2012 USATF Annual Meeting Reports

USATF 34th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Reports
Year-End Reports from the Chairman and President, CEO, Committee Chairs and National Staff
November 28 —December 2, 2012 Daytona Beach Hilton—Daytona Beach, Florida

Stephanie Hightower, Chairman & President

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Table of Contents
Article 7 – Delegates and their Selection to Meetings ........................................................ 3 Roster of Delegates ................................................................................................................ 5 Associations (Officers/Contacts 2013) ................................................................................ 11 USATF Chair and President’s Report .................................................................................. 43 Financial Report ................................................................................................................... 44 National Staff Reports CEO Report ................................................................................................................... 49 Report from the COO ................................................................................................... 50 Legal & Business Affairs................................................................................................. 52 Chief of Sport Performance ........................................................................................... 52 Elite Athlete Programs – USADA .................................................................................... 60 Team USA Management / Operations .......................................................................... 60 Director of Coaching ..................................................................................................... 62 Membership & Associations .......................................................................................... 63 Youth Programs ........................................................................................................... 66 Events .......................................................................................................................... 67 Finance & Business Operations ..................................................................................... 69 Marketing & Communications ........................................................................................ 70 IAAF Reports IAAF Council ................................................................................................................. 77 IAAF Masters Committee .............................................................................................. 78 IAAF Medical & Anti-Doping Commission ...................................................................... 80 IAAF Technical Officials .................................................................................................. 80 High Performance Programs Men’s Track & Field ...................................................................................................... 85 Women’s Track & Field ................................................................................................. 85 Race Walking ................................................................................................................ 86 Development Programs Division Coaching Education ...................................................................................................... 93 Men’s Development ....................................................................................................... 93 Women’s Development ................................................................................................. 95 Sports Medicine & Sport Science .................................................................................. 98 Long Distance Running Division LDR Division Chair ....................................................................................................... 103 Men’s Long Distance Running ..................................................................................... 104 Masters Long Distance Running .................................................................................. 107 Cross Country Running Council ................................................................................... 108 MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail) Council ............................................................................. 109 Road Running Technical Council ................................................................................. 113

Page 1

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs General Competition Division Associations ................................................................................................................ 119 Masters Track & Field .................................................................................................. 120 Administrative Division Athletes Advisory Committee....................................................................................... 123 Athletics for the Disabled ............................................................................................. 124 Coaches Advisory ....................................................................................................... 125 Diversity and Leadership ............................................................................................. 126 Ethics ......................................................................................................................... 126 Officials ...................................................................................................................... 127 Organizational Services ............................................................................................... 128 Records ...................................................................................................................... 131 Rules Amendments Package ...................................................................................... 145 Association Statistics 2012 Association Statistics (Membership, Clubs & Sanctions per Association) ........... 181 Attachments Financial Report – Crowe Harwath LLP ...................................................................... 181 Proposed 2013 Qualifying Standards (Jr. Men and Men’s) .......................................... 193 Proposed 2013 Qualifying Standards (Jr. Women and Women’s) ................................ 197

Page 2

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Article 7 Delegates and Their Selection to Meetings
The following persons shall be entitled to participate as voting delegates at USATF meetings of USATF. All delegates must be at least 18 years of age, current USATF members and, during the annual meeting, must be registered. A Officers and Board Members: The officers and the members of the USATF Board, including non-voting Board members and the Counsel to the Board. B Nominating and Governance Panel Members. C Committee Chairs: The chairs of all committees listed in Article 13. D Past Presidents: The past presidents of USATF. E Association delegates: Twelve (12) delegates from each accredited Association recognized by USATF. Any accredited Association with more than one thousand (1,000) individual members shall be entitled to name one (1) additional delegate for each one thousand (1,000) individual members. Total Association individual members shall be determined based on the twelve (12) month registration period ending on October 31st of the current calendar year. However, an Association whose membership has increased since then may petition the Organizational Services Committee seeking credentials for additional delegates. Each Association’s delegation shall meet the following requirements: 1 Membership: Each of the Association’s delegates shall be a member of the Association; 2 Athletes: At least twenty percent (20%) of the delegates in each delegation shall be Active Athletes. (See exhibits). If available, at least one (1) of the Active Athlete delegates shall be an International Athlete. National Office Management shall provide the following during the month of August each year: a Athlete Notice: Notice to all athlete members meeting the definition of
Page 3

International Athlete of the address and telephone number of their Association; and b Association Notice: Notice to each Association of those athlete members meeting the definition of International Athlete who belong to that Association; and c An Association’s International athletes who are current USATF members shall be considered and/or have a vote (where voting occurs) in selecting athlete delegates. Associations shall offer their delegates no less funding than any other member of the Association’s delegation other than the head of the delegation; 3. Coaches: The number of coaches who shall be coaches is sated in the Exhibits. If available, at least one (1) of the coaches shall be a high school coach; 4. Dual roles: For purposes of determining compliance with these requirements, an individual from an Association may be treated as both a coach and an athlete if the individual satisfies the qualifications of both. (See exhibits section of this handbook for further explanation); and 5. Sport Committees: Each Association shall select among its delegates at least one (1) individual to represent each of its sport committees that holds an Association championship. F Sports organizations: Ten (10) delegates named by each sports organization referred to in Article 5-C and recognized by USATF. G Other constituencies: One (1) delegate named by each organization referred to in Article 5-D, of than affiliated organizations, unless USATF votes to grant an organization a greater number of delegates. Affiliated organizations shall have delegates only if the Board authorizes them.

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs H International Athletes: The members of the Athletes Advisory Committee and additional International Athlete delegates so that the number shall be at least twenty (20%) of the total number of delegates. The International Athletes registered as attendees at the annual meeting shall select these additional delegates under procedures approved and administered by the Athletes Advisory Committee. I Alternates: Alternates may be named for all delegates except the officers and directors of USATF. An alternate may vote in the place of an absent delegate provided the alternate meets all of the required qualifications of the absent delegate.

Page 4

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Roster of Delegates
Board of Directors
Stephanie Hightower, Chair and President Willie Banks Larry James Mickey Carter Jackie Joyner Kersee Jeff Darman Deena Kastor Evie Dennis Steve Miller Philip Dunn Elizabeth Phillips Kim Haines Kenneth Taylor Bob Hersh Aretha Thurmond Darlene Hickman Eve Wright Central California Lawrence Watson, Chair Joan Moten Nytosha Anderson Martin Palavicini Eugene Greer Jerlene Powell Deshawn Lotfis Dorothy Robinson Colorado Dan Pierce, Chair Jerry Donley John Ferguson John Green Jan Hallez Charles Hillig Elaine Keel Dave Kemman Tania Pacev Richard Schornstein Don Sinclair Chris Turner

Adirondack Don Lawrence, Chair Peter Sheridan Rich Choppa Joe Shufelt Jenny Lawrence Ken skinner Bobbi Palma Bruce Vandewater Alabama Joseph Henderson, Chair Jeff Jackson Dale Beard Samera Johnson Golden Bertram Bill Murray Mary Birdwell Jim Pugh Richmond Brown Angela Vail Edwin Hampton Ben Vail Alaska No delegates attending Arizona Clif McKenzie, Chair Sabestine Onyepunuka Chauncey Crinshaw Dan Reynolds Kim Dismuke Norine Richardson Cliff Elkins Mike Sheedy Robert Hooper Peggy Sheedy Tom LaBlonde James Smith Cassandra McKenzie Wendy Truvillion Arkansas John Mitchell, Chair Border Leon Wade, Chair Maria Johnson David Pearson Hosea Stredic

Connecticut Robert Fontaine, Chair Yvonne Grimes James Barber Natasha Harvey Sasha Benjamin Craig Kinsley Marvis Brown Shannon McHale Maryanne Daniel William Mongovan Ron Daniel Major Ruth Jim Gerweck Dakotas Dee Jensen, Chair Lyle Claussen

Florida Robin Brown Beamon, Chair Rod Larsen Jose Alegria Ron McRae Pam Betz Joe Monks Sandra DeNoon Johann Odermatt Angela Harris Rick Rothman Charles Harris Doug Tillet Carmen Jackson James Williams Georgia Ian Dube, Chair Marlene Atwood Jim Bitsko Linda Bommicino Andy Carr Jacqui Collins Inez Finch Tricia Jenkins Mike Judge Dick Moss Jim Norvill Vernika Reeves Sonja Robinson Murray Sanford Ron Williams Kevin Young

Mike Armstrong

Page 5

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Gulf Shirley Crowe, Chair Latoya Alexander Shanay Briscoe Bill Collins Keith Combs Veronica Endsley Dave Gwyn Alishia Jolivette Christie Love Felicia Love Willie Richardson Porter Robinson Judy Smith William Valerie Larry Seifert, Chair Cathi Gerson Jeff Gerson Jack Hazen Frank Jancura Brian Jones Cathy Jones Lake Erie Joe Jurczyk Guy Kitchen JoAnn Kitchen Rick Marinelli Nancy Seifert Ed Wilson

Hawaii Glen Wakumoto, Chair Walter Thompson Althea Belgrave Joe Washington Ron Pate Helene Zeug Gordon Scruton Mark Zeug Illinois Dorothy Dawson, Chair Derrick Calhoun Diane Graham-Henry Lorette Cherry Marc Jones Stephen Cohen Brenda Kimbrough Melissa Delaney Bob Pates Win Eggers Billy Poole-Harris Scott Erwin Skip Stolley Indiana Keith Mitchell, Chair Dave Bowers Tom Chorny Monica Gary Latashia Key

Long Island Alex J. Cuozzo, Chair Robert Lemke Fred Benlein Susan Nesibal-Cordero Beth Cuomo Harry Penny Steve Cuomo Sue Polansky Richard Degnan Gary Westerfield Carl Grossbard Glen Wolther Sheryl Hall Maine Valaree J Langley-Foss Donald Berry Mark Dennett Martin Kahler Michigan

Ronald Kelly Christine Lipsky Lance Turley

Adrian Myers Joanne Mitchell Carla Reed Darrell Reed Robert Thomas

Jackie DeVose Rob Buzaitis Carroll DeWeese Keith Hanson

Kevin Hanson Ned O’Daugherty Harry Weaver Eric Zemper

Inland Northwest Mike Hinz, Chair Jim Murphy John Chaplin Jim Peterson John Hunter Jeff Schaller Linda Lanker Shane Sorey Asdrubal Lopez, DC Iowa Larry McHone, Chair Mark Kostek Kentucky Frank Newton, Chair Doug Allen Gordon Bocock David Clark Mike Crowhurst Carolyn Greene George Leaf Jon Turner Marek Wensel

Mid-Atlantic Monique White, Chair Solomiya Login DaNushia Aylsworth Doreen McCoubrie Robert Beale Edwin Richardson Earl Edwards Edwin Roberts Carolyn Griggs Kenneth Yerger Carl Grossman Cynthia Young Michael Hemsley Annette White Robin Jefferis Minnesota Rick Recker, Chair Mark Krug Virginia Brophy Achman Bruce Leasure David Coyne LeeAnn Meyer Chris Dallager Michael Reneau Patricia Goodwin Sam Rush Michael Karlson Ed Whetham Scott Keenan Craig Yotter

Linda Leaf Jim McKee Kenny Morton William Nault Patty Rouse Bob Stacey Terry Yeast

Page 6

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Missouri Valley Ken Ferguson, Chair Derrick Peterson Wayne Armbrust Rose Richmond Kelly Harmon Jordan Scott Monica Joannes Dennis Weber Carma Kendal Gwen Wentland-Mikinski Fawn McDougald Cliff Wiley Forika McDougald Montana Greg Mohl, Chair Mary Elizabeth Aude Kim Haines New Mexico Arlena Dickerson, Chair Liza Mascarenas Lloyd “Bert” Garcia Ron Mascarenas Paul Gooris Teddy Mitchell Marjorie Holmes Laurie Sabik Angie Jepsen New York

Zelda Haines Vicki Pounds

Nebraska Ruth White, Chair TammyRá Jackson Lanesa Ballew-Holt Ada McCarthy Linda Barnhart Matt Pohren Rubin Carter Bill Scarborough Bonnie Cizek Wayne Smith Mark Cizek Larry Snyder Cindy DeSantiago Nevada Brooks Lewis, Chair Tonita Mack Stacey Cooper Carmen Price Jeanette Edmonds Khavdevas Robinson Kisha Finch Martha Watson Sam Germany New England Tom Derderian, Chair David Kerin Victoria Barnaby Justin Kuo Laurie Boemker John Oleski Carla Coffey Stephen Peckconis Dave Dunham Leigh Petranoff Will Feldman Gary Snyder Jim Garcia Mike Travers Paul Kirsch Steve Vaitones New Jersey Ed Neighbour, Chair Ron McLean Leon Bailey Lisa organ Madeline Bost Jane Parks Elliott Denman Bill Pollinger Bill Eisenring Helen Pollinger Bruce Fabrikant Roger Price Pam Fales Ed Sabin Dave Friedman Claire Tafelski Tyrone Harris Ben Teixeira

Niagara Bill Quinlisk, Chair Demetrius Bennett Matt Buffum Mark Driscoll Terry Eason Lawrence Guilford Brian Harris Perry Jenkins Jim McCaul Kathy McLymond Matt Merrill David Reinhardt Erin Taylor-Talcott

North Carolina Dr. Al Davis April Hamilton Andrew Allman Bershawn Jackson Brenda Armstrong Calesio Newman Katherine Branch Michael Roth Eric Braschwitz Jim Smyth Roger Burbage Bob Tice Frank Davis, Jr. George Williams Wayne Davis Ohio Karen Krsak, Chair Jim Engel Duane Gosa Randal Hopkins Len Krsak Michael Mannozzi Brenda Martin Elizabeth Maus Linda Melzer Tina Peters Vince Peters E. Scott Rose Fritz Spielman

Oklahoma Matthias Wicks, Chair Bill McKee Bob Baumel Gina McKee Camille Herron Anthony White Brian Hoover Jacqueline White

Page 7

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Oregon Glenn D Fortune, Chair James Bean Doug Bowman Bruce Davis Bob Latham Jonathan Marcus San Diego Carol McLatchie Scott Olsen Sandy Pashkin Rose Schlewitz Peter Thompson Jerry Westfall Jay Beltz, Chair Michael Adkins Tom Bache Manny Bautista Tonie Campbell Paul Greer Thom Hunt Steve Kleinstuber Lillian Mahoney Alice Scmnidt Tim Seaman Graeme Shirley James Skelly

Ozark Laura Borman, Chair Winston Kelly Richard Anderson Chaunte McMillan Eugene Anton Reggie McNeill Kelly Behlman Ginger Mulanax Bonnie Bell Ed Rowold Patricia Hanna Martisse Scott Tom Hott Alexandria Weathersby Pacific J.R. Heberle Fred Baer Tom Bernhardt Joanne Camargo Dick Connors Shirley Connors Ashley Grosse Irene Herman Alexander Hill James Hume Ralph Jones George Kleeman John Murray Joseph Ols Jonathan Price Charles Sheppard Dave Shrock Lloyd Stephenson

Snake River George Ragan, Chair Linda Barnes Florence Erickson

Dave Mills Dave Nielson

South Carolina Perry Funnie, Chair Christopher Kling William Archie Ard Thaddeus Sligh John Blackburn Tim Tyler Linda Ellis Norman Venyah Kenneth Funnie Anthony Washington Valerie Jacobs Freddie Young Samuel Kennedy South Texas Sue Humphrey, Chair Bert Pickell Michael Courtney Joe Prusaitis David Dunbar Joyce Prusaitis Quentin Inglehart-Summers Scott Slade AC Jaime Gerald Smith Steve McCannon Ricky Williams Rose Monday Southern Dennis Groll, Chair Keith Johnson Leroy Brisco Rev Burnett King, Sr Earlett Buckley Gloria Louis Kathey Early Lloyd McMillan Rashad Hannah Byron Turner Martha Harris Shawnica Turner Herbert Jefferson Southern California Thom Confer, Chair Bob Larsen Eric Barron Paul Mahoney Brandon Bethke Chris Rael Mark Cleary Rich Robert Eric Dixon Dave Smith Sonoma Evans Steve Todd Kelly Flathers Rebecca Trahan Mo Haneef Lorraine Williams Bob Hickey

Pacific Northwest Char Engelhardt, Chair Kwajalein Griffin Katie Burnett William Hickman Judy Christiansen Ivars Ikstrums Ray Christiansen Patti Petesch Kenny Emerick Becca Peter Norris Frederick Mike Sayenko Holly Genest Bob Springer Potomac Valley George Harris, Chair Tiombe Hurd Tim Baker Thomas Jones George Banker Henry McCallum Elenora Battle Herbert Nicholls Frances Brown Alama Jan Price Ronald Clarke Dr William Price Sharon Good Barbara Smith Warren House Quentin Wilson Faye Howell

Page 8

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Southwestern Lester Mount, Chair Michael Murphy Regina Bagby Delores Murray Chester Bradley JoAnn Neal-Williams Michelle Carter RonNichols Lesia Dunn Toni Nichols Barbara Granberry Lisa Rosaborough Larry Menendez Robert Williams Tennessee Radir Annoor, Sr., Chair Stanley Johnson John Carter, Jr Ali Leonard Hazel Clark Sonya Palmer Sonja Friend-Uhl Lori Shepard Mike Ham Sam Smith Dominique Holmes Catrena Thompson Shawn Johnson Three Rivers Frank Rodenbaugh, Chair Cindy Long Charles Davis Linda Phelps Ark Heckel Joe Sarver Cambrya Jones Mark Schwartz Bruce Long Oronde Sharif Utah Demetrio Cabanillas, Chair Larry Alserda Russ Armstrong John Erickson Kris Erickson Wisconsin Patrick Pretty, Chair Dwight Benning Gisela Benning Dr. Eric D. Castro Stan Druckrey Kevin Fitzpatrick Alonzo Fuller

Jason Goza Ann Heaslett Peter Henkes Beverly Kern Robert O. Kern Carolyn Smith

National Sports Organizations
5-C Members
NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics  NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association  NFSHSA National Federation of State High School  Associations  Becky Oakes NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association 

Emily Jameson Eric Peterson Kirk Skyles Larry Smithee

Virginia James Holdren, Jr. Melody Hundley William Anderson Chris McBreath Melanie Barrow Chris McCann William (Bill) Boyd Howard Nippert Robert Disse Tyrone (Tony) Vaughan Raymond Funkhouser West Texas Bart Bradshaw, Chair Omoghan Osaghae Eugene Neboh Sharon Preece Stella Neboh Diane Wholey West Virginia Paul Gilmer, Chair Richard Messenger Chip Ferrell Donna Zirgibel Bob Medley

RRCA Road Runners Clubs of America  Mitch Garner Phil Stewart Running USA Susan Weeks Allen Steinfeld

Page 9

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

National Athletics Organizations
5-D-1 Members
All American Trail Running Association Richard Bolt Nancy Hobbs

NCAA Division III Track Coaches Assn National High School Athletic Coaches Association

NAIA Track & Field Coaches Assn

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

NJCAA Track Coaches Association

American Ultrarunning Association Nancy Hobbs National Senior Games Association Phil Godfrey United States Armed Forces U.S. Air Force U.S. Army U.S. Marine Corp U.S. Navy YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association

U.S. Women’s Track Coaches Association

California Community Colleges Cross Country and Track Coaches Association (5CTCA) 

Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) 

Youth Coaches Ron Williams

National Coaching Organizations
Article 5-D-2
NCAA Division I - Track Coaches Assn

U.S. Meet Directors Association

Officials Committee USA Deaf Sports Federation

Special Olympics NCAA Division II Track Coaches Assn

Page 10

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL


2013 Association Officers
(AS TURNED IN 11/5/2012)

Page 11

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 12

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

State of New York east and north of Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome, Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess counties. Office ............................... 233 Fourth Street, Troy, NY 12180/ PO Box 1200, Troy, NY 12181-1200 Contact .......................................... Ph: 518-273-5552; Fax: 518-273-0647; eventinfo@usatfadir.org Website ................................................................................................................ www.usatfadir.org
President Don Lawrence 9 Pine Ridge Rd Saratoga, NY 12866 518-577-1333 walk2agoal@gmail.com Secretary Christopher Rush 1177 Oxford Pl Schenectady, NY 12308 518-374-6995 c.c.rushassociates@verizon.net Membership Bruce Vandewater (See office) Clubs Bruce Vandewater (See office) Sanctions Lee Pollock 17 Sylvan Ave Queensbury, NY 12804 H- 518-798-4066 O- 518-244-4245 x441 leepolluck@roadrunner.com

State of Alabama. Office ............................................................................... 2430 Rockcreek Road, Hoover, AL 35226 Contact ............................................................................... Ph: 205-862-2477; alausatf@yahoo.com Website ....................................................................................................... www.alabama.usatf.org
President Joseph Henderson 1413 Old Fairway Rd Huntsville, AL 35806 256-683-5648 jomila@bellsouth.net Secretary Angela Vail 5005 Chesapeake West Birmingham, AL 35242 205-329-3433 angelinavaildc@yahoo.com Membership Mary Birdwell (See Office) Clubs Mary Birdwell (See Office) Sanctions Mary Birdwell (See office)

Page 13

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Alaska. Office ................................................................................7271 E 22nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99504 Contact ........................................... Ph: 907-338-7087; Fax: 907-338-3903; jhofacker@acsedu.org Website ...................................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/ak/
President Jason Hofacker 7271 E 22nd Ave Anchorage, AK 99504 907-338-7087 jhofacker@acsedu.org Secretary David Todd 2510 Stern Cir Anchorage, AK 99515 907-770-9904 todddm@gci.net Membership David Todd (See Secretary) Clubs David Todd (See Secretary) Sanctions Michelle Hofacker 7271 E 22nd Ave Anchorage, AK 99504 907-338-7087 jhofacker@acsedu.org

State of Arizona. Office ................................................................................... 8436 E Hubbell, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 Contact .................................................... Ph: 480-949-1991; Fax: 480-994-1748; usatfaz@cox.net Website ...................................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/az/
President Clif McKenzie 2661 E Tamarisk St Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-279-5382 Clif400@cox.net Secretary Sue Pearson 166 W Merrill Ave Gilbert, AZ 85223 480-833-9118 623-297-0589 - c suemp@msn.com Membership Bob Flint, Executive Director (See office) Clubs Bob Flint (See office) Sanctions Bob Flint (See office)

Page 14

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

State of Arkansas. Office ............................................................................................. PO Box 74, Cane Hill, AR 72717 Contact ...................................... Ph: 479-824-3476; Fax: 479-824-3477; john.mitchell@usatf-ar.org Website .......................................................................................................................... usatf-ar.org
President Mike Trexler 207 Links Dr Apt 207 Lowell, AR 72745 479-466-5645 mtrex4220@aol.com Secretary John Mitchell (See office) Membership Tom Aspel 120 South Laredo Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-4527 tom.aspel@usatf-ar.org Clubs John Mitchell (See office) Sanctions John Mitchell (See office)

Counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Terrell, Pecos, and Reeves in the State of Texas. Office .....................................................................................12941 Tierra Salas, El Paso, TX 79938 Contact ................................................................................ Ph: 915-849-7978; alrae8269@aol.com Website ...............................................................................................www.usatf.org/assoc/border/
President Lawrence Wade 6813 Bellrose Dr Apt 41 El Paso, TX 79925 915-526-6699 lwade2@epcc.edu Secretary Maria Johnson 6969 Swede Johnsen Dr El Paso, TX 79912 915-760-4406 monee922@hotmail.com Membership/Clubs Maria Johnson (See Secretary) Sanctions Allison Jones (See Office)

Page 15

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Central California
Counties of Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, and Merced in the State of California. Office ........................................................................ 3699 Ming Ave Suite G, Bakersfield, CA 93309 Contact ............................. Ph: 661-316-8357; Fax: 661-331-1101; lawrencewatsonus@yahoo.com Website ............................................................................................ www.central-california.usatf.org
President Lawrence Watson 3699 Ming Ave Suite G Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-316-8357 lawrencewatsonus@yahoo.com Secretary Linda Kelly 3699 Ming Ave Ste G Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-427-7462 Linda.Kelly5@att.net Membership/Clubs Tikee Miller (See Office) 661-444-6634 TikeeMiller@yahoo.com Sanctions Tikee Miller (See Membership)

The State of Colorado. Office ............................................................................. 11797 W Marlowe Dr, Morrison, CO 80465 Contact ....................................................................... Ph: 720-295-6244; usatfcolorado@gmail.com Website .................................................................................................................. www.usatf-co.org
President Dan Pierce 1560 Upland Ave Boulder, CO 80304 303-931-4690 dptrack@gmail.com Secretary Rich Schornstein 1023 War Eagle Dr N Colorado Springs, CO 80919 719-265-1811 314-960-3271 - c Kidz1023@comcast.net Membership & Clubs Megan Greene (See Office) Sanctions Megan Greene (See Office)

Page 16

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

State of Connecticut. Office ......................................................................... 226 Guilds Hollow Rd, Bethlehem, CT 06751 Contact .............................................................................. Ph: 203-266-5402; fontainer@mpsct.org Website .................................................................................................................. www.usatf-ct.org Membership President Jim Barber Robert Fontaine 65 Vista Terrace 226 Guilds Hollow Road New Haven, CT 06515 Bethlehem, CT 06751 203-392-6811 203-266-5402 Jwbarger0917@sbcglobal.net 860-347-2044 - f Clubs fontainer@mpsct.org Jim Barber Secretary (See Membership) Joyce Baiardi Sanctions 27 Vermont Ave. Milford, CT 06460 Alan MacDougall 203-877-1012 90 Pine Orchard Rd Baiardib@optonline.net Branford, CT 06405 203-932-7054 cyberpunk@mac.com

States of North and South Dakota. Office ................................................................................ 1615 N 4th Street, Wahpeton, ND 58075 Contact ........................................................................ Ph: 701-642-4606; rtsmith@wah.midco.com Website .................................................................................................................. dakotas.usatf.org
President Myron Loberg 5050 40th Ave S Apt 126 Fargo, ND 58104 701-540-5437 myronp@ez-step.com Secretary Dee Jensen 1621 N 5th Street Wahpeton, ND 58075 701-642-4801 deejensen2004@yahoo.com Membership Trudi Smith (See office) Clubs Trudi Smith (See office) Sanctions Trudi Smith (See office)

Page 17

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Florida. Office ............................................................................. 104 E 11th Avenue, Windermere, FL 34786 Contact ................................................ Ph: 407-876-4467; Fax: 407-876-5843; larsenrod@aol.com Website .................................................................................................................... florida.usatf.org
President Robin Brown Beamon 9124 NW 147th Terrace Miami Lakes, FL 33018 305-819-3459 Cell: 786-554-0989 robin.brown.beaman@florida.usatf.org Secretary Rod Larsen (See Office) Membership Pam Betz 104 E 11th Avenue Windermere, FL 34786 Ph: 407-876-4467 pambetz@aol.com Clubs Pam Betz (See Membership) Sanctions Pam Betz (See Membership)

State of Georgia. Office ....................................................................................... PO Box 723186, Atlanta, GA 31139 Contact ............................................................................. Ph: 404-376-8308; iandube@usatfga.org Website .................................................................................................................. www.usatfga.org Membership President Linda Bommicino 114 Hubbard St Ian Dube Woodstock, GA 30188 45 Simpson Dr 770-591-8806 Kennesaw GA 30144 membership@usatfga.org 770-592-8834 iandube@usatfga.org Clubs Secretary Inez Finch Marlene Atwood 3440 Winter Wood Ct 3284 Roundfield Circle Marietta, GA 30062 Duluth, GA 30096 770-977-1850 770-497-4208 Fax: 770-565-0313 secretary@usatfga.org inezfinch@aol.com
Sanctions Marlene Atwood sanctions@usatfga.org (See Secretary)

Page 18

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

That portion of the state of Texas bounded on the north and including the counties of Robertson, Leon, Houston, Angelina, Nacogdoches, and Shelby; on the east by the State of Louisiana; on the south by the Gulf of Mexico; and on the west by and including the counties of Matagorda, Wharton, Colorado, Austin, Washington, Brazos, and Robertson. Office ........................................................... 2600 South Loop West, Suite 565, Houston, TX 77054 Contact ................................... Ph: 713-666-8133; Fax: 713-666-8048; porterrobinson@prodigy.net Website ........................................................................................................... www.usatfgulf.comm
President Porter Robinson 12455 Chalmette St Houston, TX 77015 713-451-4404 281-704-4756 - c porterrobinson@prodigy.net Secretary Veronica Endsley 8 Buena Park Circle Manvel, TX 77598 832-226-4227 Vendsley99@yahoo.com Membership Christie Love

(See Office)
713-434-9290 cdlove7@hotmail.com
Clubs Christie Love

(See Membership)
Sanctions Porter Robinson

(See office)

The State of Hawaii and the U.S. territories Guam, American Samoa and other Pacific islands. Office ..................................................................................... 1493 Halekoa Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821 Contact ............................................................................... Ph: 808-737-9017; zeug@hawaii.rr.com Website ................................................................................................................... www.usatfhi.org
President Glen Wakuoto 94-200A Iokoo Pl Waipahu, HI 96797 808-497-8987 A1@hawaii.rr.com Secretary Mark Zeug 1493 Halekoa Dr Honolulu, HI 96821 808-737-9017 zeug@hawaii.rr.com Membership Earl Kishimoto PO Box 1302 Pearl City, HI 96782 808-255-8333 e5k7@msn.com Clubs & Sanctions Ronald Pate 1050 Bishop Street Apt 179 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-593-1047 Coachpate7@hotmail.com

Page 19

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Illinois excluding the counties of St. Clair, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Monroe and Madison. Office .................................................................................. 1213 Maple Ave, Unit E, Lisle, IL 60532 Contact ............................................. Ph: 630-512-0727; Fax: 630-512-0728; usatfil@sbcglobal.net Website ............................................................................................................. www.usatfillinois.org
President Dorothy Dawson 4617 S. Calumet Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 773-624-4392 Cell: 312-296-4194 dotmdawson@yahoo.com Secretary Lorette Cherry 310 Rice Ave Bellwood, IL 60104 708-544-8390 lcherry8390@att.net Membership & Clubs Lorette Cherry (See office) Sanctions Lorette Cherry (See office)

State of Indiana. Office ........................................................................ 10160 Split Rock Way, Indianapolis, IN 46234 Contact ................................................................................. Ph: 317-858-3830; inusatf@gmail.com Website .................................................................................................................... www.inusatf.org
President Latashia Key 10160 Split Rock Way Indianapolis, IN 46234 317-858-3830 trackgirl4ever@gmail.com Secretary Paul Sargent 549 Mallory Pkwy Franklin, IN 46131 317-738-8037 psargent@franklincollege.edu

Membership & Clubs Latashia Key (See Office) Sanctions Randy Stafford 4055 Sandpiper Ln Columbus, IN 47203 Ph: 812-378-9206 rsjrunning3500@yahoo.com

Page 20

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Inland Northwest
State of Washington east of and including counties of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat; and State of Idaho north of and including Idaho County. Office ...................................................................................... 1445 NW Kenny, Pullman, WA 99163 Contact ...................................................................... Ph/Fax: 509-332-1168; hinz@roadrunner.com Website ................................................................................................................................Pending
President Mike Hinz 1445 NW Kenny Dr. Pullman, WA 99163 509-332-1165 hinzm@roadrunner.com Secretary Jill McCluskey School of Economic Sciences Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164 509-334-1607 mccluskey@wsu.edu Membership Kimberly Kutsch 3011 W Trinity Ave Spokane, WA 99208 509-468-8211 kkutsch2@comcast.net Sanctions Shane Sorey 4116 E Congress Ave Spokane, WA 99223 509-216-1310 shanesorey@hotmail.com

State of Iowa. Office ......................................................... 4400 EP True Parkway, Unit 52, Des Moines, IA 50265 Contact .......................................................................... Ph: 515-771-4246; jim.walczyk@gmail.com Website ............................................................................................................. www.usatf-iowa.org
President Lynn Lindaman 4208 Quail Ct West Des Moines, IA 50265-5369 515-225-3814 president@usatf-iowa.org Secretary Eric Pingel PO Box 3231 Iowa City, IA 52244 641-629-1415 secretary@usatf-iowa.org or eric.pingel@gmail.com Membership Mandy Matzen 2832 Carey Ave Davenport, IA 52803 563-940-4297 Bruins97@aim.com Clubs Jim Walczyk (See Office Sanctions Jim Walczyk (See Office)

Page 21

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Kentucky. Office ....................................................................... 202 Coldcreek Ct S, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Contact ........................................................................... 270-872-8257; prouse23@windstream.net Website ................................................................................................................ kentucky.usatf.org
President Frank Newton 865 Newton Rd Guston, KY 40142 270-547-6140 f1l1n1j5r4@gmail.com Secretary Patricia Rouse 202 Coldcreek Ct S Elizabethtown, KY 42701 270-872-8257 prouse23@windstream.net Membership & Clubs Patricia Rouse (See Office) Sanctions Patricia Rouse (See Office)

Lake Erie
State of Ohio counties of Erie, Huron, Richland, Lorain, Ashland, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Trumbull, and Ashtabula. Office .................................................................................... 8280 Craigleigh Dr., Parma, OH 44129 Contact .............................................................................. Ph/Fax: 440-842-2142; lns1955@att.net Website .................................................................................................................. www.lakeerie.org
President Larry Seifert 8280 Craigleigh Dr Parma, OH 44129 Ph/Fax: 440-842-2142 lns1955@att.net Secretary Nancy Seifert (See Office) Membership & Clubs JoAnn Kitchen 4273 Greenwich Rd Norton, OH 44203 330-336-4875 KitchGJ@aol.com Sanctions JoAnn Kitchen (See Membership)

Page 22

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Long Island
The New York counties of Suffolk and Nassau. Office .......................................................................PO Box 504, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 (mailing) .......................................................................101 Dupont St, Ste 24, Plainview, NY 11803 (shipping) Contact ............................................................ Ph/Fax: 516-349-9157; bellmore-striders@juno.com Website .................................................................................................... www.long-island.usatf.org
President Alex Cuozzo 1988 Bergen Street Bellmore, NY 11710 516-652-3555 Bellmore-striders@juno.com Secretary Sheryl Hall 101 Dupont St Plainview, NY 11803 516-537-3345 shall@hallenconstruction.com Membership/Clubs Bill Ott (See Office) 631-9827-3426 – c liftbill@aol.com Sanctions Bill Ott (See Membership)

State of Maine. Office .......................................................................................417 Hartland Rd, Canaan, ME 04924 Contact .................................... Ph/Fax: 207-474-8876 (Call before faxing); metrkfld@myfairpoint.net Website ................................................................................................................. www.meusatf.org
President Valaree Foss 417 Hartland Rd Canaan, ME 04924-3205 Ph/Fax*: 207-474-8876 (*call before faxing) metrkfld@myfairpoint.net Secretary Mark R. Dennett 5 Gedney St Augusta, ME 04330 207-577-1732 Mark.R.Dennett@gmail.com Membership Wendy Serbent 5 Sunset Terrace Waterville, ME 04901 207-873-6059 pwserbent@yahoo.com Clubs Wendy Serbent (See Membership) Sanctions Valaree Foss (See Office)

Page 23

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Michigan. Office ..................................................................................... 3521 Oakman Blvd, Detroit, MI 48204 Contact .............................................. Ph: 313-623-3029; Fax: 313-934-0126; jdevose@yahoo.com Website ........................................................................................................ www.michigan.usatf.org
President Jacqueline DeVose 3521 Oakman Blvd Detroit, MI 48204 313-623-3029 jdevose@yahoo.com Secretary Darlene Barber 17171 Strasburg Detroit, MI 48205 313-521-6123 bossydarlene@yahoo.com Membership Jackie DeVose (See office) Clubs Jackie DeVose (See office) Sanctions Darlene Barber (See Secretary)

The state of Pennsylvania, east of, and including Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon and Bedford counties and the State of Delaware. Office .................................................................................... PO Box 662, Southeastern, PA 19399 Contact ................................................ Ph: 267-908-5385; Fax: 610-647-4946; cmy1099@aol.com Website ................................................................................................................. www.mausatf.org
President Cynthia Young 7385 Rugby Street Philadelphia, PA 19138 267-908-5385 Cmy1099@aol.com Secretary Paul Spencer 23 South Wyoming Ave Ardmore, PA 19003 610-645-5843 pgspencer@aol.com Membership & Clubs Doreen McCoubrie (See Office) 610-960-5961 doreencoubs@aol.com Sanctions Doreen McCoubrie (See Membership)

Page 24

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

State of Minnesota. Office ....................................................................... 960 Douglas Rd, Mendota Heights, MN 55118 Contact .......................................................................... Ph/Fax: 651-686-8447; office@usatfmn.org Website ................................................................................................................. www.usatfmn.org
President Rick Recker 19 S 1st St, Apt 2203 Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-375-0805 rick_recker@hotmail.com Secretary Mark Krug 325 Hoffman Dr Apt 218 Owatonna, MN 55060 612-209-7772 mark_krug@hotmail.com Membership/Clubs Craig Yotter (See office) Craig Yotter (See office) Sanctions Craig Yotter (See Office)

Missouri Valley
State of Kansas; and State of Missouri west of and including the counties of Schuyler, Adair, Macon, Randolph, Audrain, Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Hickory, Polk, Greene, Christian, and Taney. Office ........................................................................ 7001 W 79th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 Contact ......................................................................... Ph: 816-522-1806; fergusonkdf@gmail.com Website ..................................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/mv/
President Kenneth Ferguson 11506 Woodward Overland Park, KS 66210 913-579-8722 fergusonk@umkc.edu Secretary Fawn McDougald 813 Clay St Junction City, KS 66441 785-375-4587 mcdougaldks@cox.net Membership/Clubs Monica Joannes 4608 W 72nd St Prairie Village, KS 66208 816-585-5005 Monica.Joannes@gmail.com Sanctions Wayne T Armbrust 3604 Grant Ct. Columbia, MO 65203 573-445-6675 wta@tranquility.net

