McCorory sets 400m American record

03-14-2010

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Francena McCororyDOHA, Qatar - Hampton University standout Francena McCorory set an American record in the women's 400 meters Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

McCorory won her second-consecutive NCAA Indoor 400m title, running an American record time of 50.54 seconds. Her time eclipsed Diane Dixon's nineteen-year-old record of 50.64, set back in 1991. It also surpassed Natasha Hastings collegiate record of 50.80 from 2007.

For more information on Francena McCorory and the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, visit http://www.hamptonpirates.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=861 or www.ncaa.com.