BC’s Henry competes at Junior Olympics
Alexus Henry, a sophomore at Bridge City High School, competed at the USATF Junior Olympics in Baltimore, Md. in the high jump and triple jump. She placed fourth in the high jump at 5’5. She placed 33rd out of 41 with only one good jump in the triple jump. She’s also ranked 16th in the nation out of 440 18u high jumpers.
To advance to the Junior Olympics in this summer, she had two qualifying meets: one at Barnett stadium in Houston where she placed first in the high jump and first in the triple jump; and at the regional track meet at Texas Tech University where she placed first in high jump and second in triple jump.
Alexus also qualified for the regional track meet in high school as a freshman. She placed second in district.
At regionals, Alexus placed third just missing a trip to the state track meet by one scratch. She also suffered a debilitating injury during her high school season. She nearly severed her hip flexor during the 4×100 relay. After resting her injury for six weeks, she returned to practice the week before the district track meet.