Lacey Henderson Honored by Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Former DU cheerleader Lacey Henderson claims Disabled Athlete Recognition Award
DENVER – Former University of Denver cheerleader Lacey Henderson won the Disabled Athlete Recognition Award at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on Thursday night.
Henderson, who lost her right leg above her knee after four months of chemotherapy treatments for a very rare cancer tumor called Synovial Sarcoma, holds the world record in Paralympic level pole vault. In 2012, she was the 200-meter national champion and earned a silver medal in the 100-meter sprint.
Just before her senior year at Denver, Henderson was volunteering for the Amputee Coalition of America’s Youth Camp when she was introduced to running legs and Paralympic track.
She is now training and competing in international track and field events.
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