Renee Henderson lowers own W45 American record for 200

World champion Renee Henderson lowered her own W45 American record in the 200 Sunday at the Open & Masters Outdoor Developmental Meet #2 at West Chester University. She’s 47. See complete results here. Meet maven Donna Aylsworth writes from Philly: “It was a small meet but we did have a record broken by Renee Henderson in the 200 (pending until paperwork is complete). We also had a gentleman in the Wounded Warrior Project who threw discus and shot, but he did not meet either of the Standards. Even though several contestants exceeded the American Standards in the throws, none of the results were highlighted as we did not inspect the implements. I did, however, use my LaserLynx EMD for the discus & hammer portions of the meet.” Renee nipped her own listed W45 AR of 25.28 set at Sacramento worlds. At the May 20 meet, Renee clocked 25.19. The WR is 23.82 by Merlene Ottey.

Renee was on fire at Lahti worlds in 2009. She still hasn't cooled off.

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May 23, 2012

21 Responses

  1. peter taylor - May 23, 2012

    What wonderful contributions Renee Henderson has made to our masters sprint world. It was just a few years ago that I noticed this woman from South Jersey winning by huge margins — her name was Renee Henderson.

    I am not surprised that Renee has turned in such dazzling performances over the last several years, and I was pleased when the announcer of masters events at this year’s Penn Relays, Mr. W.T. Lott, yelled out “Renee ‘The Jet’ Henderson” when she crossed the finish line in the 4 x 100.

  2. Oscar Peyton - May 23, 2012

    Way to go Renee’. Congratulations!


  3. Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster, RN - May 23, 2012

    CONGRATS Renee!! You continue to be a ROCK(ET) STAR!! 🙂 So proud of you hon! It was a great honor to run on the 4×100 “Sprint Masters” team with you at the Penn Relays! Looking forward to witnessing more of your AMAZING performances!!

  4. Liz Palmer - May 23, 2012

    Great stuff Renee! You will be ready to rock at Lisle, stay well until then!

  5. Terry Ballou - May 23, 2012

    Not only is Renee an amazing athlete, she also happens to be a very positive and friendly person, willing to help anyone (including a middle distance girl attempting to sprint–thanks, Renee). Best of luck with the rest of your season, I always enjoy seeing you at the meets and watching you set the track on fire.

  6. Texas Tornado - May 23, 2012

    Renee put the pedal to the metal!

  7. Calvin Padgett - May 24, 2012

    Congrats Renee! You are a class individual and it was a pleasure to sit and talk with you at indoor nationals! Keep up the great work!

  8. Renee Henderson - May 24, 2012

    Thanks guys! I’ve been fortunate this year that for the first time as a master I am not training alone. I have a regular training buddy now who is an 800m runner 20+ years my junior. She runs with me on her “short” days. Now when I don’t meet a target time on a rep and say “that’s good enough” she laughs at me and says “no it wasn’t.” Thanks Lindsay T. (I still owe you for those back to back 200’s!!)

  9. Mark Cleary - May 24, 2012

    Congrats Renee you are so classey on and off the track-it’s always good to see you!

  10. Renee Henderson - May 24, 2012

    Oh and Pete, I heard the announcer during the race at Penn’s and remember thinking DURING the race ‘funny that doesn’t sound like Pete!!’

  11. Linda Carty - May 24, 2012

    You go girl!

  12. Burr Daly - May 24, 2012

    Congratulations, Renee. Great to see you at the Penn Relays. Here’s something to announce Peter. Soon Renee’s daughters will be headliners. One of them beat me in the indoor season developement meet.

  13. peter taylor - May 24, 2012

    @Renee (no. 10):

    Not only did the Penn Relays announcer not sound like me, he was not me. He was Wm. T. Lott, as indicated, not PLT. And I know you knew that and are just making fun. When he called you “The Jet” at the finish line it must really have been a shock.

    More important, I thought that Mr. Lott treated all of the masters athletes at Penn with the respect they deserved.

  14. Lindsay Thomas - May 24, 2012

    Congratulations “Renee”!!! I knew you could do it.. You work so hard and do it with a smile on your face.. I’m so happy I’m able to help train with you.. Even tho some days I push the pace faster then wht your target time suppose to be.. But hard work pays off and look wht you did in the 200m.. 🙂 ill see you at the track.. Lol!!

  15. Ocean Everlsey - May 24, 2012

    4 words that describe Renee…fast as a bullet!

  16. kevin morning - May 24, 2012

    Keep it up, Renee.

  17. West Coast Sprinter - May 24, 2012

    Renee’s favorite letters are P.B. and her new favorite number is 25.19. Congrats!

  18. Charmaine Johnson - May 26, 2012


    I’m pretty… impressed… and INSPIRED… Well done girl… you have encouraged me to keep going!!!

    Love you and WELL RUN x.

  19. Gary Leigh - May 28, 2012

    Great job Renee! You are agreat competitor and person.

    Gary Leigh

  20. rick raszewski - April 30, 2018

    Renee, congrats! chanced upon this when Henderson name came up. good to see you are still in the race, and as in great shape as possible

  21. Charles Allie - May 3, 2018

    Phenominal job! Jackie and I want to congratulate you on your accomplishment! We are proud of you! Go Pittsburgh girl!!!

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