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.

Bridget Franek

Bridget Franek

Bridget Franek is one of the top steeplechasers in the country.  She was a graduate of Penn State University where she was able to compete in the 2008 Olympic Trials and represented team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Championships.  Franek has since moved to Eugene, Ore. and joined the Oregon Track Club.  Bridget is a(…)

Kibwe Johnson

Kibwe Johnson

Kibwe Johnson is one of the nation’s top hammer throwers.  Recently, Kibwé earned USA Outdoor Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2014, and he represented the USA for the London Olympics, where he made it all the way to the final. In 2011, he set the Pan American Games record for a throw (80.31m/263ft 5.8in), which stands as(…)

Lashinda Demus

Lashinda Demus

Lashinda Demus has been one of the nation’s top hurdlers for nearly a decade.  Her many honors include two gold, two silver, and a bronze medal in World Championships, an Olympic silver medal in London, and four USA Outdoor Championships.  Lashinda also holds the American record.  Now in the peak of her career, Lashinda has her(…)