The Henson's: Fast and Strong
February 19, 2011By Walter Price of Barnstable High School
In addition to fast running they are both champion performers in the sport of Powerlifting. Inspired by their father's successful ascendancy in the sport, both Amanda and Ben hold numerous event titles, as well as championship records, in bench press and deadlift competitions at AAU Junior Olympics.
The parents, Daniel and Victoria Henson, are very proud of their kids - to say the least. They are a family unit that is very close and take enormous pride in all accomplishments as well as all efforts taken to be successful. You will typically find at least one of the parents, including their grandfather William Falla, at an athletic competition event and, on several occasions, even at a practice session.
It should also come as no surprise that the father and mother are very active in their school's support functions. Daniel is an assistant coach with the wrestling team as well as the Red Raiders track program and serves as President of the Barnstable Quarterback Club. Victoria is an active participant of various booster organizations which supports many successful programs in the school.
After an impressive performance at the Northeast Indoor Track Classic (see video clips at iHigh.com Massachusetts), several assumptions can safely be made. Look for the sibling duo to run very fast this spring, set various Red Raider records, be major contenders for Old Colony League all-star status and make a progressive impression at the MIAA spring tournament.