Page 25

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Montana. Office ..................................................................................... PO Box 2171, Red Lodge, MT 59068 Contact ...................................................... Ph: 406-446-9146; Fax: 406-446-8195; mohl@vcn.com Website .................................................................................................................. www.mtusatf.org
President Greg Mohl PO Box 2171 Red Lodge, MT 59068 406--446-9802 mohl@vcn.com Secretary Kay Newman 2200 Bridger Dr Bozeman, MT 59715 406-586-5543 kayjn@imt.net Membership Greg Mohl (See office) Clubs Greg Mohl (See office) Sanctions Greg Mohl (See office)

State of Nebraska. Office .........................................................................................15904 ‘O’ Circle, Omaha, NE 68135 Contact .............................................................................. Ph: 402-333-6771; neusatfreg@aol.com Website .........................................................................................................www.neusatf-youth.org
President John Wissler 548 11th Street Pawnee City, NE 68420 Track_man777@yahoo.com Secretary Bonnie Cizek 6327 S 103 Street Omaha, NE 68127 402-592-1119 bcizek00@gmail.com Membership & Clubs Cindy DeSantiago 15904 ‘O’ Circle Omaha, NE 68135 402-333-6771 neusatfreg@aol.com Sanctions Cindy DeSantiago (See Membership)

Page 26

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

The counties of Elko, Lander, Eureka, White Pine, Nye, Lincoln, Esmeralda and Clark in the State of Nevada. Office ........................................................................ 2310 Red Crossbill Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89142 Contact .......................................................................... 702-239-1109; brookslewis28@yahoo.com Website ......................................................................................................... www.nevada.usatf.org
President Brooks Lewis (See Office) Secretary Tonita Mack 6316 Blowing Sky Unit 201 N Las Vegas, NV 89081 702-643-7260 tonitamack@gmail.com Membership/Clubs Jeanetta Edmonds 1300 Madison Ave Las Vegas, NV 89016 702-610-4619 track4menyou@gmail.com Sanctions Jeanetta Edmond (See Membership/Clubs)

New England
States of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Office .................................................................. PO Box 1905, Brookline, MA 02446-0016 (mailing) ..................................................... 2001 Beacon St., Suite 207, Brighton, MA 02135-7787 (shipping) Contact .................................................. Ph: 617-566-7600; Fax: 617-939-0992; office@usatfne.org Website .................................................................................................................. www.usatfne.org
President Tom Derderian 30 Hale Ave Winthrop, MA 02152 617-997-7715 tderderi@ix.netcom.com Secretary Eric Narcisi 47 Harvard St Apt B304 Charlestown, MA 02129 401-26-1627 enarcisi@usatfne.org Membership Steve Vaitones

(See office)
Clubs Steve Vaitones

(See office)
Sanctions Steve Vaitones

(See office)

Page 27

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

New Jersey
State of New Jersey. Office ..................................................................................... PO Box 330, Boonton, NJ 07005-0330 Contact .................................................. Ph: 973-334-8900; Fax: 973-334-8925; usatfnj@usatfnj.org Website ..................................................................................................................... www.usatfnj.org
President Ed Neighbour, III 20 Echo Dr Sparta, NJ 07871 973-729-7501 born2runnj@hotmail.com Secretary Madeline Bost 55 Pleasant Hill Rd Randolph, NJ 07869 973-584-0679 madelinebost@verizon.net Membership Pam Fales, Office Manager

(See office)
Clubs Pam Fales

(See office)
Sanctions Pam Fales

(See office)

New Mexico
State of New Mexico. Office ............................................................... 760-10 Tramway Lane NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 Contact ....................................... Ph: 505-858-1901; Fax: 866-454-4940; lauriesabik@comcast.net Website .................................................................................................... www.newmexico.usatf.org
President Shane Cleveland 6612 Meadow Lake Dr, NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 505-898-9992 usatfnm@gmail.com Secretary Annette Armijo 4804 Cutting Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-4502 ddswife@msn.com Membership Laurie Sabik, Managing Director

(See Office)
Clubs Laurie Sabik

(See office)
Sanctions Laurie Sabik

(See office)

Page 28

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

New York
State of New York south of and including Sullivan, Orange, and Dutchess counties, with the exception of Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Office ............................................................... 210 West 262nd Street Apt 5H, Riverdale, NY 10471 Contact .................................................... Ph: 609-915-3039; Lauren.Primerano@newyork.usatf.org Website ..................................................................................................................newyork.usatf.org
President Lauren Primerano 210 W 262nd St Apt 5H Bronx, NY 10471 (See Office) Secretary John Honerkamp 344 E 87th St Apt B New York, NY 10128 917-536-3627 John.Honerkamp@newyork-usatf.org Membership/Clubs Lauren Primerano (See Office) Sanctions Lauren Primerano (See Office)

State of New York, west of and including counties of Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland and Broome. Office ........................................................................ 121 Lockwood Rd, Syracuse, NY 13214-2032 Contact .................................................................................. Ph: 315-449-0492; billqxc@verizon.net Website .......................................................................................................... www.usatf-niagara.org
President Bill Quinlisk (See office) Secretary Rob Liebers PO Box 306 Lakewood, NY 14750 716-488-3090 raliebers@gmail.com Membership & Clubs Jim Glinsky 49 Tumbleweed Dr Pittsford, NY 14534-2547 585-334-6172 jglinsky@rochester.rr.com Sanctions Matt Merrill 2997 South Union St Rochester, NY 14624 585-313-1465 mm.merrill@gmail.com

Page 29

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

North Carolina
State of North Carolina. Office ...................................................................... PO Box 576, Garner, NC 27529-0576 (mailing) ................................................................................... 103 Taunton Ct., Garner, NC 27529 (shipping) Contact .........................................Ph: 919-772-6119; Fax: 919-220-8873; dkbranch@bellsouth.net Website ................................................................................................. www.northcarolina.usatf.org
President Dr. Al Davis, Sr 4005 Wake Forest Hwy Durham, NC 27703 919-598-6776 adavis7240@aol.com Secretary Coleman Mitchell 7518 Montibillo Pkwy Durham, NC 27713 919-824-1904 Membership Katherine Branch

(See office)
Clubs Maureen Smith PO Box 576 Garner, NC 27529 919-810-7423 mitzi1026@gmail.com Sanctions Tecla McFadden 2917 Firth Rd Durham, NC 27704 919-308-9852 teclamcfadden@hotmail.com

State of Ohio excluding the twenty-two (22) counties of the Lake Erie Association. Office ............................................................................... 5026 Silver Arrow Dr., Dayton, OH 45424 Contact ............................................................................. Ph: 937-235-9436; usatfohio@gmail.com Website ......................................................................................................www.usatf.org/assoc/oh/
President Karen Krsak 4788 Crazy Horse Ln Westerville, OH 43081 614-899-6073 614-519-4351 - c n2track@aol.com Secretary Linda Melzer 253 Caswell Dr. Gahanna, OH 43230 614-478-9111 614-893-8934 - c lmelzer@columbus.rr.com Membership Chair Brenda Martin 7521 Arundel Rd Trotwood, OH 45426 937-837-5069 young91494@aol.com Clubs Brenda Martin

(See Membership)
Sanctions Brenda Martin

(See Membership)

Page 30

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

State of Oklahoma. Office ............................................................................ 1116 S Atlanta Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104-3921 Contact .................................................... Ph: 918-770-0168; Fax: 918-298-1147; okusatf@aol.com Website ......................................................................................................www.oklahoma.usatf.org
President Matthias Wicks PO Box 243 Tulsa, OK 74101 918-814-3278 matthiaswicks@yahoo.com Secretary Gina McKee Membership Gina McKee

(See office)
Clubs Gina McKee

(See office) (See office)
Sanctions Gina McKee

(See office)

State of Oregon. Office .............................................................................. 47659 W 2nd Street, Oakridge, OR 97463 Contact ....................................................................................... Ph: 541-913-0445; glenfor@q.com Website ......................................................................................................... www.usatf-oregon.org
President Glenn Fortune 47659 2nd St Oakridge, OR 97463 541-782-3771 glenfor@q.com Secretary Kristen Rohde 1905 NW 29th Ave Apt 220 Portland, OR 97210 360-739-9713 rohdekristen@gmail.com Membership Doug Bowman 3670 SE 21st Dr Gresham, OR 97080 503-869-4583 teamoregonusa@gmail.com Clubs Doug Bowman

(See Secretary)
Sanctions Doug Bowman

(See Secretary)

Page 31

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

State of Missouri east of and including the counties of Scotland, Knox, Shelby, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Montgomery, Osage, Miller, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Douglas, and Ozark; and the counties of St. Clair, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Monroe, and Madison in the State of Illinois. Contact ..................................................... 900 Weidman Rd, Town and Country, MO 63017-8443 Phone .................................................................... Ph/Fax: 314-434-3397; hwcrawf@sbcglobal.net Website ............................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/ozark/
President Laura Borman 12511 Chilton Hills DeSoto, MO 63020 636-586-9948 borman_mom@hotmail.com Secretary Carolyn Spencer 11921 Lakecrest Ln Spanish Lake, MO 63138-1218 314-355-1903 Caspencer12190@sbcglobal.net Membership & Clubs Gussie Crawford 900 Weidman Rd Town and Country, MO 63017-8443 Ph/Fax: 314-434-3397 hwcrawf@sbcglobal.net Sanctions Gussie Crawford (See Membership)

State of California north of Inyo, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Kings, and Santa Barbara counties; and the counties of Humbolt, Washoe, Pershing, Churchill, Storey, Lyon, Mineral, Douglas, and Carson City in the State of Nevada. Office ............................................................................... 120 Ponderosa Court, Folsom, CA 95630 Contact ................................................... Ph: 916-983-4715; Fax: 916-983-4624; pausatf@aol.com Website .................................................................................................................. www.pausatf.org
President Irene Herman 422 Presidio Ave San Francisco, CA 94115 415-447-4212 Irene49@yahoo.com Secretary Lloyd Stephenson 1360 Orchard Way Chico, CA 95928 415-759-6194 FstMstr@mac.com Membership Irene Herman

(See President)
Clubs Heike Mansoor

(See office)
Sanctions Heike Mansoor

(See office)

Page 32

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Pacific Northwest
State of Washington west of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima and Klickitat counties. Office ............................................................................. 3779 S 191st St, SeaTac, WA 98188-5258 Contact .......................................................................... Ph/Fax: 206-433-8868; pntf@wolfenet.com Website ....................................................................................................................... www.pntf.org
President William Hickman 1960 9th Avenue W Seattle, WA 98119 206-284-1028 whickman@rmlaw.com Secretary Ed Viering 7714 69th Ave Ct, NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-853-3853 eviering@comcast.net

Membership Tracy Silva 2280 NW Boulder Way Dr Issaquah, WA 98027 206-383-7000 pnamember@comcast.net Clubs Tracy Silva

(See Membership)
Sanctions Carole Langenbach

(See Office)

Potomac Valley
State of Maryland, District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington and Fairfax and cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in the State of Virginia. Office ............................................................. PMB 102, 2657G Annapolis Rd., Hanover, MD 21076 Contact .......................................................................... Ph: 301-652-5051; fayehowell@yahoo.com Website ................................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/pva/
President George Harris 7913 Beechnut Rd Capital Heights, MD 20743 301-652-5051 Har7913@aol.com Secretary Faye M. Howell 1010 Elsa Avenue Landover, MD 20785 Ph: 301-652-5051 fayehowell@yahoo.com Membership Herb Nicholls

(See office)
Clubs Herb Nicholls

(See office)
Sanctions Barbara Y. Smith 2522 Symphony Lane Gambrills, MD 21054 301-652-5051 babs684@verion.net

Page 33

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

San Diego-Imperial
San Diego and Imperial counties in the State of California. Office ................................................................................ 1511 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 Contact ...................................................... Ph/Fax: 619-275-6542; sdi_trackandfield@sbcglobal.net Website ........................................................................................................ www.sandiegousatf.org
President Jay Beltz 1906 Treseder Circle El Cajon, CA 92019 619-442-4585 jbeltz@innovasi.com Secretary Tom Bache 1129 Colusa Street San Diego, CA 92110 858-729-3291 tom_bache@yahoo.com Membership Graeme Shirley 11212 Via Carroza San Diego, CA 92110 858-292-6132 sdusatf@gshirleytrack.com Clubs USATF San Diego-Imperial

(See office)
Sanctions USATF San Diego-Imperial

(See office)

Snake River
State of Idaho south of Idaho County. Office .................................................................................... 1915 Roanoke, Boise, ID 83712-7528 Contact ........................................... Ph: 208-386-9392; Fax: 208-331-0577; ragang@earthlink.net Website .....................................................................................................www.usatf.org/assoc/sr/
President George Ragan 1915 Roanoke Boise, ID 83712 208-386-93org92 ragang@earthlink.net Secretary Tim Severa 1050 W State St Boise, ID 83702 208-344-5502 tim.severa@ymcatvidaho Membership George Ragan (See office) Clubs George Ragan (See office) Sanctions George Ragan (See office)

Page 34

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

South Carolina
State of South Carolina. Office .................................................................................. PO Box 51653, Summerville, SC 29485 Contact .................................................................................. Ph 330-361-0169; ckling@scusatf.org Website ..................................................................................................... www.usatf.org/assoc/sc/
President Perry Funnie 178 Yadkin Ave Georgetown, SC 29440 (843) 325-5294 pdfunnie@yahoo.com Secretary Valerie Jacobs 1521 Hyatt Ave Columbia, SC 29203 803-727-2902 jacobsvb@gmail.com Membership/Clubs Christopher Kling PO Box 51653 (mailing) 113 Carolinian Dr (shipping) Summerville, SC 29485 kling@musc.edu 330-361-0169 Sanctions Christopher Kling

(See office)

South Texas
That portion of the State of Texas bounded on the east by and including the counties of Milam, Burleson, Lee, Fayette, Lavaca, and Jackson; on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and the Republic of Mexico; on the west by and including the counties of Val Verde and Crockett; and on the north by the counties of Crockett, Schleicher, Menard, Mason, Llano, Burnet, Lampasas, and Williamson. Office ................................................................... 9635 Campton Farms, San Antonio, Texas 78250 Contact .............................................................................. Ph: 210-520-9678; bpickell@satx.rr.com Website ..................................................................................................... www.usatfsouthtexas.org
President Sue Humphrey 9711 Copper Creek Dr # A Austin, TX 78729 512-918-3170 humphreyhj@aol.com Secretary Bert Pickell 9635 Campton Farms San Antonio, TX 78250-1725 Ph: 210-520-9678 Cell: 210-317-9918 bpickell@satx.rr.com Membership/Clubs Joe Prusaitis 1101 Plymouth Dr Austin, TX 78758 512-294-6456 jprusaitis@austin.rr.com Sanctions John Purnell 1806 McKinley Ave San Antonio, TX 78510 210-826-1888 210-385-8248 - c Johnny.purnell@yahoo.com

Page 35

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

States of Louisiana and Mississippi. Office ................................................................................... PO Box 4695, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 Contact ...................................................... Ph: 225-270-3322; earlettbuckley@southernmasters.org Website ......................................................................................................... www.usatfsouthern.org
President Dennis Groll 113 Grayhawk Cove Madison, MS 39110 318-355-2598 coachgroll@yahoo.com Secretary Earlett Buckley PO Box 4695 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 225-270-3322 earlettbuckley@southernmasters.org Membership/Clubs Earlett Buckley

(See office)
Sanctions Earlett Buckley

(See office)

Southern California
The counties of Inyo, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside in the State of California. Office .............................................................. 13039 E Florence Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Contact .................................................. Ph: 562-941-2621; Fax: 562-941-6180; info@scausatf.org Website ................................................................................................................. www.scausatf.org
President Thom Confer Membership/Clubs Sonya Harrell, Office Manager

(See office)
714-685-7770 tconfer@earthlink.net
Secretary Eric Bates

(See office)
Sanctions Sonya Harrell, Office Manager

(See office)

(See Office)
213-941-2621 entatty5@yahoo.com

Page 36

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

That portion of the State of Texas bounded on the south by and including the Counties of Irion, Tom Green, Concho, McCullock, San Saba, Mills, Hamilton, Coryell, Bell, Falls, Limestone, Freestone, Anderson, Cherokee, Rusk, and Panola; on the east by the State of Louisiana and the State of Arkansas; on the north by the State of Oklahoma; and on the west by and including the counties of Hardeman, Foard, Knox, Stonewall, Fisher, Scurry, Borden, Howard, Glasscock, and Reagan. Office .................................................................... PO Box 763594, Dallas, TX 75376-3594 (mailing) ................................................................................ 430 Amelia St, Duncanville, TX 75137 (shipping) Contact ....................................... Ph: 972-283-1451; Fax: 972-709-3892; tnichols70@sbcglobal.net Website ................................................................................................................. www.swusatf.org
President Lester Mount 6750 Hillcrest Plaza Dr Ste 221 Dallas, TX 75230 214-766-2854 runnerlester@gmail.com Secretary Toni Nichols Membership/Clubs Lesia Dunn 2686 Wisteria St Dallas, TX 75211 214-331-6317 lesia-swusatf@att.net Sanctions Lesia Dunn

(See office)
214-803-9633 - c

(See Membership)

State of Tennessee. Office ................................................................................... 701 Bridgedale Ct, Nashville, TN 37207 Contact ............................................................... Ph: 615-327-9787; thompson.catrena@gmail.com Website ................................................................................................................... www.usatftn.org
President Shawn Johnson 1017 Flaxton St Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-254-0174 shawn.miguel.johnson@gmail.com Secretary Catrena Thompson (See Office) Membership/Clubs Sonya Palmer PO Box 282218 Nashville, TN 37218 615-865-4305 spalmer0554@gmail.com Sanctions Sonya Palmer (See Membership)

Page 37

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Three Rivers
State of Pennsylvania west of Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, and Bedford counties and the counties of Marshall, Brooke, Ohio, and Hancock in the State of West Virginia. Office .................................................................................... 109 Evans Drive, McMurray, PA 15317 Contact ............................................................ Ph/Fax: 724-941-5639; threeriversusatf@verizon.net Website ..................................................................................................... www.usatf-threerivers.org
President Frank Rodenbaugh 813 Alexander Street Pittsburgh, PA 15116 412-487-2917 f.rodenbaugh@comcast.net Secretary Nicole Berry 1044 Stanton Terrace Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412-782-4747 futuerstarstc@aol.com Membership/Clubs Cindy Long (See office) Sanctions Frank Rodenbaugh (See President)

The State of Utah. Office .............................................................................. 4725 Sycamore Drive, Holladay, UT 84117 Contact ............................................... Ph: 801-858-1074; Fax: 801-307-2210; usatf34@gmail.com Website ............................................................................................................... www.utah.usatf.org
President Demetrio Cabanillas 694 Jenny Sue Ct Murray, UT 84123 801-949-8268 dceljefe@hotmail.com Secretary Emily Jameson 1955 W Hew Wood Ct Taylorsville, UT 84118 801-557-1192 emnay77@yahoo.com Membership Kris Erickson, Office Manager

(See Office)
Clubs Kris Erickson, Office Manager

(See office)
Sanctions Kris Erickson, Office Manager

(See office)

Page 38

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

The State of Virginia (excluding the counties of Arlington and Fairfax) and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. Office ........................................................................... 8010 Cameron Road, Richmond, VA 23229 Contact ....................Ph: 804-740-1193; Fax: 804-358-8397; usatfva@aol.com/jimholdren@aol.com Website ........................................................................................................... www.virginiausatf.org
President James Holdren 1541 Westshire Lane Richmond, VA 23233 804-512-1474 804-740-1193 - c JimHoldren@aol.com Secretary Annette Sirica 16124 Brisbane Hill Ln Rockville, VA 23146 804-749-3892 asirica@vcu.org Membership Melissa Johnson 10409 Reams Road Richmond, VA 23236 804-464-2936 b8bygrl@yahoo.com Clubs Gloria Thompson

(See office)
Sanctions Gloria Thompson

(See office)

West Texas
That portion of the State of Texas bounded on the east by and including the counties of Lipscomb, Hemphill, Wheeler, Collingsworth, Childress, Cottle, King, Kent, Garza, Lynn, Dawson, Martin, Midland, and Upton; on the south by and including the counties of Upton, Crane, Ward, and Loving; on the west by the State of New Mexico; and on the north by the State of Oklahoma. Office .......................................................................................... PO Box 12684, Odessa, TX 79768 Contact ........................................................................ Ph: 806-832-5509; info@usatfwesttexas.com Website .................................................................................................. www.west-texas.usatf.com
President Bart Bradshaw PO Box 751 (mailing) 1409 8th Street (shipping) Shallowater, TX 79363 806-832-5509 bbradshaw@southplainscollege.edu Secretary Bre McClendon 2842 E 21st St Odessa, TX 79761 432-352-77625 ronyale.mcclendon@ectorcountyisd.org Membership/Clubs Michelle Barnes 1312 E Parker Midland, TX 79701 432-688-5741 michelle.barnes@pbmhmr.com Sanctions Sharon Preece 5107 Black Oak Dr Amarillo, TX 79110 806-220-4666 youthsatfwesttexas.com

Page 39

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

West Virginia
The state of West Virginia excluding the counties of Marshall, Brooke, Ohio and Hancock. Office ..................................................................................... PO Box 1243, Charleston, WV 25325 Contact ................................................................................... Ph: 304-345-0497; pjgilmer@aol.com Website ........................................................................ leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=wvusatf
President Paul Gilmer 108 Patterson St Charleston, WV 25302 304-345-0497 304-343-0125 - o pgilmer@aol.com Secretary Richard Messenger 530 Valley Chapel Rd Weston, WV 26452 (304) 476-8410 rmessenger32@gmail.com Membership Christi Evans 401 Surrey St. Albans, WV 25177 304-395-2348 Christi.d.evans@wv.gov Clubs Paul Gilmer

(See President)
Sanctions Joseph Gonzalez 121 Boyd St Clarksburg, WV 26301 34-641-4586 - c mrtrackg@weatherservicecorp.com

State of Wisconsin. Office .............................................................................. 5203 Whitcomb Drive, Madison, WI 53711 Contact ....................................................................... Ph: 608-274-4270; robstroud@ameritech.net Website ................................................................................................................... www.wiusatf.org
President Patrick Pretty 10528 Pleasant Valley Road Cedarburg, WI 53012 262-675-2605 papret@execpc.com Secretary Mary Stroud Membership Matthew De Witt 908 High Street Union Grove, WI 53182 262-358-2746 ccwalker_uwp@yahoo.com Clubs & Sanctions Patrick Pretty

(See Office)

(See President)

Page 40

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from your

Chairman and President Budget/Finance Committee

Page 41

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 42

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Report of the President and Chairman
Even as Olympic years go, 2012 was especially eventful for USA Track & Field, our board, athletes, committees, members and volunteers. Few years have been so exciting for our organization, thanks to the accomplishments of our athletes and actions taken in our own USATF boardroom. January saw our first combined men’s and women’s Olympic Trials for the marathon in Houston, a hugely successful event by every measure. Also in January, we announced three new board members, as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Eve Wright and Mickey Carter joined the ranks of our 15-member board. Jackie brings much more than her legendary status, she brings a deep understanding of the business and career concerns of athletes. Eve is a noted sports attorney and executive with the Miami Heat who deals extensively with corporate partnerships, while Mickey is a vice president at Fox News with a long career as an entertainment and sports attorney. All three have brought new insight to the board. In the spring, we announced the hiring of our CEO, Max Siegel, who has been working since his first day on revamping our business model and business structure and shoring up relationships with our stakeholders. The hiring of Max has united all of us in the boardroom. Since he has taken up the mantle of CEO, our board meetings have been the most productive, efficient and business-oriented than at any time in my long involvement with the board. As a united team, we are looking toward the future. Of course, the summer months always provide the biggest bang for our sport on the competitive side. An amazing, if wet, Olympic Trials yielded a world record by Ashton Eaton and a powerful Olympic team. Also of note is that the 2012 Olympic Trials brought together legends, alumni and officials in new and
Page 43

innovative ways that united our USATF family at our biggest event. Our alumni are one of our richest assets, and we are working to do a better job of serving and utilizing them. The summer saw incredible competition in our ranks as our largest Junior Olympics took place in Baltimore, seeing more than 8,000 kids and their families descend on Morgan State University. The result was 21 new records set at the meet. In the Masters community, Bob Lida was selected as the WMA male masters athlete of the year. Bob’s year included two world records at our USA Masters Outdoor Championships, in the M75 100 and 200. You might accuse me of being a broken record, but I have to point out that none of our national championships, including the Olympic Trials, Junior Olympics, Masters Championships, and everything in between, can take place without the time and dedication of our officials, volunteers and coaches – as well as our incomparable athletes. And what an Olympics it was for Team USA. In our best performance since 1992, we won 29 medals and dominated the team point standings. Watching Carmelita Jeter cross the finish line in the women’s 4x100 to smash the world record is something I will never forget. American athletes weren’t done with their record-setting, though. Aries Merritt closed out an amazing year by breaking the WR in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Head coaches Amy Deem and Andrew Valmon united the entire team and set a tone of professionalism, unity and excitement. We couldn’t have done it without them. I will leave all our committee and departmental reports to speak for themselves as they provide a detailed recap of 2012. The Board of Directors and I are excited to see what 2013 brings. Stephanie Hightower Chairman/President

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Financial Report Of USA Track & Field, Inc.
This report summarizes USA Track & Field, Inc.’s preliminary 2012 financial results and audited 2011 financial statements, and provides a brief overview of the 2013 budget process. Note that USATF posts audited financial statements, organizational budgets, and federal income tax returns at http://www.usatf.org/About/Financials. USATF’s financial statements reflect the most significant component of USATF’s financial performance; however, important elements of the organization’s performance are not shown in our financial statements. These include USOC direct athlete support programs, such as athlete insurance prize monies and cash grants, and spending by Visa Championship Series (VCS) partners. The growth of these programs is very significant as USATF has been able to leverage these partners to deliver additional benefits ($2$3 million annually) to our athletes. These external arrangements are integral to achieving organizational goals and objectives.

2012 Projected Expenses (millions)
Grass Roots Member$1.0 Based $2.0 Cost of Merch $1.6 Program Support $1.9

Elite/HP Progs $4.1

Elite Events $10.2 Admin/G ov $1.7

2012 Preliminary Financial Results USATF budgeted $23.8 million in revenues and $23 million in expense for 2012, resulting budgeted net income of $790,966. Based on actual results to date, USATF’s 2012 estimated revenue of $23 million and expense of $22.5 million can be broken down as follows:

2011 Financial Results USA Track & Field (USATF) recorded revenues of $19.1 million and expenses of $18.9 million in 2011, resulting in net income of $208,000. See full audited financial statement attached to this report. Questions regarding the audit or the audited statements can be directed to Ken Taylor, Board Treasurer and Chair of the USATF Budget and Finance Committee, or Gina Miller, Chief Financial Officer. The following table summarizes total revenue and expense for 2011.

2011 Final Revenue

2012 Projected Revenues
(millions) Sponsor $10.5

USOC $2.9 MemberBased $2.8 Merch & Other $1.7

Sponsor $10.5

USOC $3.0 MemberBased $3.1

Event & Program $1.2

Event & Program $4.6

Merch & Other $1.8

Page 44

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

2011 Final Expenses
(millions) Grass Roots $1.1 MemberBased $2.1 Cost of Merch $1.2 Program Support Admin/G $1.7 ov $1.0

Elite/HP Progs $3.9

Elite Events $8.0

2013 Budget USATF’s Board of Directors, Budget and Finance Committee and Management have been working closely to develop a comprehensive budget for 2013. The Budget Committee of the Board of Directors sat down in Indianapolis on October 27, 2012 to review the budget with Management. USATF’s volunteer committee leadership has been an integral part of assessing our needs across the organization and collaborating to turn our ideas and goals as an organization into tangible budget requests. The Budget Committee will meet on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm to finalize their proposed budget for Board of Directors approval on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 11:00 am.

Respectfully submitted by: Kenneth Taylor, USATF Treasurer and Budget and Finance Committee Chair Kim Haines, USATF Audit Committee Chair Gina Miller, USATF CFO

Page 45

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 46

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from the

National Office Senior Staff

Executive Office Chief Operating Officer Legal & Business Affairs High Performance Programs Coaching Membership & Associations Youth Events Finance and Business Development Marketing/Communications
Page 47

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 48

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Chief Executive Officer
2012 brings to a close my fourth year of involvement with USATF and my first as CEO. Throughout that time, I have seen the sport and the organization from many sides and have been able to establish relationships with a broad range of our communities. Becoming the CEO in May has given me yet another perspective, and I now have the honor and responsibility of working with my colleagues on the board, in the National Office, and in the committee ranks to provide the vision, leadership and direction that will grow our reach and influence and strengthen our business position. As CEO, I spent much of the year listening to, observing and talking with a wide variety of stakeholders in the sport, from athletes to coaches, officials, committee chairs, agents, fans, event directors, employees, sponsors, USOC officials, USATF board members, NGB heads, IAAF officials and others throughout the world. It is important that a new CEO take action and chart a course for an organization, but doing so without fully understanding where the organization is, where it came from and how we are perceived internally and externally is irresponsible. At this Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach we will lay out our corporate SMART goals to which we will hold ourselves accountable in the next 1-4 years. These are measurable goals – some big, some less big but just as important. These goals are the direct result of the listening, observing and talking we have done over the last seven months – seven months during which we have taken plenty of actions. Those actions are detailed in the reports contained in this book. Overall, in the sponsorship arena, our first goal was to improve and strengthen our relationships with existing sponsors. Leading up to and coming out of the Olympics, I’m not sure USATF has ever been more engaged and in touch with our key partners, sponsors and suppliers. The CEO of any company is responsible first for the business matters of the organization.
Page 49

As I write this message, we are finishing our 2013 budgeting process. Clearly, financials will be a theme of our SMART goals. As we dug in on analyzing our budget and the way we spend money, our executive team took a hard look at every dollar we spend. We view every dollar as an investment, but we have taken an especially hard look at what the potential return is on those investments. The return may be financial, it may be in medals or it may be in political capital. But a dollar that doesn’t have some kind of return will not be spent. A dollar wasted is a dollar that could otherwise have gone to supporting athletes, educating coaches, recruiting officials, or fulfilling sponsorships. We have applied that kind of analysis to many of our operational areas, looking for efficiencies. We have analyzed the technology needs of every department, to determine if we can streamline our work through technology. We are especially evaluating our membership programs – how we recruit members, fulfill memberships, add value, reduce attrition and make membership something that is desirable rather than necessary. Thanks to the surveys we completed as part of our eight-city USATF Fan Zone mobile tour in 2012, we have the feedback needed to make informed decisions about these areas. These kinds of analyses may not be headlinegrabbing or exciting, but they are the kind of details that need to be solid in order to build our business. Fortunately, the job of CEO involves interacting with people and cultivating relationships just as much as it does crunching numbers. Having the opportunity to do just that with the individuals whose reports are contained in this book is what makes this job as dynamic as it is. 2012 was a great year, but in 2013 the work really starts. Max Siegel CEO

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Chief Operating Officer
Beginning June 1, 2012, I have enjoyed the unique pleasure of serving in the capacity as COO. It has been a pleasure to work in this role under the guidance of both the new CEO and the Board of Directors. Fortunately for me, so many of the committee chairs have been willing to education and advise as appropriate to bring me up to speed on all things USA Track & Field. Below is the summary of highlights of the past 5 months. I appreciated all of the advice and well wishes and do know that I am only a telephone call or email away- in other words, my door is always open.


CATEGORY  o o o o o o o o

SMART GOAL  TV, media,  property  Digital   Merchandise   Sanctions   Rights Fees   PPF   Coaching  Education   Misc. 

Executive Staff The executive staff committed early in my tenure to operate under working “norms” realizing that such an approach can only make us stronger as a team and better able to accomplish the goals set for us by our CEO. Those “norms” include providing constructive feedback, trust, communication (within and to our stakeholders), swimming in our lanes, respect and to act as present and engaging role models. SMART GOALS One of the initial directions mandated by the new CEO was to develop goals for the employees to work toward to better USA Track & Field. To that end, it was discovered that while goals had been developed in the past, implementation had not been achieved. To that end, building upon an existing framework of goals, the executive team created the following SMART GOALS.
  CATEGORY  SMART GOAL    Increase  membership  count  by  20%  with  no  decrease from 2011 in net  income.   Generate      $1M  in  new  revenue  each  year  for   next  five (5) years:  o Sponsorship   o Membership 
Page 50


    2  REVENUE 

  Identify  ways  to  make  existing  operations  more  efficient  resulting  in  financial  savings  of  1%‐ 3%.      Identify  improvements  needed  in  the  USATF  technology  infrastructure  to  which  these  savings  can be reinvested.         Identify  partner/  4  EVENTS  partners  to  engage  in  (TV‐core 2013)  efforts  for  direct  promotion  of  events  (risk  sharing,  USATF  controls  commercial  rights;  profit  share)        5  POPULAR  15%  gate  increase  ENGAGEMENT  (baseline‐  comparable  2011 events)    20% TV ratings increase    50% social media        6  COMPREHENSIVE  Sponsorship  goals/financial  EVENT  implications:  breakeven  STRATEGY  (Youth,  LDR,  or more profitable.  Masters  and  How  we  engage  with  LOCs‐  consider  franchise  Administrative)  model.    Youth:        3  OPERATIONAL  EFFICIENCIES 

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL   CATEGORY  SMART GOAL  LDR:     Masters:    Administrative   Annual Meeting :   Association  Workshop:  Establish  short  and  long  term  goals  for  operating  reserves  (5‐year  goal  of  having  nine  (9)  months   operating reserves)    Create  an  investment  policy.  Raise $20M over the next  5  years  to  form  an  endowment  whose  proceeds  are  designated  to support operations    Re‐energize  relationship  and  collaborate  to  advance mutual goals  Results are incomplete as of this writing but will be forthcoming in next year’s report.

Staff Changes In addition to the obvious leadership changes in the top levels of the organization, there have been several position changes made in the last 6 months. Most notably the following promotions, title changes and new hires:
Promotions Jim Estes, Director of Events Jeff Mlynski, Events Manager Katie Landry, Marketing and Communications Manager Lori Bird, Membership Manager Title Changes Jill Geer, Chief Public Affairs Officer Susan Hazzard, Associate Director of Public Relations Jed Cornforth, Director of Business Development Taylor Payne, Marketing Accounts Manager New Hires Arionne Allen, Associate Director, Youth Programs Matt Weingardt, Events Coordinator Veronica Rodriguez, Events Coordinator



    9  USATF‐USATF  Foundation  Partnership  

These nine (9) SMART GOALS build the framework for future success and growth within the organization. All employees have had a role in the development of actions steps which will be solidified for implementation in 2013, either through participation in town hall style meetings or direct department involvement. The aim is to identify areas that will advance our growth and strengthen our position as an NGB while making it possible to continue to advance our mission of driving competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport.

Department Assessments Since my arrival, I have begun a series of departmental assessments. The purpose is to provide the CEO and Board with an overall assessment of where we stand as a functioning organization. “Business as usual” is not an acceptable mantra, unless and until it can be established that improvements are neither warranted nor feasible. All departments are subject to this assessment.
Page 51

In addition, as many of you are aware we lost two (2) long time employees in September 2012, Andy Martin, Director of Membership and Associations and Tricia Floyd, Associate Director of Youth Programs. While we acknowledge their many contributions, their departure has allowed for thoughtful evaluation of the affected departments in advance of the timeline anticipated. As evaluation is still taking place, I am pleased to report that internal leaders have risen to the resulting challenges stemming naturally from those vacancies. Moreover, areas where improvement is needed have risen to the forefront; those shall be addressed in due course. Finally, there has been new efforts made to cross-train employees across the organization; efforts in that area will continue to expand.

