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Team VA alum and Olympic Medalist, Kellie Wells-Brinkley is staying active our sport even after her competitive running career is over.
Virginia was well represented today on the world stage in the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco with a 1-2-3 finish in the women's 100 meter hurdles from Queen Harrison (Hermitage HS), Yvette Lewis (Denbigh/Menchville HS), & Kellie Wells (James River HS). Meanwhile, Murielle Ahoure (Hayfield HS) set a new 200 PR of 22.24 in her victory and Francena McCorory (Bethel HS) broke 50 seconds in the open 400 for the first time.
The state of Virginia has four of their own natives in former high school preps heading to the 2012 Olympic Games in London as members of the U.S. track & field team. Francenca McCorory (pictured by Victah Sailer of photorun.net) is one of the four. The former sprint star at Bethel High School and Hampton University, McCorory qualified for the 400 meter dash with a third place finish at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon and will likely run on the American 4x400 meter relay. MileStat.com was fortunate to interview McCorory after racing in Paris this weekend at the IAAF Diamond League Meet as she prepares for her first Olympic Games.
Hampton University sophomore Yvette Lewis won the NCAA national title in the triple jump on Saturday at the University of Arkansas\' Tyson Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, while senior teammate Kellie Wells earned All-American honors with a sixth place finish in the 60 meter hurdles. The former Menchville High School star Lewis had the top mark in the nation coming in and came out as the top triple jumper in the event with a best mark of 45\'1.50\". Meanwhile, James River High graduate Wells posted a time of 8.08 in the finals of the 60 meter hurdles to finish sixth.
Hampton University junior Yvette Lewis ( Newport News , Va. ) used the final indoor meet of the track and field season to turn in the top collegiate triple jump mark in the country at this weekend\'s Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet. The former Menchville High School standout posted a mark of 45-01 to finish second to Nike athlete Tiombe Hurd.
Hampton University senior Kellie Wells (Richmond, Va./James River HS) has been selected to participate in the invitational section of the women\'s 60-meter hurdles at the 99 th Millrose Games, which will be held February 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. This is the second consecutive year that Wells has been extended an invitation to compete amongst a field that includes Olympian Gail Devers. Last year Wells placed fifth overall in the event.
I will be attempting to do a weekly report of the college scene in the state of Virginia with a sprinkling of news on former Virginian high school preps competing in college outside of the Commonwealth. Feel free to contact me for any omissions of noteworthy performances, especially those of individuals who compete outside of Virginia collegiately, so we can get them the recognition they deserve. This week was the first week of the college indoor season with several in-state schools getting their feet wet in competition. At the Liberty Kickoff held at Liberty University\'s one-year old Toslma Track Center, the home team Liberty wasted no time in getting individuals qualified for possible NCAA Nationals competition with distance runner Josh McDougal and multi-event star Brandon Hoskins hitting NCAA provisional qualifying marks at their home meet.
Seven individuals and two relay teams from Hampton University will compete at the 2005 NCAA Division I East Regional Track & Field Championships set for this Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28 at Icahn Stadium in Randall\'s Island, New York. Leading the way for Hampton is a pair of sensational ladies in senior Kellie Wells and sophomore Yvette Lewis. An All-American during the indoor season, Wells brings the sixth best 100-meter hurdle time in the region into this weekend
Despite sophomore Yvette Lewis (Newport News, Va.) being named as the Most Outstanding Female Athlete for winning four events and totaling 55.5 points, the Hampton Women
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For the second year in a row the Hampton Lady Pirates and the Florida A&M Rattlers won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Prince George