|Full name||Lillie Mae Leatherwood|
|Born||July 6, 1964 (age 58)|
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
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, and they are now divorced. King was a member of Phi Beta Sigma. Leatherwood now resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is retired from her career with the Tuscaloosa City Police Department.
- 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.
- 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