Featured Grantees

While the USA Track & Field Foundation is proud of each and every grantee that we have sponsored, these featured grantees have recently caught our eye.  These athletes have shown great commitment to their training and sincere dedication to the sport of Track & Field.  In addition, their enthusiasm and positive attitudes have made it a pleasure to support them both on and off the field.

Hanna Green

In one of the deepest time periods in U.S middle-distance running ever, Hanna Green is the next new 800m star. After a breakout year in 2019, Hanna is looking to prove that she can consistently post strong results. Coming into 2019 with a respectable PR of 2:00.09 from the 2018 US Outdoor Championships, she took(…)

Craig Engels

Craig Engels is an American middle-distance runner who primarily competes in the 1500m run. Boasting a PR of 3:34.04 in the 1500m and a recent appearance in the finals in the IAAF World Championships in the same event, Engels has cemented himself as one of the premiere runners in the country. An athlete of this(…)

Riley Dolezal

Riley Dolezal

What kinds of goals did you have set for the 2018 Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, and did you accomplish them?  One of my goals for Outdoor Championships was to make the final for another year. Another goal was to throw at least 75m (246ft) – both of which I was able to accomplish. Do(…)

Conor McCullough

Conor McCullough

Like father like son is a saying that Conor McCullough hopes to continue living this summer as he pursues a bid to the Rio Olympic Games. Conor’s father, Conor McCullough Sr. competed in both the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics as a hammer thrower. From an early age, Conor began to learn from his father(…)

Barbara Nwaba

Barbara Nwaba

Winning her first national title last year may be the biggest success of Barbara Nwaba’s career and the journey to getting there certainly resulted from thousands of tireless hours of training and hard work. This journey began as a young child when Barbara started running in an after school program. Barbara grew up in Los(…)

JaCorian Duffield

JaCorian Duffield

As people turn on the T.V. or attend a track & field competition, many do not realize the technicality that goes in to the events. JaCorian Duffield will be the first to tell you the high jump is no exception to this, “People don’t realize how up and down the high jump can be. It(…)

Tia Brooks

Tia Brooks

Many times when athletes begin their track & field careers, they envision being a runner. Usually it is not until a coach or fellow athlete provides insight on the many other events and competitions that an athlete switches to another event. This was the case for Tia Brooks and her career as a shot put(…)

Kendra Harrison

Kendra Harrison

Sports were always part of the plan for Kendra “Keni” Harrison, but her career did not start in track & field. At an early age, Harrison enjoyed athletics, participating in cheerleading, soccer, and the gymnastics team. Although she started high school devoted to soccer, she soon realized that her speed and strength could possibly take(…)

Kara Winger

Kara Winger

Although many of us watch athletes on television or in live competition, few people actually see everything that goes into the 5K run, the 100-meter dash, or the 66-meter javelin throw. Mental strength, determination, and perseverance, are just a few of the traits Kara Winger embodies and has worked on through the years. Her journey(…)

Jack Whitt

Jack Whitt

Jack Whitt is a young American pole vaulter.  In his college career at Oral Roberts University he earned many conference titles including, runner-up honors at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 2012 Indoor Championships, and was named Champion at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships. On top of owning indoor and outdoor pole vault records at Oral(…)