February 12, 2015
Over the weekend, the USA Track and Field’s Board of Directors (at least part of the Board, as Bob Hersh is on the board) released a memo explaining why it overturned a 392-70 vote by USATF delegates for IAAF Vice President Bob Hersh to be the USATF nominee to the IAAF Council. Instead of nominating Hersh, the USATF Board of Directors voted to nominate one of its own, Board Chairman and USATF President, Stephanie Hightower to the IAAF Council.
Bob Hersh has released his own document today in response to the USATF Board’s memo. Bob says the USATF Board’s memo, “contains many incorrect and/or misleading statements.” He also said while the Board’s memo was meant to “allay some of the concerns that have been widely expressed about the Board’s decision to ignore the wishes of an overwhelming majority of the delegates to the 2014 Annual Meeting that I be nominated for re-election to my position on the IAAF Council. Instead, that memo should heighten those concerns.”
Full memo from Bob below. USATF Board memo from over the weekend here.