BUFFALO, NY - Sprinter Asia Henry competed at the NACAC U-23 Championships this past weekend, representing Jamaica and finishing eighth in the 800m. The championships took place in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Henry finished in fifth in the preliminary rounds as she ran 2:12.66, just over two seconds behind the top time. Henry had the highest finish of athletes not representing the United States or Canada. She joined eighth other athletes in the finals.
Unfortunately for Henry, she became ill with a stomach virus prior to the finals, but was destined to compete against the world's best athletes. She managed to finish the race in the finals, finishing eighth at 2:28.60. Chanelle Price from the United States won the event.
"Asia has come so far, and come back from surgery a year ago, to have an incredible season," said head coach Perry Jenkins. "Her performances have been consistent and outstanding, making us very proud of her. We are looking forward to the seasons ahead."
Henry has had quite the summer as she has competed at the NCAA Championships, Jamaican Olympic Trials and the U-23 Championships in the last month.