2011 USATF Convention News, releases from USATF, note by Larry Eder

Gateway Arch, St. Louis.jpgGateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, photo by PhotoRun.net

Lots has been going on this week in our sport. I thought it might make sense to give you all of the releases that USATF communications has put out since the beginning of the convention. Big news, is BP sponsorship and logo clarifcation. Some very good comments, on the logo situation at the AAC meeting.

I was called paternalistic earlier today. Sorry if that is how some see it. I believe that differences in perspective, are for the most part, helpful. It allows us to learn and see how to look at a situation from other view.

Off to the ASBA Technical meeting for three days. Then, it is off to the Running Event. Did enjoy the Nike NXN today, was a tremendous event. Very glad I went.

ST. LOUIS - Dozens of contributors surrounding the sport of track and field were honored during the Awards Lunch Saturday while decisions were made regarding uniform guidelines for the Club Cross Country Championships. Both were part of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in St. Louis which continues through Sunday.
ST. LOUIS - Gary Westerfield was given the Robert Giegengack Award Saturday evening during the Jesse Owens Hall of Fame Banquet at the Hyatt Regency. The banquet was a part of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting, which will conclude with the Closing Session Sunday.
1. USATF Foundation, FINRA team up
2. Jesse Owens Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday evening
3. Five inducted into USA Track & Field Officials Hall of Fame
4. Masters Long Distance Running Committee gives awards
ST. LOUIS - USA Track & Field Chairman and President Stephanie Hightower, United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and USATF Interim CEO Mike McNees highlighted Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown St. Louis as the 33rd edition of the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting officially kicked off with the Opening General Session.
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field and BP America Inc. announced today that BP will be the official Oil/Gas/Energy sponsor for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, to be held in Houston on January 14, 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dave Talcott (Owego, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after meeting the qualifying standard for the men's 50 km U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Race Walk at the Ohio Last Chance 50k in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
INDIANAPOLIS - Beginning today and running through December 4, the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, Mo., will play host to the 2011 USA Track & Field Annual Meeting. It will be the second time the meeting will be hosted in St. Louis as it was also there in 1994.
NEW YORK - Former world record holder and sprinting legend Asafa Powell will make his New York indoor track debut at the 2012 U.S. Open Track & Field on January 28 at Madison Square Garden, USA Track & Field announced Wednesday.

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