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Travel National Travel has continued to provide excellent service to USATF in this regard. In 2012, we continued the scope of their services to include not only booking airfares, but comprehensive hotel contracting and on the ground services at many of our events and activities. Dorothy Hawkins, our in-house National Travel representative, provides superior customer service to our athletes, volunteers and staff and has a comprehensive understanding of USATF’s policies, procedures and unique travel needs. In 2012, we booked approximately 2700 tickets and have had National Travel manage 18 major hotel blocks for events ranging from National Championships to High Performance Summits and meets to the Annual Meeting for a total of 8,888 room nights in 2012.
At year end, we plan to publish the new organization chart, a fluid document intended to reflect changes to the organizational structure based on assessments and organizational evolution. Respectfully submitted by, Renee Washington COO

Legal and Business Affairs
The Legal Department seeks to work with USATF staff, the Board of Directors, the Law and Legislation Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the various Committees and constituencies within USATF to advance the goals, initiatives and strategic vision of the organization while still protecting its general legal interests. To support the establishment of a culture that maximizes competitive excellence and a superior professional experience, we focus on customer service and work with others to improve the overall efficiency and functionality of their respective endeavors. Specifically, the Legal Department has helped protect USATF’s business and legal interests by: Preparing and reviewing all agreements
Page 52

that govern USATF’s business dealings and protecting USATF’s business interests; Ensuring proper internal and external policy compliance; Reviewing best practices and implementing said policy recommendations; Providing risk management, and insurance review and assessment services; Administering USATF’s anti-doping program, including with respect to reinstatement matters, imposition of sanctions and assistance with the development of policy regarding recovery of awards for athletes found to have been cheated by dopers; Managing the administration of grievance proceedings; Protecting USATF’s intellectual property interests; Managing citizenship issues with respect to the IAAF implementation of new citizenship rules; Managing all of USATF’s background screening processes; Continuing efforts to restructure the agents program to make it more relevant for agents and athletes; Serving as liaison for the Ethics and Law & Legislation Committees; Helping to proactively address potential issues to avoid needless, resource-draining issues and litigation; Hiring, retaining and managing outside counsel in all litigation proceedings; and Providing advisory assistance to the USATF CEO, Board of Directors and senior staff on miscellaneous matters. Respectfully submitted, Norman Wain General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs

Chief of Sport Performance
One of the key vision elements of the 20092012 USATF High Performance Plan was to “win more medals in more events than ever before.” The USA Track & Field Team

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL achieved our vision through great athlete performances fueled by great coaching, applied sports science and medicine, focused athlete support and development programs, excellent games preparation and team management, and a successful partnership with the USOC. Our Olympic team score of 304 points represents a 97-point (47%) increase over the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing – a vast improvement in just four years that underscores the depth and breadth of talent on our U.S. track and field team. The following is an excerpt from a press release, written by USATF Communications Manager Katie Branham, which provides an overview of Team USA’s stellar performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London:

points. Russia was second with 177 and Jamaica third with 107. Of significant note is that in addition to its 29 medals, Team USA scored nine fourth-place finishes. There were countless superlatives for the American team. Over the course of competition, Americans set one world record (women’s 4x100m relay) and three American records (men’s 4x100 relay twice; women’s 4x100m relay). The 2012 Olympic Team turned in the best performance ever at the Games in no fewer than 18 events. A full accounting of Team USA superlatives is below. Team USA Superlatives Allyson Felix is the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games 1st time U.S. women won 2 medals in the long jump The .55 improvement in the women’s 4x100m relay world record (41.37 to 40.82) was the largest drop in that event in the modern era. Will Claye’s bronze in the LJ and silver in the TJ marks the first time since 1936 that any man has medaled in both jumps at the Games and the first time an American has done it since Meyer Prinstein in 1904 2012 marks the fifth time the U.S. has gone 1-2 in the decathlon; the last time was 1956 Ashton Eaton’s 10.35 in the 100m is an Olympic decathlon record Galen Rupp’s silver medal in the men’s 10,000m is the first medal by an American since Billy Mills’ gold in 1964 Leo Manzano’s silver medal in the men’s 1,500m is the first medal by an American since Jim Ryun’s silver in 1968 Sanya Richards-Ross is only the second U.S. woman to win the 400 at the Games The two-medal effort by Richards-Ross and DeeDee Trotter in the 400 is the second for the U.S. in that event in Olympic history. The two-medal effort by Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter in the 200 is the second for
Page 53

With our medal tally of 29 medals, the USA Track & Field Team USA scored its biggest Olympic medal collection since the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona - a Games held in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Bloc. 2012 was an Olympics of historic significance for the U.S. team. We dominated the track & field competition, in both medals and points scoring, with USA, Russia and Jamaica going 1-2-3 in both measures. In the medal tally, Team USA finished with 29 medals (9 gold, 13 silver, 7 bronze), with Russia second with 18 (8 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze). Jamaica was third

with 12 medals - 4 each of gold, silver and bronze. In the placing tables, which score 1st through 8th place, Team USA dominated with 304

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

the U.S. in that event in Olympic history. The U.S. won multiple men’s’ medals in distances 1,500m and above for the first time since 1968 Best U.S. team finish in the men’s 1,500 since 1936 (2nd, 4th) Brigetta Barrett’s silver in the women’s high jump is the first U.S. medal since Louise Ritter won gold in 1988.
U.S.-best performances at Olympic Games (18) *Galen Rupp, men’s 10,000m - 27:30.90 *Trevor Barron, men’s 20km race walk 1:22:46 *Dawn Harper, women’s 100m hurdles (tie) - 12.37 *Matt Centrowitz, men’s 1,500m (run in the semifinals), 3:34.90

2012 High Performance Plan Outcomes The development and execution of the USATF High Performance Plan has guided our support of our athletes and contributed to the success they enjoyed in London. We continue to expand programs as needs arise, and direct resources to our athletes and coaches to aid in their training and preparation for World/Olympic competition. Our USATF High Performance Plan and programs have yielded the following outcomes thus far in 2012: Athlete Support and Tier System 2012 was the second year utilizing the Tier System, which ensures that our highest medal-potential athletes and their coaches are participating in USATF and USOC high performance and athlete support programs.
Tier IV 0 1 0 1 0 2 Dev. 0 0 0 0 0 0 No Tier Support 1 1 1 2 1 6 Collegians* 1 4 0 1 1 7

Tier I Gold Silver Bronze 4th-5th 6th-8th 14 12 5 11 5 47

Tier II 1 5 1 0 0 7

Tier III 0 0 0 0 1 1

Leo Manzano, men’s 1,500m - 3:34.79 (surpassing Centrowitz’s semifinal time) Maria Michta, women’s 20K walk - 1:32:27 Justin Gatlin, men’s 100m - 9.79 Duane Solomon, men’s 800m - 1:42.82 Aries Merritt, men’s 110m hurdles - 12.92 Men’s 4x100m relay - 37.38 in prelims Women’s 4x100m relay - 41.64 in prelims Women’s 4x100m relay - 40.82 Men’s 4x100m relay - 37.04 Brigetta Barrett, women’s HJ - 2.03m/6-8 Ashton Eaton, men’s decathlon - 8,869 pts. Lashinda Demus, women’s 400m hurdles 52.77

At the 2012 Olympic Games, our Tier I athletes brought home the majority of the medals, and were most prevalent among those who placed in the Top 8 in their respective events. This data demonstrates that the Tier System is an extremely efficient and effective way to serve our athletes and fuel results in World/Olympic competition.
Precision of Tier Selection: Overall, 92 of 125 (74%) top eight performances at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2011 World Championships have been by Tier 1 athletes, with 82% of finalists at the World Championships and 67% at the Olympic Games being Tier 1. 34 of 38 (89%) gold medal performances at the 2012 Olympic Games (19 of 21) and 2011 World Championships (15 of 17) have been by Tier athletes, 30 (79%) of which were Tier1.

Amber Campbell, women’s hammer 69.93m/229-5 Brittany Borman, women’s javelin 59.27m/194-5

Page 54

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL 87% (68 of 78) medal earning performances at the 2012 Olympic Games (39 of 44) and 2011 World Championships (29 of 34) have been by Tier athletes. Tier athletes comprised 74% of the 2012 Olympic Team (44% Tier 1, 19% Tier 2, 3% Tier 3, and 8% Tier 4). In 2012, the Tier System was expanded to provide funding and program support to an increased number of elite athletes. In 2011, there were 160 athletes receiving Tier benefits; in 2012 the total number increased by 46 for a total of 206 athletes. We expanded Tier 2 criteria to ensure viable athletes who were a Tier 1 or Tier 2 athlete in 2011 (based on 1-10 world ranking from 2010) that experienced serious injury, illness, or maternity leave in 2011, were still going to receive financial assistance in 2012. Tier 3 criteria was revised to ensure 2nd year post collegians who did not obtain the World Championship “A” standard in 2011 but achieved in 2010 would still qualify to receive some financial assistance. A Tier 4 category was added for those athletes who did not meet the Tier 1, 2, or 3 criteria, but who in the previous year placed first or second at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, or who were ranked among the top two U.S. athletes in their event. Tier 4 athletes must have achieved at least the 2011 IAAF World Championships “B” qualifying standard in 2011. Adding this new tier in 2012 allowed us to offer financial assistance to 19 more athletes. (approximately 800 hours of professional contact). For the first time, USATF biomechanists participated in the Olympic Training Camp and the Olympic Relay Camp, offering biomechanical analysis and feedback to our Olympic athletes at a critical time in their preparations. USATF Sport Performance Workshops and Sports Medicine Programs were successful in targeting potential Olympians prior to the Games, with 63 of the 115 individual event athletes receiving one or more of these services in 2012. Within the sprint and hurdle events, traditionally our highest medal producing group, 19 of the 30 US Olympic Team athletes participated in a total of 66 separate Workshops with on-track biomechanical analysis. 80% of individual medalists participated in a Workshop or received St. Vincent Sport Performance services. Data shows that Olympic Team athletes who participated in Sports Performance Workshops in 2012 saw an average of 2.3 times the amount of improvement in season’s best performance from 2011 to 2012, compared to athletes who did not participate in a Workshop. USATF’s continuing partnership with St Vincent Sports Performance and service agreement with Quest Diagnostics has allowed us to bring comprehensive sports medicine, rehabilitation, and blood testing services to all Tier athletes.

Sports Science and Medicine Since their inception in 2010, Sports Performance Workshops continue to expand, providing multiple, individualized interactive experiences with a network of leading sports science professionals from USATF and the USOC. An ambitious total of 24 Workshops were completed in the 2012 Olympic year, providing one-on-one analysis and counseling in the areas of biomechanics, physiology, sports psychology, nutrition, and functional movement screening to nearly 200 athletes
Page 55

Team USA Management and Operations Hyatt Regency Birmingham – Hotel for athletes, staff, personal coaches/medical Venues: Alexander Stadium, Birmingham High Performance Center and Sutton Park Training camp opened on July 17th -- 18 days prior to the start of track and field in London 55% of the athletes on the Olympic team and 44% of the individual medalists attended the training camp, and 100% of the medalists had their personal coach with them. 55% of the personal support staff at the Games received a Games “P” credential, a transferable credential or a coaches box

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs pass at the Games – up from 12 % in 2008. 1:10 ratio of medical staff to athletes vs. a 1:20 ratio in Beijing; doubling the number of medical staff serving our athletes. Of the athletes who won a medal or placed 4th through 8th, 100% of their personal coaches will receive a travel allowance from USATF to cover housing for the Games. Every athlete on the Olympic Team had their personal coach and personal medical credentialed to access USATF’s exclusive practice track at Mile End. 100% of the individual medalists’ personal coaches and 55% of their personal medical received Olympic Games credentials. variety of disciplines, including, sprints/hurdles, throws, jumps and distance. Entities were awarded grants in varying amounts from the $100,000 made available in 2012, to be used in support of the training efforts of the qualified, elite athletes at that center. The nine HP Training Centers received grants in the following funding categories: $18,000 (3), $11,000 (2) and $6,000 (4). As was the case in 2011, the 2012 HPTC Grants program was judged to be a highly successful program with a very good “return on investment” in terms of medals, top eight place finishers and team members at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 24 athletes who were members of the 2012 Olympic Team won 8 individual, medals, 8 relay medals, whereas another 6 placed among the top 8 finishers/finalists

Grants International Competitive Opportunity Grants: In 2012, $130,000 in International Competition Opportunity Grants was awarded to 62 Tier athletes as follows: Tier 1 - $2,500, Tier 2 - $2,000, Tier 3 $1,500, and Tier 4 - $1,000. The athletes submitted grant applications describing their need for the grant and their tentative schedule of international meetings for which these funds would be used. Special consideration was given to the following categories, with their grant award being $1,500: Those athletes who were not among Tiers 1, 2, 3 or 4 but whose performances were among the Top 10 World in 2012 Those “hardship” athletes who were Tier 1, 2, or 3 in 2011 (based on world ranking from 2010) but due to having experienced serious injury, illness or maternity leave in 2011, were excluded from the 2011 World Rankings List The athletes have continued to provide positive feedback regarding this program. Therefore, the plan is to continue the International Competitive Opportunities Grant program to enhance athletes’ participation in international competitions in both the spring and summer. High Performance Training Center Grants were awarded to a total of nine (9) different training sites around the country in a
Page 56

Coaching Programs As of fall 2012, the Coaches Registry has over 4,000 registered coaches. A two year recertification was a seamless process for coaches in the spring of 2012. The Coaches Registry was formed in the spring of 2010 to recognize coaches in good standing and assure the public and particularly USATF membership that USATF activities offer a safe environment to our athletes. Currently, the Coaches Registry serves as the gateway to all coaching programs including meet credentials, coaching stipends, grants, and staff positions on National staffs. A Coaches Oversight Committee, made up of distinguished coaches representing all constituent groups was named to provide oversight for all aspects of the registry. The Coaches Grant program provides necessary assistance to enhance the professional development of the coaching community. Over 35 grants, ranging from $450 to $1200, were awarded in 2012 to allow coaches to participate in HP Performance programs, professional symposiums and clinics, including the PEP, the NACACTFCA Congress, IAAF Academy, Emerging Elite Coaches CampCVOTC, and the Olympic Trials Mentorship program.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL The first IAAF Academy was conducted at Chula Vista OTC in January, 2012. With an internationally acclaimed faculty, 42 coaches participated in a weeklong school. Participants earned the IAAF Academy Diploma as Elite coaches and the LEVEL 3 USATF Coaching Education certification. Plans are underway for the second IAAF Academy in the US in January of 2013. Partnering the USATF Coaching Education program with the IAAF CECS (Coaches Education and Certification System) has strengthened the USATF CE Program and given it international recognition. Coaches Education program achieved accreditation for all courses offered in its professional pathway in 2012: The online Fundamentals of Coaching Track and Field is accredited by NFHS and NCACE (National Certifying Agency for Coaches Education); the LEVEL 1 was recently accredited by NCACE; and the LEVEL 2 and LEVEL 3 have been endorsed and accepted into the IAAF CECS. USATF is currently the only Coaching Education program for track and field that holds an accreditation from a certifying agency. provided ancillary coaching support to all visiting elite athletes. 2012 medalists who used the CVOTC for short term residency and training included; Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee, Brittany Reese, Jason Richardson.

IAAF World Indoor Championships Team USA left the World Indoor Championships with the most gold medals in team history. Team USA’s 10 gold medals bettered the mark of eight gold medals it set in 1993, 2003 and 2010. Team USA Medals Gold (10) Ryan Whiting, men’s shot put, 22.00m/72-2.25 Ashton Eaton, men’s heptathlon, 6,645 (WR)

Chula Vista Olympic Training Center Residence Program The 2012 Chula Vista OTC Residence Program produced 8 Olympians, 2 Olympic medals, and an American record in the women’s hammer, as well as supporting the efforts of resident Paralympic athletes in training and competition at the London Paralympics. Four resident coaches supported athletes in London for their Olympic competition. Head Coach Craig Poole was selected to serve on the staff of US Paralympics. The Chula Vista OTC staff collaborated with BMW in conducting biomechanical research for sprinters and jumpers, as well as integrating the full services of the USOC sport science offerings into the daily training regimen of resident athletes. The CVOTC experienced a plethora of Olympians utilizing the center in the Olympic year for warm weather training, medical support, and scientific analysis. The full-time staff of podium level coaches
Page 57

Sanya Richards-Ross, women’s 400m, 50.79 Chanute Lowe, women’s high jump, 1.98m/6-6 Justin Gatlin, men’s 60m, 6.46 Bernard Lagat, men’s 3,000m, 7:41.44 Aries Merritt, men’s 60m hurdles, 7.44 Brittney Reese, women’s long jump, 7.23m/23-

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs 8.75 (AR)Will Claye, men’s triple jump, 17.70m/58-1 Men’s 4x400m, Frankie Wright, Calvin Smith, Manteo Mitchell, Gil Roberts, 3:03.94 Silver (3) Janay DeLoach, women’s long jump, 6.98m/22-10.75 Christian Taylor, men’s triple jump, 17.63m/57-10.25 Women’s 4x400m, Leslie Cole, Natasha Hastings, Jernail Hayes, Sanya RichardsRoss, 3:28.79 Bronze (5) Natasha Hastings, women’s 400m, 51.82 Brad Walker, men’s pole vault, 5.80m/19-0.25 Michelle Carter, women’s shot put, 19.58/64-3 Tianna Madison, women’s 60m, 7.09 Erica Moore, women’s 800m, 1:59.97
NACAC Cross Country Championships, March 9-11 Port of Spain Trinidad: The Senior and Junior Men and Woman’s teams each dominated the championships each placing first. Highlighted by a lowest possible score of 10 by the women’s Junior Team and 12, 14, and 14 point totals from Junior Men’s, Senior Women’s, and Senior Men’s respectively. USA Women took home both the individual Junior and Senior Titles with wins from Shannon Osika and Liz Costello. IAAF World Race Walking Cup, May 1213 Saransk, Russia In the 20 km races, Barron placed 40th overall for Team USA men in a time of 1:24:54 while Melville placed 49th in the women’s competition in a time of 1:39:14. Team USA men finished 19th overall in the 20 km and the women placed 14th.

46. Alejandro Chavez, 46:28 59. Michael Nemeth, 46:48 58. Jonathon Hallman, 48:51 Women’s Junior 10 km (17th) 47. Maite Moscoso, 56:44 48. Abigail Dunn, 59:59 Men’s 20 km (19th) 40. Trevor Barron, 1:24:54 98. Patrick Stroupe, 1:37:59 101. Nicholas Christie, 1:41:48 103. Dan Serianni, 1:45:02 Women’s 20 km (14th) 49. Miranda Melville, 1:39:14 61. Erin Gray, 1:42:16 72. Lauren Forgues, 1:44:31 76. Kathleen Burnett, 1:46:11
NACAC U-23 Championships, July 6-8, Guanajuato, Mexico Team USA was once again completely dominant, taking a total of 67 medals, which included 31 gold medals.

In the junior 10 km competition, Alejandro Chavez led Team USA in the men’s division with his 46th place finish and Maite Moscoso led the women in placing 47th. Chavez finished with a time of 46:28 and Moscoso finished in 56:44 helping the men place 19th overall and the women finish 17th. Team USA finishers Men’s Junior 10 km (19th)
Page 58

Gold Medals (31) Amanda Bingson, women’s hammer throw, 71.39m/234-2 Brittany Smith, women’s shot put, 17.03m/5510.5 Aurieyall Scott, women’s 100m, 11.19 Tim Glover, men’s javelin, 78.28m/256-10 Marquis Dendy, men’s long jump, 7.68m/25-2.5 Gabe Proctor, men’s 10,000m, 30:46.85 Tynita Butts, women’s high jump, 1.82m/5-11.5 Jordan Hasay, women’s 1,500m, 4:22.16 Kyle Merber, men’s 1,500m, 3:51.61 Kiani Profit, women’s heptathlon, 5653 Michael Woepse, men’s pole vault, 5.40m/17-8.5 Rebecca Alexander, women’s 400m, 51.13 David Verburg, men’s 400m, 45.14 Jeremy Postin, men’s hammer throw, 68.32m/224-1 Brianna Rollins, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.60 Anna Jelmini, women’s discus, 53.93m/176-11 Alyssa Kulik, women’s steeplechase, 10:21.04 Andrea Geubelle, women’s triple jump, 13.14m/43-1.5 Andrew Bayer, men’s 5,000m, 15:13.01 Women’s 4x100m (Cambrya Jones, Octavious Freeman, Aurieyall Scott, Kimberly Duncan),

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL 43.58 Men’s 4x100m (Darrell Wesh, Charles Silmon, Marcus Rowland, Keenan Brock), 38.94 Sarah Callister, women’s 10,000m, 35:46.12 Jack Szmanda, men’s decathlon, 7,061 Michael Preble, men’s 800m, 1:48.69 Chanelle Price, women’s 800m, 2:04.48 Kimberly Duncan, women’s 200m, 22.72 Cassandra Tate, women’s 400m hurdles, 55.62 Jacob Thormaehlen, men’s shot put, 19.86m/65-2 Chris Phipps, men’s triple jump, 16.19m/53-1.5 Women’s 4x400m (Ellen Wortham, Rebecca Alexander, Cassandra Tate, Diamond Dixon), 3:28.64 Men’s 4x400m (James Harris, Chris Vaughn, Michael Preble, David Verburg), 3:03.81 Silver Medals (25) Jessica Flax, women’s heptathlon, 5544 Kenaan Brock, men’s 100m, 10.15 Brittany Smith, women’s hammer throw, 67.10m/220-1 Alyssa Hasslen, women’s shot put, 16.86m/553.75 Octavious Freeman, women’s 100m, 11.20 Sam Humphreys, men’s javelin, 77.04m/252-9 Kendal Spencer, men’s long jump, 7.67m/25-2 Elliot Krause, men’s 10,000m, 30:57.88 Mason Finley, men’s discus, 59.00m/193-7 Rachael Tylock, women’s 10,000m race walk, 53:16.59 Logan Miller, women’s pole vault, 4.25m/1311.25 Alec Faldermeyer, men’s hammer throw, 65.41m/214-7 Barret Nugent, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.32 Skylar White, women’s discus, 50.60m/166-0 Rebeka Stowe, women’s steeplechase, 10:45.14 Michelle Jenije, women’s triple jump, 13.13m/43-1 George Alex, men’s 5,000m, 15:28.27 Brent Vogel, men’s decathlon, 6,927 Sonnisha Williams, women’s long jump, 6.17m/20-3 Prezel Hardy, men’s 200m, 20.40 Jennifer Bergman, women’s 5,000m, 17:22.18 Ellen Wortham, women’s 400m hurdles, 57.10 Michael Stigler, men’s 400m hurdles, 50.48 Chris Bernard, men’s triple jump, 15.90m/52-2 Jared Bassett, men’s 3,000m steeplechase, 9:23.39 Bronze Medals (11) Charles Silmon, men’s 100m, 10.17 Allison Barwise, women’s high jump, 1.74m/58.5 Riley Masters, men’s 1,500m, 3:52.15 Nicole Bonk, women’s 10,000m race walk, 55:56.68 Logan Cunningham, men’s pole vault, 5.30m/17-4.5 Katie Matthews, women’s 10,000m, 36:21.29 Casimir Loxsom, men’s 800m, 1:49.35 Cambrya Jones, women’s 200m, 23.00 Keith Ricks, men’s 200m, 20.50 Dani Stack, women’s 5,000m, 18:07.87 Hayden Baillio, men’s shot put, 19.21m/630.25
IAAF World Junior Championships, July 10-15, Barcelona Spain. Team USA came out of the championships with the most overall medals (20), most golds (9), equaled for most silvers (4), most bronzes (7) and most team points (188). The point total of 188 points is the most for any U.S. junior squad, beating out the 187½ points amassed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2002. Only that 2002 squad tallied more medals (21) than this 2012 squad. World Junior Championship Records Ashley Spencer, women’s 400 meters, 50.50 American Junior Records Gunnar Nixon, men’s decathlon, 8018 WJL, PB (11.23, 7.12, 14.54, 2.10, 49.13 [4164] / 14.54, 42.23, 4.50, 56.25, 4:22.36 [3777]) Brianna Nerud, women’s steeplechase, 10:00.72 HSR, PB High School Records Mary Cain, women’s 1500 meters, 4:11.01 Brianna Nerud, women’s steeplechase, 10:00.72 AJR Brianna Nerud, women’s steeplechase [semifinal], 10:08.15 Kendell Williams, women’s heptathlon, 5578 (13.74, 1.81, 10.70, 24.94, 6.11w, 30.48, 2:26.

Page 59

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs 2012  Barcelona  ESP  USA  Kenya  Russia  Ethiopia  Germany  20  13  8  7  6  2010  Moncton  CAN  USA  Kenya  Russia  Germany  China  15  15  9  8  7  2008  Bydgoszcz  POL  USA   Kenya  Germany  Ethiopia  Cuba  17  11  10  10  8  2006  Beijing  CHN  China  Kenya  USA  Russia  Jamaica  17  15  11  10  8  2004  Grosseto  ITA  USA  Russia  Germany  Jamaica  China  19  18  12  9  8  2002  Kingston  JAM  USA  China  Jamaica  Russia  Eth & Ken  21  11  11  10  8 

  1.    The  20  medal  count  in  Barcelona  was  the  2nd  highest  at  World  Juniors,  just  off  the  21  medals  won  in  Jamaica (nearby) in 2010.  2.    Many  medalists  were  high  school  seniors  and  college  frosh, indicating  the  likelihood  of  future  success  at  world level events.  3.    Vis‐à‐vis  the  strong  nations  in  broad  event  areas,  USA  continued  to  show  dominance  in  the  sprints  &  hurdles, limited success in select jumping, throwing and multi‐events, and improvement in the middle & long  distance events. 

Elite Athlete Programs – USADA
USADA For 2012 – the USADA numbers held steady as USADA continued to allocate resources from in competition testing to out of competition. In a change from previous years, USADA required IAAF sanction events to pay for their drug testing costs and not allow USATF to allocate our covered tests for IFsanctioned events. This affected the two Diamond League meetings (NYC and Eugene) and the 3 World Majors Marathons (Boston, Chicago and NYC). Currently the Registered Testing Pool stands at 400 athletes and over the 4 quarters, we have averaged about 96% compliance. For In Competition testing, USATF allocated approximately 350 tests at 17 events in 2011, including 168 tests at the U. S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field in Eugene, Oregon.

pertinent to Elite Athletes regarding USA Track & Field, IAAF, athlete support programs and anti-doping news as well as contact information for USATF staff and key committee members and a comprehensive calendar of domestic and international events, was sent to over 700 elite athletes, 300 NCAA coaches and agents in April. There were four issues of Elite Beat, a magazine specifically for elite athletes that provides timely information on upcoming events, deadline and news. It is also sent to 700 elite athletes, 300 NCAA coaches and agents. Submitted by, Melissa Beasley Associate Director, Elite Athlete Relations

Our initiative to test on the youth level continued in 2012, testing 32 athletes at four events. We focus our efforts on the older age groups - intermediate boys, intermediate girls, young men and young women as our randomly selected athletes.
Athlete Publications For the 2nd straight year, we did a printed version of the Elite Athlete Handbook. The handbook, which is 120+ pages of information
Page 60

Team USA Management/Operations
During the 2012 National Teams season, USA Track & Field provided support to 18 national team events serving over 550 athletes and 150 team staff members. The following information will provide the reader with a sense of how the national teams program is functioning.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Five Nations Match Gold – 2 Silver – 2 Bronze - 4 Team Placing – 5th IAAF World Indoor Championships Gold – 10 Silver – 3 Bronze – 5 Team Placing – 1st NACAC Cross Country Championships Sr. Men's team place – 1st Sr. Women's team place – 1st Jr. Men's team place – 1st Jr. Women's team place – 1st Penn Relays Gold – 6 IAAF World Race Walk Cup Jr. Men's 10km team place – 19th Jr. Women's 10km team place – 17th Men's 20km team place – 19th Women's 20km team place – 14th IAAF World Junior Championships Gold – 9 Silver – 4 Bronze – 7 Team Placing – 1st NACAC Under-23 Championships Gold – 31 Silver – 25 Bronze - 11 Team Placing – 1st USA vs Canada Race Walk Junior Jr. Men's team place – 2nd Jr. Women's team place – 1st Thorpe Cup (USA vs Germany Multi) Men – 2nd Women – 1st Olympic Games Gold – 9 Silver – 13 Bronze - 7 Team Placing – 1st DecaNation Team Placing – 1st IAAF World Half Marathon Men – 4th Women – 5th 24 Hour Championships Men – 3rd Women – 1st NACAC Mountain Running Championships Men – 2nd Women – 1st World Mountain Running Championships Men – 4th Women – 1st Jr Men – 9th Jr Women – 6th

Olympic Games
Olympic Games Training Camp USATF hosted a pre-competition training camp in Birmingham, England prior to the Olympic Games. After an athlete survey confirmed that athletes prefer to have training camps located within a two hour or less commute, USATF worked with Local Organizers to identify the Hyatt Regency Birmingham as the training camp base hotel. Alexander Stadium, Birmingham High Performance Center and Sutton Park were used to accommodate the needs of all the athletes on the team, including long throws, distance runners, jumper and sprinters. The pre-competition training camp in Birmingham opened on July 17th, which was 18 days prior to the start of track and field in London. Those in attendance had access to quality medical treatment, including the use of the light weight ice vests and filming and film analyses by sports scientist. Additionally, personal coaches and medical could request to stay in the same hotel as the athletes and a friends and family hotel was identified within a 3 – 5 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency. 55% of the athletes on the Olympic team attended the training camp 4% of the individual medalists attended training camp

Page 61

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
Athletes’ Personal Support Staff USATF continues to promote the best practice of providing personal support staff access to their athletes at the Olympic Games. The 2012 Olympic Games medal count of 29 total medals, with 4 relay medals continues to support the premise that athletes perform better when their personal coach/personal medical can work with their athletes. Because the IOC limits the ability of personal support staff to access their athletes at official Olympic Games training venues, USATF worked directly with the USOC to identify an exclusive USA training site at Mile End, where personal support staff could work with their athletes on a daily basis leading up to competition. Mile End was equipped with a 400m track with amenities for all event groups and included a full weight room, medical support, summing pool, a USOC nutritionist, sports science and high speed filming. Additionally, USATF worked with the USOC to secure rooms at the University of East London for personal support staff. 33% of the personal support staff attending the Olympic Games also attended the training camp in Birmingham. Of the medalist who attended training camp 100% had their personal coach with them. Of the athletes on the team, 88% of their personal support staff were housed at athlete hotel at training camp or the USOC housing in London. 55% of the personal support staff at the Games received a Games “P” credential, a transferable credential or a coaches box pass at the Games – up from 12 % in 2008. This change is due to USATF’s efforts in acquiring transferable passes at the Olympic Games. Of the athletes who won an individual medal at the Games 100% had their personal coach and 55% of personal medical credentialed with a Games credential in some manner. Every athlete on the Olympic Team had their personal coach and personal medical credentialed for USATF’s exclusive practice track at Mile End. Of the athletes who won a medal at the Olympic Games, 100% of their personal
Page 62

coaches will receive a travel allowance from USATF to cover housing for the Games. Of the athletes who placed 4th through 8th at the Games personal coaches will receive a smaller travel allowance. Respectfully submitted by, Sandy Snow, Director of International Championship Teams Aron McGuire, Associate Director of International & Championships Teams

Director of Coaching
Director of Coaching is a multi-faceted position which covers Coaching Education, Awards and Grants for Coaches, oversight of the Olympic Training Center coaching staff at Chula Vista, and National staff liaison with the Coaching Education Committee and the Coaches Advisory Committee. The 2012 Olympic year was a productive year for the coaching community which produced over twenty personal coaches who contributed to the medal count at the London Olympics. Coaching education was recognized by NCACE as the only certified coaching education program for Track and Field by awarding the LEVEL 1 school with a credential from their agency. The IAAF certified the LEVEL 2 program as an equivalent program to the IAAF CECS professional pathway for its LEVEL 4 course. In January, USATF conducted its first IAAF Academy at the Chula Vista Training Center. After a weeklong school with an internationally acclaimed faculty, 40 coaches completed the course from 8 different countries. We now have 25 USATF coaches who earned the highest coaching diploma awarded by the IAAF. Level 1 schools were conducted in over 40 locations and no request by an association for Level I school assistance was denied. Most significantly, the director of coaching along with a CE strategic planning committee drafted a document that has been approved

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL by the CEO and Chief of Sport Performance to guide the development and maintenance of the CE program for the next four years. This Strategic plan will provide the road map to direct new initiatives for CE which can make the program more sustainable while also improving on the quality of the products being offered. The partnership with the IAAF coaching education program continues to grow as the second IAAF Academy for Throws and Jumps has reached maximum capacity for the Dec. 30- January 5 dates. The academy will again be conducted at the CVOTC site and feature coaches from the USATF resident coaching staff as well as some of the most noted international experts in the specific event areas. Under the leadership of the Director of Coaching, the Grants Committee from the Coaches Advisory Committee continues to expand its opportunities to assist coaches in enriching their professional experiences by sponsoring travel grant assistance to a number of outstanding clinics and professional meetings. Along with the PEP, the NACACTFA Congress, and the Olympic Trials Mentorship Program, over $20,000 was awarded to aspiring coaches. One of the most successful program is the newly created mentorship program in which an emerging elite coach selects a Master Coach to shadow in either a practice setting or competition setting. Six coaches shadowed Master coaches at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon for 4 days. Master Coaches participating in the program included George Williams, Kevin Reid, Vince Anderson, Robert Gary, Joe Vigil, Bob Larsen, and Sue Humphrey. Each recipient is asked to write a synopsis of their experience which will be presented at the Coaches Advisory Committee at the Annual Meeting. A list of recommendations for the Coaches Registry culminated the work of the Coaches Registry Task Force. The Board of directors’ approved recommendations that were implemented in January of 2012. The new cost of the process for recertification was reduced to $16 for the two year background screen for members of the Coaches Registry. After a smooth recertification period starting in January of 2012, there are now over 3000 members of the Coaches Registry and all
Page 63

USATF coaching benefits are connected to membership in the Coaches Registry. The Registry serves as the gateway for coaches who desire to be involved in USATF coaching activities. Also, a Coaches Registry Oversight Committee of active coaches was created which includes Bob Larsen, Bev Kearney, Cliff McKenzie, and Beth Alford-Sullivan. The Olympic Training Center residency program was successful this summer in placing 8 athletes on the Olympic Team, establishing a new American record in the women’s hammer, and earning two Olympic medals by Will Claye in the London Olympics jumps. The center hosted a series of Olympic trials qualifying meets for field event athletes and was constantly visited by our elite athlete community as they prepared for the Olympics. Respectfully submitted, Terry Crawford Director of Coaching

Membership & Associations
USATF is on the move! This is the fourth straight year of record growth for membership in all categories – membership, clubs and sanctions! Membership 114,763* Member Clubs/Organizations 3008 Sanctions 6,976 *While this number, technically, does not break the record for members, it is the highest number in over 15 years (when several major marathons requirement participants to be USATF members). Below please find the highlights from the past year categorized under the areas of Membership & Sanctions, Association-based programs and Masters Track & Field programs.

Membership & Sanctions
Individual Memberships In 2012, 114,897 members joined USATF

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs which represents an members from 2011 number of members in the past five years the has increased by 26% increase of 10,837 and is the highest over 12 years. Over number of members the greatest number of sanctions in any year since 2001 (when “modern” sanction record keeping began). Additionally, over 14,203 certificates of insurance will be issued this year thus providing insurance coverage to events and their facilities.
USATF Sanctions 2001‐2012
7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012

USATF Membership 2001‐2012
120000 114897 115000 110000 104060 100908 105000 96992 100000 90960 95000 88119 90000 85320 86250 82213 85000 79423 80000 74196 76654 75000 70000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Below are other highlights from the past year: Mailed welcome packets to each member, which included a membership card and member decal. 89% of our members joined online compared to 86% in 2011; 84% in 2010; 78% in 2009; 74% in 2008, 69% in 2007, 66% in 2006, 59% in 2005, 51% in 2004, 41% in 2003, and 27% in 2002. Continued communications with our membership via Fast Forward and Fast Forward Express (our email blast outreach).

Association-Based Programs 2012 was a successful year in many ways in terms of building infrastructure for our Associations. Below some of the highlights:
Association Email Marketing Service Each USATF Association has been set-up with a Delivra account, a free email marketing service that is Association Specific. This email marketing service helps with our branding campaign to keep a consistent look within our Associations. To date, 26 (half) of our Associations have taken advantage of this service. Association Marketing Kits Now in its fourth year, each Association was provided a $500 stipend to purchase marketing items such as media backdrops, tents, finish line tape, course marking barricade tape, and finish line banners. Association Workshops In August, the annual USATF Associations Workshop was held in Pittsburgh, PA. Fiftyone (51) Associations were represented and there were over 145 total attendees (including staff). Sessions conducted at the Workshop included: USATF Network Training (for Association Webmasters) and an Overview (for all attendees); USATF Email Marketing Training (for Association Communications Chairs) and

Club Membership In 2012, 3008 clubs/organizations joined USATF, an increase of 192 compared to 2011.
USATF Clubs/Organisations 2001‐2012
3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Sanctions As of early November, over 6900 sanctions have been processed. This number represents
Page 64

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL an Overview (for all attendees); Tour of Associations Resource Center; Sanctions 2013 and Beyond; Leadership Forum; Association Awards Programs; Annual Meeting Preparation; Regional Coordinator’s Updates; and Risk Management.
Association Accreditation Compiled 2011 data in the seventeen accreditation categories for each of the Associations. This data was then compared to the minimum standards in the seventeen categories. Each Association received a customized “2011 Association Accreditation Statistics” report. There are 43 Associations that have been recognized with “full accreditation”; 10 are recognized with “provisional accreditation” and 3 are recognized with “suspension of voting rights.” Currently, the accreditation level for one Association (New York) has not yet been established. For the 2011 accreditation year, five (5) Associations were recognized with “Outstanding Association” awards for meeting the minimum standards in all seventeen categories plus higher standards in three of the categories. The five (5) Associations were: (Silver) Long Island, Pacific (Bronze) New England, New Mexico and Pacific Northwest Association Grants Program The Association Grants Program provides local Associations the ability to tell USA Track & Field where they need money to begin new programs, expand current ones, or enhance their local infrastructure and to date has awarded $209,077 since its inception in 2002. The Operations Committee [Association Grants] awarded $13,187 to seven Associations for programs/ equipment, based on category. Club Championship Events Worked with the local organizing committee and the USATF Club Council to promote and stage the USATF National Club Track & Field Championship in Omaha, NE. 161 athletes from 22 clubs from 25 states competed in this year’s meet with five (5) meet records
Page 65

established. In addition to the national meets, we worked very closely with coordinating the promotion of seven (7) regional track & field championships. These events were held in Los Angeles (June 2); Atlanta, GA (June 2-3); Seattle, WA (June 9); St Louis, MO (June 10); New York, NY (June 10); Waukesha, WI (June 14-17); and Houston, TX (June 16)

Masters Track & Field Programs Our staff continued to work closely with the Masters T&F Committee on several initiatives in 2012; among them were:
World Masters Athletics (WMA) Championships Worked closely with the WMA team management staff to verify the 82 entries for the WMA Athletics Championships Indoor located in Jyväskylä, Finland; April 3-8. National Championships Setup event information pages and online entries on the USATF website for the following championships: USA Masters Indoor Champs USA Masters Outdoor Champs USA Masters Throws Champs

Attended the Indoor Championships to coordinate/support: Venue setup (USATF branding) Results posted online Promotion (news releases and photo galleries) Looking toward 2013, the national office will continue to support the committee(s) in its marketing and promotion of their events and athletes via the website, Fast Forward, and other outlets. We also will work closely with the local organizing committees in Landover, MD (Indoors) and Olathe, KS (Outdoors) to help in the promotion and conduct of the national championships being held in those cities as well as the hosts of the regional championships. A big “thank you” to Ed Koch, Gary Snyder, Karen Krsak, and others in the Organizational Services, Masters Track & Field, and Associations committees for their continued

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs devotion and dedication to making our organization function so well. Their work and dedication to USATF and the Athletics community is beyond reproach. Lastly, you could not ask for a more dedicated staff than those found in the Membership & Associations Department for providing the support needed to make all these programs and services a reality. Lori Bird, recently promoted to Membership Manager; Carmen Triplet, Sanction Programs Coordinator; and Marilyn Turner, Member Services Representative and Receptionist, come in each day to not only provide our constituents with the service they deserve but also continue to find new/better ways to make their experience with USATF a great one! Respectfully submitted, Sherry Quack Associations & Members Services Manager submitted and passed a criminal background check. More importantly, we have identified nine (9) individuals who have not met the criteria for being considered a coach/volunteer in good standing. These individuals were “screened out” and notices went out to all parents on the club letting them know that the individual was not eligible to attend practices or club activities.
Mark Springer Travel Grant Program Once again, the year kicked off with a strong statement of support from the USATF Foundation. With a dedicated focus to support and broaden youth participation in track and field, the Foundation once again provided a grant to help support the Mark Springer Travel Grant program.

