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MONIQUE HENDERSON
Event: 400m
Height: 5-7
Weight: 118
PR: 200m - 22.71 (2004); 400m - 49.96 (2005)
Born: Feb. 18, 1983 in San Diego, Calif.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Morse HS (San Diego, Calif.) '01
College: UCLA '05
Coach: Adam Henderson
Agent: Peter Stubbs
Club: Reebok

Career Highlights: Two-time Olympic 4x400m gold medalist ('04, '08); 2005 NCAA 400m champion; 2002 World Junior 400m and 4x400 gold medalist; 2004 NCAA Outdoor runner-up; Five-time Pac-10 champion; 1999 USA Junior Champion

Named to the relay pool for her fourth place finish at the 2008 Olympic Trials, Henderson ran the third leg for Team USA in 50.06 before handing off the baton to Sanya Richards who crossed the line in a gold medal winning 3:18.54...Henderson set a personal best of 49.96 in placing third at the 2005 USA Outdoors, and she finished seventh at the World Outdoors in Helsinki ... her previous PR was 50.10, set as she won gold at the NCAA Outdoors earlier in June 2005... she was named to the Team USA’s Olympic 4x400m relay pool after placing fifth in the 400m at the 2004 Olympic Trials, and she went on to win gold in the event running the second leg for Team USA…her then-personal-best of 50.53 run in the semi-finals at the Olympic Trials set a UCLA school record for the fourth time in 2004…she scored 11.25 points of UCLA’s winning total of 69 points and earned three All-American honors at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships… she was named the 2002 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year…won gold medals in the 400m and 4x400m relay (3:29.95, American junior record) at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica…Henderson anchored UCLA’s 4x400m relay (3:28.79) at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships, which set a school-record 3:28.59, breaking the old mark of 3:29.41 in 1999…in 2001, she topped the World Junior list in the 400m with a season best of 51.34 and was 0.99 better than the 2001 NCAA winning time (52.33)…won her fourth consecutive California state high school 400m title in 2001 to become one of only four in California prep history to win the same event four years in a row.

2008: Olympic 4x400m gold medalist (50.06, 3:18.54)...4th at Olympic Trials (50.98)…5th at Reebok Grand Prix (51.61)…5th at adidas Track Classic (51.51)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 50.98.
2007:
5th at USA Outdoors (50.82)...6th at Pan Am Games (52.28)…3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (51.43)…ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 50.82.
2006:
3rd at USA Outdoors (50.71)...3rd at adidas Track Classic (51.49)...1st at Reebok Grand Prix (50.51)...4th at Rome (50.14)...5th at London (50.99)...ranked #7 in the world (#3 U.S.) at 400m by T&FN…best of 50.14.
2005:
3rd in 400m at USA Outdoor Champs (49.96PR)...7th at World Outdoor Championships (51.77)...NCAA 400m champion (50.10)...1st NCAA West Regional (50.78)...Pac-10 champion in the 200m and 400m (23.06, 51.31)...1st in 200m and 400m at UCLA vs. USC (22.86, 50.91)... 1st in 100m at Sun Angel Classic (11.34)...ranked #10 in the world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 49.96.
2004: Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist (2nd leg-3:19.01)...5th (50.75) and qualifying round (50.53PR) at Olympic Trials...NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (50.62)...NCAA West Region 400m champion (50.65)...1st in 200m at Los Angeles (22.71)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN...PAC-10 200m & 400m champion...best of 50.53.
2003: 8th in semis at USA Outdoors (54.43)7th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (51.96 in prelims)...NCAA West Region 400m champion (52.01)MPSF Indoor 200m champion (23.72)bests of 23.53 & 51.96
2002: World Junior 400m champion (51.10)ran second leg on gold-winning, 4x400 (3:29.95 AJR)...2nd at USA Juniors (51.52)...7th in 400m at NCAA Outdoor Championships (52.31)...1st in 400m at UCLA dual meet (51.33)...bests of 23.04 & 51.10.
2001:  Arcadia Invitational 400m champion (52.51)...bests of 23.16 & 50.98.
2000: 8th place finish in 400 at Olympic Trials (51.79)...4th place finish at Prefontaine Classic (51.78)...set national Junior and HS record at the California state meet with her time of 50.74 in the 400bests of 11.61, 23.19 and 50.74.
1999: U.S. Junior champion...best of 51.96
1998: best of 52.93
1997: best of 53.83

6/24/09

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