Martin Luther King Jr. Events - Belleville
Martin Luther King Jr. EventsBelleville News-Democrat16, Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, 101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle, East St. Louis. In conjunction with East Louis School District 189 and Operation AmeriCorps East St. Louis. This event is open to the public. We will be engaging community members and ...and more »
Posted on 11 January 2017 | 4:40 pm
A Look Back At The Obamas' Time With Team
TeamUSA.orgA Look Back At The Obamas' Time With Team USATeamUSA.org(L-R) First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, track and field athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee and Paralympic track and field athlete April Holmes watch a judo demonstration at an event on the South Lawn of the White House promoting the city of ...and more »
Posted on 10 January 2017 | 4:36 pm
Athlete Spotlight: Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
Athena Sports NetAthlete Spotlight: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Freak AthleteAthena Sports NetJacqueline Joyner, an American track and field athlete, was named after Jackie Kennedy. She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois and she completed her high school from East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School. At the 1980 Olympic Trials, the amazing ...
Posted on 3 January 2017 | 9:53 pm
Jackie Joyner-Kersee on 2016 IMPACT25
Jackie Joyner-Kersee on 2016 IMPACT25 honoree Tatyana McFaddenESPNJoyner-Kersee is a six-time Olympic medalist in track and field who holds the world record in the heptathlon with 7,291 points. I try to gravitate to great people who I see do great things. But there's one condition: You can be a great athlete, but if ...
Posted on 13 December 2016 | 8:26 am
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dick Fosbury Reflect
TeamUSA.orgJackie Joyner-Kersee, Dick Fosbury Reflect On Their Careers And Impact On Today's OlympiansTeamUSA.orgAt this year's gala, held Thursday at New York City's Armory, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in heptathlon and long jump, and Dick Fosbury, the 1968 gold medalist in high jump, were honored with Legacy Awards. “It seems like I ...
Posted on 4 November 2016 | 3:01 pm
Griffith-Joyner's records more impressive
The high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus, as well as Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 7,291 points in the heptathlon at the 1988 Olympics are on the market. "It has been a long time, but I believe, the women who are lining up here are ready to go," said U.S ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:48 am
Sparks Announce #WeAreWomen Celebration of
The private event will include a panel discussion featuring Olympic Champions and community leaders Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Laila Ali and Carmelita Jeter. When the Sparks and Stars tip-off at 4:00 pm, STAPLES Center will be packed and Los Angeles will be on ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 10:37 am
Could she be the next Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
Jena Hemann is the pride of Breese, Ill. She had one of the greatest track careers in Illinois High School history. She became a two time All-American at Texas A&M. Hemann is considered one of the best in the country in Heptathlon. There is nothing she can ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 2:54 pm
Rams notes: After smooth start, Brown ready
25 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.This year, the focus is on celebrating the foundation’s commitment to the city of St. Louis and will feature area sports legends Ozzie Smith, Jackie Joyner Kersee and Brett Hull. (And, of course, Bruce.)
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 2:54 am
Three-time defending champ returns to
The only other women's jumper to have repeated is the legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Reese was the world's top-ranked long jumper from 2009 through 2013. That streak was broken last year when she tore the labrum in her hip on her jump leg. Surgery has set ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 9:41 am