CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (June 24, 2018) – Hampton University track and field standout Francena McCorory added another Hall of Fame honor to her stellar career as she was inducted on Sunday to the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame.
The Virginia High School Hall of Fame recognizes those who have contributed in outstanding ways to activities programs serving Virginia’s youth. Sponsored by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), the hall is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of outstanding achievements by students and adults in sports and activities within Virginia’s public high schools.
She still holds VHSL records for individual indoor state titles (8) along with a combined indoor and outdoor state title count of 15. Named High School Athlete of the Decade by the Daily Press (2003-06), she is in the conversation of the best track and field athletes ever on the Peninsula. McCorory was named Track and Field News national indoor athlete of the year for 2006 and her eight individual indoor state championships are still a VHSL state record.
McCorory won three NCAA championships as a Lady Pirate, winning the 400-meter dash in the 2009 and 2010 indoor seasons, as well as the 2010 outdoor season. Her 2010 NCAA indoor performance set a new collegiate and American record at 50.54.
She was a four-time All-American, as named by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). McCorory was also a member of the 2012 and 2016 U.S.A. gold medal winning 4x400 relay teams in the Olympics.
McCorory was part of a ten-person induction class in a ceremony held at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel on Sunday afternoon.