Wyoming's Ja'la Henderson

Wyoming's Ja'la Henderson placed 10th in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Saturday in Austin, Texas. 

AUSTIN, Texas — Ja'la Henderson ended her collegiate career on a high note Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships here. 

Henderson tied the Wyoming Cowgirl track and field school record with her fifth career All-America honor, after she placed 10th in the triple jump with a best leap of 43 feet, 3.75 inches.

She earned second team All-America accolades for the second season in a row in that event. Last year, she was 15th at nationals in the triple jump. 

On Thursday, Henderson was a part of the 400-meter relay team that earned honorable mention All-America honors with a 23rd-place finish.

Henderson is now tied with Shauna Smith and Robin Lyons for the most career All-America honors for a Cowgirl track and field athlete with five. She earned outdoor long jump and triple jump All-America accolades last season, and earned indoor triple jump All-America honors this season before her accomplishments this past week.

Henderson, Smith and Lyons are also the only Cowgirls to earn multiple All-America Honors in multiple seasons, counting both indoor and outdoor national championships. She is the first Cowgirl to earn multiple All-American honors at the same meet twice in her career.

Henderson ends her Cowgirl career as the school record holder in both the indoor triple jump (43-9.75) and the outdoor triple jump (44-3.5). Additionally, she is the Cowgirl all-time leader in the indoor long jump (20-7). 

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