[tweetable alt=””]Former Hinds Community College track standout Jeff Henderson is on his way to Rio.[/tweetable]

Henderson, a former Hinds Jeff Henderson.jpgmen’s track and field standout, will be competing to qualify in the men’s long jump event Aug. 12 at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In July, Henderson won his second career United States long jump title in Eugene, Oregon to qualify for the U.S. team.

Henderson, a native of Sherwood, Ark., and recent inductee into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Track and Field Hall of Fame Class of 2016, leaped 28 feet, 2 and ¼ inches during the trials to pick up his second U.S. championship and first since 2014.

He also came in the runner-up spot in 2013 and 2015.

While at Hinds, Henderson won three NJCAA national championships in the long jump in 2008 and 2009, as well as a national championship in the 4×100 meter relay.

For more information on Hinds Community College athletes, see HindsCCSports.com

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2015. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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