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When Angee Henry won three all-class gold medals at the high school state meet in 1993, it was just the start of a long and successful career on the track.
Henry won golds for Bellevue West in the 200, 400 and long jump as a junior. An injury the week before the state meet kept her from a chance of repeating that feat as a senior, but Henry went on to set a national age-group record in the long jump and was part of the USA Junior World Team in 1995.
Henry then enjoyed an All-America career at Nebraska. She won the NCAA indoor and outdoor long jump titles in 1996. All told, Henry was a three-time Big 12 champion and a 10-time All-American.
But when her college days ended, her running career didn’t.
She competed in Europe for two years, and after undergoing surgery in 2001, she started competing in middle-distance events in the United States. In her mid-30s, she finished fifth in the 800 at the U.S. Indoor Championships in 2009 and 2010.
Henry was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Played for: Bellevue West High and Nebraska Cornhuskers
Best athlete from Nebraska played with or against: Kathy Travis, Lincoln Christian and NU. "She was a great competitor. I remember she also was tough in high school."
Best moment as an athlete: "I was competing in a track meet in the Ukraine, and I was asked to run in the 100. It wasn't my event, but I won. That made me feel really good."
Early sign of greatness: When she was little, she used to race little boys home from school — and she usually won.
Henry was No. 71 in the inaugural Nebraska 100 list in 2005. See more about the 2005 list »