USATF Georgia Delegation Attends Annual Meeting
December 1 - 5, 2014
16 members of the USATF Georgia Association traveled to Anaheim, CA the week of December 1 through 5th, 2014, to attend the USATF Annual Meeting. Once a year delegates from all 57 associations attend the annual event to hear about the state of the organization, meet with USATF Board, and attend various sports and administrative committee meetings.
Every year the governing body takes time to recognize its athletes, coaches, officials and vast network of volunteers who represent USATF at the local level. We are excited to report that this year Georgia was recognized in many ways.
Horace Crowe Award - Awarded to a Top Association Administrator
Inez Finch, President - USATF Georgia
Most Improved Association (out of 57 Association)
Andy Bakjian Award - for outstanding effort and achievement:
Dick Moss, Official
Dr. C. Harmon Brown Award Sports Medicine and Science:
Dr. Amadeus Mason, MD (Emory)
Master AG Athlete of the Year (55-59) - Ken Youngers
Masters LDR Hall of Fame - John Tuttle
Jim Thorpe Award (Field Events/Decathlon) - Christian Taylor
USATF GA Athletes Advisory Chair Dwight Phillips elected AAC Committee Chair.
Congratulations to all on your outstanding accomplishments!
Someone You Should Know - Sandy Snow
Multi-time national champion Daloria Boone wins USATF Athlete of the Week honors after her dominating performance at the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships March 13-15 in Landover, Maryland.
THE GREAT LABOR DAY MILE
Monday, September 7, 2015, 8:00a.m.
Gwinnett Place Mall, Duluth, GA
2014 Travel Grant Awardees
Lightning Spikes Track Club
Smyrna Elite Track Club
Southeast Striders Track Club
DC Express Track Club
Dynamic Speed Track Club
Marietta Track Club
Jackrabbit Track Club
Need 4 Speed Track Club
QuickSilver Track Club
Throw 1 Deep
USATF GA Youth Committee - Important Information!
2015 Area Meets -
Jacqui Collins, Youth Chair
Lamar Grant, Youth Vice Chair - Administration
Monica Ross, Youth Vice Chair - Operations
Arlena Epps, Youth Secretary
Georgia Association Spring Field Events Clinic Sunday March 29
The Officials Committee cordially invites all current Association Officials to its Spring Field Event Clinic. The clinic will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday March 29, 2015 in Room #306 at the Woodruff P.E. Center on the campus of Emory University. The address is 26 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322. There is a parking deck across from the P.E. Center that is open to the public on Sundays.
This clinic will review detailed officiating for the Long Jump, High Jump, and Javelin events. It will give new officials foundational knowledge and protocol information on these events and provide reinforcement to experienced officials. It is encouraged that attendees bring water and/or a light snack as there are no vending machines in the vicinity of the meeting room.
Please advise Officials Vice-Chair Darren “DJ” Johnson via email, email@example.com, if you are interested in participating. As a reminder a current USATF membership is required to attend the clinic.
Officials Certification Clinic Sunday, April 12th
The USATF Georgia Association Officials Committee will be holding its next Officials Certification Clinic of 2015 at Emory University the afternoon of Sunday, April 12th. The session will begin at 1:00PM and will last approximately three hours. Anyone interesting in certifying as a new USATF official or re-certifying for the 2013 – 2016 Olympiad should contact Officials Certification Chair, Bob Brier (Phone 678-231-5067, firstname.lastname@example.org ). He will provide detailed information about the clinic and directions to the meeting room at Emory.
Please click HERE to visit the USATF GA Officials page.
TRACK AND FIELD
Open/Masters/LDR/Race Walk T&F Championships - Sunday, May 31
This serves as the Georgia Association Championship for the Georgia Track & Field Committee, the LDR Committee, the Masters Committee, and the Race Walk Committee. It is one of the bigger combined meets of the year - something for everyone! The event will be a one day meet and will be held at Westlake High School, 2400 Union Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Contact T&F Chair Gwen Loud-Johnson for more information.
Monday, September 7, 2015 -The Great Labor Day Mile!
Masters - Track and Field, RaceWalk Championships
Westlake High School
Sunday, May 31
A Few More Items from the USATF Annual Meeting
USATF Georgia extends congratulations to the following individuals:
Chaunte Lowe named 2014 USATF Outdoor High Jump Champion
INDIANAPOLIS (USATF National)
Chaunte Lowe (Riverside, California) has been named the 2014 USATF Outdoor Champion in the women's high jump, following a ruling by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that imposed a 21-month sanction against Inika McPherson (Houston, Texas) and disqualified her results.
Lowe, a two-time Olympian, initially finished as the runner-up in Sacramento, clearing 1.94m/6-4.25. The American record holder, Lowe is now a six-time USATF outdoor champion.
To read the complete release, please visit usada.org.
USATF National JO XC Championships
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina
The USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships were held on December 12, 2014 at the Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC. Over 3,400 athletes competed in the event, representing 16 regions and over 300 track teams.
Congratulations to all Georgia Athletes who placed in the top 25 in their events!
2000 Meter Run 8 & Under Girls
4 Tilley, Addison - 06 04 Marietta A, 8:07.19
19 Heppner, Heidi - 06 04-Alpha Cru A, 8:37.49 6
2000 Meter Run CC 8 & Under Division Boys
9 Mitchell, John - 06 04-Walton Tr A, 7:48.72 3
3k Run CC 11-12 Division Girls
11 Hernandez, Nyah - 02 04-Unattached A, 10:43.41
4K Run CC - 13-14 Boys
9 McLeod, Jacob - 00 04-Unattached A, 12:59.60 - Soperton, GA
4K Run CC 13-14 Girls
3 Hooper, Haley - 00 04-Unattached A, 14:13.58 - Atlanta, GA
5K Run CC - 15-16 Boys
13 Nail, Parker - 98 04-Peachtree A, 16:11.68 5
5K Run CC - 15-16 Girls
5 DuPont, Kaylee - 99 04-Great Strides A, 18:03.28 3
22 Galarza-Paez, Lizette - 98 04-Great Strides A, 18:51.25 13
5K Run CC - 17-18 Men
4 Miles, Quintin - 96 04-Lanier Li A, 15:31.18
5 Bowie, Samuel - 97 04-Peachtree A, 15:32.48 2
6 Martinez, Stephen - 97 04-Unattached A, 15:41.90 - Doraville, GA
14 Peppenhorst, Ryan - 96 04-Lanier Li A, 16:04.07
5K Run CC 17-18 Women
6 Gollnick, Hailey - 96 04-Peachtree A, 18:41.58
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