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Senior Spotlight: Lincoln High's Taryn Henry ready for anything and everything at Tennessee State

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 19:34:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The COVID-19 pandemic forced spring sport athletes to end their seasons early, and Lincoln track standout Taryn Henry was both sad and relieved.

As the old saying goes, everything happens for a reason.

"It would have been a very frustrating year for me," said Henry.

Lincoln's Taryn Henry's times weren't improving the way she thought they should. She was tired, running was tough.

"Every single track meet it was very difficult and I was not producing the times I should have been producing because I was training very hard," Henry said. "It was the last track meet. I went to get my blood drawn and I found out I was anemic."

Henry started taking iron pills.

"It's not as bad anymore, I don't have low iron or anything," said Henry.

Although she missed the rest of her senior year, she's happy for answers.

"This year was not going to end that well," Henry said. "I probably made it to State, but I would have not been happy or excited. I am excited to see how it'll be in the future."

A future she can get excited about, running at Tennessee State.

"I am so glad that Tennessee State did choose me," said Henry. "I got to go on a visit and everything. I'm very excited to run on the next level."

Ready for anything and everything that can happen.

Henry graduated from Lincoln with a 4.09 GPA and said she wants to study respiratory therapy in college.