Youth Programs
2012 proved to be another successful year for with an increase in overall membership and participation. Youth membership increased to over 80,000 members and nearly 2,300 youth clubs. Some primary contributors to this success was the continuation of a National Youth Indoor competition, including the subbantam age group in national competitions and the commitment to improve the overall youth athlete experience in our sport.
Youth Club Coach/Volunteer Criminal Background Check Program On November 1, 2012, USATF changed its background screening processes and criteria in an effort to make the process more transparent and easier to follow. These changes were sent via email to the Youth Committee and coaches to create awareness and avoid any confusion that could result from these changes.

As a result of the Foundation’s grant $50,000 in travel grants were awarded in 2012, 131 clubs submitted grant applications in 2012. Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 400 clubs have received over $432,000 in support.
Win with Integrity/Clean Kids Program This initiative began in 2008 with an emphasis on educating youth athletes about the various components of drug testing. In 2011 USATF coordinated drug testing at the USA Youth Track & Field Championships, World Youth Track & Field Trials, USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, and the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships. Youth Administrators Workshop The 2012 Youth Administrators Workshop was the 6th interactive educational, seminar dedicated to providing information on how to best administer various youth programs and events. Sessions included a review on logo guidelines, club registration and batch processing, emerging technology, instruction on proper meet management, and recommendations on how to build successful relationships with CVBs and Sports Commissions. National Youth Championship Events Over 2200 athletes participated in the 2011
Page 66

Since the inception of the program in 2007, TCLogiQ has screened 15,568 individuals who coach or volunteer at youth practices,

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on December 10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The City of Myrtle Beach and USATF South Carolina hosted this competition. The 2012 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships were held in Maverick Stadium in Arlington, TX, from June 26 – July 1. This competition fielded nearly 2600 athletes from around the country. The USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships were held in Baltimore, MD July 23 – 29. The event was hosted by Morgan State University and USATF Potomac Valley. This year’s competition was the largest USATF Junior Olympic competition to date with nearly 8000 athletes competing over the 7 day period. All youth athletes who placed made the finals (placed top 8) received a custom USATF “All American” hat sponsored by Nike.
Junior Olympic Awards & Competition Bib Program More than 40,000 athletes competed in the Association, Regional and National levels of the Junior Olympic Track & Field Program.

athletes competed in this event. Respectfully Submitted, Arionne Allen Associate Director of Youth Programs

Olympic Trials A major focus of the Events Department in 2012 was the production and oversight of three separate Olympic Trials events for the Marathon, Men’s 50 km Race Walk and Track & Field. USATF was fortunate to have the resources of Local Organizing Committees for each Olympic Trials that provided a truly exceptional experience for athletes, fans and media.
The highlights of each Olympic Trials include:
U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon The Olympic Trials Marathon was conducted in Houston, Texas on January 14, the day before the 40th running of the Houston Marathon and was produced in cooperation with the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC).

Once again, all Junior Olympic Association and Regional-level meets (track & field and cross country) were given the opportunity to request competition bibs for their meets. This complements the awards and ribbons program that also extends to preliminary Junior Olympic meets. In 2012 over 160,000 awards and 85,000 bib numbers were sent out to youth developmental and Junior Olympic events.
Indoor National & Zone Championships The Indoor Zonal Track & Field series continued in 2012 with zone meet sites in Hillside, IL; Birmingham, AL; Flagstaff, AZ and Toms River, NJ. Each of the meets received a financial support, medals, and bib numbers to support meet operations. Similar to the Junior Olympic program, athletes had to participate in a zone competition to advance to the National Indoor Championships in Bloomington, IL March 10-11. Nearly 800
Page 67

The Houston Marathon Committee committed a budget of more than $2.3 million to provide athletes with the experience of a lifetime. Amenities and services included a dedicated U.S. athlete hospitality area, massage therapists, space for personal medical and dining area. For the first time featured the men’s and women’s events in the same city, on the same day. An estimated crowd of 40,000 spectators lined the streets as the first race of the day began with 158 men at starting 8:00 a.m. while 223 women started at 8:15 a.m. Designed to mimic the Olympic Marathon course in London, the course started with a 2.2 mile loop before the athletes continued on to an eight-mile criterion loop which was completed three times.

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Leading up to the historic Olympic Trials Marathon, the LOC produced a monthly email, entitled the Trials Standard. This email newsletter included updates on activities planned for race weekend, athlete features and “a look back” at past Olympic Trials Marathons. This newsletter was sent to the HMC email database which included more than 80,000 subscribers as well as local and national media outlets. Additionally, the Olympic Trials Marathon was the beneficiary of a national same-day broadcast on NBC, receiving 2-hours of coverage on race day.
Men’s 50 km Race Walk The men’s 50 km Race Walk was hosted by the San Diego Track Club in Santee California on January 21.

Hammertime officially kicked off the Olympic Trials competition on Thursday, June 21, at the Nike World Headquarters where more than 5,000 spectators attended the event. The Olympic Track & Field Trials saw an impressive attendance of 173,153 over the eight days of competition and featured many extraordinary highlights including one world record set by Ashton Eaton in the decathlon, two American Records, and nine Olympic Trials Records. In all, a total of 122 athletes punched their ticket to London to represent the United States in the Olympic Games. In addition to the outstanding athletic performances, the Olympic Trials - Track & Field provided a regional economic impact of $37,131,047, with 70% coming from visitors from outside of the local area over the period of 10.5 days.

The field of 13 athletes competed on a 2kilometer criterion loop in front of more than 1000 spectators. John Nunn of the WCAP was the Olympic Trials champion, completing the race in 4:04:41.
Track & Field The largest national championship track meet in the world, the U.S. Olympic Trials hosted more than 1,000 athletes competing for the right to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games.

Visa Championship Series In the 8th year of the Visa Championship Series, we witnessed four different individuals walk away with the title of Visa Champion. Each individual was honored with a $25,000 cash prize courtesy of Visa.
On the men’s side during indoor season we saw Galen Rupp win his first Visa crown, while also becoming the first male distance runner to achieve this honor. His American record two mile time of 8:09.72, run at the USATF Classic in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was the mark that allowed him to secure this title. Chaunte Lowe jumped her way to her second VCS title—first on the indoor circuit—with a jump of 2.02m (6-7 ½) at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the outdoor season, Ashton Eaton not only won the VCS title on the men’s side, but also set a decathlon world record mark in the process. His world record mark, 9,039 points set at the Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon, wrapped up his first VCS crown. The U.S. Olympic Trials Track & Field was also the site of the winning mark in the VCS on the
Page 68

2012 saw the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field return to one of the most hallowed sites in the sport, Hayward Field, site of the '72, '76, '80 and '08 Olympic Trials. Eugene has long been dubbed "Track Town, USA" for its rich track and field history and the community's appreciation of the sport. The Nike Prefontaine Classic regularly draws standing-room-only crowds, while athletes consistently rate Hayward Field as having one of the most compelling atmospheres of any stadium in the world. New for 2012, the LOC provided a unique venue for the Hammer competitors and fans.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL women’s side. Allyson Felix’s personal best time of 21.69 seconds in the 200m earned her the VCS crown—the first of her career. goals of USATF’s strategic plan and the key financial and operating strategies set out by the Board, Budget and Finance Committee and other organizational leaders. Key accomplishments include: Processed over 30,000 transactions (disbursements, receipts, invoices, etc.) and another 100,000 plus through www.usatf.org. Provided comprehensive financial reports to our Board of Directors. Reported to the USOC on our 2011 and 2012 high performance grants and provided financial oversight in the development of the 2013 grant request. Prepared 2011 financial statements and analysis for our Audit Committee and external auditors, Crowe Horwath, resulting in a clean opinion and positive changes in controls and accounting practices. Actively managed the 2013 budget process, working closely with every program and staff liaison to insure appropriate prioritization and collaboration. Filed 2011 annual tax returns including Federal and state income tax, property tax, retirement plan, and multi-state sales tax returns. Maintained a comprehensive insurance plan to manage risk for USATF and its associations, clubs, and event organizers. Assess internal controls, financial policies and business best practice on an ongoing basis, seeking to continually strengthen USATF’s business practices.

Other Championships and events In addition to the Olympic Trials, USATF also conducted more than 50 championship events ranging from Junior Olympic and Youth events to Masters Track & Field and Long Distance Running events. Results and highlights for each can be found at www.usatf.org/Events--Calendar/National-Championships.aspx.
Submitted by, Jim Estes Director of Events

Report of the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Development
(Finance, Merchandise and Website Programs) Our team has made it a priority to develop a thorough understanding of USATF’s business activities. This enables us to focus on both quantitative and qualitative goals and to serve as a critical control mechanism for the organization. On the quantitative side, we manage tens of thousands of transactions per year as efficiently as possible, and seek savings in all areas of the organization. These savings are returned to programs or invested in USATF’s future. On the qualitative side, we deliver meaningful financial and business information to our Board, professional staff and other leaders in the organization. This information goes beyond reporting numbers. We seek to interpret the data and provide proactive suggestions and insights that drive business improvements.

Finance The Financial Report, contained elsewhere in this booklet, describes the 2011 and 2012 financial results and introduces highlights of our 2013 budget. Regardless of yearly results, we remain focused on achieving the
Page 69

Merchandise USATF’s online and event-based apparel sales program continues to flourish. We work closely with Nike to create a diverse line of men’s and women’s technical and casual apparel. Many of you are our best customers! Our sales team brings a high level of enthusiasm and energy as they help design new products, develop new ways to promote, and travel the country to sell at the grass roots level. Some key markers include: Overall merchandise sales are expected to be up by more than 30% over 2011. Sold merchandise at 40-50 events around the country throughout the year. Designed over 250 new merchandise products for 2012 and 2013.

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Website Programs One of our ongoing priorities at USATF is to continue to identify and implement ways that our website can better serve the organization, from basic functionality and content for our customers, to developing new business development tools. The following outlines several key accomplishments in 2012: Upgraded the USATF Website to a new, high performance server environment. Installed a new affiliate ad network to turn web ad space into a revenue generator. Performed a technological assessment of each department within USATF. Eighteen USATF Associations have joined the USATF Website Network launched in 2011 and we are expanding this program to include USATF clubs beginning in early 2013.
Built and launched online application functionality for club memberships and event sanctions. We are finalizing an event registration portal to begin to offer Online Event Registration on a broad scale starting in 2013. Looking ahead, we plan to continue working hard to maintain our status as an efficient business organization – one that places its athletes, coaches, volunteers, members and fans at the forefront. We have seen the benefits of running segments of our business as an entrepreneur would – serve customers, contain costs, and grow revenues. We look to extend that attitude to more programs and events. Fortunately, the professional staff, the Board and the Budget and Finance Committee will be a part of these efforts, so we are confident we can continue to reach even the highest goals. Respectfully submitted by: Gina Miller, USATF Chief Financial Officer Jed Cornforth, USATF Director of Business Development

Integrated Marketing & Communications Department
Created in late 2011, USATF’s Integrated Marketing & Communications Department brings under one umbrella USATF’s marketing, communications and broadcasting efforts. Below is a summary of key measurable achievements in these three areas.

Branding Early in 2012, in an effort to unify what had been an inconsistent look and feel. USATF completed a rebranding of its look for publications, collateral and membership materials. This included a redesign of USATF publications, redesigned membership cards and promotional materials, the design of print ads, championship event logos, and the development of banners and other promotional materials. Feedback from members was very favorable, with many noting that they can now clearly identify when they receive USATF materials in the mail, simply by the look. Grass Roots Activation and Outreach USATF sent its Marketing Activation Tour on the road to eight markets across the country in 2012. The Marketing Tour leveraged a hands-on approach to better understand USATF members and untapped communities. Each market focus was broken into three main objectives: Build USATF brand awareness Invest in the current USATF membership and engage new members Capture data to better understand how USATF is perceived by the public, including our members; to evaluate areas of opportunity and grown and to leverage new sponsorship relationships and opportunities By visiting a wide range of locations and diverse consumer groups, we were able to get a statistically relevant snapshot of consumer opinions of USATF.

Through our national activation, the following
Page 70

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL themes emerged through hard data and observational conclusions: The more cultural or lifestyle elements we added to the activation, the more foot traffic it drew The sport draws a huge range of socioeconomic demographics People were USATF members primarily because they “had” to be to participate in certain events People reported USATF merchandise, race entry, supporting Team USA and Youth Programs as a primary reasons they would join USATF The activation succeeded in engaging current members and educating the public on who we are The majority of participants surveyed stated that, as a runner they find relevance to USATF, however when asked if they were members more than 60% said no. When surveying collegiate athletes at the NCAAs, 87% found relevance to USATF, 56% stated that they had competed in a USATF Youth Programs, and 58% stated that they planned on competing after their college eligibility. Students also stated that they would join USATF if we provided scholarship opportunities, networking opportunities and Elite Development Clubs. Ranking and recognition were among the most valuable benefits to youth members; 33% of youth athletes found All-American Status valuable and 31% found ranking status valuable. 81% of youth athletes had expectations of attending college on a track & field scholarship after completing high school. College Prep tools, financial assistance and additional online tools were rated member benefits to assist parents and guardians. 45% of parents said they would join USATF if we provided benefits specifically designed for their needs. Coaches rated financial assistance, online resources and member benefits specifically dedicated to the youth as top benefits to fit their needs. USATF will use the data and observations gleaned from the outreach effort to hone the
Page 71

program in 2013 and tailor sponsorship and marketing programs.
Sponsor relations The focus of 2012 was to improve sponsor relations with existing sponsors and to begin to forge relationships with possible new partners. USATF’s relationship with Nike is in a new era of cooperation in efforts extending well beyond traditional areas, into lifestyle branding and mass marketing. The marketing team has held several team-building meetings with Nike, BMW, Visa, St. Vincent Sports Performance and Gill Athletics, among other suppliers. In 2012 we made proposals to five blue-chip companies in the restaurant, personal products, energy, telecommunications and accessory categories and continue to pursue those leads. Alumni Relations The IMC worked closely with the Alumni Association to stage an Alumni Legends basketball game at the Olympic Trials, which raised money for charity. We established an alumni ticketing policy for the Trials and incorporated legends in all Olympic Trials awards ceremony, while also providing VIP access.

Communications 2012 was a busy year for the USATF Communications team. As part as the IMC, Jill Geer oversaw the department until September 1 when Susan Hazzard began supervising managers Jared Slinde and Katie Branham.
Coverage of events proceeded as normal with numerous USA road, track & field and XC Championships, Indoor World Champs and finally the Olympic Games which made for a busy season. In the publications world, the most exciting change in 2012 was the development of the USATF digital app and online digital version of USATF’s membership magazine Fast Forward. Below are quantitative numbers for 2012 communications efforts, January 1-October 26, 2012:

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
General Media Press releases – 338 (includes all website content) USATF-hosted promotional press conferences – 12 (two at U.S. Open, one at USA Indoors, five at Olympic Trials, two at Olympic Training Camp, two at Olympic Games. Also two Media Days at team practice) Teleconferences– 5 (Indoor American records, Max Siegel hiring, two before adidas Grand Prix, Aries Merritt) Credentialed media at Olympic Trials (excluding photographers) – 439 Credentialed photographers at Olympic Trials – 122 Social media

44,245 followers Gained 30,014 Twitter followers (649 percent increase) 5,800 link clicks, 10,922 mentions, 22,245 rewets Sent 1,268 tweets

event in Washington, DC. with First Lady Michelle Obama and 60 school children from the DC area. In July, Davis Patton, Wallace Spearman, Michelle Carter, Lauren Williams and Team USA coaches Amy Deem and Andrew Valmon took part in an event at the US Ambassador’s home in London with over 2,000 kids taking part in activities sponsored by and later televised by Nickelodeon. U.S. athletes took part in over 20 Win with Integrity events. More than 12,500 children were reached in person. USATF received a $30,000 grant for Track in a Box and Win with Integrity Program thanks to a partnership with Citi that was fostered by Sonya Richards.

Post-Olympic Hometown Heroes Program
Arranged or assisted in public appearance events for 35 Olympic athletes Worked with nine separate events, with one event featuring 20 athletes being Outreach efforts included the states of Georgia (three appearances), North Carolina, California, Texas, Florida, Virginia and Tennessee

142,375 likes Gained 55,500 Facebook likes (227 percent increase) 52.5 million impressions by 13.1 million users Sent 768 posts

During the Games thanks to the diligence of the USATF Communications staff, Team USA athletes were prominently featured on the Today Show seven consecutive days, appeared on BBC, CNN, E! News, NBC Sports desk, multiple NBC Affiliates, NBC Late Night with Bob Costas, the Tonight Show and David Letterman.

Joined this year 3,198 followers 48 photos posted

Community Outreach 2012 saw Win with Integrity partner with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign. USATF extended its community service globally as Team USA held Win with Integrity events domestically, as well as internationally in the lead-up to the Olympic Games in Birmingham and London.

Special events
USATF worked with the National Zoo to have two cheetah cubs named after the fastest Americans in London, Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin. The athletes met the young cubs in September and received national media coverage. USATF and athletes Sanya Richards, Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter participated in a special Essence fashion show during Fashion Week in NYC.

Community outreach highlights include:
In March, Bernard Langat was filmed in a PSA with the First Lady promoting healthy, active lifestyles Dan O’Brien, USATF Youth Chair Lionel Leach and Chief of Sport Performance Benita Fitzgerald Mosley participated in an
Page 72

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Broadcasting With three Olympic Team Trials, 2012 provided the broadcasting department with a full slate of activities. Working with our partner LOC’s, the professional staff and volunteers of USATF produced a number of historic events as prelude to the London Olympic Games.
Additionally, in its eighth season, the Visa Championship Series continued to be a television ratings success, with significant increases in viewership. Detailed 2012 viewership information is below: EVENT RATING (Viewers) - Network U.S. Open .32 (532,293) – ESPN2 New Balance Grand Prix .45 (748,537) – ESPN2 USATF Classic .37 (615,464) – ESPN2 USA Indoor Champs .47 (781,805) – ESPN USA vs. the World/Penn Relays 90/2 (1,266,000) – NBC Adidas Grand Prix 1.3/4 (1,787,000) – NBC Nike Prefontaine Classic 1.0/3 (1,459,000)–NBC Statistically it is important to note that ESPN numbers were based on the numbers of households watching a show while NBC provided the number of viewers. Of note: Average viewership on NBC (comparable shows) was up 34% over 2011 Average viewership per show was 1,027,157 in 2012, up from 872,826 in 2011. (Outdoor Championships and Olympic Trials excluded from these numbers) Below you will find the 2012 Olympic Trials ratings breakdown. Designated by an asterisk (*) were the highest rated shows of the day on the new NBC Sports Network: Day/Date RATING (Viewers) – Network Fri 6/22 .31 (545,000) – NBC Sports Network Sat 6/23 2.5 (3,970,000) – NBC Sun 6/24 3.0 (4,540,000) – NBC Mon 6/25 .61 (956,000) – NBC Sports Network* Thurs 6/28 .53 (818,000) – NBC Sports Network* Fri 6/29 .44 (654,000) – NBC Sports Network* Sat 6/30 4.0 (6,540,000) – NBC Sun 7/1 3.6 (5,690,000) – NBC

When comparing the above data to the 2008 Olympic Trials, the total impressions for NBC weekend shows in 2012 were 20,730,000, an increase over the 19,600,000 impressions in 2008. Respectfully submitted, Jill M. Geer Chief Public Affairs Officer

With input from:
Susan Hazzard, Assoc. Dir. of Public Affairs Taylor Payne, Marketing Accounts Manager Adam Schmenk, Assoc. Dir. of Broadcasting

Page 73

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 74

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

IAAF Reports

IAAF Council IAAF Delegate IAAF Masters Committee IAAF Medical and Anti-Doping Commission IAAF Technical Committee

Page 75

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 76

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

IAAF Council
As has been the case in recent years, the IAAF Council met on three occasions in 2012. (On one of those occasions, we actually had two meetings, one a few days before the start of the track events at the Olympic Games in London and the other during the week of track competition.) The last meeting was held in November over the Thanksgiving weekend, well after the deadline for submission of this report. Therefore, as usual, I will have to provide information about that meeting at the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach. The Olympics were, of course the focus of most of the attention of the IAAF and the entire track and field world this year. The Games were very successful in every respect, not only for the USA, but also for the sport. Four other World Athletics Series events were held this year—the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, the World Race Walking Cup in Saransk, Russia, and the World Half Marathon in Kavarna, Bulgaria. The World Indoors was quite successful. There had been concerns about the readiness of the arena, which was completed only a short time before the meet. But in the end, everything that needed to be there was there and the event looked good, both to the live and TV audiences. The World Juniors were very well conducted, but they were held in the Barcelona Olympic stadium, and unfortunately, most of the seats were empty. Although the WJC has been held in large stadiums before, much smaller venues have been used in recent years, and that is probably better. The competition itself was excellent. The World Race Walking Cup was quite successful, in spite of the remote location of Saransk. Although Saransk is not easy to get to, it is a place where race walking is very popular and the event was very well supported by the community. The Half-Marathon was a good competition, but being held, as it was, in a small Bulgarian resort town at a time of year when big city marathons and half-marathons are attracting almost all of the world’s best
Page 77

long distance runners, there were limits on how successful it could be. The next WHM will be in 2014 in the early spring, a much better time of year, and in Copenhagen, a busy European capital. The Danish organizers are planning to incorporate a running festival into the weekend’s activities. In the future, I expect that the IAAF will be looking to major cities to host this event, likely in connection with existing mass-participation races. There were no awards of future World Athletics Series events at either the Spring or Summer meeting of the Council, but two future World Athletics Series sites were due to be chosen at the November Council Meeting—the 2015 World Youth and World Cross Country Championships. The March meeting of the Council had a busy agenda. Among the actions taken were these: A revision of Rule 5, dealing with changes of allegiance. The effect of these changes was to facilitate athletes’ changes of allegiance in situations where the granting of citizenship followed a significant period of residence. A revision of Rule 9 (and a conforming amendment to Rule 60) to significantly expand the provisions dealing with betting and other anti-corruption violations An amendment to Rule 37.14 dealing with doping cases resulting from the implementation of the biological passport program The approval of an 8x100 mixed-team relay to be held at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games The approval of a report regarding the failure of the electronic voting system at the 2011 IAAF Congress One item that was mentioned in the March meeting was the subject of a definitive report and resolution at the July meeting. The World Relays, a new event (which I mentioned in last year’s report), has been approved as an IAAF competition. It will be held in 2014 and 2015 in the new national stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. The Bahamian government has given the strong financial guarantees needed

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs to assure the viability of this event. A further report will be made to the November Council meeting, at which time the date of the 2014 World Relays will be set, and the procedure whereby teams can qualify from the World Relays to the World Championships and Olympic Games is expected to be approved. Several other subjects were discussed at the Spring and/or Summer Council meetings, and were expected to be discussed further in November. These included: A review of past and current strategic projects within the IAAF (including the Athletics World Plan) and of the IAAF’s current organization. An initiative involving the format for the biennial IAAF Congress. A working group is looking into a new structure that would incorporate a “forum” element designed to have member federations participate in a series of dialogues on current issues. A revision of the IAAF’s Code of Ethics and related matters including conflicts of interest policies and rules affecting those bidding for IAAF World Athletics Series events. The possible revision of the procedures by which the IAAF Council and its Committees and Commissions are chosen, as well as the number and functions of these Committees and Commissions. It is possible that revisions will be proposed to the 2013 Congress and, if adopted, will take effect with the elections at the 2015 Congress. I’ll conclude with my annual reminder that the IAAF’s web site (www.iaaf.org) is updated daily with news releases relating to major competition, feature stories, and information about IAAF activities, including reports from each Council Meeting. A daily visit to the site is a good way to keep up with the latest news about the IAAF and the international aspects of the sport generally. Respectfully submitted, Bob Hersh IAAF Senior Vice President

IAAF Delegate
No new items to report. Evie G. Dennis IAAF Delegate

IAAF Masters Committee Member
2012 Annual Activities Report of USATF Representative on the IAAF Masters Committee

This report covers IAAF Masters Committee work and other activities directly related to Masters Track & Field that I feel would be of interest to the USATF community. The IAAF Masters Committee met face-to-face once this year in conjunction with the World Masters indoor Championships in Jyvaskyla, Finland on 8 April 2012. Eight re-elected members and four new Committee members from Sudan, Germany, Spain, and New Zealand were in attendance under the chairmanship of Cesar Moreno Bravo of Mexico (recently stepped down from the IAAF Council) and co-opted member Stan Perkins of Australia as the President of World Masters Athletics (WMA). Also attending as an honored guest and participant was the new IAAF General Secretary; Essar Gabriel. Cesar Moreno, in his Chairman’s report, welcomed Monsieur Gabriel and the committee and mentioned its new and departing members. He modestly mentioned that the IAAF Congress in Daegu, South Korea has reversed the change made in Berlin changing the age of some “Masters” athletes to 40. It is now back to age 35 and up, for both men and women worldwide for all aspects of Athletics including track & field, cross country, road racing, ultra distance running, and mountain running. I was present at that Congress and must say that Cesar did a masterful job of speaking to the Congress pointing out the various reasons for making that decision. He also discussed the transition of the Committee that I will detail below. And he spoke of other activities during

Page 78

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL the year including the actions being taken in Africa in an attempt to more fully involve them in worldwide Masters Athletics activities. Stan Perkins, WMA President, gave a report covering several subjects including the recent WMA Stadia Championships that were held in Sacramento and in which he was generally disappointed although he stated that the competition was well conducted with quality officials and overall that the athletes did enjoy their participation. He discussed the proposed new WMA constitution that he and his administration are proposing and pointed out that the WMA General Assembly will make the final decision. Danny Daniels of Canada, being the senior NACAC Committee Member, gave a report of activity in our Area. His main points included the fact that Masters Athletics in Canada are now a direct part of Athletics Canada, the IAAF Association just as Mexico did last year. And he pointed out that Panama was petitioning to move from the South America Region to the North American NCCWMA Region. One of the main items on the agenda was the transition of the IAAF Masters Committee at the end of 2013 to an IAAF Masters Commission as voted by the Congress in Daegu. The make-up of the Commission is entirely up to the IAAF, but tentatively would be chaired by an IAAF appointed person, and would consist of three IAAF Council Members and three WMA appointed members. The reasons for making this change, in addition to economic reasons, was that WMA and its relationship to IAAF is now so well established that the reasons and goals for the Committee were mostly realized. Having three IAAF Council Members on the Commission is intended to ensure that masters affairs, as administered by WMA, are considered at the highest levels of the IAAF. Chair Moreno appointed a special Sub-committee chaired by himself and consisting of myself (USA), Bridget Cushen (GBR), Danny Daniels (CAN), and Margit Jungman (GER) to formulate suggested advice and goals for the new Commission. I attended the North, Central, and Caribbean
Page 79

Association of WMA (NCCWMA) Regional Championships that were held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada on 9-12 August. The meet also served as the Canadian Masters National Championships and was very successfully conducted by mostly Canadian officials along with a good group of international officials from the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico. I serve on the Executive as the Combined Events Chair and I also served as the Combined Events Coordinator for the Track & Field, and Throwing Pentathlons that were conducted there. The NCCWMA General Assembly held elections and conducted business including officially accepting Panama into NCCWMA. Sandy Pashkin (USA) was elected as President and the other officers and chairs were elected from several countries in the Region. In August I attended the WMA European Masters Regional Championships as an observer and, like usual, was pleased with the number of competitors and the level of competition as well as the overall organization. In November, I will attend and assist at the South American (ASUDAVE) Masters Regional Championships to be held in Arequipa, Peru. I anticipate wonder competition and camaraderie like usual at those events. I also serve on the USATF Masters Track & Field Executive and on the MTF Games Committee and participated in successful Masters Indoor Championships in Bloomington, IN and Masters Outdoor Championships in Lisle, IL. Both had good participation numbers and top level competition on good facilities conducted by USATF certified officials. The upcoming World Masters Athletics world championships include: WMA Stadia Championships, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 16-27 October 2013 WMA Indoor Championships, Budapest, Hungary, 24-30 March 2014 WMA Stadia Championships, Lyon, France 29 July-9 August 2015 WMA Stadia Championships, Perth, Australia TBD October 2016 Respectfully submitted, Rex Harvey

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

IAAF Sports Medicine – Anti-Doping Committee
The Commission met in Monaco February 3-4. Chair Juan Manual Alonso, M.D., introduced our two new members: Ola Ronsen, M.D. (Norway) and Alma Kajeniene, M.D. (Lithuania). Medical issues included disorders of sexual orientation, altitude training, anemia, the effects of Ramadan fasting on health, training and competition, the pre-participation examination, and medical coverage of track meets and road races. Anti-Doping subjects were the Athletes’ Biological Profile, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines, and the International Olympic Committee’s new “No-Needle Policy”. I was the lead author on “The Critical Role of Strength and Endurance in the Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries” published in “New Studies in Athletics”, an IAAF publication. Jack Ransone, PhD, ATC, was a valuable co-author. I was a co-author of “Determination of Future Prevention

our present rules. In addition, we discussed the continued research relating to false start detection systems. The following items contain the main points discussed and recommended at the meeting:
Competition Rules Technical Rule proposals and interpretations False Start As there are still different interpretations of what constitutes the commencement of the start in sprint events, TC recommended that it should be considered a start only when the feet lose contact with the foot plates and/or when the hands lose contact with the ground. It should be noted that this is not a new rule but a clarification of the rule(s) adopted at the 2009 IAAF Congress. The IAAF has published an updated version of the start guidelines, which can be found at: http://iaaf.org/mm/Document/Competitions/ TechnicalArea/05/53/63/20100430082258_ httppostedfile_IS_Guidelines_April10_20087 .pdf

Strategies in Elite Track and Field: An Analysis of Daegu 2011 IAAF Championships Injuries and Illnesses Surveillance ”.
I served as the IAAF MADC delegate at the Prefontaine Meet in Eugene June 1-2. The IAAF Council met in London during the Olympics and appointed me to serve as the MADC delegate to the Eugene World Junior Championships in 2014. Respectfully submitted, Bob Adams, D.O.

In addition, the recommended minimum size of the new – diagonally halved – false start warning / disqualification cards is A5, double sided. The “corresponding indication” on the lane marking boxes required by Rule 162.8 may remain yellow / red, as before.
Pole Vault TC notes that under the current rules pole vaulters are allowed to use gloves, but it has decided to study the question further – including the use of substances on the gloves – and discuss at next year’s meeting if any changes are proposed in the rules.

IAAF Technical Committee
The IAAF Technical Committee (TC) held its meeting at the IAAF Headquarters on February 11 & 12, 2012 Since 2012 is not a “rules year,” the meeting was devoted to discussions of future rules proposals and the interpretation of some of
Page 80

As there were several questions regarding the interpretation of new Rule 180.2(b) (the ban on the use of poles for practice during the competition) TC proposed that this should be applied with discretion, in the context of the whole competition session. The objective was that athletes may not disturb the conduct of the event or other events or endanger other athletes.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL
Field Events – General Conditions Trials The Competition Commission referred to TC the question of eventually having more than eight athletes in the horizontal jumps finals and all having six trials. TC concluded that this should not be allowed and, in all cases, Rule 180.5 should be followed (eliminate any additional athlete(s) after the first three rounds of trials so that a maximum of six have the last three trials). World Records – Road Racing TC now interprets that if women’s and men’s road races are held with consecutive starts, depending on the distance and the level of the race, the gap between the two fields should be sufficient to ensure that no pacing by men happens. It was also agreed to revisit the issue at the next meeting and propose a rule change if deemed necessary. Road Races – Refreshment Stations TC proposed, for consistency, to have the same wording in Rule 240.8(g) as in Rule 230.9(g): “An athlete who collects refreshment or water from a place other than the official stations renders himself liable to disqualification by the Referee.”

radius is determined by the requirement for the running line radius of the outside lane to be not more than 50.00m for record purposes.) TECHNOLOGY False Start Detection System The false start study at the Cologne University is nearing its end. Additional data will be collected from world class sprinters in order to finalize the robot designed to test false start equipment. After testing the existing systems, conclusions will be drawn to define certification parameters and whether or not to require using a single technology. The TC recommends that a standardized “sound file” be used by all the manufacturers of electronic starting systems/guns. EQUIPMENT AND IMPLEMENTS Indoor youth and junior specifications for Combined Events and for Shot The TC agreed to add 6kg shot (plastic or rubber cased) in Rule 221.6 with the following specifications: 6.005 kg-6.025 kg, diameter: 105mm min., 140 mm max. (the same difference in diameter as for 4 kg and 7.26 kg shot: 35mm) An amendment to be prepared next year would also include the 3kg and 5kg implement. EDUCATION The new version of the “Referee” - the Official IAAF Rules interpretations) is available online: http://iaaf.org/competitions/technical/regulatio ns/index.html Printed copies can be ordered through the IAAF at: http://iaaf.org/aboutiaaf/publications/constituti on/index.html
IAAF Technical Officials Education & Certification System (TOECS) The proposed ITO Guidelines will be reviewed and finalized by the TOECS Working Group and made available early 2013

STADIA Facilities Manual A new edition of the Track and Field Facilities Manual is planned for early 2013 The editing work is in progress; updates and corrections are being made. Some of the information in Rule 214.7-9 (indoor facilities) was proposed to be moved into the Manual.
Steeplechase TC proposed to amend Rule 169.3 (text to be submitted next year) and allow alternative, uneven spacing of barriers (up to 10m difference) if circumstances necessitate it (e.g. 9-lane track with outside water jump). Track Layout Based on the requirement of infields to safely accommodate the throwing sectors and that the current smallest certified kerb radius is 33.50m, TC proposed to declare 33.50m as minimum certifiable kerb radius. (The largest
Page 81

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs My ongoing goal is to help move the agenda of USATF forward internationally by working with all of our committees, athletes, coaches, officials, agents, administrators and Board of Directors. My domestic and international assignments in 2012 allowed me to see firsthand the impact of the latest rules changes. I am very proud to have served as the Official Road Course Measurer for the 2012 London Olympic Games and as an International Road Race Official (ICRO) at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria. In addition, I have been appointed as one of the two Technical Delegates for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland. My observations at these events continue to inform my work on the Committee. 2013 will be a rules year for the IAAF and its Congress and therefore it is very important that we provide input for the various rule proposals that will be submitted in the spring. I look forward to meeting with our membership at this year’s Annual Meeting and throughout the year. Respectfully submitted, David Katz

Page 82

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from the High Performance Programs Division

Men’s Track & Field Women’s Track & Field Race Walking

Page 83

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 84

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Men's Track & Field
The Men’s Track and Field Executive Committee started the 2012 track season well prepared and encouraged for this Olympic year. The staff selected for the NACAC, World Juniors, and the Olympic teams, did a great job working together in assisting, coaching and managing the athletes. This contributed in a huge way to the success of each Championship. The men brought home 15 medals in London, and went 1-2 in the decathlon, the hurdles and the triple jump, for the first time in US Olympic history. The NACAC U23 men won 30 medals and won the meet in Mexico by a landslide. The committee has been focused on building camaraderie with the colleges and universities regarding the Junior Championships. We had a good showing in Bloomington and then sent over 42 collegians to Barcelona Spain to compete in the Junior World Championships. USA also won the medal count with 20. We will continue to make this area a priority, as we give these young men the experience they need to become future Olympians. The U.S. Indoor National’s were again held in Albuquerque with great success. The men did very well, many using the indoor season to prepare for the Trials. We had numerous compliments on how the meet was run, as well as the professionalism of our head officials. We as a committee are continually working on bringing in new officials and training them properly. The Olympic Trials in Eugene was the most successful so far with a record breaking attendance and a new World Record in the Decathlon. Ashton Eaton was amazing and added excitement to the other great performances by the men earlier in the week. Once again the organization and professionalism of the meet was first class. Vice Chairman Ed Gorman should be commended for not only his responsibility as Junior Chairman, but he was instrumental in making sure the Trials were run smoothly and efficiently.

