Hampton celebrates Olympic wins for 2 HU graduates

Hampton celebrates Olympic wins for 2 HU graduates

Credit: City of Hampton

Hampton celebrates Olympic wins for 2 HU graduates

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WVEC.com

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 11:26 AM

HAMPTON--The City of Hampton is celebrating Olympic wins for two of its own.

 

Digital billboards went up Tuesday to honor Francena McCorory and Kellie Wells. McCorory, a Hampton native, won gold as a member of the U.S. Olympic women's 4x400 meter relay team. She's a graduate of Bethel High School and Hampton University. Wells, who won a bronze medal in the women's 100 meter hurdles, also graduated from HU.

"The billboards have been a popular topic on Hampton’s Twitter feed (@cityofhampton) today with McCorory tweeting 'wow how cool! I LOVE IT!' and Wells tweeting 'that’s absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to see it in person!'," City spokeswoman Tami Back told WVEC.com.

The billboards will be up for a week on I-64 and I-664 in Hampton.

Back says Hampton has a trade agreement with Adams Outdoor and receives free billboard space throughout the year. These billboards are a part of that agreement.

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