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Henry sets new National Shot Put Record

- also secures World Championships & Olympic Qualifiers; New OECS Record
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Eldred Henry rewrote the Virgin Islands’ record books for the Shot Put while competing in the 2019 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kingsville, Texas. Photo: Facebook
Eldred Henry has secured himself a spot at the 2019 World Championships and 2020 Olympics. Photo: Facebook
Eldred Henry has secured himself a spot at the 2019 World Championships and 2020 Olympics. Photo: Facebook
KINGSVILLE, Texas, USA- Virgin Islands strongman Eldred Henry seems to be a man on a mission, as he has been consistently putting in some explosive and record breaking performances for the University of Findlay.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Henry rewrote the Virgin Islands’ record books for the Shot Put while competing in the 2019 NCAA DII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kingsville, Texas.

Henry threw 21.47m to break the Meet Record, established a new VI National Record, secured a World Championships qualifier, Olympic Qualifier, established a New OECS Record and a New #10 World Ranking on the IAAF world leading list.

The VIslander’s NCAA Division II Championships Shot Put Series was the best of his career and included 20.62m, 21.47 and 20.39, which earned him NCAA Division II All American Honours.

Samuel Reid of Adams State University was second with a best heave of 19.58m while Richard Cervantes of Texas A&M University-Kingsville was third with a best throw of 18.71m.

Henry also held the previous National Shot Put Record of 20.63, recorded at the NACAC Championships in Toronto, Canada on August 10, 2018.

The IAAF World Number 10 in Shot Put, Henry, is also the national record holder for the Discus (61.90m), Weight throw (18.32m) and Hammer throw (47.48m).

3 Responses to “Henry sets new National Shot Put Record”

  • BVI Dreamer (28/05/2019, 11:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats!
  • National Hero (28/05/2019, 14:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Eldred you are bringing such a huge amount of joy to us all, congrats on your acheivements and keep going for the gold. Currently ranked 9th in the world! What a pinnacle of success
  • BVIslander (29/05/2019, 02:54) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Under the VIP there is success in all areas


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