The men’s committee has also taken the time to talk to numerous athletes, coaches, officials as well as many association chairmen, about where improvements are needed across the country to make our sport better. The specific events needing extra attention would be in the throws, pole vault and 200m/ 400m. We are working with Tonie Campbell who heads up the Development Committee, to continue strengthening those events. The leadership of Men’s Track and Field is continuing to work on the upcoming 2013 Championships and striving for excellence and cooperation. We are looking forward to continued great performances from our men and have confidence they will represent USATF proudly! To the officials, and all the coaches and managers who gave of your valuable time and effort to serve on international teams, I commend you for a job well done. To the athletes and agents, thank you for your commitment and dedication to track and field. It has been my great pleasure and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Men’s Track and Field Committee for the last twelve years. Thank you all so much for your support. Respectfully submitted, John Chaplin Chair

Women’s Track & Field
The Olympic Games of 2012 concluded a fantastic four year program of High Performance and Development programs. The women’s team dominated the schedule with a world record in the 4 x 100m relay and 14 medals! Some of the spectacular moments include: Allyson Felix is the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games 1st time U.S. women won 2 medals in the
Page 85

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs long jump The .55 improvement in the women’s 4x100m relay world record (41.37 to 40.82) was the largest drop in that event in the modern era. Sanya Richards-Ross is only the second U.S. woman to win the 400 at the Games The two-medal effort by Richards-Ross and DeeDee Trotter in the 400 is the second for the U.S. in that event in Olympic history. The two-medal effort by Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter in the 200 is the second for the U.S. in that event in Olympic history. Brigetta Barrett’s silver in the women’s high jump is the first U.S. medal since Louise Ritter won gold in 1988. U.S.-best performances at Olympic Games were executed by Dawn Harper, women’s 100m hurdles (tie) - 12.37, Maria Michta, women’s 20K walk - 1:32:27, 4x100m relay - 40.82, Brigetta Barrett, women’s HJ - 2.03m/6-8, Lashinda Demus, women’s 400m hurdles - 52.77, Amber Campbell, women’s hammer - 69.93m/229-5, and Brittany Borman, women’s javelin 59.27m/194-5. With these results and equally outstanding marks/medals on the men’s side, we must continue to support our programs which helped the athletes and coaches on their journey to London as we work toward Rio in 2016. These programs are included in the High Performance and Development budgets. Much more work needs to be done to generate funds toward our developmental athletes once they leave the collegiate ranks and don’t have scholarship money to fund their lives. Administratively, we continue to work with the rules and laws of the organization. The major issue which came out of this year’s Trials was to develop a procedure for breaking ties in the running events. There is a rule in the IAAF book which is just to flip a coin. I’m not sure this is what the athletes want, and we are working with them to develop an acceptable procedure for the future selection meets. Staff selections continue to fall under the women’s track and field committee. Last
Page 86

winter, I met with the Coaches Advisory group and agreed to select the 4-5 coaches from their recommendations as long as the representatives had experience(s) for the type of team we were choosing and they didn’t want to be considered for the staff. I have followed through with this pledge in selecting the Selection Committee for 2013 World Championships. The events managers will be selected by the High Performance Executive Committee. ALL coaches/managers need to reapply to show interest in being considered. This is a self-nomination process! We continue to work with the men’s TF committee in directing the indoor and outdoor nationals. So far, this has been a good relationship over the past four years as we’ve built on each other’s strengths and trained good crews to work the major meets. We are also trying to blend in new officials to get experience and be mentored by our veterans. I want to thank the National Office staff for their continued help and support over the year! It’s only when we work as a team and communicate that we can achieve the type of meet our athletes had in London. We also want to build and refine more programs to add to the overall base needed to repeat this success in Rio and beyond! Sue Humphrey Women’s TF Chair

Race Walk Committee
The 2012 USATF Race Walk season concluded on Sunday, November 11th with the final event on our Grand Prix circuit - the USATF National Masters and Junior National championships at 20 kilometers. And it has been a wild, successful year, with many records at all levels, masters, elite and most importantly, among our young athletes. Because, even as we celebrate the successes of our Olympians, we must remain ever diligent in building the programs in this country that are essential to the development of the young people who will be our next Olympians in 4 years.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL as the men’s and women’s development chairs, Rita Somerlot and Tonie Campbell for their support in helping convince the USATF Board of Directors that funding be returned. Therefore the 24th edition was conducted in Montreal on Sunday, August 19th, with the USA winning the overall title on the strength of the women’s team results. Overall winner for the women was Nicolette Sorensen with Abigail Dunn and Maite Moscoso close behind in 3rd and 4th. All three will return for the 25th anniversary of this Developmental Program when it returns to Boston in August of 2013. Second, fourth and fifth place finishes were posted in the junior men’s race by the American squad of Mike Nemeth, Nathaniel Roberts and Jonathan Hallman. All of these athletes have great potential to be successful in the open ranks following their 20th birthdays. Indicating the success of our development programs at the junior level were records at several distances by junior athletes. These include the 15,000m record by Tyler Sorensen, an 18 year old competing at our Olympic Trials, One hour and 25k records by Jonathan Hallman, and Alex Chavez’s even better record at 25 kilometers during the USA’s 30k Nationals in October. Of course many other records were set during 2012. All will be detailed in the records reports of the committee. In the race walking’s most important team competition of 2012, the IAAF World RWing Cup, the USA did not have the stellar outing many had hoped for. Travel thru all the time zones and a very hot weather in Saransk, Russia, hampered the performances. The results: Men’s Junior 10 km (19th) 46. Alejandro Chavez, 46:28 59. Michael Nemeth, 46:48 58. Jonathon Hallman, 48:51 Women’s Junior 10 km (17th) 47. Maite Moscoso, 56:44 48. Abigail Dunn, 59:59

Therefore let us acknowledge the outstanding achievements most recognized within, and outside our committee by our trio of Olympic Trials winners at the Olympic Games: John Nunn, men's 50km race walk 4:03:28. This was over a minute improvement from his Olympic Trials race (4:04:41) Trevor Barron, men’s 20km race walk 1:22:46. Barron’s time surpasses the “A” standard for next year’s IAAF World T&F Championships of 1:24:00 and was significantly faster than his 1:23:00.10 American Track Record for 20 km walked in Eugene. Barron was the youngest member of the USA Olympic team as he didn’t turn 20 until after the conclusion of the Games. Maria Michta, women’s 20 km walk 1:32:27. Mitcha’s time also surpasses the 1:36:00 “A” standard for next year’s IAAF World T&F Championships, but it was the fastest time ever walked by an American woman at the Olympic Games. Maria’s Olympic Trials time was 1:34:53. These achievements were noted in the USATF’s High Performance Plan for the next Olympiad that was submitted to the USOC. It should result in additional funding and recognition of race walking in the USA, not only by the USOC but by USATF’s professional staff and volunteer management. Another significant accomplishment by the American women going into the 2013 season will be the USA having three “A” qualifying athletes for the IAAF World T&F championships for the first time since 2001. They are Maria Michta, Miranda Melville and Erin Gray. Two additional women have the ‘B’. This is the most since the 2001 World Championships for the women. A significant battle that was won during the 2012 calendar year was the return of funding to the race walk committee's development program for Juniors (16-19 year olds). I would like to thank the chairs of men’s and women’s T&F, Sue Humphrey and John Chaplin, as well
Page 87

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Men’s 20 km (19th) 40. Trevor Barron, 1:24:54 98. Patrick Stroupe, 1:37:59 101. Nicholas Christie, 1:41:48 103. Dan Serianni, 1:45:02 Women’s 20 km (14th) 49. Miranda Melville, 1:39:14 61. Erin Gray, 1:42:16

COLLEGIATE ISSUES More colleges and athletes are competing in the race walk at the collegiate level within the NAIA despite another attempt by a fraction of the coaches within the body to remove the walk from the NAIA’s indoor and outdoor national T&F Championships. The coaches often voiced justification is based on the fact that the NCAA doesn’t have Race Walking in it. The reason why race walk does not have a pipeline similar to every other event group in Track and Field can be directly traced to the NCAA. While every other event in our sport has tens of thousands in its developmental pipeline the actions of this single organization has limited race walk development in this country to mere hundreds. This organization considers race walking to be a professional sport distinct from and outside of track and field. It has put into place legislation that prohibits its member institutions from including race walkers on its track teams. As a result, nearly every junior All-American in the race walk over the past six years that has gone on to a NCAA Division I University has stopped competing. And without the urgency to develop walkers for the collegiate market, there is little motivation for the high school federations to include it the track and field programs at the state level. Therefore it is imperative that as USATF goes forward into the next Olympiad that leadership in USATF combine with that within the USOC and its Olympic Sports oversight to meet with and convince the NCAA to add Race Walking to its division II and III competitions.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS KEY TO INCREASING SUCESSES The 2009-2012 Strategic Plan for Race Walk Development remains on the shelf. Despite its focus on meeting the goals of the USATF strategic plan, the prioritized proposals in the race walk committee's plan have not been enacted. It is my hope that the Race Walk committee as well as USATF management look at this plan, revise it for the next Olympiad, and make serious efforts at implementing some of the uniquely innovative ideas within it, such as the Collegiate Race Walk Festivals which would have simultaneously increased the number of race walk athletes in the junior and collegiate ranks, increased the number of USATF officials certified as Race Walk judges, and provided much needed education to coaches not available in the USATF Coaching Education program.
The development of world class race walkers is not rocket science. The development of Olympic medalists in race walking is similar to that of every other event in track and field. It is dependent on the availability of coaching, training, and competitive opportunities for the athletes in the development pipeline. But race walking differs from all other event groups in the United States for two reasons: 1) In contrast to every other event in track and field, the race walk event group does NOT share the large, continuous development pipeline where there are literally tens of thousands who participate from an early age into the collegiate ranks. 2) USATF has failed to recognize this as race walk’s critical zone, and have consistently failed to increasing funding of developmental activities that increase: o the number of athletes in the junior and collegiate ranks; o the number of USATF officials certified as RW judges; o the number of coaches capable of effectively coaching race walkers

Page 88

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL One of the duties that the new CEO of USATF must be directed to do by our Board of Directors is to sit down with his/her counterpart at the NCAA and work to reverse the NCAA rulings by the NCAA compliance office against race walking as a legitimate track & field event. Till then, USATF has the sole duty and responsibility to support the development pipeline for race walking in the United States. USATF and its Board of Directors must step up and provide the resources to increase the coaching knowledge, qualified judges, and the athlete pool from which Olympic medal contenders will come! As this concludes my tenth Annual Report, it gives me time to reflect upon the time and energy that is required to be the chairperson of this committee. It requires attendance at our national championships, youth, junior, elite and master. It requires being active within the elite ranks of men’s and women’s track and field to ensure the interests of race walking are represented. It requires being accessible and willing to listen and communicate. It requires being able to interact with all the differing viewpoint and personalities within our race walking community. I hope I have been able to do that while at the same time guiding this event area within this sport of track and field from the abyss it nearly fell into when I became chair to a point where we can again see growth and improvement in the numbers and quality of race walking in this country. Finally, a big thank you to the two individuals who have been with me since day one of my chairmanship, my vice chair Steve Vaitones, and the individual who is oh, so much more than just a secretary, Ginger Mulanax. You two have been the best. Respectively submitted

Vince Peters National RW Chair (2003-2012)

Page 89

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 90

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from

Development Programs

Coaching Education Men’s Development Women’s Development Sports Medicine and Sports Science

Page 91

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 92

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Coaching Education
The Coaching Education Committee enjoyed another very successful year in 2012 that saw not only the continuation of our existing programs but the introduction of a groundbreaking new partnership with the IAAF through our hosting of the IAAFG Academy and accreditation of our Level 1 program by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). In addition, the Executive Committee endorsed the Committee’s first ever strategic plan which will serve as our guidance through the next quadrennium and serves as an integral part of the USATF High Performance plan.

which are fundamental to the knowledge needed to be a successful track and field coach. IAAF Academy – for the first time, we partnered with the IAAF in hosting a sprints and hurdles Academy at Chula Vista in January. The Academy is the highest level of certification administered by the IAAF CECS Program. A total of 40 students were in attendance representing countries throughout North American including Jamaica, Trinidad, Bahamas, and Canada. US coaches, in addition to earning an IAAF diploma as an elite coach, earn the USATF LEVEL 3 certification. The 2013 IAAF Academy for Jumps and Throws is already at full capacity and will be conducted the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. We look forward to continuing a string relationship with the world body. None of these programs and projects could have been successfully completed without the hard work of an outstanding group of volunteers and the support of the National Office. Respectfully submitted, Troy Engle, Chair

Program Status Fundamentals of Coaching Track and Field – our online pathway course continues to gain momentum for our interscholastic and youth coaching community. The partnership and certification from NFHS ( National Federation of High Schools) which carries an accreditation from NCACE gives it immediate credibility within schools systems for the coach educator. Approximately 6000 coaches, annually, are receiving the Fundamentals of Coaching track and Field online.
Level I – A hallmark accomplishment for the Coaches education committee was the accreditation of the LEVEL 1 school curriculum by NCACE. It is the only track and field coaches education course to achieve the NCACE accreditation. Dr. Larry Judge headed up the accreditation team from USATF coaches education committee. Since the last annual meeting, we have hosted 42 schools with approximately 2500 students in attendance. Level II – we enjoyed another full-capacity school of over 250 students at UNLV and have continued to make improvements to the curriculum to improve the student experience. Our sport science online modules are popular with the adult learner, allowing for a more thorough and relaxed learning atmosphere for the highly academic sport science topics
Page 93

Men’s Development
Welcome! On behalf of Men’s Development Committee, I would like to welcome you to this year’s USATF annual convention in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida We cordially invite you to attend our Men’s and Women’s Joint Development General session while you are enjoying your time here at the convention. Please refer to the calendar in your packet for times and location of our meetings.

What is the Development wing of USATF The High Performance Division of USATF is constructed of several vital committees of

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs importance. One such committee is the Men’s Development and Women’s Development. While they are separated by gender in name, however, most if not all, plans, events and studies are jointly shared by both genders. As mentioned in previous reports, in the fall of 2009, the Development Committees underwent a radical redesign to support the mandate of the National Office Executive Department’s desire to create a lean and efficient volunteer committee group. The structure of the Development Committee consist of the two Development Chairs which disseminate and collect information, liaise with National Office, sports scientist, coaches, athletes and agents and create strategic plans which will lend maximum results for the athletes, the event and the education of coaches. These plans are disseminated to the Broad Event Coordinators that are responsible to monitor individual event groups and athletes. In its current construction, the committee (men and women combined) is comprised of twenty-two individuals from various walks of life. There are coaches, former athletes, business professionals and those with other expertise that aid to the committee’s success. of thirty (30) medals. This figure dared mentioned first by former CEO Doug Logan was taken as charge by the committee and set us to task in discovering new “untraditional” medals while securing our normal medal rich yielding event areas. The sum total of twenty-nine medal was a momentous achievement by all, athletes, coaches, scientist and administration. The success of those games only strengthen our (Development Committee’s) resolve in validating that we have the right people and the right strategic plan to get the job done. As 2013 season quickly approaches, we have already begun our strategic planning for the quad and have asked the High Performance Committee to expand our resources and reach in order for us to continue to bring our struggling events to podium potential and continue to reap the benefits of our medal rich events. This goal that we set for ourselves does not have a medal count attached to it as of late. However, with the results of London 2012, we truly we can rise to the challenge set upon us.

2012 Re-Cap The year ushered us into the final year of the Olympic quadrennial and of course the London Olympic Games. We (as a committee) entered this year with great optimism and hope for our athletes in all events and gender. Much work, planning and commitment from many individuals who worked tirelessly behind the scenes for four years would culminate in eight days of heated competition at the US Olympic Team Trials in Eugene Oregon and then in London. For many, it was believed that the sum total of our work would be at stake in the most public way. The strength of the team assembled and the inevitable results in London would justify the committee’s existence and determine its future composition.
In London, our athletes did not disappoint. Team USA nearly achieved the mythical goal
Page 94

How it’s done As mentioned in previous statements, it has been our key role in development, to identify key events that historically yield Olympic and World Championship medals. A second group of focus is to identify other events that have a strong chance to yield medals with some science and development, thirdly identify events that are historically weak and would need a great deal of care to reach podium potential and finally, with the assistance of the Athlete Tier structure, we have identified individuals which we will invest in beyond the event group that for whatever reason, injury, hardship, have fallen through the cracks of the Tier system structure and have proven their worth in regards to being a viable entity for USA team selection and or championship podium potential.
Once the key individuals, events, and event groups have been identified, the bulk of work done by the Development committee is disseminated through single event Summits, bio-mechanical studies, competitive opportunities, High Performance Centers and

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL the Podium Education Program. Examples of programs that were offered in 2012 were;
Summits – Various locations throughout the year Synopsis: Similar to PEP’s, Summits expand the concept and invite a focus group of athletes and their respective coaches for class-room and practical sessions. Additionally, it is common to incorporate, biomechanical, bio-medical, sports psychology, nutritionist and video analysis. Bio-mechanical studies – Various locations throughout the year. Synopsis: Many of these projects are continued studies. In the case of the sprint and hurdles, there has been video-tape analysis and reviews for more than thirty (30) years! In the jumps, there has been a continued study of force plate analysis which has continued to assist the jumpers and coaches in their preparation and understanding of jump mechanics. And in the throws, there are release velocity/angle studies that occur in training and at competitions. In the distances, there are physiological studies, technique training and training models addressed with coaches and athletes. High Performance Centers – Conducted at National Championships. Synopsis: Capturing of video data from the National Championships and review. High Performance Centers are facilities created at the championships for review of video data for athletes and coaches. Film is made available at the earliest possible opportunity preceding a given event. Coaches, athletes and Broad Event Chairs review film and create personal disc for the athlete/coaches ownership. Competitive Opportunities – Various locations throughout the year. Synopsis: As a group or individually, it is determined that if a gap is present in an event group’s schedule. A suitable competition location is located and negotiations with Meet Management are entered into to add the event(s) to the schedule at USATF
Page 95

Development cost. Development additionally facilitates in most cases travel, housing and on occasion creates a summit at these events. In the next quad, discussion has begun to develop “new” competitive properties in which USATF will create, run and own all rights to the event.

Summary While many say the London Games were the USA women’s games, the facts can’t be disputed that the women did achieve the highest medal count in years. However, the men did secure fifteen of the twenty-nine medals. There were three gold, nine silver and also three bronze medals secured on the men’s side to assist Team USA’s total men win by a country.
Individuals that stood out such as Erik Kynard in the mHJ, Will Claye and Christian Taylor in the jumps and Ashton Eaton in the decathlon attest to the youth of USA track and field and its future status. While individuals such as Reese Hoffa mSP, Trey Hardee decathlon, Leo Manzano and other veterans continue to not only make teams but contribute to USA’s Athletics legacy and their own legends. A special thanks goes to all the committee members for a successful games and quad and to the sports scientist that give of themselves for the benefit of the sport and the athletes. Without your tireless efforts, we could not do this. Sincerely,

Tonie Campbell, Chair USATF Men’s Development

Women’s Development
The women’s Development Committee consists of the following coordinators: Chair Sprints Rita Somerlot Amy Deem

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Francesca Green returning late from the Olympic Games it was hard to come up w/dates that worked for people to attend a summit so it was decided to share the film w/the athletes long distance. Planning for the year will take place at the annual convention where coaches/agents/ athletes will be asked to come to the executive session of the development meeting on Thursday. We will discuss the meets available as well as the workshop schedule at that time w/everyone. Coordinators will come in for the PEP the day before the convention and be available for the executive and general development sessions. The exception to this is the sprint/hurdle coaches group that will meet w/Ralph Mann the last weekend in October in Las Vegas. Included in this summit will be weight lifting for sprinters as well as the analysis of Ralph’s from the Trials and Olympics. By waiting until the convention to discuss the year we should have a better idea of the budget/meet schedule and be able to have the competitive opportunities schedule set up when we leave convention. More athletes have been included in the tiers this year and we feel that the development program of the past few years has helped to make that happen. But it is time to plan for the next Olympiad so we will be including more athletes just out of college in the next two years in order to get them a start as an elite athlete. This year we supported 66 development men/women athletes. Seven (7) of these athletes placed in the top 3 of the Olympic Trials and went to the Olympics and 4 were in the top 3 but did not have the standard. 12 more athletes in this group placed either 4th or 5th and 9 more were 6th to 8th. 13 more were in the top 12 at our Olympic Trials. This is a great investment in the future. These athletes were supported in at least one of the following categories - competitive opportunities in the states, summit support, health maintenance, and workshops. Coordinators worked to identify the athletes included in this group and communicated w/them and their coaches. The national competitive opportunities meet
Page 96


Rose Monday (800/1500) Dave Kerin (M/W HJ) Carol McLatchie (ST/5K/10K/Mar) Throws Connie Price Smith (D/H) Ramona Pagel (SP/Jav) Hurdles LaTanya Sheffield Jumps Diane Wholey (LJ/TJ) Brian Yokoyama (M/W PV) M/W Race Walk Mary Ann Daniel M/W Multis John Green Jrs/NACAC Megan Thomas These people are responsible for the communication with the athletes in their events and their coaches/agents. They are called on for input into the schedule/summit and many other things that come up during the year. They do planning during the annual convention, make recommendations as to those to support as they finish up their collegiate years and are available for conference calls during the year as well. They keep the NO science department advised as to the health/state of the athletes so that programs can be made available to those needing medical programs. They are the main line of communication for questions as the athletes come into the development and HP world. As the science has been made available to the athletes/coaches the coordinators have worked w/the biomechanists and Robert Chapman to set up workshops at meets and at stand alone situations. Sprinters and hurdlers have had workshops in their general geographic areas and the field events and distance have gone to more of a meet format so that it would be easier for coaches to be present. As requested by the athletes/ coordinators in the past St. Vincent’s sports scientists have been available for these and have proven invaluable for injury diagnosis/ maintenance. The filming has also been done again at Olympic Trials and will be shared w/athletes/coaches w/coordinators taking a part in the sharing of this film. With the Olympics this year and athletes

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL schedule included Texas Relays, Florida Relays and Mt. Sac for the sprinters/hurdlers. The middle distance group went to Mt. Sac, Occidental, and Prefontaine w/the 800 also going to Adidas. The longer distance events ran at Mt. Sac, Payton Jordan, and Occidental. Throwers went to meets by event - SP going to Mt. Sac, Triton, Tucson Elite, and Adidas. Discus throwers threw at CVOTC, Triton, Tucson Elite and Prefontaine. The hammer throwers performed at Mt. Sac, Ashland Alum, Georgia Tech Meet, and Tucson Elite. While the javelin throwers were part of Mt. Sac, Tucson Elite, and Adidas. The jumpers were divided as were the throwers. High jumpers jumped at Mt. Sac, Drake Relays, Georgia Tech, Tucson Elite and Prefontaine while the pole vaulters went to Mt. Sac, Drake Relays, Prefontaine and Adidas. The long and triple jumpers took flight at Mt. Sac, Georgia Tech, and Tucson Elite with the long jumpers going to Prefontaine and the triple jumpers jumping at Adidas. Our moneys allowed us to get the top developmental athletes to at least 3 meets so we tried to choose meets that had been endorsed by the elite athletes in the event so that competition was high for these young people. In the jumps and throws we set up situations where they could experience a two day meet so that it mirrored the Olympic Trials and Olympics. The jumpers were added to the Tucson Elite meet and the middle distance athletes were added to the Prefontaine meet in a meet the evening before that competition much as we had done w/Adidas in the past. Goals for the next year include the competitive opportunities to be planned at convention. To begin with the following national meets will be considered: Texas Relays, Florida Relays, Triton, Ashland Field Mt, Drake Relays, Penn Relays, Payton Jordan, Ga Tech Invite, Tucson Elite Mt, Occidental Distance Mt, Adidas and Prefontaine. Identifying the development athletes and getting them into the fold for these meets will be important as we look ahead to Rio. Also we would like to see additional money for international grants so that this group can get international experience. This would be $1100 each to be used at meets in this hemisphere. It is important that especially the field event
Page 97

athletes coming out of college who do not have the ability to get big $$ contracts nor meets internationally that pay well have a basis to begin their training so we have asked that we support 60 athletes from across the events (except sprints/hurdles) with $1000 for training support. Where we know this is not near enough it is a start for them. Identification of the next elite athletes who will win medals for us at the Rio Olympics has already begun but this year we will continue to work on filling our ranks. Getting these athletes and their coaches into the science materials w/our biomechanists and others we have available will be a big push. We continue to work on the problem that field event athletes have where their coaches cannot travel with them in the spring - thus not being available for workshops. Continuing to work with national office personnel to put together programs that can be easily accessible to emerging elite coaches and their athletes so that science can be further integrated into their practice world is yet another goal of our coordinators. Identifying athletes at the junior level who can move into the struggling events as they mature is another goal of the program. After identification then support of these athletes is imperative. Programs have been put into place in the RW and distance events which help the athletes as they mature. These coordinators have worked hard to get their athletes opportunities for competition. We have developed the stand alone meets of Tucson Elite and Occidental and added to the Prefontaine and Adidas meets later in the season. We would like to have enough money to add another meet for each event and support a meet already in existence as we have w/Mt. Sac and Drake among others. As we have supported the competitive opportunities, the event summits, the event workshops, money for training grants, and worked with the scientists in this past year we were excited to see so many medals come out of London. Our goal as always is to continue to develop the rich talent that this country has. Respectively Submitted, Rita Somerlot Chair, Women’s Development Committee

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Sports Medicine and Sports Science
We provide world class medical care and sports science support to our athletes and coaches. Our experienced team physicians, athletic trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and sports psychologists travel with USATF international teams. We work with the High Performance Committee, the Coaching Education Committee and the Olympic staff. Robert Chapman, PhD, the Associate Director for Sports Science and Medicine, provides guidance and support on a daily basis. Robert has helped us define our mission and goals. Thanks, Robert for keeping us on track. We also want to thank Duffy Mahoney for his longtime support — especially helping to manage the budget. We provide guidance to domestic meet local organizing committees including the Indoor and Outdoor Championships. We helped plan the Eugene’s 2012 Olympic Trials medical coverage. Several of our Olympic medical staff attended the Trials to become familiar with each Olympians’ medical history and current health status. Jack Ransone, PhD, ATC, does a magnificent job coordinating our medical personnel as chair of the Medical Subcommittee. He has implemented several innovative ideas. He has a magical touch juggling the schedules of our large number of outstanding volunteers. Jack ensures that all of our international teams are well-stocked with supplies and equipment. Dustin Williams has taken an active role in helping Jack with these duties. We obtain SportPharm. our pharmaceuticals from

Robert Chapman, PhD, provides essential physiological, environmental, altitude, weather and training data. I would especially like to thank the USOC’s Randy Wilbur, PhD, for his continued guidance and leadership in those areas and for his in-the-field support. Thanks for keeping us cool, Randy. Our Sports Psychology program is recognized as the world standard for its innovation and leadership. Steve Portenga, PhD, is the current subcommittee chair following in the footsteps of Rick McGuire, PhD and Ralph Vernaccia, PhD. They work with event groups throughout the year, lecture, attend workshops and accompany international teams. Mark Troxler, D.O., chairs our Anti-Doping Sub-committee. We provide education to athletes, coaches, parents and medical providers. We must ensure that everyone understands and complies with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the U.S. AntiDoping Agency (UDASA), and the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA). New WADA Guidelines become effective every January 1. I serve as a member of the IAAF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Commission. I was the MADC delegate at the Prefontaine Meet in Eugene. During the IAAF Council Meeting during the London Olympics I was appointed as the MADC delegate to the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene. The commission continues to address a variety of major issues including doping, the Athletes’ Biological Profile, platelet-rich plasma, the USOC’s “No Needle Policy”, disorders of sexual differentiation, the effects of Ramadan fasting on competition, chronobiology, environmental factors, altitude training, anemia, preparticipation examinations, and the medical coverage of the track meets and road races. I was the lead author and Jack was a valuable co-author in writing “The Critical Role of Core Strength and Endurance in the Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries” which was published in the IAAF’s quarterly journal, “New Studies in Athletics”. I was a co-author of “Determination of Future Strategies in Elite
Page 98

Mel Ramey, PhD, chair of our Sports Science subcommittee, leads our biomechanists in providing state-of-the art research and applied biomechanics to athletes and coaches. Their value of was quite evident in the outstanding performance of our athletes throughout the year and especially at the London Olympic Games.

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Track and Field: Analysis of Daegu 2011 IAAF Championships Injuries and Illnesses Surveillance’, published in the pre-Olympic issue of “The British Journal of Sports Medicine”. Respectfully submitted, Bob Adams, D.O Chair

Page 99

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 100

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from the

Long Distance Running Division

LDR Division Chair Men’s Long Distance Running Women’s Long Distance Running Masters Long Distance Running Cross Country Running Council MUT Sport Council

Road Running Technical Council
Page 101

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 102

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

LDR Division
Thanks to the cooperative efforts of the LDR Division and National Office, USA Track & Field Long Distance Running (LDR) continued significant progress in both international and domestic competitions during 2012. I would also like to thank my executive committee for the time and efforts they put forth to make the LDR division successful. I cannot forget cooperation and efforts of Stephanie Hightower, Sue Humphrey, John Chaplin, Bill Roe, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Lionel Leach and Terry Crawford. The last 8 years have been a journey that was long, almost always great, sometimes trying, but like they say, “It takes a hot fire to make strong steel”. We are better for it. After 8 years and two terms, my tenure is coming to an end as the Long Distance Running Division Chair. I will be moving on to a new challenge as having been selected to be a member of the Board of Directors for the next quadrennium. I cannot begin to express my appreciation to all of the many people that have been there for me and put LDR above themselves. I personally would like to express my gratitude to all of the people from the national office (especially Sherry Quack, Gina Miller, Melissa Bowlby, Patty Hogan, Aron McGuire and Duffy Mahoney) as well as Glenn Latimer, Virginia Brophy Achman, Nancy Hobbs, Sandy Snow, Mike Scott, Gene Newman, Elizabeth Phillips, Tommy Sitton and Don Lein. We have come so far, both as a division and as an organization. From a board of 32, to a board of 15. From Craig Masback to Doug Logan to Max Siegal. Medal winners in the distance events for the last 3 Olympic Games. From Bill Roe to Stephanie Hightower. The changes have been great and are still in progress. I am in awe at the resilient and adaptive nature of the greatest track and field team in the world. As is my general rule, I will let each of the Committees (Men's LDR, Woman’s LDR, Masters LDR and councils (Cross Country,

Mountain Ultra Trail and Road Running Technical Council) highlight their accomplishments in their reports. I know I am going to forget some highlights but just a few of the highlights for the year: 1. Olympic Trials Marathon - first ever combined men's and women's Olympic Trials Marathon, and by all accounts was a huge success. Both male and female athletes were generally pleased with the experience. The combination of the two events gave a much bigger presence for both athletes and spectators, as well as, the media. The Olympic Trials saw a 2-hour, same day show that was broadcast on NBC. A note of thanks and appreciation go out to the Houston Marathon Committee for their commitment to the success of this event. Obviously it was a huge financial commitment but their staff did a great job managing the nearly 300 athletes, their family and friends. There are so many people to congratulate; I could not begin to express my appreciation to all of the people involved. The USA Running Circuit - the circuit offered more than $900,000 in prize money this year. We continue to see great interest in hosting championships from major events. Olympic Medals - Galen Rupp's silver medal at the Olympic Games 10,000 meters, Meb's 4th-place finish in the Olympic Marathon, Shalane and Kara, though they didn't quite accomplish their goals, they still had solid performances, finishing 10th and 11th respectively. The LDR division is alive and well and under good guidance and continuing to improve. Masters - Championships continue to grow. They also had a team grand prix this year. I was at the Melbourne National Championship and it was evident that the Masters LDR is a strong program that is continuing to serve it constituency well. MUT - Mike Morton (Lithia, Fla.) and Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio) both set





Page 103

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs American records at the IAU World 24Hour Run Championships in Katowice, Poland, as Morton won the men's title, and Gardner's second place finish led the women to the team title on September 9. The 28th World Mountain Running Championships were held on Sunday, September 2nd in Ponte di Legno, Italy. The four-member U.S. Women's Mountain Running Team took the gold medal with an incredible score of 18 points, besting second-place team Italy by 11 points. Team Switzerland came away with the bronze medal, finishing with 58 points. 6. The Road Running Technical Council led by Gene Newman did an outstanding job with the certification of the Olympic Trials Course. And lastly, this report would not be complete without expressing appreciation and thanks not just for me, but from the entire division for the work and efforts of Jim Estes. Without his work, commitment and dedication over the last 12 years I have worked with him, the LDR division would not be where it is today. Jim is the consummate professional in serving our sport. Respectfully Submitted, Fred Finke, LDR Division Chair
DEPTH LISTS Excellent. See links below. http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/index.p hp/tafn-ists?list_id=2&sex_id=M&yyear= 2012

Other Key Points We continue with our emphasis on our stated goal of the reemergence and reenergizing of USA distance running. Again, we have seen excellent progress in 2012. Of particular note are the performance depth charts at 5000m and 10,000m, and placing people into finals and medaling at the London Olympic Games. 2012 Olympic Trials – January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas A big success 2012 Key Activities and Achievements and Activities - MLDR

1) Cooperation We have continued to work closely within the LDR Division, and there is excellent communication between Fred Finke, Virginia Brophy-Achman, Jim Estes and Glenn Latimer, as well as with Nancy Hobbs with MUT, Mike Scott, Cross-Country Council, and Don Lein, Masters LDR. In particular Men’s LDR and Women’s LDR have worked together on several initiatives, including common consistent selection standards and qualifying standards. 2) USA Running Circuit All credit to Jim Estes from the National Office in getting the USA Running Circuit its own website as a resource, fan site, and detailed results and photos and videos, and athlete interviews. So thanks to Runners Space, with a lot of information and live event coverage for USA National Championships
http://www.runnerspace.com/USARunningCir cuit 2012 USA Running Circuit Prize Money Men/Women - Athlete Prize Money Breakdown

Men’s Long Distance Running
INTRODUCTION Excellent progress made in 2012 towards our goals. It is interesting to read what I said eight years ago: http://www.ontherunevents.com/news/running usawire/0150.htm 2012 USA Championships Details and results at: http://www.runnerspace.com/USARunning Circuit
Page 104

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon USA Cross Country Feb 11 Championships USA 15 km March 10 Championships USA 25 km May 12 Championships USA 1 Mile Road May 17 Championships USA Half Marathon June 16 Championships USA 20 km September 3 Championships September USA 5 km 16 Championships USA 10 Mile October 7 Championships USA Women’s 10 km October 8 Championships January 14 Subtotal: USARC Grand Prix Bonus:

$500,000 $30,000 $53,000 $20,000 $31,200 $82,000 $40,000 $30,000 $72,500 $25,450 $884,150 $25,000

Total: $909,150 Read more: USA Running Circuit USARunningCircuit.com - USARC Official Site - Prize Money - USA Running Circuit Prize Money http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mg roup_id=30069#ixzz2BRoQELN0

2012 USARC Standings About the standings:
Per USARC race, the first ten U.S. runners earn points (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1) The USARC points at the USA Marathon Championships will be doubled

Page 105

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Men Pl 1 1 3 4 5 7 8 9 Name / Prize Money Aaron Braun - $14,750 Christo Landry - $9,375 Abdi Abdirahman - $42,000 Brett Gotcher - $16,500 Meb Keflezighi - $50,000 Mo Trafeh - $34,000 Joseph Chirlee - $9,500 Ben True - $12,500 Ryan Hall - $40,000 24 10 15 7 6 5 15 15 14 4 10 3 10 12 10 4 3 6 5 10 6 7 20 12 30 15 6 15 7 15 12 15 10 Mar XC 15K 12 4 12 12 15 12 25K 1M 1/2 20K 12 4 5K 10M 7 1 5 3 Total 36 36 35 34 30 30 28 27 24 23 21 20 16 15 15 14 14 14 13 12

10 Tim Ritchie - $8,000 11 Bobby Mack - $4,000 12 Ben Bruce - $3,725 13 Robert Cheseret - $3,000 14 Craig Miller - $4,000 Matt Tegenkamp - $9,000 16 Dathan Ritzenhein - $20,000 Jake Riley - $5,700 Andrew Carlson - $10,500 19 Scott Smith - $2,200 20 Luke Puskedra - $5,000 Read more: USA Running Circuit USARunningCircuit.com - USARC Official Site - Standings - 2012 USARC Standings http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mg roup_id=30069#ixzz2BRpH7pdK


3) Involvement of key players in the decision-making process The MLDR Executive Committee continues to maintain our record of nearly 50% athlete involvement on this committee. They are sharing their views and insights with this committee. Full committee is listed below,
USATF Men’s LDR Executive Committee

(A = Athlete – very nearly 50% athlete composition on the Executive Committee) Chair Glenn Latimer Vice Chair Dan Browne (A) Secretary Mark Winitz Treasurer Philip Greenwald
Page 106

Tomy Sitton Brian Mastel Creigh Kelley Allan Steinfeld David Martin Ph.D Chair, Emeritus Carey Pinkowski Dr. James Li Edwardo Torres (A) Ed Moran (A) Nate Jenkins (A) Fasil Bizuneh (A) Peter Gilmore (A) Matt Gabrielson (A) Max King (A) Jim Estes, LDR Manager Fred Finke, LDR Division Chair, Virginia Brophy Achman, Women’s LDR Chair
USA Team Selectors John Tope, USA Team Selector Bob Sevene, USA Team Selector

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Glenn Latimer, Chair, USA Team Selector Edwardo Torres, athlete, USA Team Selector Staff Liaison: Jim Estes
Championships Chair: Staff Liaison:

LDR. It has seen improved communications and actions to the betterment of LDR. Respectfully submitted, Glenn Latimer Chair

Bob Latham Jim Estes

4) Other Regular communication on issues with coaches, Executive Committee, WLDR, etc, and athletes, and Track & Field Chairs, and Youth Division, and AAC.. Presence by Chair and/or Vice Chair, and/or Championships Co-Chairs at National Championships events. Excellent rapport with elite and developing athletes. A lot of time spent soliciting their opinions on issues, and also talking regularly with the premier coaches. Fuller reports on MLDR National Championships, performances of Men’s USA Teams at major international events, and Selection Criteria for USA Teams will occur at the Annual Convention. Operated within budget. Dealt with the usual variety of issues which appear regularly. Although the bar was raised on qualification standards for the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, we have seen athletes meeting the challenge and qualifying in good numbers for this OT event. The qualifying standards will continue to be “sharpened” for 2016.

