USATF Foundation awards Elite Athlete Development Grants to nine athletes
INDIANAPOLIS- The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete
Development Grants to nine athletes, Foundation Executive Director Tom
Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.
receiving $4,000 grants include World Championships finalist Rachel
Yurkovich (javelin), World Championships team members Keith Moffat
(high jump) and Brandon Roulhac (triple jump), and emerging elites
Jerome Miller (110m hurdles), Nicole Leach (400m hurdles), Noah Bryant
(shot put), Matthew Turner (long jump), Liz Wanless (shot put) and
Sheldon Battle (shot put).
are excited to be able to create further opportunities for Olympic
hopefuls to realize their dreams," said USATF Foundation Director and
two-time Olympian Ken Flax. "As an Olympian, I take particular pride in
supporting our American athletes."
The USATF 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 standards to be eligible and
must also participate in the Win With Integrity program.
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 elite athletes and
anti-doping education. The Foundation depends upon donations from its
Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field.