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Posted: October 8, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: 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.

Athletes 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).

"We 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.

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 elite athletes and anti-doping education. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field.

For more information or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit

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