USATF Annual Meeting News & Notes

12-04-2010

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Tom Surber
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USATF Athletes Advisory Committee elects leadership

USA Track & Field's Athletes Advisory Committee elected its officers and event leaders earlier this week at the 2010 USATF Annual Meeting at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.

Individuals elected to two-year terms include:

USATF Athletes Advisory Committee Officers

Chair: Jon Drummond

Vice Chair: Allen Johnson

Secretary: Dexter McCloud

Treasurer: Lesley Higgins

USOC Representative: Joanna Hayes

USOC Alternate Representative: Gary Morgan

Board of Directors Representative: Deena Kastor

USATF Athletes Advisory Committee Event Leaders - Men

Sprints: Darvis Patton

Vertical Jumps: Jeff Hartwig

Horizontal Jumps: Dwight Phillips

800m-1,500m: John Honerkamp

Hurdles: Terrence Trammell

Multis: Matt Chisam

3,000m - 10,000m: Dan Browne

Walks: Dave McGovern

Throws: Russ Winger

Road Running/Cross Country: Teddy Mitchell

At Large: Kevin Young

USATF Athletes Advisory Committee Event Leaders - Women

Sprints - Mechelle Lewis

Vertical Jumps - Melinda Owen

Horizontal Jumps - Tiombe Hurd

800m - 1,500m: Anne Shadle

Hurdles: Tiffany Ross-Williams

Multis: Hyleas Fountain

3,000m - 10,000m: Ann Gaffigan

Walks: Solomiya Login

Throws: Loree Smith

Road Running/Cross Country: Kelly Flathers

At Large: Me'Lisa Barber

Annual Meeting attendees enjoy Boardwalk Run at Virginia Beach

The USA Track & Field Foundation was pleased to welcome more than 70 runners, walkers, and joggers to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk at 7 a.m. on Friday morning. Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic hosted the 5 km event, along with USATF Foundation Board members Willie Banks and Jack Wickens, and USATF Board members Deena Kastor and Philip Dunn.

First across the line into a strong Virginia coastal headwind was Patrick Lynskey and Jim Garcia, both timed in 19:22. First women across were Jessica Crate and Laura Bowerman, who both finished in 20:26. The first male race walker to complete the course was three-time Olympian Philip Dunn in 26:19, and the first female heel-and-toer across the finish line was Maryanne Daniel, newly named IAAF race walk judge. Olympic medalist Deena Kastor, well into her pregnancy, jogged steadily and finished in 30:36, which allowed nearly 50 finishers to claim victory over her.

Among the helpers at the event were Banks, Dan Pierce, and foundation grant recipients Britney Henry and Russ Winger.

For more information on the 2010 USA Track & Field Annual Meeting, visit: www.usatf.org.