BC grad Henry claims Sun Belt high jump title for UTA

Published 10:18 am Monday, May 14, 2018

SAN MARCOS — Former Bridge City standout Alexus Henry won her second Sun Belt Conference Outdoors Championship in the high jump over the weekend for the University of Texas at Arlington.

Henry, a junior, cleared 5-10 ¾ to capture first-place at Texas State University.

Henry has had an amazing junior campaign for the Lady Mavericks, no doubt.

In April Henry broke the school’s outdoor high jump record by more than two inches and moved into first place in the NCAA rankings this season with a big performance .

Henry cleared 6-1 ½ (1.78 meters) during the heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational. She was the first UTA female ever to clear the 6-foot mark outdoors. Earlier this season she matched the school standard of 5-11 ¼, which had stood since 1999.

The native of Bridge City, Texas, now holds the solo records in both the indoor (6-1 ¼) and outdoor high jump, as well as the indoor pentathlon mark (3,895 points).

Henry is the 2014 and 2015 Orange Leader Female Athlete of the Year after starring in basketball, volleyball and track for the Lady Cardinals.