USATF Foundation to be Well-Represented in Doha

USATF Foundation to be Well-Represented in Doha

DOHA – Later this month, 115 athletes will make the long flight to Doha to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships.  As in several recent Championships, the USATF Foundation will be showcased with 50 grant award winners scheduled to compete.

“To see our grantees competing on the big stage is always exciting”, stated Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic. “Our Foundation board and our donors take great pride in helping these athletes make it to Doha,” added Jackovic.

In the men’s throws, the USATF Foundation has several representatives including qualifiers in shot put, discus, and hammer throw.  All of these grantees received a 2019 Stephen A. Schwarzman or an Elite Athlete Development grant.  Following suit, the triple jumpers and decathletes all share the support of USATF Foundation grants.

On the track, the Foundation male athletes will have their eyes on medals in the distance events. Donavan Brazier, a recipient of a Stephen A. Schwarzman grant, is coming off a strong finish in the Diamond League 800m in Zurich and looking to continue his success in Doha. Brazier will be joined by his training partner Craig Engels (1500m), a fellow athlete supported by the generous donations of the USATF Foundation.

On the women’s side, the Foundation’s triple jump and long jump athletes are led by Keturah Orji (Triple Jump) and Brittney Reese (Long Jump). Both women are 2019 Schwarzman grantees and medal contenders. In addition, the rest of Team USA’s triple jump and long jump squad heading to Doha received Elite Athlete Development grants.

Those following the Foundation-supported athletes will be busy as the Foundation will have a foot in almost every race on the track, ranging from the 100-meter dash, featuring Morolake Akinosun, to the 10,000-meter run featuring Emily Sisson.  Additionally, Shelbey Houlihan (1500m) usually delivers an exciting race and is looking strong after another impressive double at USATF Outdoor Championships. Please join us in following all of the grantees listed below:

Athletes Awarded the Stephen A. Schwarzman Grant

Athletes Awarded the Elite Athlete Development Grant

Brianna McNeal – 100m Hurdles

Brittney Reese – Long Jump

Brooke Andersen – Hammer

Chase Ealey – Shot Put

Craig Engels – 1500m

Dalilah Muhammad – 400m Hurdles

Darrell Hill – Shot Put

DeAnna Price – Hammer

Donald Scott – Triple Jump

Donavan Brazier – 800m

Emily Sisson – 5000m

Erica Bougard – Heptathlon

Hanna Green – 800m

Hillary Bor – Steeplechase

Joe Kovacs – Shot Put

Katie Nageotte – Pole Vault

Kendell Williams – Heptathlon

Keturah Orji – Triple Jump

Omar Craddock – Triple Jump

Paul Chelimo – 5000m

Phyllis Francis – 400m

Ryan Crouser – Shot Put

Shelby Houlihan – 1500m

Valarie Allman – Discus

Will Claye – Triple Jump

Alex Young – Hammer

Amere Lattin – 400m Hurdles

Ben Blankenship – 1500m

Brian Williams – Discus

Brittany Brown – 200m

Conor McCullough – Hammer

Daniel Haugh – Hammer

Devon Williams – Decathlon

Gwen Berry – Hammer

Harrison Williams – Decathlon

Jasmin Todd – Long Jump

Jeff Henderson – Long Jump

Kelsey Card – Discus

Maggie Ewen – Shot Put

Mason Finley – Discus

Morolake Akinosun – 100m

Rachel Schneider – 5000m

Rudy Winkler – Hammer

Sam Mattis – Discus

Shadrack Kipchirchir – 10000m

Shakeela Saunders – Long Jump

Solomon Simmons – Decathlon

Stanley Kebenei – Steeplechase

T.J. Holmes – 400m Hurdles

Tori Franklin – Triple Jump

Trumaine Jefferson – Long Jump

Zach Ziemak – Decathlon

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