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Francena McCorory

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  • Hampton Relays revival showcases McCorory, other HU alumns

    HAMPTON - After a six-year hiatus, the Hampton Relays resumed business on the blue track of Armstrong Stadium this weekend. As expected, the host Pirates excelled on the oval, but the stars of the day may have been a few of their alumni.
  • Hampton U's Pirate pride swells with March Madness hopes

    Hampton U's Pirate pride swells with March Madness hopes
    The whispers began when the team won its conference tournament and spread with the coach's call for divine intervention during a post-game news conference. The full-throated cheers should reach a crescendo around tipoff Thursday evening when Hampton...

    1968 Olympian Tommie Smith promotes healthy living at Hampton youth track event

    HAMPTON -- On Oct. 16, 1968, Tommie Smith stepped on to an Olympic track in Mexico City and officially became the fastest man in the world, winning the gold medal in the 200-meter dash with a time of 19.83, a mark was the world record for 11 years. It...

    Hampton U. women regain focus for third consecutive MEAC track title

    Hampton U. women regain focus for third consecutive MEAC track title
    Hampton University's women took a slightly different path to extend their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference track and field domination and required some pointed remarks from coach Maurice Pierce. On the surface, the Lady Pirates' third consecutive outdoor...

    McCorory takes second in semifinal, advances to U.S. women's 400-meter final

    Hampton native Francena McCorory advanced to the final in the 400-meter dash at track and field's U.S. outdoor championships in Sacramento, Calif. The former Bethel High and Hampton University star finished in 50.05 seconds, runner-up in her heat to...