| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Former Hampton University star Francena McCorory qualified for the world championships in Moscow with a second-place finish Saturday in the 400 meters at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa. McCorory completed the race in a personal-best 50.01...
| Jun 27, 2013
From Richmond to Rome, from Des Moines to Daegu, Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory has run hundreds of races. Never had she blazed 400 meters like this.
At the USA outdoor track championships Saturday in Iowa, McCorory ran a personal best of 50.01...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:28 PM
MOSCOW — Francena McCorory laughs off her status as No. 6 on the 2013 year list for the women's 400 meters.
"Doesn't mean a thing, nothing, zero," she said after taking her first step toward proving that list all wrong.
With a 50.56 performance,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game.
The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth.
"I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
MOSCOW — Team USA has won the women's 4x400 relay at the past three track and field world championships, and Francena McCorory and her teammates intend to make it four straight in the final at Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday.
The American quartet...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Yvette Lewis receives a double benefit Saturday at the 2014 Hampton Indoor Invitational track meet — the opportunity to compete in front of family and friends.
“It’s special,” said the former Peninsula and Hampton University...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
HAMPTON — This year's 2014 Hampton Indoor Invitational, hosted by Hampton University, served as a viable homecoming for many local athletes, but also may have represented the highest-caliber indoor invitational track meet to be held on the Peninsula...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Hampton's Francena McCorory won the women's 400 meters Sunday at the USA Indoor Track and Field championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
McCorory bested the field in 50.85 seconds, followed by Joanna Atkins (51.13) and Natasha Hastings (51.34).
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Francena McCorory had a problem before the women’s Olympic 400 meters even started.
She drew the far-outside lane nine at Olympic Stadium, meaning she’d be “running blind” for much of the single-lap race, unable to see how she...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Francena McCorory says she is ready to run the race of her life.
She only hopes that it’s good enough, fast enough to put her on the Olympic medal stand.
The 23-year-old Bethel High and Hampton University alumna never has broken 50 seconds in the...