Name: Lacey Henderson
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Long jump
Classification: T62
Height: 5-2
Weight: 120
DOB: 6/11/1989
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: Regis Jesuit High School (Denver, Colo.) '07
College: University of Denver ’11, Spanish, French and International Studies
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 8th (long jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 5th (long jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2013 (long jump)
Personal: Lacey Henderson was just nine years old when her leg was amputated above the knee in a lifesaving measure after the diagnosis of a rare soft tissue tumor in her knee. She grew up active and never one to shy away from a challenge. She competed in cheerleading at the University of Denver before trying track and field in 2012. Her father, T.J., was a national decathlon champion who also went to the U.S. Olympic Trials for pole vaulting. He challenged his daughter that she couldn’t do the pole vault and when she did, she fell in love with the sport. She made her first U.S. Paralympic Team four years later in Rio de Janeiro....Daughter of T.J. Henderson and Linda Laznovsky…Has one brother, Trax…Hobbies include reading, playing the ukulele and dancing…Was a Division I cheerleader at the University of Denver…Aspires to work with the U.S. State Department overseas…Fluent in Spanish…Hosts her own podcast entitled “Picked Last In Gym Class”.