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News and Notes - December 17, 2014


USATF mourns the loss of longtime track & field official Warren Ring

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF mourns the passing of longtime track and field official Warren Ring, who died on Friday, Dec. 12. Ring began his association with track and field while attending Brooklyn Prep and Fordham University, where he ran track and cross country. He began his work as a track volunteer with the CYO in Brooklyn when his seven children got involved in sports.

His experience led him to become a USATF Certified Official which broadened his work in the sport. Ring served as Chief Clerk at the highest level, including the 1996 Olympic Games, as well as 24 years at the National Scholastic Championships and 20 years at the Penn Relays Carnival. He was an official at countless USATF Indoor and Outdoor Championships and his presence at USATF events will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Prospect Park Alliance.

The Bowerman Award Ceremony set for Wednesday evening

PHOENIX -- Only a few hours remain until one man and one woman will be awarded collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor – The Bowerman Trophy – in a live-streamed ceremony tonight at 8:25pm ET from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

For the women, the nominees in the sixth year of the award are Laura Roesler of Oregon, Courtney Okolo of Texas, and Sharika Nelvis of Arkansas State. The male nominees are Deon Lendore of Texas A&M, Edward Cheserek of Oregon, and Lawi Lalang of Arizona.

One of those three women and one of those three men will be awarded the iconic trophy live on

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