Masters Long Distance Running
We started the year coming to grips with the retirement of Norm Green, whose leaving removed many years of experience from our Executive Committee and vacated the position of Manager of Masters Hall of Fame. Prior to his leaving that position we became aware of the gross disparity between Masters Track and Field members (85%) and Masters LDR members (15%). This required us to establish membership/nomination/election criteria more suitable to Masters LDR athletes. Once having determined these criteria, we then had to go back in history and measure athlete’s performances using the new criteria. Tom Bernhard with some assistance from Pam Fales has undertaken that job and is progressing quite well. Our championship season, under the able coordination of Bill Quinlisk, kicked off well with the Half Marathon Championships in Melbourne, Florida, with Pam Fales as liaison. Although we had a quality turnout of Masters runners, the day dawned unseasonably warm and humid and no records were challenged. The 8K Championship followed at Williamsburg with both depth and breadth of elites. Kevin Castille made his Masters LDR debut and set a course record. Two weeks later in Ann Arbor with Bill Quinlisk as liaison we held our 10K Championships and had several records set on a crisp day in the Wolverine state. We kicked off the fall season with our 15K Championship in Buffalo with a very good turnout in its last year as our championship there. Dave Oja’s presentation of the 5 K Championships at the Syracuse Festival of Races was extremely well attended, and again, records fell on their superfast course. One week later, with Lin Gentling, as liaison, and Lloyd Stephenson as Referee, the Masters

Link to MLDR Associations/ Delegates and various committees. http://www.usatf.org/about/directory/info.asp? parent=Long+Distance+Running+Division&gr oup=Men's+Long+Distance+Running+Commi ttee 6) Thanks To all those who have served at the Association level, and at the National Level. Thanks to all who have served on MLDR Executive Committee, especially our tireless Secretary Mark Winitz. Again, having Jim Estes in the USATF National Office has been a huge boost to

Page 107

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Marathon Championship was contested at the Twin Cities Marathon. They had one of their deepest and fastest turnouts in the 21 year history of their being our Marathon Championships. We added a team Grand Prix series to our Championships in the hope of expanding our participation numbers and it proved quite successful. The awards program under the direction of Marian Lein developed the ballots for Athlete of the Year elections at the Annual Meeting. The awards were distributed to those elected. She also continued to oversee the Phidippides Awards program which has kept expanding in each of the 5 years of the program. Mary Rosado and Dave Oja were our representatives to WMA and went to their championships. However, because of WMA’s inability to attract U. S. Masters runners, our continued involvement with WMA seems like an exercise in futility, as well as a questionable use of both our money and our time. Lloyd Stephenson, our representative to the Rules Committee has worked with the other members of the Committee in developing some recommended rules changes. We wish to thank Madeline Bost our tireless and devoted Secretary, as well as Marian Lein who as Treasurer oversees our financial health and wellbeing. Mary Rosado has been very diligent in attempting to educate our athletes on drug use and drug testing protocol. Marian and Don Lein continue to develop rankings; however, result gathering remains a problem because of incomplete and sketchy reporting by races and timing companies. We have written articles in various organizational magazines and trade publications in an effort to let the industry know what is needed. Other educational efforts are also being explored. Our athletes continue to be frustrated by running record breaking times on record ineligible courses. Again, programs are underway to educate both the athletes and races on the necessary criteria for records. Submitted by, Don Lein Chair

Cross Country Council
Each year I compose my annual report for the Cross Country Council just as the U.S. national and international scene is starting. 2012 has featured a great year of cross country and we are looking forward to 2013. The 2011 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships were hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association and Club Northwest at Jefferson Park Golf Course on December 10 and featured record field sizes with well over 1200 entrants, with 1131 finishers and 162 scoring teams from across the United States vying for top honors and bragging rights as the nation’s top cross country team, as well as $31,000 in prize money. McMillian Elite (Flagstaff, Ariz) successfully defended their Open men’s team title while Adidas/Team Rogue (Austin, Tex) won the women’s; Brie Felnagle and Jonathon Grey took the individual titles. Malcolm Campbell and Chris Kimbrough were fastest in their respective Masters races, while Joe Sheeran and Libby James were the top age-graded Masters. While 2012 was the first year without an IAAF World Cross Country Championship, UK Athletics and Nova International partnered to produce the BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge, which featured combined scoring between teams from Great Britain & Northern Ireland, the United States and a European Select team over four men’s and women’s races featuring both junior and senior athletes (scoring was simply adding the places of the first six team members in each of the senior races as well as the first four finishers in each of the junior races to total the final score). Although Team USA’s juniors dominated their races, Great Britain’s overall team depth allowed the hosts to prevail 144 points to 196 points. The USA’s Krubel Erassa won the junior men’s race, while Aisling Cuffee and Molly Siedel claimed 2-3 in the junior women’s race. Bobby Mack claimed silver for Team USA in the senior men’s race, while Neely Spence was the USA’s top finisher in fourth for the senior women. The Big River Running Company hosted the

Page 108

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL 2012 USA Cross Country Championships/US World Cross Country Team Trials at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The event featured athletes competing for national titles in six championship races, $35,000 in prize money, and berths on the Team USA Squad that would compete the following month at the NACAC Cross Country Championships. Bobby Mack built upon his success in Edinburgh to win his first national cross country title, while Sara Hall narrowly edged Molly Huddle to win the senior women’s event. Jace Lowry won the junior men’s title while Shannon Osika ran away with the junior women’s title. Kevin Miller and Kathryn Martin topped the age-graded standings in the Masters races. Team USA had a great outing at this year's eighth annual North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships, hosted on March 17 at Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Team USA swept the team Gold’s and won 3 of 4 individual Gold’s – a performance matched only in 2005, the event's inaugural year. Individual gold medalists included Shannon Osika (Junior Women), Jace Lowry (Junior Men), and Liz Costello (Senior Women); Christopher Landry claimed silver in the Senior Men’s race. Marie-Louise Michelsohn and Peter Magill were the top age-graded athletes at the 2012 USA Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships, hosted by the San Diego Track Club, at Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA on Saturday, Oct 13. Timothy Gore and Sonja Friend-Uhl led nearly 200 athletes over the course with the fastest times of the day. The 2012 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships are scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at Masterson Station Park in Seattle, WA. The championships feature a $30,000 prize money purse going to USATF club teams participating in the event! Our next major championships are the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships, which is scheduled February 2 again at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO, and the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, which will be conducted in Bend, OR on December 7. UK Athletics and Nova International will host the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country on Jan 5. The IAAF World Cross Country Championships return to Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday, March 24, while the NACAC Cross Country Championships are scheduled for late January in Jamaica. Respectfully submitted, Michael Scott Chair

MUT Council (Mountain, Ultra, Trail)
Mountain/Ultra/Trail are three disciplines which fall under the umbrella of Long Distance Running (LDR) and each attracts runners of all ages and abilities who enjoy the adventure and challenge inherent in our sport. Our council is delighted to report more than a few highlights from 2012 which include many podium finishes for our international teams. A summary follows. Team and Individual Medals for 100 km = Team Gold Women; Team Silver Men; Overall Women’s Individual Gold 24 Hours = Team Gold Women; Team Bronze Men; Overall Men’s Individual Gold; Overall Women’s Silver Mountain Running Team (NACAC) = Team Gold Women; Team Silver Men; Overall Women Individual Gold-Silver-Bronze; Individual Men Gold. Mountain Running Team (World Champs) = Team Gold Women; Women’s Individual Bronze Read below for additional details on our teams. Congratulations to our athlete of the week from the MUT division: April 25, 100 km Gold Medalist at the 2012 World Championship, Amy Sproston.

Integrating Social Media Our council continues to expand our marketing
Page 109

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs reach and to spread the USATF brand by taking advantage of low-cost social media tools and web 2.0 technologies. During the year, we kept our fans up to date on the results of all MUT Championships via social media, including live Twitter updates from the World Mountain Running Championships and also from some of our USA Championships. Visit MUT at the following: Facebook: www.facebook.com/usatfmut Twitter: www.twitter.com/usmrt Web: www.usmrt.com Web: www.usaultrarunning.com The Mountain Team saw the number of its online followers explode this year through the advent of several strategic initiatives. 1. Realizing the importance of timing, we did pre-race features via all of our social media outlets that highlighted the runners who were competing in our championship and selection races. This allowed us to stay in front of fans and followers over a three month period. 2. Through our outreach efforts to national media, we had print and online features in Runner's World, Running Times, New England Runner, Northwest Runner, Colorado Runner, and Trail Runner magazines. These were all done at no cost to the team but through the relationship building we have done over the years. 3. The team took advantage of a new social media outlet: Google+, which has allowed us to extend our reach to an entirely new audience. The Mountain Team currently has over 37,000 followers on Google+, along with our 1,000 on Twitter and another 1,000 on Facebook. 4. Taking another opportunity to use free publicity and social media, the team has begun to do Google On Air Hangouts, allowing us to broadcast live interviews with team staff and team members both before and after the World Championships. This new media outlet allowed us an online way to meet with the team for logistics questions, and then also do interviews with staff from Runner's World. These interviews were also done onsite at
Page 110

the World Championships in Italy. The team plans to continue to use this throughout the year as a means of promoting the team, for recruitment, and athlete promotion. An example of one of these hangouts at this link: http://youtu.be/vsQWG8YviS8 5. Utilized YouTube in addition as another way to publicize our team's success. A video that we posted of the women's goldmedal performance: http://youtu.be/7ztzc7bF59g Our championship program encompasses a wide range of distances. The largest USATF presence was at our USA Mountain Running Championships, yet all of our championships had an increase in USATF participation over the past year. Details available at www.usastf.org. We continue to monitor and update our team selection process. Our team athletes and dedicated staff members travel to our world events including the IAU 100 km World Championships, the IAU 24 Hour World Championships, the NACAC Mountain Running Championships, and the World Mountain Running Championships. Most of our athletes and staff spend their own money to take these trips to international events. We also had a U.S. presence at the World Long Distance Challenge, the IAU Trail World Challenge, and the IAU 50 km World Trophy. Our leadership reviews and responds to missives from the national office staff, LDR committees, and our constituents. We, through our council and executive committee (EC includes: Michael Wardian, Chad Ricklefs, Brandy Erholtz, Meghan Arbogast, Megan Lund-Lizotte, Eric Blake, Kami Semick, Richard Bolt, Roy Pirrung, Howard Nippert, and Nancy Hobbs) keep up to date with rule changes that affect our athletes included those established by the IAAF, the IAU, and the WMRA. We are fortunate to have U.S. representatives on both the WMRA and IAU councils. We have a cohesive group which includes our council and executive committee,

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL each of whom are dedicated to our sport and look forward to continued growth, awareness, and promotion of our many programs in 2012 and beyond. Associations are encouraged to add Mountain Ultra Trail disciplines to their LDR program and to consider hosting a trail, mountain, or ultra championship event at the association, national, or international level. Contact the Mountain Ultra Trail chair or a member of the Council for suggestions and support with starting a program in your association. In early 2011, we applied for and received a grant from the USATF Foundation. This $1000 grant was used to create a You Tube video which we have marketed to juniors via high school and collegiate channels. We will show the finished product at the Convention in Daytona Beach. It is also available for viewing online at: http://youtu.be/_RykiINUlT4. We have had over 1500 views of that video since it was posted. Championships on September 2, in Ponte de Legno, Italy, approximately 40 countries participated. At the races, the U.S. Mountain Running Team had medal-winning results led by individual bronze for Morgan Arritola. Our senior women earned the gold medal. Our senior men’s team finished in fourth place, our junior women finished 9th, and our junior men finished in 6th place. Team manager Nancy Hobbs thanks the dedication of this year’s team staff – Richard Bolt, Ellen Miller, and Paul Kirsch. The 29th World Mountain Running Championships will be held on an up-down course in Poland, on September 8, 2013. The selection process for the 2012 team will be finalized in December. At the NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Canada, Team USA earned gold on the women’s side and bronze on the men’s side. The 10th NACAC Mountain Running Championships will be held on July 21, 2013 at Cranmore, New Hampshire. The World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge held on September 8-9, at the Jungfrau Marathon in Interlaken, Switzerland netted team Gold for women and team Silver for the men. Stevie Kremer won the overall title and Kim Dobson won a women’s individual bronze. The women’s team – up to five run with three to score – included Dobson, Melody Fairchild, Brandy Erholtz, Gina Lucrezi, and Ashley Arnold. The men’s team included Sage Canaday, Galen Burrell, Zac Fruedenberg, Josh Ferenc and Jason Bryant who also served as the athlete team manager. The 10th World Long Distance Challenge will be hosted by Poland On August 3, 2013. Our trail championships included the 10 km, half marathon, and marathon. For the second year, a USATF Championship Trail Series award will be announced at the annual meeting in Daytona Beach.

Trail and Mountain Running The 9th mountain running national championship event was contested in NH, at the Mount Washington Road Race, which also hosted the U.S. Mountain Running Team selection race for our men’s team. This was the first time we had a separate selection race for the men and women. The women’s team was selected at the Loon Mountain Race, also in NH, Morgan Arritola, Melody Fairchild, Brandy Erholtz, and Stevie Kremer earned a spot on the 2012 women’s mountain running team. National champions at Mount Washington were Sage Canaday and Kim Dobson. Canaday earned a berth on the mountain team along with Joe Gray, Glenn Randall, Eric Blake, Tommy Manning, and Tim Chichester.
The junior team continues to be selected based on resumes and the team staff continued its outreach to the running community, including the addition of several college and high school programs which have expressed interest in providing candidates for our junior teams. At the 28th World Mountain Running

Ultrarunning National Road Championships were held at the 50 km and 50 mile distances. On the trails, 50km, 50 mile, 100 km, and 100 mile championships were held.
Our council continues to promote its National
Page 111

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Championships calendar and actively solicits bids from race directors nationwide. Championships Chair Paul Kirsch works closely with our events and this year USATF provided travel for liaisons to each of our championship events.
100 km Team The 26th IAU 100 km World Championships were held in Seregno, Italy, on April 22, 2012, with 222 runners from 36 countries, which was a new record for participating nations. Seregno, located in the northern region of Italy called Lombardy, is about 30 km from Milan. There was also a masters’ component of the event organized by the World Masters Athletes (WMA). The 20 km loop course was flat and fast with support every 5 km. The U.S. team included Joseph Binder, Todd Braje, Andrew Henshaw, Jon Olsen, David Riddle, Michael Wardian, Meghan Arbogast, Annette Bednosky, Cassie Scallon, Carolyn Smith, Pam Smith, and Amy Sproston. The women’s team earned a Gold medal with three American women finishing in the top 10 (1st, 4th, 5th), while the men’s team took the silver with four American men finishing in the top 10 (5th, 7th, 8th, 10th). Individual medal winner was the 2012 IAU World Champion and gold medalist, Amy Sproston. Special thanks to staff members Dr. Lion Caldwell, Team Physician, Team Leader Lin Gentling, and Assistant Team Manager Tim Yanacheck for accompanying the team to Seregno.

13, 2013. Due to the timing of the 100 km World Championship, there was no 2012 100 km National Championship. The selection criteria for the 2013 USA 100 km team can be found on the USATF website at www.usatf.org/MUT/Team-USA.aspx. To be considered for the 2013 USA 100 km team, runners must be current USATF members and meet qualifying standards. The 100 km Team received some funding from USATF for team travel. Again, this amount doesn’t cover the team expenses and thus, a not-for-profit fundraising arm was set up in 2007 for the 100 km team. Contributions have been sparse. The 501c3 Fund for National Ultrarunning Teams, Inc., accepts donations and the teams appreciate any and all support. The address is: PO Box 1807, Madison, WI 53701-1807.
24 Hours Team The 9th IAU 24 Hour World Championships was held September 8-9, 2012 in Katowice, Poland. A record number of athletes (254) and federations (34) participated in the event. The U.S. had the best performances by any 24 Hour Team at the Word Championships - Mike Morton, Harvey Lewis, Joe Fejes, Philip McCarthy, Joe Savage, Serge Arbona, Connie Gardner, Suzanna Bon, Anne Lundblad, Lana Hauberk, Deb Horn, and Carilyn Johnson. Mike Morton, took top honors in the men’s individual race winning gold with a distance of 277.543 km setting a new American record with an incredible margin of 10.866 km. Connie Gardner set a new American record with 240.385 km to garner a silver medal with the highest individual placement by an American woman at the 24 Hour World Championships. The U.S. women’s team won the team title with a combined mileage of 694.623 km with three athletes finishing in the top 10(2, 5, 9) and on the men‘s side a bronze medal team performance with a total of 754.786 km. Special thanks to team staff

In the World Masters Athletics (WMA) 100 km competition at the Seregno event, Amy Sproston and Pam Smith took the gold and Silver medals respectively in the 35 – 39 age group; Carolyn Smith earned a bronze in the 45-49 age group; and Meghan Arbogast took the gold and set a new age group world record in the 50-54 age category. iRunFar.com sent a representative to Serengo to live cast the World 100 km. As a result the US 100 km received wonderful coverage and acknowledgement of the event and their accomplishments. The 27th IAU 100 km World Championships will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea on October
Page 112

Dr. Mike Connor, team leader Tania Pacev, and assistant team leader Mike Spinnler.
The 10th IAU 24 Hour World Championships

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL will be held in Steenbergen (NED) on May 1112, 2013. Other International Competitions In addition to these two international ultradistance events, IAU hosted the 50 km World Trophy Final in Vallecrosia-Bordighera, Italy on October 20, 2012. Participation is by invitation only, with runners able to qualify for selection at races designated as qualifiers and by meeting time standards International competitions are also available for Masters athletes for mountain, trail, and ultra runners. Visit www.wmra.info and www.iauultramarathon.org for details.
The IAU Labeling Program There are now 55 members of the IAU and the organization is hoping to continue to build on that membership in 2013. A very active program gaining momentum is the IAU labeling program in an effort to address issues within the sport of ultrarunning. The goal is to eliminate incorrect measurements of race courses lending more credibility to race rankings and to create greater awareness with National Federations about the various ultra races in their own countries. The IAU is under the patronage and follows the rules of the IAAF, and so our IAU member federations, the majority of which are the IAAF member federations, would be expected to follow the IAAF rules and regulations.

The bronze level IAU label is free and only involves filling out the requisite paperwork to prove the course has been accurately measured conforming to IAAF measurement regulations or by GPS for trail. USATF must recognize the race by being on the USATF race calendar or on the calendar of the local USATF club. Because of this goal, the IAU asks the USATF and the member clubs to encourage all race organizers of US ultra-marathons to seek IAU labeling for their events by making the application with the IAU. For the form and more information, please go to the website, www.iau-ultramarathon.org/ under the tab. Label Applications.

Special appreciation is extended to our enthusiastic and very active Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council and Executive Committee for their efforts to bring more visibility to our three running disciplines within USATF. Submitted by, Nancy Hobbs Chair with input from the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council and Executive Committee.

Basically, the IAU labeling program insists on providing proof that a race course was measured following IAAF regulations, especially when the race is run on roads and tracks and from races where a world best performance is possible. For the measurement of trail courses, A GPS device is acceptable for measurement. Additionally, the label indicates the race is recognized and supported by the national federation. With respect to all ultra races in the United States, the IAU is encouraging race directors to seek the IAU label for credibility purposes as well as to ensure the athletes representing the US in world competition receive the recognition of their race time. This fact will also contribute to the travel grant determination for the US team.

Road Running Technical Council
This has been a year with some changes as usual. The following Certifiers were upgraded from “B” to “A” status as measurers for the IAAF/AIMS: Jane Parks, Duane Russell, Justin Kuo, Doug Thurston and Jim Gilmer. For 2012, Mark Neal and Winston Rasmussen were recommended to “B” status as IAAF/AIMS measurers and Steve Vaitones was recommended to be upgraded to “A” from his present “B” status. Tom LaBlonde was replaced as a Regional Certifier, but will retain FS status. Joe Galope has been assigned as the AZ Certifier and I have taken UT. Tom Konieczny has become the Indiana Regional Certifier replacing Mike Wickiser.
Page 113

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs 1. The first sort will show the Cities in alphabetical order as before. 2. Next, within each city, it would sort by Distances (in increasing order). 3. Finally, within each distance, it would sort by Race Name in Alphabetical order. There is one problem that we can't overcome. The search doesn't handle distances of different units well. That is, it shows 3.5 miles to be less than a 5 km.
Some other changes to the USATF site were done by our web master, Bob Baumel (see below) a) Tom McBrayer produced a DVD many years ago as an aid to measuring courses. We have posted a link to view this video. The YouTube link was provided by Justin Kuo. b) A change was made to the online measurement manual to show 304.8 meters is the preferred length of a calibration course. c) The Effective date Policy is now listed as it was not explained in the measurement manual. d) Left-side links were added to simplify navigation among various pages. e) Also, some second-level links were added. These included links to several pages that were hard to find because they were buried deep inside the Additional Tools page.

The USATF web site has been updated when doing a search for a course. Below are the changes! Special thanks to the new Web Master for USATF “Blake Facey”. a) Any courses with 3 letter identifiers on the site will appear by entering their Certification Number. This applies to Foreign Course such as Canada. b) When doing a search for a course you now can enter the Certification number as caps, small letters or with dashes and the course will be shown. c) The new USATF rule about separation and sanctions has been incorporated into the search engine. Now any course with a separation less than or equal to 50% is record eligible provided the race is sanctioned and meets records standards. Under the column “Record Eligible” the following will appear if a race has the correct drop and separation: “if race is sanctioned and meets record standards” However, any course that has a separation of more than 50% and or a drop that exceeds 1m/km is not record eligible and “NO” will appear. d) When searching for an expired course or deleted course, the search engine used to state “record eligible”. This has been corrected to state “no” for these types for courses. e) Now when you are searching for a course, all the information will show as opposed to having to click on "see more fields". The only item not shown is the year certified. f) The search for an Active course will now show the date this course expires. g) The search for an non-Active course used to state on the result page “No courses

The Olympic Trails Marathon for Men and Women was held Jan 14th, 2012 in Houston. Tom McBrayer and I rode in the lead vehicles to verify the runners ran the correct course. The Marathon course (TX11060ETM) consisted of one large closed loop and a smaller loop. The race started by running the smaller loop(approximately 2.2 miles), which was run from the start line passing the finish line and continuing in a counter clockwise direction passing the start line then to the finish line. The runners then ran the larger loop 3 times starting at the finish line and ending at the finish line (each loop was approximately 8 miles). I express my sincere thanks Tom and MaryAnn McBrayer for all they have done. Also, I express my sincere appreciation to all the Houston people for making this a great event and making my stay enjoyable. The following items were addressed

matched your search. Please go back and try again”. Now, there will be a link on the
result page to find these courses along with their map if it was originally uploaded. h) Before when you did a search with the search engine for a course without using the certification number, but when you use

one of the following:
1. State 2. A Particular Distance in that State 3. The Name of the Race in that State The results used to be given in alphabetical order according to the city. Now the results are given as follows:
Page 114

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

in 2012: a) Our Data officer (Jane Parks) notified measurers about expired courses (852 courses) for 2001. b) Our Certifiers were notified Renewals are no longer allowed. Hence our database was updated to reflect these changes on the USATF web site. c) Insurance and USATF Certified Official status for Course Measurers was discussed. Justin Kuo will look what needs to be done if we decide it’s a good option. d) It was decided the life of the course when it is Validated is the original date of the certification not the date of the verification of the course. e) A Validation for both a pre and post must be done by an “A” or “B” IAAF/AIMS measurer. The choice should be someone that’s relatively close to the site. If the above can’t be found then the person chosen should be a very experienced measurer. f) Directions for filling out the certificate were sent to our Regional Certifiers. These directions were produced by Duane Russell with assistance from Gene Newman, Bob Baumel, Jay Wight and Paul Hronjak. This has provided more consisted certificates. g) We had 13 East Certifier’s sending their Certificates and maps electronically to both Paul and I. This has made the posting of the Certificates online in a day or so after they are received. h) Our Certifiers and Measurers were told not exceed 15 MPH when using a Jones/Oerth or JR counter! While there may not be an immediate problem, eventually these higher speeds can result in failure of the internal gears in the Veeder Root counter. The real problem with this is that the failure can be intermittent, resulting in lost counts during a ride. We realize that not too many of us exceed this speed while measuring; many leave the counter on their bike all the time and may be routinely exceeding this top speed. On the question of a 15 MPH maximum speed for Jones counters, this comes



from the manufacturer of the Veeder Root counters. They state that this is the approximate top speed for the internal gears in the counter. The gears are plastic and higher speeds can result in bending or breaking of the teeth in the gears. Hence, the certifiers have notified measurer’s in their respective states. All FS and Regional Certifiers have been informed to have the same name on the map and the Certificate for the race name. Measurer would be alerted to the following by their Regional Certifiers. Accuracy of the calibration course is vital since any error will be multiplied when it is used for measuring a race course. A calibration course must be on a straight, paved, reasonably level, and lightly traveled stretch of road, and must be at least 300 meters in length. Accuracy is also generally best if you can minimize the time required to transport your bike between the calibration course and race course. Therefore, you should consider laying out a calibration course close to the race course to be measured, especially when you must travel a long distance to reach the race course site. If a race is being held on an unpaved surface, more accuracy can be obtained if the calibration course has the same surface.

Being the Regional Certifier for Utah, I felt that a measurement workshop was needed. Below is what was done!
Measurement workshop in Murray, UT on June 16, 2012 1. We measured a Calibration Course in Murray, UT. Next I explained the proper way to fill out the paperwork for submission to the Regional Certifier. I also showed all what the map should look like. 2. I showed the group how to fill out the pre calibration sheet. 3. An explanation followed about the proper way to fill out the course data sheet. 4. I showed the group sample maps. 5. We then went over how to fill out an application for certification.
I explained the following and answer

Page 115

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
their questions 1. Where you get forms for measuring and other things related to the process og certification. That is they were told to use the following linkwww.rrtc.net and you will see the following important topics below under “Information for Course Measurers” Course Measurement Procedures Manual “has lots of information such as sample maps” Tools for Course Measurers (Equipment, Mapping, etc.) The "Jones Counter model JR" “where to order the counter used for measuring” Course Certification Application Forms “download forms to be used for submission for certification” The RRTC Regional Certifiers “Person you submit your application for Course to be certified” RRTC Course Measurement Bulletin Board “good spot to see latest news on measuring etc.” 2. Is there a fee paid for review work? Generally $30 for a course, but no charge for Cal Courses. 3. Can anyone Measure/Certify? Anyone can measure, but to be a certifier you are appointed by the Chairman of the RRTC(this appointment is based upon your work as a Measurer and a need in a certain area. You don’t need to be in the state of your appointment.

Some Discussion topics for the Annual Meeting are as follows: 1. Tools for Measurer’s page needs to be changed. The calculator doesn’t seem to be working properly. 2. Should a Calibration courses be certified every 10 years of the nails are still in place? 3. USATF is going to propose a rule change that will change the term, validation to the more universal term of verification. Hence, do we need to make changes to our site? 4. Should we remove a measurer from the measurer’s page if they, are not following proper guidelines? For example poor maps, not answering certifier’s questions in a reasonable time, non-payment for a review etc. 5. Should a “comment section” be displayed when searching for a course and what should be allowed? 6. Calibration Course measurements. What do we accept as a difference between the two measurements? 7. We should make additions to both the Application for Certification and the Certificates. The Application for Certification will have a question asking whether the old course has become physically unusable. Next, the Certificates will include a new checkbox, next to the Replaces field, to indicate whether the course is unusable. Future goals for the RRTC as follows: Continue to have measurement Workshops and look for ways to encourage people to become measurers.
We will continue to explore the process of Electronic submissions for our Certificates. Respectfully submitted by, Gene Newman RRTC Chairman 

**Note: The RRTC will have certified about 42,000 courses. This year the RRTC will have certified over 3,000 courses. Every year this number continues to grow at a rate over 15% per year. One last Note: It is with Great Regret that the RRTC accepted Paul Hronjak’s Resignation as Vice Chair East. Paul is in Real Battle with Cancer and we all hope he can overcome this awful disease. We have appointed Justin Kuo to this position.

Page 116

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from the

General Competition Division

Associations Masters Track & Field

Page 117

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 118

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Associations Committee
No matter how small the subject is… always look at the big picture. This has become a theme for the year 2012. We have committed to making our Associations better by what we can do for them and what they can do for themselves. 1. Enhance the Association Committee Web Page by adding regional news updates and more about the associations. 2. Association Workshop – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3. Sanctions Taskforce has posted their findings. 4. L & L Grievance Coordinator 5. Communications 6. Accreditation Taskforce for Review of Standards With each of the above came challenges and opportunities for our committee. Below you will find a summary of each of the projects that came to the committee in 2012.
Association Committee Web Page We continue to enhance the Association Web page with not only our committee minutes but additionally adding newsletters and minutes from the Regional Meetings held during the workshop and annual meeting.. The goal going forward is to post news articles from each of the regions so that we are all in the know. We also need to post our committee operating procedures. It is important that all areas of the country stay informed as to what their committee is doing. 2012 Association Workshop It was a great success again this year meeting in Pittsburgh. We took the advice of many who come yearly and presented fewer sessions but longer sessions. We took the opportunity to have two sessions within the workshop for the Association Web Masters and Communication Chairs. One session that was enjoyed by all was the Committee Chair round table which also included our President and CEO.

Sanctions Taskforce Marlene Atwood, Steve Vaitones and Andy Martin continued to work hard this year to continue discussions and revise proposals that could be presented to the associations. We continued to meet during the 2011 Annual Meeting and presented a consistent view for the associations at the 2012 Workshop. Review and appraisal are still being worked on. It is important that we try to become more consistent in our 57 associations and think “big picture”. L & L Item I’m asking our representative Scott Erwin to request this item be removed from the table and discussed again during the 2012 Annual Meeting. It is important that we have a central figure within the committee that can review and help Associations through the dispute process. The committee has seen too many disputes sit idle and linger although we felt we had a process in place. They are taking too long and this administrator will be the watchful eye for the Association and the membership. Communications The National Office in conjunction with Jim McKee our Communications Chair has helped many of our associations during 2012 build a better web site. Although the web site has a monthly charge for the association, we feel that many have taken the opportunity to upgrade their web sites and have found the new process easy to use and update. We are also in full swing with our Delivra email communication efforts. Again Delivra is a free email system for any association who wishes to use it. We went through a process of training and now have a user guide that is friendly to any user.

We again used our scanning process for the Workshop this year and added the bar code to the credential. We are planning on adding the bar code to the name badge of the registered attendees for the annual meeting in Daytona Beach.

Page 119

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
Accreditation Taskforce for Review of Standards For the past year Organizational Services and the Association Committee have teamed up to review the Accreditation standards currently in place. The taskforce has worked long hours this past year to discuss and review each standard and why we have it. In 2012 are they still relevant and what can be done to improve the process. Again looking for consistency and improved policies for the future. The task force will be prepared to give an hour session on the changes and recommendations that will then be presented to the board for approval.

3. August 2-5, I traveled to Lisle IL for our Outdoor Championships where over 1000 athletes competed. 4. August 18-19, Seattle WA, the Throws Championships were contested. In April 3-8th, I attended the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Jyväskylä, Finland where the USA team of 250 athletes competed. Gary Snyder Chair

Although 2012 has been a challenging year we must commit to be better in 2013 than we were in 2012. I look forward to new opportunities that we are presented with and will seek out new projects to work with other committees to present cohesive relationships within USATF. We look forward to working with our Associations to continue to improve the process that we ask them to live with, attend meetings either by the regional rep or myself and give advice and listen when necessary. I appreciate the confidence that the Associations have in the Executive Committee and trust that we look out for their interests in all decisions made. Karen Krsak Chair

Masters Track & Field
2012 was a quiet year. It was the fourth year of my four-year term. We will finish the year within budget and in general our finances are in order.
USA Masters Championships were conducted for: 1. Indoor Championships were again held in Bloomington, IN in March 16-18 with 900 competitors. 2. July 14-15, 2012, Woolsey Stadium, King's High School, Shoreline, WA
Page 120

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reports from the Administrative Division

Athletes Advisory Athletics for the Disabled Coaches Advisory Diversity and Leadership Ethics Law & Legislation Officials Organizational Services Records Rules
Page 121

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 122

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Athletes Advisory Committee
Dear members of USA Track & Field, 2012 has proven that we are the "World's #1 Track and Field team!" This past season, we have been faced with myriad of challenges but accomplished a lot: 29 medals, an American and a World Record in the men and women's 400 meter relays and an awesome showing by many new names to the Olympic Family. There are many ways to measure the success of an organization. A truly successful organization is one that finds a way to return some of its rewards to the communities in which it operates. That’s why this year, the Athletes Advisory Committee is very proud to partner with the Associations Committee in our community outreach program. We have provided the Associations with the opportunity to have their local Olympians serve as delegates at this year's Annual Meeting. This is our way of making an active effort to give back. I hope our year-end report will provide you with some useful insight into the Athletes Advisory Committee’s efforts. We are most appreciative of your constant support. Jon Drummond Chair, Athletes Advisory Committee

Sprints Vertical Jumps Horizontal Jumps 800-1500 Hurdles


Darvis Patton Mechelle Lewis Jeff Hartwig Melinda Owen Dwight Phillips Tiombe Hurd Jon Honerkamp Annie Shadle Terrence Trammell Tiffany Ross-Williams Multi-events Matt Chisam Hyleas Fountain 3000-10,000 Dan Browne Ann Gaffigan Racewalk Dave McGovern Solomiya Logan Throws Russ winger Loree Smith Road Running/Cross Country Teddy Mitchell Kelly Flathers At Large Kevin Young Me’Lisa Barber MUT Roy Pirrung

Athletes Advisory Board  Deena Kastor  Phillip Dunn  Aretha Thurmond  Hyleas Fountain The Year in Review 2012 earmarked the athletes continuing efforts to professionalize the sport. From meeting with major sponsors, continued support of the Track & Field Athletes Association (TFAA) to fighting for athlete’s rights, our focus this year was to continue to make the sport of track and field PROFESSIONAL.
As part of our quest to professionalize the sport, Athletes Advisory successfully had legislation passed to raise the minimum athlete representation to 25 percent. This feat is historic in that, USA Track & Field is the only governing body of all the Olympic sports that has this unprecedented representation among athletes. Part of our ongoing mission is to provide the best support possible for our athletes, Athletes Advisory held bi-weekly conference calls with the USATF High Performance department. From these calls we established better “domestic opportunity” meets and grand prize money in our national championships. Most importantly, we were able to increase funds for all of our “tiered” athletes in the form of medical support. This year, the Athletes Advisory Committee is very proud to partner with the Associations

AAC Executive Committee Chairman Jon Drummond Chair@aac.usatf.org Vice Chairman Allen Johnson ViceChair@aac.usatf.org Secretary Dexter McCloud Secretary@aac.usatf.org Treasurer Lesley Higgins lhiggins@gmail.com USOC AAC Representative Joanna Hayes Joannahayes76@aol.com USOC AAC Representative Gary Morgan morgansden@yahoo.com

Page 123

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Committee in our community outreach program. We have provided the Associations with the opportunity to have their local Olympians serve as delegates at this year's Annual Meeting. This is our way of making an active effort to give back. Our diligent efforts while working with High Performance proved that the difference is clear: 29 Olympic Medals. In addition, our relay teams ran the second fastest time in Olympic history (41.64: women/heats), set a world record of 40.82 (women/final), set an American record of 37.38 (men/heats) and ran the equal-second-fastest time in history and another American record (37.04) in the final. Moreover, this was done with four different line-ups! It goes without saying that the 2016 London Olympics was an unqualified success for the “#1 Track Team in The World” Following is a brief overview of additional accomplishments that we’ve achieved this year: AAC legislation passed to raise the athlete representation level to a minimum of 25% Contributed $25,000 in athlete support to the Tyson Invitational Created a social network communications plan to include: 1. mailboxes for all Event Leaders 2. Facebook page for Athletes Advisory www.Facebook.com/AthletesAdvisory 3. Established USATF email addresses for the AAC Chair and Secretary Chair@aac.usatf.org and Secretary@aac.usatf.org 4. Established Twitter accounts for the AAC Chair and Secretary @AAC_Chair and @AAC_Secretary Appointed Curt Clausen as AAC Rep to Agents Screening Committee Appointed Jon Honerkamp as AAC Rep to Ethics Committee Brokered new logo guidelines with USATF Appointed Marsha Horan as liaison to World Indoor Championships Appointed Khadevis Robinson as AAC Rep to the Coaches Oversight Committee for the Coaches Advisory Appointed Kristin Heaston as AAC Representative to the World Junior Team Recommended Jebreh Harris as member of Men’s Track & Field Wrote letter to Board of Directors requesting their support to resolve the “shoes on the podium” issue against the USOC Successfully intervened on behalf of an athlete to halt unauthorized use of their image in a nationally televised commercial AAC resolved the shoes on the podium issue with USOC CEO Scott Blackmun at the Olympic Games AAC aided in the return of bonuses withheld from athletes at the Olympic Trials due to the podium uniform issue AAC aided the formation of the Track & Field Athletes Association Appointed Hyleas Fountain as AAC Representative to the USATF Board of Directors Respectfully submitted by, Jon Drummond Chair

