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Corvallis native Sadi Henderson advances to NCAA Championships

Posted at 11:40 AM, May 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sadi Henderson is heading back to Track Town.

Henderson, a Corvallis native now running at Boise State, posted the fourth-fastest time in the 800-meter run semifinals at the NCAA West Regional on Friday. Henderson finished third in her loaded heat, crossing the finish line in 2 minutes, 2.38 seconds. The junior’s time is the second-fastest in Mountain West history.

Henderson hung with the leaders the entire race and used a late surge to move into the top three and clinch the automatic qualifier. The top three from each heat automatically advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. June 6-9.

Oregon’s Sabrina Southerland recorded the fastest time at the West Regional, winning the third heat in 2:00.72. UNLV freshman Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete was second at 2:01.14, and Henderson finished third in the heat.

Texas A&M runner Sammy Watson won the second heat to post the third-fastest qualifying time.

Henderson earned second-team all-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 10th in the 800 with a time of 2:04.95. She also earned second-team all-American honors in the 2017 and 2018 indoor seasons.

Henderson won nine Montana high school state championships during her career at Corvallis, including three cross country titles.