KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Junior sprinter Asia Henry wrapped up a brilliant season on Saturday evening as she finished in sixth place in the 800m at the Jamaican Track and Field Trials at National Stadium in Kingston.
Competing in front of over 25,000 people, Henry clocked in at 2:08.51, placing sixth. Kenia Sinclair won the race in 2:01.55. It was an amazing year for Henry, who finished as a second-team All-American in the 800m earlier this month. Henry, who has been competing nearly non-stop since January will get some much needed rest before returning to Buffalo next season.
"With 25,000 in attendance, I think this was an eye-opening experience for Asia," said head coach Perry Jenkins. "I am extremely impressed with the high-level that Asia has been able to compete in all year and I know she is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she has had. Each time I think she surprised herself, but I knew along what she was capable of."
Henry's competition capped off another outstanding season for the track and field team that had three athletes go to Olympic Trials. In all, there were four All-American honors this year and numerous conference championships during the indoor and outdoor season.