britney henry

San Diego, CA

elite Since: 2013

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born 10/27/1984
hometown san diego, california



What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"One Throw, Only Throw." - Lance Deal
"Just let it happen." - MBSB mantra

Favorite post-race meal?

What is your must-have piece of throwing gear?
Must have fun, bright and comfortable gear.

Do you have a training philosophy?
Train until your body says stop. The key to a long and healthy career is to always listen to your body.

What is your favorite place to throw?
Favorite place to throw is either Hayward Field in Eugene, OR or Tucson, AZ.

Why do you throw?
I throw because love the speed and the feel of releasing a great throw.

What animal do you most resemble in your throwing and why?
I try my hardest to be a tiger. I'm calm until I need to pounce.

What is your favorite activity, when not throwing?
Being at the river or beach. I love the water and water sports.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book they would be…
Fight Club for some action or Talladega Nights -- gotta have a comedy! If I was stranded then I could finally finish up 50 Shades Freed...!

personal bests

hammer throw  71.27m


career highlights

2016 - Olympic Trials Competitor
2015 - USATF Outdoor Championships - 8th
2014 - USATF Outdoor Championships - 5th
2013 - USATF Outdoor Championships - 5th
2013 - USATF Indoor Championships - 5th 
2007 - PAC-10 Championships - 1st