USATF Foundation Welcomes Benja Duff as Program Coordinator

USATF Foundation Welcomes Benja Duff as Program Coordinator



The USATF Foundation proudly announces the appointment of Benja Duff to the position of Program Coordinator.  Duff’s journey with the USATF Foundation began as an intern in June of 2023.  A distinguished alumna of Kent State University, she brings a wealth of experience and a passion for track and field to her new role.

Duff’s tenure at Kent State University was marked by remarkable athletic achievements, solidifying her as one of the standout hurdlers in the university’s history. She is the 2022 Mid-American Conference 100m Hurdle Champion and led the team to an outdoor conference championship title in 2021. As a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, she brings a strong sense of community and leadership to her new position.

Beyond her athletic endeavors, Benja has demonstrated a deep commitment to nurturing the next generation of track and field athletes. Through her volunteer coaching in hurdles and sprints, she has empowered aspiring athletes to hone their skills and reach their full potential. Her dedication to coaching aligns seamlessly with the mission of the USATF Foundation to support and promote track and field at all levels.

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.

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