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Robert F. Moran named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Robert F. Moran, Chairman & CEO, PetSmart, has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “I’m sincerely honored to join the USA Track & Field Foundation in its work to support our nation’s most talented(…)

A Good Day for High Jumper Nieto

Amid the claps, sweat and tears at the Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday in New York was a major victory for the high jumper Jamie Nieto. Nieto cleared 2.31 meters, or just a hair under 7 feet 7 inches. His performance tied him for third place with Barry Trevor of the Bahamas. The event was(…)

USATF Foundation announces 30 Youth Club Grant recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 30 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental. “Most of(…)

Victoria Chapus named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS – Victoria Chapus, former track & field athlete for UCLA, has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “I am excited to be a part of the USATF Foundation’s dynamic Board of Directors,” said Chapus. “I(…)

USATF Foundation announces Run With US! partnership with Health Teacher

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is pleased to announce that Run With US! – a school-based running, nutrition & goal-setting program taught by elite athletes – has partnered with Health Teacher, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “In Health Teacher, we’ve found a first class organization whose(…)

Stephanie Brown Trafton, Elite Athlete grantee, sets new discus throw American record

INDIANAPOLIS – Stephanie Brown Trafton, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games discus throw gold medalist and two-time USA National Champion (2011, 2009), has set a new American record at the Maui Throwdown Friday evening, May 4, 2012, in Maui, HI, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “Having a Foundation grantee set an(…)

USATF Foundation releases $20,000 to Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has released $20,000 to support the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant program, Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning, and program originator, the program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth(…)

USATF Foundation awards Elite Athlete Grants to Erica Moore, Brenda Martinez and Erica McClain

INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants of $3500 to Erica Moore (800 meters), Brenda Martinez (1500 meters) and Erica McClain (triple jump), Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today. “It is our pleasure to again support three previous year USATF Foundation grantees who(…)