Athletics for the Disabled
Convention was busy for our committee. We put together a motion before Law and Legislation to gain committee status. We laid groundwork for a National Junior Disabled Camp. It will bring a set number of athletes and coaches to a weeklong training setting in a camp situation. We will finalize the plans at this year’s meetings at Convention. We will finalize Athlete of the Year and who votes for these nominees. We eventually hope to have an award and have it presented at the Hall of Fame Banquet. In July we held our most diverse field at the Junior Olympics. The athletes put on a great display of talent. All had great times. Several athletes competed in other mainstream events. The number two in the intermediate boys division in the 1500 M was a young

Page 124

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL athlete who also has autism. The athletes earned the right to compete by going through their association then regional competition. A big thanks to the Youth committee for the opportunity to showcase talent and to the Associations that promoted inclusion and opportunities. We have been preparing information to be presented to Coaches Ed in hopes that information can be added to Levels I and II in hopes of educating new coaches. We will be reaching out to all committees asking them to send representatives. We will try and send someone to All committees too this way we can see how we can work together and so they can see what we are doing, what is available and that we are USATF's committee with our brand and what we are developing. We also have completed a report for the Diversity and Leadership Committee. We hope to be active in the committee and there has been dialog of a Diversity Committee on Disabled Sports. We hope all will come and see what's brewing. Steve Cuomo Chair Larsen, Beverly Kearney, Cliff McKenzie, and Beth Alford-Sullivan to continue to review and address feedback from all coaches participating in the Registry. The Coaches Advisory Committee provided over $15,000 in coaching grants during 2012. The grant committee reviewed applicants and selected qualified coaches to the Podium Education Project, the NACACTFCA Congress to give coaches assistance to world class coaching symposiums. The Olympic Trials Mentorship program was very well received with 7 emerging elite coaches receiving travel grants to four days of the Trials where they “shadowed” master coaches as they worked with their Olympic Trials athletes during the competition. A fall mentorship was also offered to assist an emerging elite coach to travel to a High Performance center to shadow a master coach during a week of fall training. The grant program has been one of the most effective activities for coaches providing our veteran community of world class coaches a mentoring opportunity to the next generation of world class coaches. Four tuition/room and board grants to the first IAAF Academy in the US were awarded by the Grant committee. The academy was so successful as a partnership with the Coaches Education Committee and the IAAF Coaches Education Certification System, that 25 US coaches have been awarded the IAAF Elite Coach’s Diploma, and the second Academy will take place in 2013 at the USOC Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The Coaches Advisory Committee secured two sponsors and provided a hospitality tent in the warm up area which provided snacks, drinks, and live TV feed throughout the trials to support our “working coaches”. The hospitality tent will become an annual offering to the coach community at our National Championships. The CAC worked with the IAAF Coaches Commission to assure that all equipment approved for the Olympic Games was made available to our elite athletes during competitions prior to the London games. New designed starting blocks were purchased and
Page 125

Coaches Advisory Committee
Coaches Advisory Committee continues to play a vital role in supporting USATF coaches from all coaching communities, be it grassroots or elite professional coaching. The Coaches Registry which was originated out of the Coaches Advisory Committee now has a membership of over 4,000 coaches. All coaching programs go through the Registry in awarding grants, credentials, coaching stipends, and other reward programs and benefits. As the Coaches Registry completed a successful recertification program in 2012, the CAC created an oversight committee for the Coaches Registry which includes Bob

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs used in all HP workshops and placed in the Diamond League Meets prior to the London Olympics to allow for optional time in becoming comfortable with the new design. The US representatives on the IAAF Coaching Commission worked closely with Chair, Victor Lopez, to bring these concerns to the IAAF Council. The Coaches Advisory Awards Committees oversees the USOC Coaches of the Year for our Federation, as well as the Gill Coach of the Year award, for the top interscholastic coaches each year. These awards are presented each year at a National Championship. All coaches’ groups are represented in the awarding of these grants: the Volunteer COY and the Development COY come from the Youth Coach community, while the National COY and Doc Councilman Sport Science COY come from the Elite Coach community. The awards committee is also developing a protocol for a “Legend Coach” award designated for coaches who have made significance contribution for the USATF at the Podium level. Coaches Advisory Committee strives to be an objective voice to USATF National office and Board of Directors on the needs and concerns of the coaching community. Respectfully submitted, Ralph Lindeman Chair Committed partnered to foster community outreach by having Olympians represent the associations as delegates. Nominations & Governance Committee has vetted and approved a new member to the USATF Board Respectfully submitted by, Dexter McCloud Chair

Annual Report of the USA Track and Field Ethics Committee
The USATF Ethics Committee was busy in 2012. The Committee continues to review the Code of Ethics and recommend possible modifications of it to the USATF Board of Directors. In 2012, the Committee welcomed three new members: Judge Frank Sullivan, John Honerkamp (athlete representative) and Terrence Trammell (athlete alternate). They join Cynthia Perkins, Brian Fullem, Kristin Heaston, and Carl Sniffen as Committee members. Kristin will be stepping down from the Committee following the 2012 Annual Meeting. Special thanks to all of the Committee members for their time, energy and efforts over the last year. As in 2011, the Committee spends much of its time reviewing requests for change to the Conflicts of Interest provisions of the Code of Ethics through in person testimony or written request. The Committee has also received and reviewed requests for advisory opinions regarding these provisions. The Committee expects to receive additional testimony during the USATF Annual Meeting regarding possible modifications to these provisions from the coaching education and sports medicine committees. The Committee received two complaints since the 2011 Annual Meeting. The first complaint was made against a committee chair. This

Diversity and Leadership
Diversity's focus this year has been to foster mentoring and community outreach opportunities with athletes that are not specifically related to athletes competing. Our efforts this year include: Joint program with Diversity and Men's Track & Field to have selected athletes shadow officials during the Olympic Trials. Those athletes subsequently began the certification process as an official. Athletes Advisory and the Associations

Page 126

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL complaint was dismissed due to the failure of the complaining party to provide requested information to the Committee. A second complaint against the Board of Directors was forwarded by the Committee to USATF Board Counsel in accordance with USATF Board policies. The Committee does not have jurisdiction over this type of complaint. The Committee also continues working on a draft Vendor Code of Conduct, something the Committee hopes will be completed in 2013. For the 2012 Annual Meeting, the Committee will be presenting an ethics training program on Thursday afternoon. All USATF members are welcome to attend to learn more about the role of the Committee and gain a better understanding of the purpose and scope of the Code of Ethics. The Committee will hold a business session on Friday morning to consider any business that might come before the Committee, answer questions, hear testimony from members on matters pertaining to the Code of Ethics and select a new Committee Chair. For more information, you can find the USATF Code of Ethics online at www.usatf.org, and you can go to Regulation 16 of USATF’s Regulations to learn more about the authority of the Committee. Please plan to attend the ethics training on Thursday afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there. Respectfully submitted, Carl Sniffen USATF Ethics Committee Chair For the Indoor Championship, 8 officials had to be replaced, 6 decline their assignments and 2 had family emergencies. For the Indoor Combined 18 individuals were selected 8 had to be replaced. The Junior Championship had 6, decline their assignments and for the Olympic Trials we had 3 decline all alternates. The officials’ coordinators for all championships did an excellent job assigning officials and sending pertinent information in a timely manner. Certification process, the new certification processing system was a major undertaking and took longer than expected to get up and running. Processing certifications using the new system started in late April and except for a few minor flaws has worked very efficiently. This new system will be a great asset regarding the re-certification of all officials for the new Olympiad (2013-2016). Membership - officials keeping current with USATF membership, after the initial year of recertification for an Olympiad continues to be a problem. Discussions with USATF’s Staff, Associations Committee and Organizational Services Committee to resolve this situation have taken place. The goal is to establish a solution to this matter within the first quarter of 2013. Olympic Trials, the meet was well officiated with few protest occurring. The hammer event was contested in Beaverton, OR, NIKE’s Hdq’s. NIKE provided uniforms for officials working the Trials i.e., shirts, shoes, jackets and a baseball type cap. The NOC mid-year Executive Board meeting took place in Columbus, Ohio. Minutes from the meeting have been online for the past several months. Tom Hott was selected to represent the NOC on the Selection Committee for 2012. The Selection Committee will only be selecting officials for two meets in 2013 instead of the usual three as the Indoor Combine Championships in 2013 will be contested along with the Indoor Championship in Albuquerque, NM, March 1-3, 2013. In addition, finalist, for all major NOC Awards were chosen, with the winners to be announced at the Hall of Fame Banquet at the Annual Meeting.
Page 127

National Officials Committee
Date: October 10. 2012 Subject: National Officials Committee Chairs’ Report Selection Letters, all Officials selected for the 2012 USATF Championships received their assignment letter by the first of January 2012.

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Three individuals were selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2012 at the Annual Meeting. They are Gene Stemm, Southern California, Kelly Rankin, Oregon and Jerome Perry, North Carolina. Sue Polansky and Gordon Bocock have been hard at work planning another Hall of Fame Banquet and eventful evening. Management contacts, there have been several meetings with USATF management throughout the year Max Siegel, CEO, Stephanie Hightower, President and Board members Ken Taylor and Kim Haines. All discussions have been positive and beneficial. All realize the officials play a very important role in the organization. 2013 National Championship meet applications, both Indoor and Outdoor were sent via e-mail the first of September to all National and Master Level officials. Using the internet to send applications the past two years has saved several thousands of dollars. “Beat Practices” there are now 95 plus items in the library covering every facet of officiating a meet. Rich Schornstein has done a remarkable job in keeping information current and relevant. Year 2012 concludes the term for the following NOC officer’s Chair, Secretary, Vice Chair of Rules and Vice Chair of Training. Lil Mahoney has done a good job in getting the nomination information and form posted on USATF’s officials’ website and to all committee members. All of the above mentioned positions are for a four year Olympiad period (2013-2016). A special thanks to George Kleeman who’s term in office is ending. George has served this committee exceptionally well for many years in a variety of positions. His expertise and knowledge of track & field has helped guide this committee for many years. Respectfully submitted, Len Krsak Chair

Report of the Organizational Services Committee
It has been a busy year for the Organizational Services Committee and its five subcommittees. Our busiest subcommittee as usual has been the Accreditation Subcommittee. Herb Nichols continues in his role as the subcommittee chair. The subcommittee met at the USATF Association Workshop in August in Pittsburgh and will meet again in Daytona Beach to work on the accreditation of our 57 USATF Associations. Herb and I have also been working diligently with Linda Bommicino and Pam Fales from the Associations Committee, plus Bill Roe as our scribe, on a joint task force reviewing the current accreditation standards for Associations. We expect a final report including recommendations to be issued by Thanksgiving and discussed at Daytona Beach. The Site Selection Subcommittee, which Wayne Roberts and I co-chair, had a quiet year. The annual meeting sites through 2016 have been previously approved and the existing USATF policy is that annual meetings in post-Olympic years be held in Indianapolis to contain costs. Assuming the delegates at Daytona Beach approve Indianapolis for 2017 in recognition of that policy, the line-up of annual meetings for the next five years is as follows: 2013 - Indianapolis 2014 - Anaheim 2015 - Houston 2016 - Orlando 2017 - Indianapolis Our Credentials Subcommittee chaired by me expects to be busy as usual in Daytona Beach reviewing delegate credentials.

Page 128

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Our Petitions Subcommittee chaired by Win Eggers has been active this year soliciting and reviewing nominating petitions of candidates for USATF President and LDR Divisional Chair. Nominations for those two positions close when the gavel opens the First General Session at the annual meeting - nominations may NOT be made on the floor. Our Elections Subcommittee chaired by Ruth White expects a busy year in 2012. There are not only the national elections for President and LDR Chair, but also numerous committee and council elections are taking place. Delegates should note the new committee election procedures in USATF Regulation 9 which were made necessary by the streamlined scheduled at Daytona Beach. We look forward to seeing you during the week in Daytona Beach. The Organizational Services Committee was created to compliment the USATF staff in serving the needs of USATF - especially at the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions or thoughts, please let us know. Respectfully Submitted, Edward R. Koch Organizational Services Chair

Page 129

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 130

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

USA Track & Field Records Report – 2012
This report includes all records reported / and or applied for since last years’ annual meeting. In the Long Distance Running sports, the report also includes a number of previously submitted performances pending Running USA recommendation for record ratification. The Records Committee Chair gratefully acknowledges the work of the respective sports committee record keepers: Bob Hersh (Men’s and Women’s Track & Field), Andy Carr (Men’s and Women’s LDR), Donald H. Lein (Masters LDR), Denise Smotherman (Youth Athletics), Sandy Pashkin (Masters Track & Field, David Talcott (Masters Race Walking). Thanks are also due to Gene Newman, Neville Wood, Pete Riegel (Road Running Technical Council), Ryan Lamppa, Linda Honikman (Running USA), David Katz and Steve Vaitones for their indispensable contributions to the record keeping process.

1. 110m Hurdles 2. 4x100m Relay 3. 4x100m Relay 4. Decathlon 12.80 37.38 37.04 9039 points

Aries Merritt (Reebok) Brussels, BEL Sept. 7, 2012 USA National Team London, GBR Aug. 10, 2012 (Jeff Demps, Doc Patton, Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin) USA National Team London, GBR Aug. 11, 2012 (Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey) Ashton Eaton (Oregon TC) Eugene, OR June 22-23. 2012

American Outdoor All-Comers Records 5. 800m 1:41.74 6. 5000m 12.56.98 7. Decathlon 9039 points

David Rudisha (KEN) Mo Farah (GBR) Ashton Eaton (Oregon TC)

New York, NY Eugene, OR Eugene, OR

June 9, 2012 June 2, 2012 June 22-23. 2012

American Outdoor Championships Meet Records 8. 800m 1:43.92 Nick Symmonds (Oregon TC) 9. 10,000m 27:25.93 Galen Rupp (Nike) 10. Decathlon 9039 points Ashton Eaton (Oregon TC) American Junior Records 11. Pole Vault 5.72m (18’9¼”) Andrew Irwin (Arkansas) 12. Decathlon 7892 points Gunnar Nixon (Arkansas) 13. Decathlon 8018 points Gunnar Nixon (Arkansas) American Junior Championship Records 14. Pole Vault 5.54m (18’2”) Nikita Kirillov (Georgia Tech) 15. Discus T 63.01 (206’8”) Rodney Brown (LSU) 16. Decathlon 7760 points Gunnar Nixon (Arkansas) American Indoor Records 17. 5000m 13:07.15 18. Heptathlon 6645 points American Indoor All-Comers Records 19. 5000m 13:07.15 American Junior Indoor Records 20. 1000m 2:19.53 21. Heptathlon 6022 points

Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Eugene, OR

June 24, 2012 June 22, 2012 June 22-23. 2012

Baton Rouge, LA Des Moines, IA Barcelona, ESP

May 13, 2012 June 6-7, 2012 July 11-12, 2012

Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN

June 15, 2012 June 17, 2012 June 15-16, 2012

Bernard Lagat (Nike) Ashton Eaton (Nike)

New York, NY Istanbul, TUR

Feb. 11, 2012 Mar. 9-10, 2012

Bernard Lagat (Nike)

New York, NY

Feb. 11, 2012

Robby Crease (Penn State) Gunnar Nixon (Arkansas)

Univ. Park, PA Fayetteville, AR

Jan. 14, 2012 Jan. 27-18, 2012

Page 131

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

American Outdoor Records 1. Discus T 67.74m (222’3”) Stephanie Brown Trafton (Nike) Maui, HI May 4, 2012 2. Hammer T 74.19m (243’5”) Jessica Cosby (Nike) Eugene, OR June 1, 2012 3. 4x100m Relay 40.82 USA National Team London, GBR Aug.10, 2012 (Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter) 4. 4x100H Relay 52.38 Star Athletics Gainesville, FL Apr. 7, 2012 (Damu Mitchell, Loreal Smith, Tiki James, Kellie Wells) American Outdoor All-Comers Records 5. 200m 21.69 6. 3000mSC 9:13.69 7. 4x100H Relay 52.38 8. Javelin T 9. Javelin T 68.73m (225’6”) 69.35m (227’6”)

Allyson Felix (Nike) Eugene, OR June 30, 2012 Milcah Chemos (KEN) Eugene, OR June 2, 2012 Star Athletics Gainesville, FL Apr. 7, 2012 (Damu Mitchell, Loreal Smith, Tiki James, Kellie Wells) Barbora Špotáková (CZE) New York, NY June 9, 2012 Sunette Viljoen (RSA) New York, NY June 9, 2012

American Outdoor Championship Meet Records 10. 200m 21.69 Allyson Felix (Nike) American Junior Records 11. 3000m SC 10:00.72 12. Discus T 55.22m (181’2”) 13. Discus T 59.11m (193’ll”) 14. Discus T 60.03m(196’ll”) 15. Discus T 60.59m(198’9”) 16. Hammer T 65.93m (216’3”) 17. Hammer T 68.12m (223’6”)

Eugene, OR

June 30, 2012

Brianna Nerud (New York HS) Haley Crouser (Oregon HS) Shelbi Vaughan (Texas HS) Shelbi Vaughan (Texas HS) Shelbi Vaughan (Texas HS) Shelby Ashe (Throw 1 Deep) Shelby Ashe (Throw 1 Deep)

Barcelona, ESP Aloha, OR Folsom, CA Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN

July 12, 2012 Apr. 13, 2012 June 9, 2012 June 15, 2012 June 15, 2012 June 16, 2012 June 16, 2012

American Junior Championship Meet Record 18. Discus T 60.59m(198’9”) Shelbi Vaughan (Texas HS) 19. Hammer T 68.12m (223’6”) Shelby Ashe (Throw 1 Deep) American Indoor Records 20. High Jump 2.02m (6-7½”) 21. Pole Vault 4.88m (16’0”) 22. Long Jump 7.23m (23’8¾”) 23. Shot Put 19.89m (65”3¼’) American Indoor All-Comers Record 24. 50m 6.08 25. 400m 50.71 26. Pole Vault 4.88m (16’0”) 27. Triple J 14.28m (46’10¼”) American Indoor Junior Records 28. 3000 9:15.56 American Indoor Championship Records 29. 400m 50.71 30. High Jump 2.02m (6-7½”) 31. Weight T 24.78m (81’3¾”)

Bloomington, IN Bloomington, IN

June 15, 2012 June 16, 2012

Chaunté Lowe (Nike) Jenn Suhr (adidas) Brittney Reese (Nike) Jill Camarena-Williams (NYAC)

Albuquerque, NM Feb. 26, 2012 Boston, MA Feb. 4, 2012 Istanbul, TUR Mar. 11, 2012 Fayetteville, AR Feb. 11, 2012

Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) Sanya Richards-Ross (Nike) Jenn Suhr (adidas) Kimberly Williams (JAM)

New York, NY Jan 28, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Feb. 26, 2012 Boston, MA Feb. 4, 2012 Fayetteville, AR Feb. 11, 2012

Aisling Cuffe (Stanford)

Fayetteville, AR

Jan. 28. 2012

Sanya Richards-Ross (Nike) Chaunté Lowe (Nike) Amber Campbell (Nike)

Albuquerque, NM Feb. 26, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Feb. 26, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Feb. 25, 2012

Page 132

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

1) 2) Men's American Records – Track 15,000 m 1:02:06.6 Trevor Barron 20,000 m 1:23:00.1 Trevor Barron Men's American Records – Road No new Road marks during this period. Men's American Indoor Records No new Indoor marks during this period. Men's American Junior Records – Track 15,000 m 1:02:06.6 Trevor Barron 15,000 m 1:10:58.0 Tyler Sorenson 20,000 m 1:23:00.1 Trevor Barron 1-hour 12,884 Jonathan Hallman New York AC New York AC Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2012

3) 4) 5) 6)

New York AC Unattached New York AC World Class Racewalking

Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Waltham,. MA

Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2012 Jun 30, 2012 Oct 7, 2012

Men's American Junior Records – Road 7) 8) 25 km 25 km 2:13:42 2:04:17 Jonathan Hallman Alejandro Chavez World Class Racewalking South Texas Walking Club Ocean Township, NJ Sep 9, 2012 Valley Cottage, NY Oct 28, 2012

Women's American Records – Track No new Track marks during this period. Women's American Records – Road 25 km 2:13:38 Erin Taylor-Talcott 35 km 3:08:33 Erin Taylor-Talcott 50 km 4:33:23 Erin Taylor-Talcott Women's American Indoor Records No new Indoor marks during this period. Women's American Junior Records – Track No new Track marks during this period. Women's American Junior Records – Road No new Road marks during this period.

9) 10) 11)

Shore AC Shore AC Shore AC

Santee, CA Santee, CA Santee, CA

Jan 12, 2012 Jan 12, 2012 Jan 12, 2012

Page 133

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

USA Track & Field Pending LDR Records and Bests as of 11/2/2012
Compiled by USATF LDR Record Keeper, Andy Carr, 3097 E Shadowlawn Ave NE, c/o Atlanta Track Club, Atlanta, GA 30305 tel: (404) 231-9064x20 fax: (404) 364-0708 email: office@atlantatrackclub.org USATF website: www.usatf.org/groups/RoadRunning P= = B= a= U= W= F= a/comers = Pending - application or more information is needed from the race No "P" code indicates that mark is ready to be recommended for ratification pending course validation report Proof of birth date and/or citizenship needed from athlete Performance possibly aided by wind and/or slope, can be "best", not eligible for record Unvalidateable Women-only event Failed Validation All-Comers Record or "Best" (non-U.S. citizen in U.S. race, must be faster than U.S. citizen mark)

IV. Men's Long Distance Running
Men's LDR Road Records
AgeGroup 1 2 Distance Mark 277542 m 2:04:38 P Athlete Name Age HST FL ETH Race Name Race City RST PL IL Rdate 09/09/12 10/07/12

M open 24 hr M a/comers Marathon

Mike Morton 40 Tsegaye Kebede 25

IAU 24 Hour Katowice BOA Chicago Chicago

Men’s LDR Track Records No new Track Records this period

V. Women's Long Distance Running
AgeGroup 3 3 a 4 5 F Open F Open F Open F a/comers Distance 25 km Maratho n 24 hr 144 hr Mark 1:24:36 2:25:38 240384 m 825417 m P W P Women’s LDR Road Records Athlete Name Age HST Race Name Janet Bawcom Shalane Flanagan Connie Gardner C Dipali Cunningham 33 30 49 50 GA OR OH AUS 5th 3rd Bank River Run Olympic Trials/Houston IAU 24 Hour Sri Chinmoy 6-Day Race City Grand Rapids Houston Katowice New York RST MI TX PL NY Rdate 05/12/12 01/14/12 09/09/12 05/07/09

Women’s LDR Track Record No new Track Records this period Women’s LDR Road Bests No new Road Bests during this period

Page 134

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

VI. Masters Long Distance Running
Masters LDR Road Records: Men Age Group 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 M50-54 M50-54 M85-89 M45-49 M45-49 M85-89 M50-54 M70-74 M85-89 M90-94 M45-49 M55-59 M60-64 M45-49 M85-89 M90-94 M90-94 M40-44 M60-64 M65-69 M85-89 M50-54 M80-84 M45-49 M55-59 M70-74 M70-74 M90-94 M80-84 M50-54 M70-74 Distance 5 km 5 km 5 km 8 km 8 km 8 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 12km 12 km 12 km 15 km 15 km 15 km 15 km 20 km 20 km 20 km 25 km 30 km 30 km 50 km 50 km 50 km 50 km Half mar

Mark 15:24 15:24 26:42 24:14 24:40 45:38 31:11 40:45 56:49 1:13:40 37:16 41:09 43:30 47:52 1:29:04 2:01:39 2:09:24 1:02:02 1:12:36 1:20:05 2:51:52 1:49:37 2:45:26 3:15:14 3:39:48 4:16:03 5:12:50 3:03:56 4:11:52
136275 m 251923 m

Athlete Name P Peter Magill Dennis Simonaitis Hugh Campbell Dennis Simonaitis Mbarak Hussein Lou Lodovico Peter Magill Hans Schmid Lloyd Young Henry Sypniewski Mbarak Hussein Brian Pilcher Laurence Olsen Paul Aufdemberge Louis Lodovico Henry Sypniewski Henry Sypniewski Kevin Castille Doug Wimn Doug Goodhue Lloyd Young Tim O’Rourke Jerry Johncock Daniel Verrington Pete Kaplan Joe Burgasser Bill Dodson Henry Sypniewski Jerry Johncock John Maas Ed Rousseau

Age 50 50 88 47 46 85 50 72 85 90 47 55 60 45 85 90 91 40 60 68 85 50 80 47 55 73 73 90 80
51 70


Race Name La Palma Syracuse FOR Syracuse FOR Shamrock Run for a Dream Butler Cypress Marin Memorial Day Victory Depew-Lancaster B&G Lilac Bloomsday Lilac Bloomsday Bedford Rotary Fleet Feet Buffalo Fleet Feet Buffalo Fleet Feet Buffalo Fleet Feet Buffalo New Haven New Haven New Haven Darkside 25km Clarksburg Country Run Milford Labor Day Caumsett Pk Tallahassee Ultra Tallahassee Ultra Jed Smith Presque Isle Bayshore FANS Ultracentric

Race City La Palma Syracuse Syracuse Virginia Beach Williamsburg Butler Cypress Kentfield Minneapolis Lancaster Spokane Spokane Bedford Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo New Haven New Haven New Haven Peachtree City Clarksburg Milford Lloyd Neck Tallahassee Tallahassee Sacramento Erie Traverse City Minneapolis Grapevine


Rdate 07/04/11 09/30/12 09/30/12 03/20/10 05/21/11 06/26/10 07/23/11 05/28/12 09/01/08 07/04/09 05/06/12 05/06/12 05/19/07 09/06/10 09/07/09 09/01/08 09/07/09 09/03/12 09/06/10 09/06/10 11/09/08 11/09/08 08/30/08 03/07/10 12/10/11 12/10/11 02/07/09 09/14/08 05/24/08 06/02/12 11/22/09



12 hr 48 hr

Masters LDR Road Bests: Men No new Road Bests This Period

Page 135

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
Masters LDR Road Records: Women Joan Samuelson 52 ME CVS Downtown Sabra Harvey 60 TX Heights Fun Run Marie-Louise Eliz Macnamee Michelsohn 65 NY Memorial Libby James 72 CO Firecracker Barbara Miller 70 CA Susan B Anthony Dorothy Little 70 CA Carlsbad Margie Stoll 70 TN Run 4 the Cure Lynette Walker 72 CT Simsbury River Run Barbara Miller 72 CA THERX Marie-Louise Michelsohn 70 NY Syracuse FOR Libby James 75 CO El Grito Libby James 75 CO Freihofer’s Kathryn West 97 ME Freihofer’s Christine Kennedy 56 CA Northcoast Sabra Harvey 60 TX Law Week Sabra Harvey 60 TX Park To Park Sabra Harvey 62 TX Run for a Dream Lois Gilmore 80 WI Shamrock Shuffle Monica Joyce 49 MI Meteor Linda SomersSmith 46 CA Strawberry Stampede Linda SomersSmith 47 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Linda SomersSmith 49 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Trina Painter 47 NM Tufts Linda SomersSmith 50 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Monica Joyce 50 MI Meteor Monica Joyce 50 MI Detroit Turkey Trot Linda SomersSmith 51 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Joan Samuelson 55 ME Bellin Run Joan Samuelson 55 ME LL Bean Nancy Rollins 65 IL Lincolnwood Libby James 72 CO Boulder Bolder Barbara Miller 70 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Barbara Miller 72 CA Heritage Oaks Bank Libby James 75 CO Heart & Sole Monica Joyce 50 MI Gate River Christine Kennedy 56 CA Fleet Feet Buffalo Kathryn Martin 60 NY Ted Corbitt S Rae Baymiller 67 NY Ted Corbitt Colleen DeReuck 45 CO New Haven Colleen DeReuck 47 CO 5th 3rd Bank River Run

37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76

F50-54 F60-64 F65-69 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F75-79 F75-79 F95-99 F55-59 F60-64 F60-64 F60-64 F80-84 F45-49 F45-49 F45-49 F45-49 F45-49 F50-54 F50-54 F50-54 F50-54 F55-59 F55-59 F65-69 F70-74 F70-74 F70-74 F75-79 F50-54 F55-59 F60-64 F65-69 F45-49 F45-49

5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 5 km 8 km 8 km 8km 8 km 8 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 15 km 15 km 15 km 15 km 20 km 25 km

17:24 19:20 20:48 23:37 23:53 23:27 23:56 23:13 24:35 23:17 23:30 23:34 1:15:02 32:22 32:11 32:19 32:43 48:29 34:32 35:24 34:25 33:39 34:42 34:14 34:52 35:23 35:32 38:26 38:07 43:46 48:55 48:29 48:53 50:13 52:38 1:00:28 1:01:23 1:06:42 1:07:21 1:31:06


Providence Houston West Islip Ft Collins Sacramento Carlsbad Franklin Simsbury Portolo Valley Syracuse Denver Albany Albany Westlake Houston Houston Williamsburg Chicago Dearborn Hts Arroyo Grande Paso Robles Paso Robles Boston Paso Robles Dearborn Hts Detroit Paso Robles Green Bay Freeport Lincolnwood Boulder Paso Robles Paso Robles Denver Jacksonville Buffalo New York New York New Haven Grand Rapids


09/21/08 06/06/09 06/03/07 07/04/09 08/08/09 04/11/10 09/17/11 04/29/12 05/12/12 09/30/12 09/11/11 06/02/12 05/31/08 09/03/11 03/28/09 02/21/09 05/21/11 04/10/11 04/05/08 05/25/08 09/27/09 09/26/10 10/08/12 09/25/11 04/04/09 11/27/08 09/30/12 06/09/12 07/04/12 11/20/11 05/25/09 09/27/09 09/25/11 08/21/11 03/14/09 09/05/11 12/17/11 12/10/10 09/07/09 05/14/11




Page 136

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL
77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 F50-54 F60-64 F60-64 F50-54 F55-59 F60-64 F40-44 F40-44 F40-44 F50-54 F60-64 F75-79 F50-54 F45-49 F60-65 F70-74 F70-74 F60-64 F65-69 F65-69 F70-74 F70-74 F75-79 F75-79 F75-79 F75-79 F85-89 F85-89 F50-54 F50-54 F70-74 F75-79 F65-69 F65-69 F75-79 F50-54 25 km 25 km 25 km 30 km 30 km 30 km 50 km 50 km 50 km 50 km 50 km 50 km 100 km 10 mi 10 mi 10 mi 10 mi half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar half mar maratho n maratho n maratho n 50 mi 12 hr 24 hr 24 hr 48 hr 1:36:45 1:51:52 1:50:50 1:57:01 2:11:58 2:15:30 3:28:30 3:29:20 3:29:48 3:56:09 3:58:37 12:09:4 0 7:41:52 57:09 1:05:27 1:20:00 1:19:02 1:28:26 1:33:43 1:37:48 1:47:12 1:49:34 1:50:43 2:01:14 1:55:19 2:03:01 2:46:51 2:39:45 2:47:50 2:37:36 3:46:03 23:27:5 7 82834 m 145297 m 91330 m 329915 m P P P P P Joan Samuelson Kathryn Martin Edie Stevenson Joan Samuelson Suzanne Ray Kathryn Martin Mary Coordt Kami Semick Kami Semick Beth Moras Kathryn Martin Mary Ann Miller Meghan Arbogast Linda SomersSmith Kathryn Martin Barbara Miller Barbara Miller Kathryn Martin S Rae Baymiller S Rae Baymiller Barbara Miller Barbara Miller Libby James Ginette Bedard Ginette Bedard Ginette Bedard Margaret Davis Helen Klein Joan Samuelson Linda SomersSmith Ginette Bedard Mary Ann Miller Mary DaSilva Patty Giebel Barbara Macklow P Liz Bauer 53 60 61 53 57 60 41 42 43 51 60 75 51 48 60 70 70 60 67 68 70 70 75 75 75 77 86 85 53 50 72 75 65 65 77 51 ME NY CO ME OR NY CA OR OR NJ NY TX OR CA NY CA CA NY NY NY CA CA CO NY NY NY CA CA ME CA NY TX NY CA WA GA BOA Chicago Split Caumsett Park 5th 3rd Banl River Run BOA Chicago Split Clarksburg Country Run Caumsett Park IAU World Trophy Caumsett Park IAU World Cup Chicago Lakefront Caumsett Park 24 The Hard Way IAU World Champs NORCAL Sayville Brewery Cal 10 Buffalo Stampede Philadelphia Half Hilton Head Paris Half Humboldt Redwoods Clarksburg Country Run Colorado Half NYC Half Grete’s Gallop MORE Fitness America’s Finest City Quad Cities Half BOA Chicago Olympic Houston More Marathon 24 The Hard Way Mind the Ducks Across The Years Northcoast 3 Days @ Fair TrialsHouston New York Oklahoma City Rochester Phoenix Cleveland Augusta TX NY OK NY AZ OH NJ 01/14/12 03/26/06 10/22/11 05/12/12 12/29/11 09/17/11 05/16/10 Chicago Lloyd Neck Grand Rapids Chicago Clarksburg Lloyd Neck Galway Lloyd Neck Gibraltar Chicago Lloyd Neck Oklahoma City Seregno Redding Sayville Stockton Sacramento Philadelphia Hilton Head Paris Weott Clarksburg Ft Collins New York New York New York San Diego Des Moines Chicago IL NY MI IL CA NY IR E NY ES P IL NY OK IT Y CA NY CA CA PA SC FR CA CA CO NY NY NY CA IA IL 10/10/10 03/04/12 05/14/11 10/10/10 11/08/09 03/04/12 08/28/10 03/01/09 10/31/09 10/30/10 03/04/12 10/22/11 04/22/12 03/0610 01/28/12 01/10/10 09/13/09 11/20/11 02/12/11 03/04/12 10/18/09 11/08/09 05/06/12 08/16/09 10/03/09 04/03/11 08/16/09 09/28/08 10/10/10




Page 137

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
Masters LDR Road Bests: Women 113 114 F50-54 F85-89 8 km maratho n 28:04a 5:48:59 a P U Monica Joyce Helen Klein 50 85 MI CA Akron 8k Cal International Akron Sacramento OH CA 09/27/08 12/07/07

Masters LDR Track Records: Men 115 116 117 118 119 M50-54 M50-54 M50-54 M50-54 M45-49 100 km 50 mi 100 mi 12 hr 144 hr 8:16:51 .0 6:33:58 .0 13:52:2 9.0 140400 m 637600 m 4:51:30 .0 9:34:47 .0 7:39:14 .0 17:13:2 1.0 8683 m 124300 m 323606 m Jay Aldous Jay Aldous Jay Aldous Jay Aldous P Glen Turner 50 50 50 50 48 UT UT UT UT KY Desert Solstice Desert Solstice Desert Solstice Desert Solstice Ultravecka 6-Day Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Hallsberg AZ AZ AZ AZ SW 12/18/11 12/18/11 12/18/11 12/18/11 07/26/08

Masters LDR Track Records: Women 120 121 122 123 124 125 F50-54 F45-49 F45-49 F50-54 F75-79 F45-49 50 km 100 km 50 mi 100 mi 1 hr 12 hr Debra Horn Suzanna Bon Suzanna Bon Debra Horn Tami Graf Suzanna Bon 52 47 47 52 75 47 OH CA CA OH MD CA Desert Solstice Desert Solstice Desert Solstice Desert Solstice DCRRC Track Run Desert Solstice Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Alexandria Phoenix AZ AZ AZ AZ VA AZ 12/18/11 12/18/11 12/18/11 12/18/11 05/14/12 12/18/11




48 hr


Sandy Powell



Surgeres 48hr




Page 138

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

INDOOR - MEN Event 60 60 200 400 800 1500 mile 3000 high jump high jump long jump shot put pentathlon Group 60-64 75-79 75-79 75-79 50-54 50-54 60-64 60-64 55-59 55-59 45-49 35-39 90-94 Mark 7.58 8.56 27.64 63.90 1:59.62 4:10.07 4:50.95 9:48.84 1.76 1.76 6.85 20.51 4030 Competitor Bill Collins Robert Lida Robert Lida Robert Lida Anselm Lebourne Anselm Lebourne Nolan Shaheed Nolan Shaheed Jim Barrineau Kenneth Drollinger Antonio Palacios Adam Nelson Ralph Maxwell Site Bloomington Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Bloomington Boston New York Ithaca Bloomington Bloomington Bloomington Bloomington Bydgoszcz Bloomington Date 3/17/2012 4/4/2012 4/5/2012 3/16/2012 1/28/2012 12/26/2011 1/21/2012 3/16/2012 3/18/2012 3/18/2012 3/17/2012 2/16/2011 3/16/2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

INDOOR - WOMEN Event Group 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 60 200 200 200 400 400 400 800 800 1500 1500 1500 mile mile mile 3000 60 hurdles 60 hurdles long jump triple jump superweight throw pentathlon pentathlon heptathlon heptathlon 45-49 65-69 70-74 75-79 45-49 70-74 75-79 70-74 75-79 60-64 70-74 75-79 40-44 70-74 75-79 60-64 50-54 65-69 65-69 65-69 60-64 35-39 65-69 50-54 65-69

Mark 7.86 30.28 31.86 36.29 59.92 80.16 81.28 3:04.69 3:16.21 5:12.2 6:14.56 6:48.27 4:44.81 6:45.8 7:13.51 11:16.5 9.32 10.62 4.34 8.76 11.52 3405 4713 5928 6513

Competitor Renee Henderson Phil Raschker Kathy Bergen Jeanne Daprano Lisa Mikkelsen Marie Michelsohn Jeanne Daprano Marie Michelsohn Jeanne Daprano Kathryn Martin Marie Michelsohn Jeanne Daprano Sonja Friend-Uhl Marie Michelsohn Jeanne Daprano Kathryn Martin Liz Palmer Phil Raschker Phil Raschker Phil Raschker Myrle Mensey Rachel Guest Phil Raschker Rita Hanscom Phil Raschker

