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McCorory, Team USA Win Gold In Women’s 4x400

Courtesy: Courtesy of Hampton Sports Information
          Release: 08/12/2012
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
Former Hampton University track & field standout Francena McCorory is now an Olympic gold medalist.

McCorory (class of 2011), a three-time NCAA champion in the 400-meter dash, ran the third leg of the relay as Team USA won the race in 3:16.87, beating second-place Russia by nearly four seconds. Jamaica came in third to claim the bronze.

DeeDee Trotter (who won bronze in the 400-meter dash), Allyson Felix (gold medalist in the 200-meter dash), and anchor Sanya Richards-Ross (gold medalist in the 400-meter dash) were also on the final relay squad.

McCorory is the second Hamptonian to medal in London; she joins Kellie Wells (class of 2006), who took the bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles earlier in the week.