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Former Track and Field Assistant Dionne Henley Passes Away
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Former Track and Field Assistant Dionne Henley Passes Away

Two-time Olympian (1992 and 1996) and former Tennessee State University assistant track and field coach Dionne Henley passed away on Dec. 24.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Christian Church located at 1226 Burcale Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.

Henley served as an assistant coach at Tennessee State University for two years in 2008-09. In her first season at TSU, the Tigerbelles won the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Henley was a two-time Olympian in the 100m hurdles. Representing Jamaica, Henley reached the semifinals in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and placed fifth in the finals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

She also placed fifth at the 1995 World Championship, sixth at the 1997 World Championship, fourth at the 1998 World Cup, and sixth at both the 1999 World Championship and the 2001 World Championship.
In addition to her accomplishments in the Olympics and World Championships, Henley also placed fifth in the 100m hurdles at the 2001 Goodwill Games and was first in the event at the 2002 Caribbean Games.
Henley graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in leisure and recreation in 2005.

In 2006, Henley was inducted into the MTSU Sports Hall of Fame.