Event: High jump
Physical: 6″4′, 185 lbs
Personal Best: 2.25m
College: University of Texas at El Paso
Coach: Calvin Robinson
Career Highlights: Barbados record holder in the high jump, 2008 Barbados High Jump Champion, 2007 Barbados High Jump Champion
Personal: Henderson Dottin was born on January 4, 1980, and grew up in Ellerton, St. George, Barbados. He attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned a degree in Kinesiology and Spanish. Henderson’s high jump career actually started on the basketball court. When his secondary school coach realized how well he could jump, Henderson switched to track! Henderson met his goal and jumped a new national record in 2008 and is only 2cm short of a qualifying height for the Olympics in Beijing. He also plans to qualify for the 2009 World Championships, and earn a world ranking. Henderson uses his spare time to learn all he can about jumping. After his jump career has ended Henderson wants to pass on his knowledge of jumping as a coach.