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April 7, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
Monique Henderson was 13 when she met Florence Griffith Joyner. FloJo. The great track athlete. The lovely lady with the long fingernails and great clothes. Tongue-tied and nervous, Henderson was a tentative teenager, a runner too and in awe of the Olympic champion she was meeting. "But you know," Henderson says, "FloJo was the sweetest person you could ever imagine meeting. She talked to me like a normal person. From then on, we were friends." Henderson is 17 now, and a talented runner.
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June 12, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Monique Henderson bowed out with a bow to the crowd at Hornet Field, four years of expectations met after she'd won her first NCAA 400-meter title in a race she called her lone perfect UCLA performance. Arkansas sophomore Wallace Spearmon Jr. ended his brief but brilliant college career with a tumble at the tape and a world-leading time of 19.
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June 8, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Monique Henderson could have gone with the tide and turned pro after she won a gold medal in the 1,600-meter relay at the Athens Olympics. Instead, she returned for her senior year with one objective -- and she'll soon get her last chance to accomplish it. Still seeking her first NCAA individual title, Henderson will run the 400 at this week's NCAA track and field championships at Sacramento and will skip the 200 because of a tight right hamstring.
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June 8, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Monique Henderson could have gone with the tide and turned pro after she won a gold medal in the 1,600-meter relay at the Athens Olympics. Instead, she returned for her senior year with one objective -- and she'll soon get her last chance to accomplish it. Still seeking her first NCAA individual title, Henderson will run the 400 at this week's NCAA track and field championships at Sacramento and will skip the 200 because of a tight right hamstring.
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June 9, 2004 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
"You're back!" Monique Henderson of UCLA has heard that a lot lately, and she appreciates all the well-meaning people who have encouraged her with those words. But she doesn't totally agree with them. Although Henderson has set career bests in the 100, 200 and 400 meters this year, she views this season as long overdue, not as a return to the record-breaking form she displayed as a junior at San Diego Morse High in 2000. "It's been great," Henderson said.
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April 10, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was the world's best 400-meter hurdler last year, winning an Olympic gold medal at the Athens Games. On Saturday, Sanchez showed that he's a pretty good sprinter too. Despite slow starts and gusty winds, Sanchez won the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 to highlight the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in front of an estimated crowd of 1,800 at Drake Stadium. Sanchez, a former NCAA champion at USC now competing for Nike, ran 20.
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May 2, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
For those who jumped off the Monique Henderson bandwagon after her decorated high school career, the UCLA junior sprinter has a message for you. She's back. At the annual dual meet against USC, Henderson ran the fastest 400-meter outdoor time in the world this season and added a win in the 200 to lead the Bruin women's team to a 93-70 victory, its 12th in a row over the Trojans. Henderson ran her preferred 400 in 51.
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May 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Monique Henderson may have an Olympic gold medal, but she still wants an NCAA track title. The UCLA senior came a step closer to her goal on Saturday when she easily outran the competition in the 200- and 400-meter events at the NCAA West Regional at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene. Henderson will run in both events at the NCAA championships June 8-11 in Sacramento.
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June 12, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Monique Henderson bowed out with a bow to the crowd at Hornet Field, four years of expectations met after she'd won her first NCAA 400-meter title in a race she called her lone perfect UCLA performance. Arkansas sophomore Wallace Spearmon Jr. ended his brief but brilliant college career with a tumble at the tape and a world-leading time of 19.
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April 7, 2000 | Diane Pucin
Monique Henderson was 13 years old when she met Florence Griffith Joyner. FloJo. The great track athlete. The lovely lady with the long fingernails and great clothes. Tongue-tied and nervous, Henderson was a tentative teenager, a runner too and in awe of the Olympic champion she was meeting. "But you know," Henderson says, "FloJo was the sweetest person you could ever imagine meeting. She talked to me like a normal person. From then on, we were friends."
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May 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Monique Henderson may have an Olympic gold medal, but she still wants an NCAA track title. The UCLA senior came a step closer to her goal on Saturday when she easily outran the competition in the 200- and 400-meter events at the NCAA West Regional at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene. Henderson will run in both events at the NCAA championships June 8-11 in Sacramento.
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April 10, 2005 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was the world's best 400-meter hurdler last year, winning an Olympic gold medal at the Athens Games. On Saturday, Sanchez showed that he's a pretty good sprinter too. Despite slow starts and gusty winds, Sanchez won the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 to highlight the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in front of an estimated crowd of 1,800 at Drake Stadium. Sanchez, a former NCAA champion at USC now competing for Nike, ran 20.
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June 9, 2004 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
"You're back!" Monique Henderson of UCLA has heard that a lot lately, and she appreciates all the well-meaning people who have encouraged her with those words. But she doesn't totally agree with them. Although Henderson has set career bests in the 100, 200 and 400 meters this year, she views this season as long overdue, not as a return to the record-breaking form she displayed as a junior at San Diego Morse High in 2000. "It's been great," Henderson said.
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May 2, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
For those who jumped off the Monique Henderson bandwagon after her decorated high school career, the UCLA junior sprinter has a message for you. She's back. At the annual dual meet against USC, Henderson ran the fastest 400-meter outdoor time in the world this season and added a win in the 200 to lead the Bruin women's team to a 93-70 victory, its 12th in a row over the Trojans. Henderson ran her preferred 400 in 51.
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April 7, 2000 | Diane Pucin
Monique Henderson was 13 years old when she met Florence Griffith Joyner. FloJo. The great track athlete. The lovely lady with the long fingernails and great clothes. Tongue-tied and nervous, Henderson was a tentative teenager, a runner too and in awe of the Olympic champion she was meeting. "But you know," Henderson says, "FloJo was the sweetest person you could ever imagine meeting. She talked to me like a normal person. From then on, we were friends."
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April 7, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
Monique Henderson was 13 when she met Florence Griffith Joyner. FloJo. The great track athlete. The lovely lady with the long fingernails and great clothes. Tongue-tied and nervous, Henderson was a tentative teenager, a runner too and in awe of the Olympic champion she was meeting. "But you know," Henderson says, "FloJo was the sweetest person you could ever imagine meeting. She talked to me like a normal person. From then on, we were friends." Henderson is 17 now, and a talented runner.
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July 19, 2002 | From staff reports
Monique Henderson of UCLA defeated fellow American Sanya Richards to win the women's 400 meters at the World Junior track and field championships Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica. Henderson finished in 51.10, with Richards at 51.49 and Sheryl Morgan of Jamaica third in 52.61. Sean Shields, an Arroyo Grande High graduate attending Arizona, finished eighth in the discus Thursday. He was second in the shotput at 67-4 1/4 on Tuesday.
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April 7, 2005 | Lonnie White
UCLA's Drake Stadium will have an Olympic feel beginning today when several gold medalists compete in the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational. Starting with today's invitational hammer competition, the meet will feature many elite track and field athletes, including 2004 Athens Games gold-medal winners Felix Sanchez (400-meter hurdles), Joanna Hayes (100-meter hurdles) and Monique Henderson (1,600-meter relay).
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