 Outdoor). Henderson was also a part of the 4×100 meter relay team that won the 2009 Outdoor National Championship with a time of 39.06 seconds.

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