USATF Foundation sending 19 grantees & 7 Run With US! mentors to Moscow

USATF Foundation sending 19 grantees & 7 Run With US! mentors to Moscow

MOSKVUA.png.aspxINDIANAPOLIS – Team USA members for the 2013 IAAF World Championships were named today by USATF, and the USA Track & Field Foundation is pleased to announce that 19 grantees and 7 Run With US! mentors will be representing the United  States as part of that team, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld today.

The World Championships are being held this year in Moscow, Russia, from August 10 to August 18 at Luzhniki Stadium.

Current and past grant recipients include:

Amanda Bingson (hammer throw)
Ashley Higginson (3000 meter steeplechase)
Becky Holliday (pole vault)
Molly Huddle (5000 meters)
Kylie Hutson (pole vault)
Brenda Martinez (800 meters)
Inika McPherson (high jump)
Miranda Melville (20k race walk)
Alysia Montano (800 meters)
Tori Polk (long jump)
Bettie Wade (heptathlon)

Lance Brooks (discus throw)
Dan Huling (3000 meter steeplechase)
Dusty Jonas (high jump)
A.G. Kruger (hammer throw)
Cory Martin (shot put)
Keith Moffatt (high jump)
David Oliver (110 meter hurdles)
Dwight Phillips (long jump)

Run With US! mentors competing in Moscow include Ashton Eaton (decathlon), Queen Harrison (100 meter hurdles), Carmelita Jeter (100 meters), Leo Manzano (1500 meters), Gunnar Nixon (decathlon), Jason Richardson (110 meter hurdles) and Ryan Wilson (110 meter hurdles).

The Foundation Elite Athlete Grant Program contributes to the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegiate track and field athletes. Athletes must meet minimum performance and financial need standards to be eligible.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or