Lillie Leatherwood
Personal information
Full nameLillie Mae Leatherwood
BornJuly 6, 1964 (1964-07-06) (age 57)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.

Lillie Mae Leatherwood (born July 6, 1964)[1] is an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Biography

Leatherwood was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Brought up in Ralph, she attended the University of Alabama, in the 1986 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships she captured the 400-m title with a 1st-place finish in an indoor collegiate record-setting time of 51.23s. She was also the National Champion in the 400-meter dash at the 1985 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, with a time of 53.12 seconds.

Leatherwood competed for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, U.S. in the 4 x 400 metres where she won the gold medal with her teammates Sherri Howard, Olympic 400 m champion Valerie Brisco-Hooks and 400 m silver medalist Chandra Cheeseborough.

Leatherwood became a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority in 1986 through the Iota Eta chapter at the University of Alabama. She became married on November 20, 1986 to teammate & Olympian, Emmit King, member of Phi Beta Sigma. Leatherwood now resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is employed by the Tuscaloosa City Police Department.[2]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lillie Leatherwood". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ January 31, 2013, Stephanie Taylor. "Leatherwood says PAL job is 'worth it': Tuscaloosa officer, Olympic medalist says she enjoys helping kids". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa Police Department Officer Lillie Leatherwood