Former Stillman College standout Jeffrey Henderson jumped a personal best, wind-aided 8.52m (27’11.5″) to capture the national long jump title at the USA Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University.
His performance set a new adidas Grand Prix record in the men’s long jump,.
Henderson, the 2013 NCAA D2 long jump champion, established a personal record (PR) on his fourth jump of the day, outdistancing his nearest competitor, Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson, by over a foot.
“I think I did really well today,” said Henderson. “My coach and I were focusing on my approach and my knees getting up. I feel really good. My first time being in Sacramento and I loved the crowd and I loved every single bit of the event.
At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Henderson won the silver medal in the long jump with a 8.22 m (26’11.5”) jump and represented the United States in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow.
Prior to his winning jump Sunday, Henderson set a stadium long jump and personal record of 8.43 m (27 ft 73/4 in) earlier in the competition.