August 19, 2015

USATF: Stephanie Hightower Overwhelmingly Elected To IAAF Council

There are six IAAF council seats designated to be filled by women and there were ten candidates. Of the ten, Hightower received the most votes.

March 27, 2015

USATF CEO Max Siegel Releases Statement On Indiana State Bill 101

Siegel is critical of the law which allows businesses to refuse services to people for religious reasons.

February 11, 2015

USATF Activist Becca Gillespy Peter Responds To Latest USATF Memo On IAAF Council Controversy

Peter has harsh criticisms of Stephanie Hightower, citing a time when she broke rules to kick people out of an AAC meeting. She praises Bob Hersh and says he played a role in getting the DMR added to the 2015 World Relay Championships.

February 09, 2015

USATF Board Of Directors Releases Detailed Statement Explaining Decision To Nominate Stephanie Hightower For IAAF Council Over Bob Hersh

Many have poken out after the USATF board of directors rejected the 85% membership vote which chose Hersh for IAAF Council and instead chose Hightower. The board states, "We fully understood that our choice of Stephanie Hightower would not be popular among the delegates who voted for Mr. Hersh. We fully understood that our selection was in direct conflict with the recommendation, and that some people would be (and are) very upset by the fact that we didn’t simply accept the recommendation. But we also fully understood that our function was to select the best – and not necessarily the most popular – candidate based on everything we know."