2007 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant recipients announced


Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS - USATF, in partnership with the USA Track & Field Foundation, announced Thursday the recipients of the 2007 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program. Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs and Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible USATF youth clubs across the country. Since the program's inception in 2000, over $180,000 has been awarded to more than 200 clubs.

Club recipients also participate in USATF's Be A Champion program and commit to leading an active, healthy, and drug-free lifestyle as part of their award. Forty-eight clubs were awarded $1,000 grants to be used in conjunction with one of the following 2007 national championships:

USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Indianapolis, IN

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Lisle, IL

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Walnut, CA

USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships - Lawrence, KS

2007 Mark Springer Travel Grant Program Recipients:

Club Name -City, State

3M Track Club -Castro Valley, CA

Arizona Flames Track Club - Chandler, AZ

Baldwin County Jets Track Club - Miledgeville, GA

Bozeman Track Club - Bozeman, MT

Capital City Striders, Inc. -Charleston, WV

Central Florida Gliders -Altamonte Springs, FL

Central Illinois - Normal -Normal, IL

Cincinnati All Stars Track & Field Club -Cincinnati, OH

CL Athletic Stars -Missouri City, TX

Coldwater Express Track Club - Avondale, AZ

Corona Golden Elite -Corona, CA

Dallas Blaze -Dallas, TX

East Texas Track Club -Longview, TX

Firestarters - Joliet, IL

Georgia Stars Track - Stone Mountain, GA

Indiana Storm Track Club -Indianapolis, IN

Jaguar Track Club -Ellenwood, GA

Jenks America Track Club -Tulsa, OK

Jeuness Track -Freeport, NY

Juventus Track Club - Philadelphia, PA

Lake Area Express TC -Lake Charles, LA

Lake Cumberland Runners -Somerset, KY

Macon-Mid Ga. Striders -Macon, GA

Mt. Airy Track Club - Philadelphia, PA

New World Track Club, Inc. -Columbus, OH

N-Motion Track Club - Chesapeake, VA

North Alabama Trackers - Cherokee, AL

Northwest Track Club, Inc. - Trotwood, OH

Only the Fastest Feet - Lynwood, IL

Palmetto Track and Field - Aiken, SC

Phoenix Bobcats - Phoenix, AZ

Pop's Track Club - Oro Valley, AZ

Rising Stars T/C - League City, TX

Road Runners Track - Gretna, LA

Running Stars Track Club - Powder Springs, GA

ScottsBluff Lizards - Scottsbluff, NE

Silver Springs Spartans - Milwaukee, WI

Southern California Running Cougars - Los Angeles, CA

Southside Pioneers - Fayetteville, GA

Spokane Mercury Athletic Club - Spokane, WA

Texas Shooting Stars - El Paso, TX

Texas Storm Track Club - Friendswood, TX

Tigers Youth Track Club - Houston, TX

Together Elite - Lakewood, CA

West O Throws - Waterloo, NE

Willingboro Track Club - Willingboro, NJ

Wings of Omaha Track Club - Omaha, NE

Zoom Track Club - Littleton, CO

For more information on USATF Youth Programs and the Mark Springer Travel Grant Program, visit www.usatf.org/youth.

For more information on the USATF Foundation, visit www.usatf.org/foundation.