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Emmonnie Henderson sets school record, wins ACC MVP award

The Louisville track & field star continued her dominance.

Emmonnie Henderson has been a force on the Louisville track & field team for several years.
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Emmonnie Henderson has done it again.

The University of Louisville track and field athlete crushed it at the ACC indoor championships this weekend, setting a school record and winning an MVP award along the way.

Henderson hurled the shot put 18.14 meters, besting her own previous Louisville record. That was the nation’s second furthest throw of the year. Combined with her third-place finish in the weight thrown, Henderson was awarded the women’s indoor field MVP award for the second year in a row at the ACC meet.

On Monday, Henderson’s message to Outsports was an outpouring of appreciation.

“I just want to thank my coach and teammates for keeping me motivated every step,” Henderson said in a message to Outsports. “Also thanks to my friends and family for being a huge support system for me. This is truly a blessing, and I am humble and excited for what is to come as I approach my last Nationals competition here as a Louisville Cardinal.”

Henderson will compete at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas, March 9-10.

“I would also like to thank Aaron Mangum, my athletic trainer who takes very good care of my body,” Henderson continued. “Without his hands I honestly don’t know if the 18.14 would have happened. I am so grateful for him.”

Henderson previously won ACC Outdoor Women’s Field MVP Awards in 2015 and 2016. She came out publicly on Outsports in 2016.