McCorory Captures 400m Title In Sacramento

6/28/2014
 
Francena McCorory, 25, of Hampton, Va. captured the women's 400m title on day 4 of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento.  Her time of 49.48 narrowly edged Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richard-Ross and makes her the fifth fastest American ever behind Richards-Ross, Valerie Brisco, Chandra Cheeseborough, and Jearl Miles Clark.  "I ran my lights out today, stated an elated McCorory. It was also great running against a great field and you know the times will be good. It is more motivation. Starting out strong was my main focus today."  McCorory is a 2010 graduate of Hampton University and has eight siblings.
 
In other finals, Carmen Graves (Christiansburg, Va.) ran 9:50.28 to place tenth in the women's 3000m steeplechase and Hoova Taylor (Tappahannock, Va.) leaped 2.15m (7-0½) for an eleventh place finish in the men's high jump.
 
Four Virginia athletes successfully advanced in qualifying rounds.  In the women's 400m hurdles Jernail Hayes (Petersburg, Va.) ran 56.04 to qualify for Sunday's final. In the men's 200m Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Keith Ricks (Suffolk, Va.) both advanced to the semi-final round.  In the men's 110m hurdles Vincent Wyatt (Roanoke, Va. / Roanoke University) advanced to the semi-final.

Below are the current results and the upcoming schedule for the Virginia athletes competing in Sacramento.

Place

Name

Event

Event Time#

City

Affiliation

Performance

Thursday

5

Rachel Ward

10000m

Complete

Charlottesville, VA

Ragged Mnt. Racing

32:49.45

23

Keith Ricks

100m*

Complete

Suffolk, VA

 

10.46

Advanced

Francena McCorory

400m*

Complete

Hampton, VA

adidas

51.64

Advanced

Kiara Porter

400m*

Complete

Yorktown, VA

VCU

52.71

Advanced

LaShawn Merritt

400m*

Complete

Suffolk, VA

Nike

45.19

Advanced

Darrell Wesh

100m*

Complete

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

10.31

Advanced

Carmen Graves

3,000m SC*

Complete

Christiansburg, VA

 

9:47.28

NP

Jasia Richardson

Triple Jump

Complete

Richmond, VA

 

NM

Friday

9

Rex Parker

Triple Jump

6:10 PM

Haymarket, VA

 

16.06m / 52-8 ¼

12

Kiara Porter

400m*

7:35 PM

Yorktown, VA

VCU

52.47

13

Darrell Wesh

100m*

6:07 PM

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

19.46

15

Sean Keveren

5000m

9:25 PM

Charlottesville, VA

 

14:07.95

Janice Keppler

Pole Vault

5:50 PM

Medina, NY

 

NH

Advanced

Jernail Hayes

400m Hurdles*

4:00 PM

Petersburg, VA

 

57.21

Advanced

Francena McCorory

400m*

7:35 PM

Hampton, VA

adidas

50.05

DNS

LaShawn Merritt

400m*

7:52 PM

Suffolk, VA

Nike

DNS

Saturday

1

Francena McCorory

400m

Complete

Hampton, VA

adidas

49.45

10

Carmen Graves

3,000m SC

Complete

Christiansburg, VA

 

9:50.27

11

Hoova Taylor

High Jump

Complete

Tappahannock, VA

 

2.15m/7-0 ½

Advanced

Charles Clark

200m*

Complete

Virginia Beach, VA

 

20.86

Advanced

Keith Ricks

200m*

Complete

Suffolk, VA

 

20.52

Advanced

Vincent Wyatt

110m Hurdles*

Complete

Roanoke, VA

Radford

13.8

Advanced

Jernail Hayes

400m Hurdles*

Complete

Petersburg, VA

 

56.04

Sunday

 

Jaleesa Williams

Discus Throw

11:45 AM

Richmond, VA

VCU

 

 

Charles Clark

200m*

11:30 AM

Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

 

Keith Ricks

200m*

11:30 AM

Suffolk, VA

 

 

 

Vincent Wyatt

110m Hurdles*

12:25 PM

Roanoke, VA

Radford

 

 

Jernail Hayes

400m Hurdles

1:05 PM

Petersburg, VA

 

 

* qualifying round                                                        #Pacific Time

 

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