USATF Foundation grantees excel at the Millrose Games in NYC

USATF Foundation grantees excel at the Millrose Games in NYC

Millrose-106.jpg.aspxINDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation Elite Athlete Development Grant program continues to gain momentum and pay dividends. At the 106th edition of the historic Millrose Games held at the Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in NYC Saturday evening, a total of 10 grantee athletes and Run With US! mentors stood on the podium.

With the Foundation fully focused upon the upcoming World Championships in Moscow this summer and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the performances Saturday evening paint a very bright picture for the future successes of these and other grantee athletes.

FIRST PLACE:

Yvette Lewis (60 meter hurdles) – 7.84
Inika McPherson (high jump) – 1.87 meters
Alysia Montano (600 meters) – 1:23.50 (American Record)
Jeff Porter (60 meter hurdles) – 7.59
Mary Wineberg (400 meters) – 52.19

SECOND PLACE:

Gwendolyn Berry (weight throw) – 23.43 meters
Kylie Hutson (pole vault) – 4.65 meters
Ginnie Powell (60 meter hurdles) – 7.97

THIRD PLACE:

Erica Moore (600 meters) – 1:26.48
Mary Saxer (pole vault) – 4.40 meters

Note: Gwendolyn Berry is a John W. James Endowment Grant recipient. Alysia Montano and Ginnie Powell are Run With US! mentors.

The Foundation Elite Athlete Grant Program contributes to the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegiate track and field athletes. Athletes must meet minimum performance and financial need standards to be eligible.



The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.