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Vanessa Henry
Vanessa Henry

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Capital Heights, Md.

High School:
Bladensburg H.S.

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

06/09/2012

HAWKS CONCLUDE TRACK AND FIELD SEASON WITH ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lenora Guion-Firmin Finishes in Top 10 of Women's 400-Meter Dash

06/06/2012

GUION-FIRMIN AND HENRY ADVANCE TO NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD FINALS

Andre Walsh Finishes Fifth in 400-Meter Hurdles

05/27/2012

VANESSA HENRY AND LENORA GUION-FIRMIN ADVANCE WITH MEN'S 400-METER RELAY TO NCAA FINALS

Men's 4x100-Meter Relay Sets UMES Record While Qualifying for NCAA Finals

05/25/2012

VANESSA HENRY ADVANCES TO NCAA FINALS, HAWKS PREPARE TO COMPETE IN SECOND ROUND

Cynthia Anais, Lenora Guion-Firmin and Andre Walsh Advance in Respective Events

05/22/2012

HAWKS MARK STELLAR PERFORMANCES ON VERGE OF NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD PRELIMS

Several UMES Student-Athletes Ranked in Nation and Worlds Best

05/06/2012

The 2012 MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

See the action from the 2012 MEAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

2011 Outdoor Season: Strongest competitor for UMES in field competition, amassing a team high nine medals including four golds ... set new school records in the shot put with a throw of 16.30m at the Penn Relays for a third place finish and the discus throw with a toss of 42.78m at the Maryland Invitational for second place ... MEAC Champion in the shot put with distance of 14.76m ... earned 19th place in the NCAA preliminary round with a toss of 15.33m ... got second place at the ECAC Championship shot put with throw of 15.60m ... earned gold medals in the shot put at the Towson Invitational (14.17m), Maryland Invitational (14.70m) and Morgan State Legacy (15.58m) ... earned MEAC track & field athlete of the week for period from April 4-10 for earning first in shot put and second in discus throw at the Maryland Invitational.

2011 Indoor Season: Broke her own school Shot Put record four times, finishing with a distance of 15.60m (51' 2.25") at the ECAC Championship ... Also broke her own school Weight Throw record with a throw of 17.33m (56' 10.25") at the Penn State Nationals ... Finished season with eight gold medals, including one from the MEAC Championships, one silver medal (ECAC) and two bronze medals (one MEAC Championship) ... Also competed at the Navy Invitational, UMES Coach O Invitational, UMES Collegiate Invitational, Albany Great Dane Classic and NYU Metropolitan Coaches Invitational.

2010 Outdoor Season: Awarded the team's Coach's Award ... Broke the school record in the Shot Put with a distance of 14.97m 49-1.50 at the MEAC Championships on May 6 ... Other season-bests include the Weight Throw (39.08m 128-02 - Morgan State Legacy) and Javelin (24.88m 81-7 - MEAC Championships) ... Also competed at the NCAA Eastern Regional, Penn Relays, Wake Forest Open, Mason Spring Invite, Maryland Invitational and ECAC Championships.

2010 Indoor Season: Broke the school record in the Shot Put with a throw of 15.02m 49-03.50 at the MEAC Championships, previous record was set in 2007 with a throw of 14.58m 47-10.00 ... Also threw a school-record 17.11m 56-01.75 in the Weight Throw at the MEAC Championships ... Also competed at the Albany Great Dane Classic, NYC Gotham Cup, Metropolitan Coaches Invitational, New Balance Collegiate Invitational, ECAC Championships and UMES Coach O Invitational.

2009 Indoor Season: Threw a 13.03m in the Shot Put at the MEAC Championships and a 14.21m in the Weight Throw at the Christopher Newport Invitational.

2009 Outdoor Season: Threw a 14.91m in the Shot Put at the MEAC Championships, a 37.41m in the Discus at the Maryland Invitational and a 29.16m in the Javelin at the Wake Forest Open.

High School/Club: Broke the school record with a personal-best throw of 43 feet, 7 1/3 inches ... Lettered in track and field, softball and volleyball in high school ... Won Best Female Athlete in Prince George's County ... Member of Gideonites Track and Field Club.

Personal: Born September 11, 1990 ... Daughter of Janice Mills and Pierry Henry ... Has one brother, Pierrysen ... Major is Criminal Justice ... Was an honor-roll student for two years ... Best sports moment was when she won the state championship with a personal-best throw of 43 feet, 7 1/3 inches ... Owns a pilot's license to fly a single-engine plane ... After graduation, she plans to go to law school to be become a lawyer ... Hobbies are acting and singing ... Favorite book is Harry Potter ... Favorite Movies are the Saw series ... Personal goal before graduation is to go to the 2012 Olympics.