Monique Hennagan
Personal information
BornMay 26, 1976 (1976-05-26) (age 47)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 4x400 metres relay
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4x400 metres relay

Monique Hennagan (born May 26, 1976, in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres. She won her first relay medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships and her second in 2003.

Monique Hennagan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and African American Studies. As a collegiate athlete, Hennagan was World Juniors gold 4 × 400 metre relay and silver 400m medalist in 1994. At UNC, she was All-American in the 400m and 4 × 400 metre relay. Additionally, 2X NCAA Track and Field Champion both in the 400m indoor and the 800m outdoor in 1996. She was an 8X ACC individual champion and won 400m for four consecutive years.

As a post collegiate 1998–2009, Monique traveled the world competing as a Professional Track and Field Athlete. Hennagan was the silver medal recipient for women's 4 × 400 metre relay at the 1998 Goodwill Games. At the 2001 Goodwill Games, Monique Hennagan won gold for the women's 4 × 400 metre relay. In 2002 and 2003, Hennagan was a 2X USA Indoor 400m Champion. In 2000 and 2004, Hennagan won Sydney's and Athens’ Olympics, respectively, for the women’s 4 × 400 metre relay; also, 4th place Champion in 400m at the 2004 Olympic Trials. Hennagan earned 2nd place finisher at IAAF World Athletics Finals 400m. She received a gold medal for the women’s 4 × 400 metre relay at the 2007 World Championship in Athletics. Monique Hennagan has been ranked “Top 8 in the World” three times, including 3rd place in the world, personal highest.

In 2014, Monique Hennagan was inducted in South Carolina's Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, Monique travels the United States working for American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees as an advocate for worker's rights. She will also serve as Treasurer, for Divine Appointment Transformation House; a non-profit organization that Monique's mother, Mary Hennagan, is currently developing. Additionally, Monique Hennagan is an independent consultant with Paparazzi accessories,

Personal Bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 10th (sf) 400m 54.27
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.11
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 400m 52.25
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:32.08
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, New York 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.81
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.59
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:22.62
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:24.63
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.69
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:19.01
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 400 metres 50.20
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.37
Monique Hennagan, 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece
Monique Hennagan