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NACAC accolades for USATF off the track

8/13/2015
 
While athletes were on the track collecting a 47-count medal haul, two USATF leaders receiving accolades off the track as well during the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica.
 
Hightower elected to NACAC Council
 
At the 2015 NACAC Congress held in San Jose last week, USATF President Stephanie Hightower was elected to the NACAC Council. Later this month, Hightower will lead the US delegation to the IAAF Congress in Beijing.
 
Since being elected president of USA Track & Field in 2008, she has led the federation’s efforts to better serve the sport of athletics internationally, working closely with international sport leaders.
 
As an athlete, she was part of 10 U.S. international teams, and later was U.S. women’s team manager at the 2004 Olympic Games, assistant manager at the 1996 Games and U.S. team leader at the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships. She was chef de mission at the 2003 IAAF World Championships and head team manager at the 1999 IAAF World Championships. She has served USATF committees in many capacities, including Athletes Advisory Committee and Women’s Track & Field, where she was chair.
 
Hersh awarded NACAC Medal of Merit
 
USATF’s Bob Hersh was awarded the Medal of Merit at the NACAC Congress. 
 
Hersh has served in the IAAF in various capacities since 1984, including IAAF Vice President, Technical Committee member and chairman of the Competition Working group.  He’s been a technical delegate to the World Indoor Championships and Numerous IAAF Grand Prix and Permit Meetings, awe well as an ITO (International Technical Official) between 1989-96. 
 
He is a familiar voice in the competition arena as he’s also served as Stadium Announcer at events ranging from the World Junior Championships to IAAF World Championships and the Olympic Games.


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