19 Feb USATF Foundation grantees excel at the Millrose Games in NYC
INDIANAPOLIS – 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.
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
Gwendolyn Berry (weight throw) – 23.43 meters
Kylie Hutson (pole vault) – 4.65 meters
Ginnie Powell (60 meter hurdles) – 7.97
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.