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USATF News and Notes, March 9, 2018


USATF’s David Katz named Course Measurer for 2020 Olympic Games

INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USATF official and technical expert David Katz has been selected as Course Measurer for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 at the recent IAAF Council Meeting in Birmingham, England. This is his Katz’s third appointment in this role, having previously served in 2012 and 2016.


A member of the IAAF Technical Committee since 2003, he has served a variety of roles in his more than 35-year career, including Technical Delegate, ICRO, Technical Director, Meet Director, athlete, surveyor, and coach with a strong technical background in both track & field and road racing.  

Katz was Technical Delegate for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships and the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He has been ICRO for three IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and International Road Course Measurer at the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as road course measurer at the 1984 and 1996 Games. He served as an International Road Course Measurer at the 2016 Olympic Games and was technical director for the Millrose Games, adidas Grand Prix, New Balance Boston Indoor Games and the Goodwill Games.

Katz is a member of the 2017 USATF Officials Hall of Fame and the USATF New York association.

Gorman named USATF Associate Director of Championships and Programs

INDIANAPOLIS — Long-time coach, contributor and technical expert Ed Gorman has joined
USATF’s National Office as Associate Director of Championships and Programs, USATF announced Thursday. His responsibilities include overseeing the technical aspects of bid documents and serving as Technical Manager at USATF National Track & field Championships. He will be one of the officials’ liaisons, as well as collect and maintain all high performance data, statistics, marks and verifications, serving as a resource on national championships and venues.


Gorman’s 30 years of coaching experience includes stints at club, high school and collegiate levels, serving as an assistant at Manhattan College, Arizona State and The Ohio State University. He has worked for nearly two decades as a consultant for design, layout and construction in excess of 48 facilities.


Gorman has served USATF as a volunteer for decades, as vice chair and then chairman of the Men’s Track & Field Committee, as a member of the USATF Rules Committee, and as Championships Meet Equipment Technician on the international stage for the IAAF World Championships to the Olympic Games. He was co-meet director at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

REMINDER: 2018 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships on USATF.TV+

Live coverage of the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships will be available on USATF.TV +PLUS starting Friday at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Championships, held at Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, run through Sunday.

USATF.TV+ Broadcast Schedule
Friday 3/9 10:00 am ET
Saturday 3/10 10:00 am ET
Sunday 3/11 9:30 am ET

View the complete competition schedule here and live results here.

Fans can follow along at #USATFyouth and #HersheyYouthIndoor on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.


Susan Hazzard
Director of Public Relations
USA Track & Field

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