Colorado Springs, Colorado - Ashley Henderson was named the 2018 Mountain West Women’s Indoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced Tuesday morning. Henderson was a USTFCCCA First Team All-American in the 60 and 200 meter dash and was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the Mountain West Indoor Championships.
She recently finished second in the nation in the 200 meter dash with a school record time of 22.41. When she finished the race her mark was a new facility record (Texas A&M) and was just 0.01 seconds off the collegiate record set 10 years ago. However, Harvard's Gabrielle Thomas bested Henderson with a time of 22.38 just a few minutes later in the second heat, which set a new collegiate record.
Henderson also finished fifth in the 60 meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing in 7.20. It was the second consecutive year, Henderson finished in the top five in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
She won both events at the Mountain West Indoor Championships and now has been a conference champion 11 times in her career, a SDSU record. Henderson has also accumulated a combined eight First Team All-American honors.
Henderson and the Aztecs are hosting the 40th annual Aztec Invitational this week (March 22-24).