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Former FMU Standout Wins Gold in Rio

August 15, 2016
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Article provided by Alexander Damian, Florida Memorial University

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA- USA & Former Florida Memorial University standout Jeffrey Henderson came through on his final jump to claim the gold medal in the Men's Long Jump on Saturday at the Rio Olympics. Henderson leaped 8.38 meters (27 feet, 6 inches) to edge past Luvo Manyonga (8.37) of South Africa by 1 centimeter.

Henderson attended Florida Memorial University from 2010 to 2011. During that time, Henderson was NAIA National Champion in the Indoor 60 Meter Dash and All-American in the Men’s 100 Meters Dash and Men's Long Jump. Henderson broke the Sun Conference Meet record in both the 100 Meters Dash, Long Jump and the Men’s 4x400m Relay.

The Sun Conference Championship Record

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

100m

10.25

Jeffery Henderson

2011

FMU

Long Jump

7.78m

Jeffrey Henderson

2011

FMU

4x400m Relay

3:12.76

Dredame Carter, Jeffrey Henderson, Troy Murray, Andrew Smilie

2011

FMU

Championship Information

Sports Rules - Outdoor Track & Field (M)