Loyola Track & Field Welcomes Benita Fitzgerald Mosley To Charles Street

Jan. 6, 2010

Baltimore, Md. - Head Coach Jackie Truncellito and the Loyola track and field team welcomed former Olympic Gold Medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley to campus Wednesday morning. Mosley shared information about her experiences in college and the Olympics, as well as the importance of overcoming obstacles and setting goals.

Mosley, a native of Dale City, Va., won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles in 12.84 at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, Calif, becoming the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in the event. She was also just the second American woman (Babe Didrikson) to win the event. Brown also was a member of the US Olympic team in 1980 (Moscow) and was an alternate in 1988 (Seoul).

The Greyhounds open a new decade of action on Saturday, January 9 at the Gulden Relays, hosted by Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa. Loyola opened the 2009-10 last month and already, six school records have been recorded, including four by freshman Whitney Gibbs.