Jamaica

Dionne Rose Henley — Former Jamaica Sprint Hurdler Dead At 49

Dionne Rose Henley, the 49-year-old former Jamaican sprint hurdler is dead.

Rose Henley died after battling with cancer for some time.

She represented Jamaica at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where she made the semi-finals.

Four years later, she finished fifth in the finals at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

She has personal bests of 12.64 in the 100m hurdles and 7.96 in the indoor 60 meters hurdles.

Rose Henley was a two-time national champion before moving on to represent Jamaica at 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001 World Championships.

She also earned bragging rights in winning gold at the CAC Games twice. 

After retiring from the sport, Rose Henley took up coaching at her alma mater Middle Tennessee State University for two seasons before moving to Tennessee State University. 

She then journeyed to Central Michigan where she spent seven years. 

Last summer Rose Henley was named Coastal Carolina assistant track and field coach, where she focused on the sprints, hurdles, and relays.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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