ABOUT FRANCENA McCORORY

Displaying natural young talent, Francena McCorory established the American indoor 400m record in 2010 at the age of 22 – winning her second straight NCAA title competing for Hampton University. McCorory won gold in the 2011 World Outdoor Championships final, and subsequently qualified for her first Olympic Team in 2012; where she went on to win gold as a member of the 4x400m team in London.

A native of Hampton, Va., McCorory currently resides and trains in her hometown, and is a proud graduate of Bethel High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Hampton University and will pursue her dreams of becoming a mortician after she retires as a Professional Track & Field Athlete.

McCorory has been featured in several prominent publications including Sports Illustrated and Essence Magazine, in addition to several other local and national publications. She plans to continue to use her talents to inspire and empower youth to work hard, dream big, and always "cross the finish line" in all endeavors.

USA Championships

Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2010 (50.52); 2011 (50.49)
3rd at 2012 U.S. Trials (50.43)

International Championships

2012 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist (3:16.87)
2011 World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (3:18.09)

Collegiate Championships

2010 NCAA Indoor (50.54) and Outdoor 400m champion (50.69)
2009 NCAA Indoor champion, 400m (51.55)

Awards and Honors

American indoor 400m record holder (50.54)Results
2012: 5th at Zurih (51.09); 3rd at Birmingham (51.00); 5th at Stockholm (51.08); 1st at Olympic Games 4x400m (3:16.87), 7th in 400 (50.33); 3rd at Paris (50.27); 3rd at U.S. Trials (50.43); 1st at Adidas Grand Prix (50.06); 4th at Pre Classic (50.41); 5th at Ostrava in 200m (23.53); 1st at Norfolk State Relays in 200m (23.25); 1st at Florida Relays (51.56).
2011: World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (3:18.09) and Fourth in 400m (50.45); USA Outdoor runner-up (50.49); 2nd at Monaco (50.29); 3rd at the Golden Gala (50.70).
2010: USA Outdoor runner-up (50.52); NCAA Outdoor champion (50.69); NCAA Indoor champion (50.54iAR); 3rd at Stockholm (50.66); 1st at Florida Relays. (22.92).
2009: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor Champs (50.58); NCAA Indoor champion (51.55i); 1st at NCAA East Regionals (52.00); 1st at MEAC Champs (51.75).
2008: 6th in heat 1 at Olympic Trials (57.73); 1st at MEAC Champs (51.54).

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests

2011: Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.24 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – 400m, 50.54 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.52 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 11 in the world)
2009: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.55 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests – 400m, 50.58 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 17 in the world)
2008: Indoor bests – 400m, 54.74; Outdoor bests – 400m, 51.54 (No. 11 in the USA)
2007: Indoor bests – 400m, 54.88
2006: Indoor bests – 400m, 51.93 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 18 in the world)

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