Site Boston Jyväskylä Bloomington Jyväskylä Boston New York Bloomington New York Jyväskylä New York New York Jyväskylä Blacksburg New York Bloomington New York Colo Sprgs Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Elsah Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Kenosha Kenosha

Date 3/27/2010 4/5/2012 3/18/2012 4/5/2012 2/19/2012 3/23/2012 3/16/2012 2/20/2012 4/4/2012 2/23/2012 12/26/2011 4/8/2012 3/3/2012 2/9/2012 3/17/2012 1/19/2012 2/12/2012 4/3/2012 4/6/2012 4/7/2012 3/4/2012 4/3/2012 4/3/2012 3/4/2012 3/4/2012

Page 139

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69

OUTDOOR - MEN Event Group 100 60-64 100 75-79 200 75-79 400 75-79 mile 60-64 5000 55-59 5000 60-64 steeplechas e 60-64 200 hurdles 80-84 high jump 55-59 discus throw 55-59 weight throw 35-39 weight throw 70-74 weight throw 85-89 pentathlon 70-74 throws pentathlon 55-59 ultra pentathlon 35-39 ultra pentathlon 45-49 OUTDOOR - WOMEN Event Group 100 85-89 200 70-74 400 50-54 400 75-79 1500 40-44 1500 75-79 mile 75-79 10000 70-74 steeplechas e 70-74 pole vault 70-74 shot put 55-59 shot put 65-69 discus throw 55-59 discus throw 65-69 discus throw 75-79 javelin throw 80-84 weight throw 35-39 weight throw 55-59 superweight throw 55-59 superweight throw 70-74

Mark 11.83 13.49 27.73 65.08 4:53.01 16:05.12 16:56.96 7:09.91 42.78 1.83 55.14 17.50 22.33 12.21 3806 4602 4244 3980

Competitor Bill Collins Robert Lida Robert Lida Robert Lida Nolan Shaheed Brian Pilcher Nolan Shaheed Nolan Shaheed Alan Raynor Willie Banks Ralph Fruguglietti Mark Landa Ed Burke Karlis Ezerins Sherwood Sagedahl John Goldhammer Mark Landa David Bickel

Site Lisle Lisle Lisle Lisle Portland San Francisco Pasadena Pasadena Lisle San Diego Claremont Scottsdale Los Gatos Lisle Lisle Sacramento Seattle Seattle

Date 8/4/2012 8/4/2012 8/5/2012 8/3/2012 6/9/2012 4/6/2012 4/14/2012 6/16/2012 8/5/2012 9/22/2012 8/25/2012 2/26/2012 7/19/2012 8/4/2012 8/2/2012 7/16/2011 8/19/2012 8/19/2012

70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89

Mark 21.80 31.39 61.38 82.39 4:16.99 6:41.88 7:13.31 46:38.5 10:20.43 2.95 13.23 11.15 40.39 31.04 20.80 19.58 11.21 14.00 10.17 7.60

Competitor Marjorie Fitzgerald Kathy Bergen Jai Black Jeanne Daprano Sonja Friend-Uhl Jeanne Daprano Jeanne Daprano Marie Michelsohn Marie Michelsohn Nadine O'Connor Monica Kendall Carol Frost Carol Finsrud Carol Frost Joan Berman Barbara Brandt Jennifer Stephens Carol Finsrud Carol Finsrud Carol Young

Site St. George Pasadena San Marcos Lisle Nashville Raleigh Greenville San Mateo Lisle San Diego Milwaukie Lincoln Austin Lincoln Lisle Mesa New London Austin Seattle Raleigh

Date 10/9/2012 7/22/2012 6/30/2012 8/3/2012 5/20/2012 5/12/2012 6/2/2012 5/27/2012 8/3/2012 7/13/2012 6/3/2012 7/21/2012 7/28/2012 7/21/2012 8/4/2012 6/12/2012 8/14/2011 7/28/2012 8/19/2012 5/11/2012

Page 140

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL
superweight throw throws pentathlon throws pentathlon ultra pentathlon ultra pentathlon ultra pentathlon

90 91 92 93 94 95

75-79 55-59 80-84 35-39 55-59 80-84

7.69 4098 3911 2769 4621 3260

Audrey Lary Carol Finsrud Gloria Krug Jennifer Stephens Carol Finsrud Gloria Krug

Columbia Seattle New London New London Seattle New London

7/14/2012 8/18/2012 8/13/2011 8/14/2011 8/19/2012 8/14/2011

96 97 98 99

INDOOR RELAYS - MEN Event Group Mark 800 35-39 1:33.98 800 800 800 40-49 50-59 50-59 60-69 60-69 70-79 70-79 80-89 35-39 1:31.05 1:41.51 1:36.8 1:41.53 1:44.99 2:01.88 1:54.05 3:36.28 3:26.64

100 800 101 800 102 800 103 800 104 800 105 1600

Team Site USA Jyväskylä Hogue,Drummond,Sousa,Dussett Southwest Sprinter Albuquerque Winslow,Prince,Thomas,Mulazim TNT Int RC Albuquerque Fulton,Butler,Sanders,Disalvo USA New York Schiro,Blake,Pierce,Gonera Houston Elite Bloomington Riddle,Allie,Sanders,Collins USA Linz Edens,Pierce,Hall,Robbins Houston Elite Albuquerque Sims,Bennett,Lida,Stewart USA New York Colbert,Rizzo,Camp,Lida USA Bloomington Ross,Maxwell,Means,Rogers USA Bloomington Winslow,Prince,Joachim,Dussett

Date 4/8/2012 3/5/2011 3/5/2011 3/22/2003 3/17/2012 3/20/2006 3/5/2011 3/3/2007 3/17/2012 3/18/2012

INDOOR RELAYS - WOMEN Event Group Mark 106 800 35-39 1:52.14 107 800 108 800 109 800 110 800 111 1600 112 1600 113 3200 40-49 50-59 50-59 60-69 50-59 60-69 50-59 1:56.80 2:01.70 2:08.45 3:01.86 4:27.73 6:06.00 10:38.97

Team Site USA Jyväskylä (Haubrich,Deutsch,Wolf,Hayden) USA Bloomington (West,Rath,Kazebee,Roux) USA Albuquerque (Haubrich,Deutsch,Wolf,Hayden) So Cal Striders Albuquerque (Matthews,Bowman,Cohn,Hanscom) USA Albuquerque (VanderCruyssen,Simpson,Nesbihal-Cordero,Trotto) Athena TC New York (Hoffman,Jasper,Hayden,Bellaire) Central Park TC New York (Kimche,Tripp,Rosado,Barchat) Athena TC Bloomington (Haubrich,Hayden,Bellaire,Jasper)
Page 141

Date 4/8/2012 3/17/2012 3/5/2011 3/5/2011 3/5/2011 2/11/2012 2/11/2012 3/17/2012

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
OUTDOOR RELAYS - MEN Event Group Mark 114 400 60-69 48.44 115 1600 shuttle 116 hurdles shuttle 117 hurdles shuttle 118 hurdles shuttle 119 hurdles shuttle 120 hurdles 60-69 4:06.57

Team Site Houston Elite Philadelphia (Johnson,Allie,Riddle,Collins) Houston Elite Philadelphia (Riddle,Johnson,Sanders,Allie) USA Lisle (Ricketts,Hagans,Ricketts,McClelland) USA (Ols,Sloan,Anton,Drummond) Berea

Date 4/27/2012 4/27/2012









USA Berea (Jakubowski,Smith,Brower,Williamson) USA (Binion,Angulo,Broun,Dolezel) Lisle







USA Berea (Coats,Bartholomew,Sloan,Kline)


OUTDOOR RELAYS WOMEN Event Group Mark 121 1600 50-59 4:40.38 122 3200 shuttle 123 hurdles 50-59 10:45.23

Team Site Athena TC Lisle (Haubrich,Shook,Bellaire,Hoffman) Athena TC Lisle (Haubrich,Bellaire,Cassel,Jasper) USA (Glynn,Lowery,Philips,Shook) Lisle

Date 8/6/2012 8/6/2012




Page 142

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Masters Race Walk
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 W70-74 W85-89 W45-49 M45-49 W40-44 W40-44 W45-49 W75-79 M75-79 M80-84 M75-79 M85-89 W45-49 W40-44 W40-44 M50-54 M50-54 M60-64 M70-74 W50-54 W60-64 M65-69 M65-69 M80-84 M65-69 M45-49 M65-69 M80-84 M50-54 M50-54 M75-79 M65-69 M80-84 M40-44 M40-44 M40-44 M40-44 M55-59 M55-59 W45-49 W45-49 W45-49 W65-69 W60-64 M65-69 M65-69 M65-69 M65-69 M70-74 M65-69 10 km 10 km 20,000 m 35 km 35 km 50 km 40 km 10 km 10 km 10 km 15 km 3000 m 10 km 3000 m 10 km 1 mile indoors 1 mile indoors 1 mile indoors 1 mile indoors 1 mile indoors 1 mile indoors 5k road 10k road 10k road 5,000 m 3,000 m 3,000 m 3,000 m 1 Hour 1 Hour 10,000 m 15k road 15k road 5,000 m 10,000 m 15,000 m 20,000 m 20,000 m 15,000 m 10,000 m 15,000 m 20,000 m 35 km 40 km 1 Hour 5 km 40 km 35 km 35 km 30 km 1:03:44 1:28:23 1:53:20.7 3:06:35 3:41:08 5:16:20 4:12:13 1:11:17 1:02:51 1:09:02 1:38:43 22:26.60 46:44 12:44.89 45:56 8:50.4 8:49.0 7:52.1 10:40.0 7:52.1 14:21.0 26:20 53:25 1:10:11 25:31.3 13:54.0 15:08.7 20:02.8 12,247 meters 12,503 meters 1:11:11.2 1:19:16 1:45:29 22:00.2 42:26.3 1:04:36.1 1:27:29.5 1:43:22.9 1:16:26.4 47:59.1 1:12:43.2 1:38:20.2 4:35:26 4:54:50 11,460m 25:05 4:02:10 3:29:21 4:35:17 2:57:12 Louise Walters Miriam Gordon Kathryn Grimes Allen James Tamara Stevenson Tamara Stevenson Kathryn Grimes Shirley Dockstader Jack Bray Jack Starr Jack Bray Charles Boyle Teresa Vaill Joanne Dow Teresa Vaill Larry Epstein Larry Epstein Bob Keating Thomas Knatt Maryanne Daniel Dolores Wilkes Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid Max Green Christoph Schmid David Swarts Christoph Schmid Max Green Ian Whatley Ian Whatley Carl Acosta Christoph Schmid Max Green Tim Seaman Tim Seaman Tim Seaman Tim Seaman Jonathan Matthews Jonathan Matthews Joanne Dow Joanne Dow Joanne Dow Darlene Backlund Cathy Mayfield Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid John Backlund Christoph Schmid
Page 143

Sacramento Sacramento Bend Santee Houston Houston Houston Spokane Spokane Spokane Coconut Creek Landover Albany Cambridge Niagara Falls Hanover Hanover Hanover Hanover Hanover Hanover Lisle Lisle Lisle Lisle Lisle Lisle Bloomington Daytona Beach Banks Walnut Riverside Riverside Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Eugene Ocean Twp Ocean Twp Waltham Kingsport Ocean Twp Ocean Twp Ocean Twp Ocean Twp


7/25/2010 7/25/2010 4/30/2011 1/22/2012 1/7/2012 1/7/2012 1/7/2012 8/10/2008 8/10/2008 8/10/2008 2/1/2009 2/28/2009 5/31/2009 2/19/2006 6/4/2005 1/9/2011 1/8/2012 1/9/2011 1/9/2011 1/9/2011 1/9/2011 8/5/2012 8/5/2012 8/5/2012 8/3/2012 8/3/2012 8/3/2012 3/16/2012 4/27/2012 5/6/2012 4/15/2012 5/20/2012 5/20/2012 6/30/2012 6/30/2012 6/30/2012 6/30/2012 6/30/2012 6/30/2012 7/1/2012 7/1/2012 7/1/2012 9/9/2012 9/9/2012 10/7/2012 9/29/2012 9/9/2012 9/9/2012 9/9/2012 9/9/2012

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs
51 52 M65-69 M65-69 10,000 m 15,000 m 52:25.1 1:18:47.8 Christoph Schmid Christoph Schmid Waltham Waltham MA MA 10/7/2012 10/7/2012

(At time of print, no Youth records were available. Please visit the Document Library on our website at http://usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2012/USATF-Annual-Meeting/Document-Library.aspx)

Respectfully submitted by,

Justin F. Kuo Chair USATF Records Committee

Page 144

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

USATF Rules Committee Scorecard
Committee Actions as of ___27October2012_____________________
Item Conf Action Item Conf Action Item Conf Action Item Conf Action Item Conf Action Item Conf Action

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

4 4 5 4 3 5 3 W 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 2 5 W 5 5

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

5 5 5 5 6 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 4 4 4 3

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

4 5 5 5 2 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 4

81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 4

101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116

5 5 W 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2

Conference Call Actions: 1=Grammar / Punctuation Approval 5=Discuss / Refer a=amended

2=Housekeeping 6=Recommend Reject

3=Current Practice


7=Recommend Table W=Withdrawn

Page 145

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs ((Double parenthesis)) indicates removal. Underline indicates addition. Renumbering is automatic as appropriate. Item 1 – Tabled 2011 Item 61 – Add, Amend and Reorganize Rule 184, Rule 185 and Rule 186 as follows: RULE 184 HORIZONTAL JUMPS – GENERAL RULES Take-off Board1. The jump or take-off should be from a board. NOTE: For Youth Athletics specifications, see Rule 302.5(d). 2. The take-off shall be marked by a board sunk level with the runway and the surface of the landing area. The edge of the board which is nearer to the landing area shall be the take-off line. Immediately beyond the take-off line there shall be placed a plasticine indicator board for the assistance of the Judges. 3. Construction- The take-off board shall be rectangular, made of wood or other suitable rigid material in which the spikes of an athlete’s shoe will grip and not skid and shall measure 1.22m ± 0.01m long, 20cm (±2mm) wide and not more than 10cm deep. It shall be white. 4. Plasticine Indicator Board- This shall consist of a rigid board, 10cm (±2mm) wide and 1.22m ± 0.01m long made of wood or any other suitable material and shall be painted in a contrasting color to the take-off board. The board shall be mounted in a recess or shelf in the runway, on the side of the take-off board nearer the landing area. The surface shall rise from the level of the take-off board to a height of 7mm (±1mm). The edges shall either slant at an angle of 45 degrees with the edge nearer to the runway covered with a plasticine layer along its length 1mm thick or shall be cut away such that the recess, when filled with plasticine shall slant at an angle of 45 degrees. Where possible, the plasticine should be of a third contrasting color. The upper part of the indicator board shall also be covered by a plasticine layer for approximately the first 10mm along its entire length. See Figures 6a and 6b. When mounted in this recess, the whole assembly shall be sufficiently rigid to accept the full force of the athlete's foot. The surface of the board beneath the plasticine shall be of a material in which the spikes of an athlete's shoe will grip and not skid. The layer of plasticine shall be smoothed off by means of a roller or suitably shaped scraper for the purposes of removing the footprints of the competitors. NOTE 1: When weather conditions dictate, particularly in very hot or wet weather, the

plasticine boards should be protected from the elements before they are installed. NOTE 2: It is helpful to have spare plasticine boards available so that competition is not delayed.
Landing Area6. The landing area shall have a minimum width of 2.75m and a maximum width of 3m. It shall, if possible, be so placed that the middle of the runway, if extended, would coincide with the middle of the landing area. NOTE: When the axis of the runway is not in line with the centre line of the landing area, a tape,

or if necessary, two tapes, should be placed along the landing area so that the above is achieved.
7. The landing area, to a minimum depth of 30cm, should be filled with soft damp sand, the top surface of which shall be level with the take-off board. Distance Measurements8. The measurement of each jump shall be made immediately after the trial. The measurement of the jumps shall be made at right angles from the take-off line, or the take-off line extended, to the nearest break in the landing area made by any part of the body of the competitor (including shoes and uniform). The measurement mark in the landing area, for all attempts, shall be preserved until removal is authorized by the Chief Judge for the event. NOTE: In order to insure correct measurement of any jump, it is essential that the surface of

the sand in the landing area should be accurately controlled so as to be level with the top of the take-off board. For measurements, see Rule 148.2(b .
Page 146

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL 9. Wind Measurement - See Rules 163.10 through 163.14 for wind gauge placement, operation and reading requirements. RULE 185 LONG JUMP Take-off Board 1. It is recommended that the distance between the take-off board and the end of the landing area shall be at least 10m. 2. The take-off board should be not less than 1m nor more than 3m from the landing area. Competition 3. The length of the run is unlimited. Each competitor shall be credited with the best of all his/her jumps. 4. When leaving the landing area, an athlete’s first contact by foot with its border or the ground outside shall be further from the take-off line than the nearest break in the sand. ((2. The jump or take-off should be from a board. NOTE: For Youth Athletics specifications, see Rule 302.5(d). 3. The measurement of the jumps shall be made at right angles from the take-off line, or the takeoff line extended, to the nearest break in the landing area made by any part of the body of the competitor (including shoes and uniform). The measurement mark in the landing area, for all attempts, shall be preserved until removal is authorized by the Chief Judge for the event. NOTE: In order to insure correct measurement of any jump, it is essential that the surface of

the sand in the landing area should be accurately controlled so as to be level with the top of the take-off board. For measurements, see Rule 148.2(b)i.))
5. It shall be counted as a failure or foul if any competitor: (a) while taking off, touches the ground beyond the take-off line with any part of his body, whether running up without jumping or in the act of jumping; or (b) takes off from outside either end of the board, whether beyond or before the extension of the take-off line; or (c) employs any form of somersaulting whilst running up or in the act of jumping; or (d) after taking off, but before first contact with the landing area, touches the runway or the ground outside the runway or outside the landing area; or (e) in the course of landing, touches the ground outside the landing area closer to the takeoffline than the nearest break made in the sand; or (f) when leaving the landing area, makes first contact by foot with the ground outside the landing area that is closer to the take-off line than the nearest break made in the sand on landing, including any break made on overbalancing on landing which is completely inside the landing area but closer to the take-off line than the initial break made on landing. NOTE 1: It is not a failure if a competitor runs outside the white lines marking the runway at any

NOTE 2: It is not a failure under Rule 185.5(b) if a part of a competitor’s shoe/foot is touching

the ground outside either end of the take-off board, before the take-off line. NOTE 3: It is not a failure if in the course of landing, a competitor touches, with any part of his body, the ground outside the landing area, unless such contact contravenes Rule 185.5(d) or (e). NOTE 4: It is not a failure if a competitor walks back through the landing area after having left the landing area in a correct way. NOTE 5: Except as described in Rule 185.5(b), if a competitor takes off before reaching the board it shall not, for that reason, be counted as a failure.
(((a) with any part of the body, whether running up without jumping or in the act of jumping: i. touches the ground on the runway immediately beyond the take-off line, as evidenced by a mark in the plasticine or other marker material, or ii. touches the ground between the marker material or the take-off line extended and the landing area; or
Page 147

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs (b) If no plasticine or other marker material is being used, breaks the plane of the take-off line with the foot; or (c) takes off to either side of the take-off board, whether beyond or behind the take-off line extended; or (d) in the course of landing, touches the ground outside the landing area nearer to the take-off line extended than the nearest break in the landing area made by the jumper; or (e) when leaving the landing area, makes first contact by foot, which is considered leaving, with its border or the ground outside the pit closer to the take-off line than the nearest break made in the sand. (f ) employs any form of somersaulting prior to contact in the landing area. NOTE 1: Except as described in Rule 185.4(c), if the competitor takes off before reaching the

take-off line, it shall not for that reason be counted a failure or foul. NOTE 2: It is not a foul if the competitor runs outside the white lines marking the runway at any point. NOTE 3: It is not a foul if, in the course of landing, the competitor touches the ground outside the landing area, with any part of their body, unless such contact is the first contact or contravenes Rule 185.4(d).
5. It is recommended that the distance between the take-off board and the end of the landing area shall be at least 10m. The landing area shall have a minimum width of 2.75m, a maximum width of 3m, and a minimum depth of 30cm and should be filled with soft damp sand to the same level as the take-off board. When possible, the landing area shall be so placed so that the middle of the runway, extended, coincides with the middle of the landing area. 6. Take-off Board - The take-off board shall be rectangular, made of wood or other suitable rigid material, and sunk level with the runway and the surface of the landing area, the edge of which near the landing area shall be called the take-off line. The take-off board shall measure 1.22m (± 0.01m) long, 20cm (± 2mm) wide and maximum 10cm deep, and should be not less than 1.0m nor more than 3.0m from the landing area. It shall be painted white. Immediately beyond the take-off board on the side nearer to the landing area there shall be placed a board of plasticine or other suitable material for recording the athlete's footprints. 7. Plasticine Indicator Board - The indicator should consist of a rigid board, 10cm (± 2mm) wide and 1.22m (± 0.01m) long, made of wood or other suitable rigid material and painted in a contrasting color to the take-off board. The board shall be mounted in a recess or shelf in the runway on the side of the take-off board nearer the landing area. The surface shall rise from the level of the take-off board to a height of 7mm (± 1mm). The edges shall either slant at an angle of 45 degrees with the edge nearer to the runway covered with a plasticine layer, with a third contrasting color when possible, along its length 1mm thick or shall be cut away such that the recess, when filled with plasticine, shall slant at an angle of 45 degrees. The upper part of the indicator board shall also be covered by a plasticine layer for approximately the first 10mm and along its entire length. See Figures 6a and 6b. When mounted in the recess, the board must be sufficiently rigid to accept the full force of the athlete's foot. The surface of the board beneath the plasticine shall be of a material in which the spikes of an athlete's shoe will grip and not skid. The layer of plasticine shall be smoothed off by means of a roller or suitably shaped scraper for the purpose of removing the footprints of the competitors. NOTE: When weather conditions dictate, particularly in very hot or wet weather, the plasticine

boards should be protected from the elements before they are installed.
8. Wind Measurement - See Rules 163.10 through 163.14 for wind gauge placement, operation and reading requirements.)) RULE 186TRIPLE JUMP 1. Rule 184 and Rule 185 shall apply to the Triple Jump with the following variation. Take-off Board 3. The distance between the take-off line for men and the far end of the landing area shall be at
Page 148

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL least 21m. 4. For major competitions, the take-off line shall not be less than 13m for men and 10m for women from the nearer end of the landing area. For any other competition, this distance shall be appropriate for the level of competition. 5. Between the take-off board and the landing area there shall, for the step and jump phases, be a take-off area of 1.22m ± 0.01m wide providing firm and uniform footing. Competition 6. The Triple Jump shall consist of a hop, a step and a jump in that order. 7. The hop shall be made so that an athlete lands first on the same foot as that from which he has taken off; in the step he shall land on the other foot, from which, subsequently, the jump is performed. It shall not be considered a failure if an athlete, while jumping, touches the ground with the ‘sleeping’ leg. NOTE: Rule 185.5(d) does not apply to the normal landings from the hop and step phases. ((1. The competitor shall first land upon the same foot as that from which he/she has taken off. The other foot shall be used for the second landing, and either or both feet shall be used for the third landing. It shall not be considered a failure or foul if the competitor, while jumping, touches the ground with the “sleeping" leg. 2. The placement of the take-off board should depend upon the caliber of the competition. In major competition for men, the take-off board for the Triple Jump should be placed at least 13m from the landing area. In major competition for women, it is recommended that the takeoff board for the Triple Jump be placed at least 10m from the landing area. 3. It is recommended that the distance between the take-off board and the end of the landing area be at least 21m. 4. In all other respects, the rules for the Long Jump shall govern. NOTE: For specifications of apparatus, see Rule 185.6-7. For measurements see Rule 148.2(b)i.)) Item 2 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of Dave Gwyn. Amend Rule 2.2 as follows: For Open and Junior Championships, except Cross Country and Race Walking, the Regions will comprise Associations as follows:

Reason: To realign Regional boundaries for Race Walking. Table remains unchanged.
Item 3 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of Dave Gwyn. Amend Rule 2.3 as follows: For Open and Junior Cross Country, Open and Junior Race Walking and all Masters Championships, the Regions will comprise Associations as follows:

Reason: To realign Regional boundaries for Race Walking. Table remains unchanged.
Item 4 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 4.2 as follows: In Long Distance Running, Open ((and Masters)) Cross Country, and Open Track & Field Club competition, an athlete who is a non-resident member of an Association is eligible to compete for a team in that Association only if the athlete: (a) resides in an adjoining Association within the government-defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of a city which is primarily in the neighboring Association as approved by the appropriate sport committee or council or (b) has historical membership based upon Association residency (at least 3continuous USATF membership years) is eligible to compete for that club. See Rule 341.8 for Masters LDR Reason: What works for Open LDR Championships does not always work for Masters LDR

Championships. Current Rule 4.2 on Team Eligibility involving the use of MSA’s has proven difficult to enforce fairly. See proposed change to Rule 341.8.
Page 149

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Item 5 – Submitted by Ed Gorman, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 10.3 as follows: (a) In the USA Track and Field Championships, all entered contestants shall have met the qualifying requirements / meet entry guidelines adopted by the respective sport committee, or by the properly authorized subcommittee thereof ((, and listed in the published entry material,)) or must be approved by a special appeal subcommittee appointed by the Chairs of the respective sport committees. (b) Qualifying requirements / entry guidelines shall be published in the entry material and at a minimum include: i. A minimum performance established by the respective sport committees. ii. A time period for applicable performances and any special consideration assigned to such performances. iii. That the host of the facility for a competition provides a method to verify their conformance to the site specifications of these Competition Rules. iv. The competition hosting the submitted qualifying performance hold a valid USATF or other NGB sanction for such competition prior to the competition, or be a scheduled competition from a USATF recognized athletic association. This provision is to insure compliance with applicable event rules for staging, seeding and advancement. v. The use of running event timing equipment capable of recording images to 0.01 seconds accuracy (FAT), except for events specifically stated to accept hand time qualifying performances. For applicable events, a printed photo-finish image shall be available upon request. vi. The requirement that all field event implements be certified on-site and wind reading be recorded and reported for all events requiring such. vii. Prohibition of competitions of mixed gender or of less than five events within each gender or of less than three competitors per event. viii. An authorization procedure from the USATF Director of Events granting qualifying performance eligibility for competitions that would normally require a USATF sanction, occurring after the conclusion of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championship but before the end of the qualifying time period. Request for such authorization (Last Chance Competition) shall be made at least 30 days prior to such competition. This authorization shall not apply to USATF Association or Regional Championships. ix. Prohibition of competing in more than one Last Chance Competition per day. (c) In appointing ((this)) the appeal subcommittee every effort shall be made to include representation from athlete, coach, and sport committees. Petitions to ((this)) the appeal subcommittee must be presented in writing, including electronic communication, without the possibility of further appeal beyond ((this)) the appeal subcommittee. Petitions and decisions shall be posted at the subcommittee work-site. The addition of an athlete by petition shall not prevent an otherwise qualified athlete from participation.

Reason: Include specific qualifying requirements for USATF Championship competitions. Inclusion in Rule 10.3 would carry forward to Rule 11.3(c), USA Indoor Championship, and Rule 27.1, Olympic Selection Competition.
Item 6 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 10.4(a)ii as follows: Provide via a posting on the USATF website, by 9 p.m. ((two days)) one week prior to the first day of competition, a list of entrants in each event, arranged in order of their performances, if any, used for entry into the competition. If they are any corrections or appeals necessary to the posted entries or performance, there shall be submitted in writing, which includes electronic communication, to the appropriate Track and Field Committee Chair or the Chair’s appointed representative, by 1 p.m. on the ((day prior to the start of the Championships)) following day so that athletes can get appropriate plans if they are accepted.

Reason: Waiting till two day before the competition makes no sense since it means the athlete
Page 150

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

can’t get a ticket to get to the meet. Pushing it back a week allows time to make plans needed. This will stop last minute appeals from athlete who come to the meet and since they are there, think they should be allowed to compete if there are any scratches.
Item 7 – Submitted by John Chaplin, Chair Men’s T&F, Sue Humphrey, Chair Women’s T&F. Delete all of Rule 10.5. ((POINT SCORE - Trophies (a) A trophy (which may be in the form of a certificate) may be awarded to the Association whose member athletes score the greatest number of points in the Open or Junior Championships. Scoring in such Championships shall be ten (10) points for each first place scored, eight (8) points for second, six (6) points for third, four (4) points for fourth, two (2) points for fifth, and one (1) point for sixth. (b) Should ties remain after applying Rule 167, Rule 180.14, or Rule 181.9, the points to be awarded for the tied places shall be totaled and points equal to this total divided by the number of tied competitors shall be scored for the each individual so tied. (c) When two or more Associations have the same number of points, any trophies shall be awarded in multiple copies.))

Reason: For all practical purposes, this provision has not been done in the recent or extended past. It has existed in the Rule Book beyond its usefulness.
Item 8 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of RW Executive Committee. Amend Rule 25.1(b) as follows: Indoor Championships: Men – One Mile; 3000 Meters (held with Track and Field Championship); 5000 Meters (((held with Track and Field Championship))) Women – One Mile; 3000 Meters (held with Track and Field Championship); 5000 Meters

Reason: To codify what is actually being done and to allow equivalent events for Men and Women.
Item 9 – Submitted by Vince Peters, Chair Race Walking. Amend Rule 25.1(b) as follows: Junior Men – One Mile; Junior Women – One Mile

Reason: None provided
Item 10 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 119 as follows: 1. A Jury of Appeal composed of 3 or 5 persons, preferably certified officials, may be established by the Games Committees to consider appeals from decisions of or referrals from the Referee as to matters that develop during the conduct of the event. In instances where there ... 4. (a) The Jury of Appeal shall, as its sole function in matters resulting from a Referee decision, determine if the decision of the Referee or the Chief Race Walking Judge is based upon adequate evidence and within the scope of the authority given to such person. If such determination is in doubt, the Jury of Appeal shall consult with all relevant persons and may consider other available evidence, including any available video evidence. The decision of the Referee or the Chief Race Walking Judge shall be upheld unless shown to be clearly erroneous. (b) For matters not the result of a Referee decision, the deliberations and actions of the Jury of Appeal shall be governed by Rule 125. (c) The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final. There shall be no further right to appeal. The Jury of Appeal may, however, reconsider decisions if new conclusive evidence is presented. In Youth Athletics, only video designated as official by the Games Committee before the competition may be used. NOTE: For appeal procedures, see Rule 146.8.

Page 151

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Reason: Include the two types of matters that can be considered by the Jury and their procedure.
Item 11 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 125.3 as follows: A Track Referee when appointed to oversee the starts, is designated the Start Referee. The Start Referee has the authority to make a final decision on any facts related to the start of a race where there is disagreement with a decision of the Starter. This authority is not granted in cases when the start involves ((a false start)) the ‘commencement of a start’ coupled with an illegal reaction time detected by a false start detection apparatus, unless, for any reason, the Referee determines that the information provided by the apparatus is obviously inaccurate or not fully considered in the determination of the rule violation.

Reason: As a result of the April, 2012 IAAF Starting Guidelines, the detection system can no longer ‘detect’ a false start since it cannot determine if a hand has lost contact with the ground, or a foot has lost contact with the foot plate of the block. Therefore, reference must be made to both the triggering of the detection system and the resulting ‘commencement’ of a start as defined in the Guidelines.
Item 12 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee and Ed Neighbour, President – New Jersey USATF on behalf of Bill Eisenring. Amend Rule 125.5 as follows: To arrive at a fair decision, the Referee may consider any available evidence which the Referee thinks necessary, including a film or picture produced by an official videotape recorder, or any available video evidence. When technologically created evidence is in apparent conflict with that evidence observed by the human eye, the Referee’s decision will be made in favor of the technology. NOTE: For Youth Athletics exception, see Rule 119.4

Reason: Consistent with current IAAF practice and necessary guidance for a Referee when presented with equally strong, but conflicting, evidence from human observation and technology.
Item 13 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Mark Heckel. Add Rule 126.8 as follows: When certified electronic measurement is used, and performances are being recorded on an electronic device, all trials should be verified at the end of the preliminaries/trials and again at the conclusion of the event. If a qualifying event, verification of performances should be done at the completion of the qualifying competition.

Reason: With the use of certified electronic measurement, there is no need for the primary and secondary recorders to compare marks at the end of each round of competition. This process, while useful and practical when using a tape measure, is unnecessarily redundant when certified electronic measurement is in use. It makes more sense to have the primary and secondary recorder compare the marks at the completion of the trials (when determining advancing athletes from the trials to the finals) and at the conclusion of the competition (when determining place). In a qualifying competition, marks can be compared at the end of the qualification round. This will expedite the flow of the event, and will not cause an undue delay in the process of the event between rounds. See companion submittal for Rule 264.3.
Item 14 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 129.5 as follows: To assist the Starter in races using crouch starts, a false start detection apparatus may be used. When such an apparatus is used, the Starter, or an assigned Recall Starter, shall wear headphones in order to hear clearly acoustic signals that are emitted to indicate the orderly operation of the apparatus and to indicate ((a false start)) an illegal reaction time.

Reason: As a result of the April, 2012 IAAF Starting Guidelines, the detection system can no longer ‘detect’ a false start since it cannot determine if a hand has lost contact with the ground, or a foot has lost contact with the foot plate of the block. The detection system is triggered by an
Page 152

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

illegal reaction time, which by itself, is no longer a false start according to the guidelines.
Item 15 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Justin Kuo. Amend Rule 131.1 as follows: … No Lap Scorer should be responsible for more than three competitors (six in the case of ultramarathons and road walking events). Instead of manual lap scoring, a computerized system, which may involve a transponder worn by each athlete, may be used. NOTE: Whenever possible, an adequate number of trained lap scorers should be selected before

the day of competition. Reason: To conform to current IAAF Rules.
Item 16 – Submitted by Nina Kuscik, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 141.1(a) as follows: The Open classification shall have no maximum age limit. In men's and women's long distance running, the Open classification shall be limited to ((male)) athletes sixteen (16) years and older on the day of the competition. In Open men's race walking and all other Open women's competition, athletes shall be fourteen (14) years or older on the day of the competition.

Reason: There have been some concerns about 14 year old women running marathons. This submission gives WLDR Committee an opportunity to make a change if deemed appropriate.
Item 17 – Submitted by John Chaplin, Men’s T&F, Sue Humphrey, Women’s T&F. Amend Rule 142.3 as follows: In Championships and programs, other than ((the Olympic Team Selection competition)) those which are scoring, conducted pursuant to the …

Reason: There is no need to have an Honest Effort Rule for any competition that does not have an overall dependence based on participation across events, such as scoring. This includes many National Championships and Selection Events.
Item 18 – Submitted by David Greifinger, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 143.1 as follows: In all events competitors must wear clothing that is clean, designed, and worn so as not to be objectionable. The clothing must be made of a material that is not transparent even if wet. The competitors must not wear clothing that could impede the view of the judges. Athletes’ vests should have the same color on the front and back. The size or number of logos on athletes’ attire shall be restricted only when required by the IAAF or USOC. This rule shall be enforced by the Clerk of the Course for track and road events and the Chief Judge of each field event.

Reason: USATF’S National Office has unilaterally imposed IAAF advertising restrictions at domestic competitions it controls, when not required by IAAF rules. Athletes oppose this action. This amendment reflects the athletes’ will. This proposal does not conflict with any other rule of competition.
Item 19 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 143.4 as follows: … The identifying information on the bib need not be numeric; however it shall be of sufficient font type, size and contrast for easy visual identity from a distance of 30 meters. Not wearing an assigned bib …

Reason: The printing on the bibs needs to be readable by the officials and even better by the fans in the stands. The fonts were so small at the last Indoor Championship that the names were only readable if the person was standing next to you.
Item 20 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 143.7 as follows: In cross country ((,)) and long distance runs, ((and race walks,)) the competitors must wear a bib on the front and should also wear a bib on the back. The front bib must be visible at all check points and at the finish line. ((A transponder timing device and other identification issued by the Games Committee must be worn according to instructions. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the event.))
Page 153

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Reason: Race Walk Officials must be able to identify competitors at all times, not just as they are approaching. Race Walk Judges look for numbers after seeing an infraction. The competitor has usually passed the Judge when the Judge looks for a number. Transponder timing devices and other identification issued by the Games Committee should be worn according to instructions in all events not just cross country, long distance runs and race walks.
Item 21 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee. Add Rule 143.8 as follows: In race walks the competitors shall wear a bib on the front and on the back. Both bibs must be visible at all times during the race.

Reason: See reason stated for Rule 143.7 Amendment.
Item 22 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee. Add Rule 143.9 as follows: A transponder timing device and other identification issued by the Games Committee shall be worn according to instructions. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the event.

Reason: See reason stated for Rule 143.7 Amendment.
Item 23 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 146.4 as follows: In races where a false start control apparatus is used, if an immediate oral protest is made regarding a decision by the Starter to charge a false start, the Referee may allow an athlete to compete under protest in order to protect the rights of all concerned and provide the time required to determine if the information provided by the apparatus is obviously inaccurate and other evidence is inconclusive with regard to the commencement of the start.

Reason: As a result of the April, 2012 IAAF Starting Guidelines, the detection system can no longer ‘detect’ a false start since it cannot determine if a hand has lost contact with the ground, or a foot has lost contact with the foot plate of the block. Other evidence must be examined to make a proper determination.
Item 24 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 146.4 as follows: NOTE: After being allowed to compete under a false start protest, all future false starts charged to

the same athlete in the same race shall be treated independently. If in this case a subsequent false start results in disqualification, the Referee may declare all of the athlete’s previous false start protests invalid. Reason: This addresses the very real scenario that took place at the USA Indoor Nationals and the NY Diamond League meet. An athlete false starts, is shown a red card, is allowed to run under protest, false starts a 2nd time, is shown a red card a 2nd time, requests to run under protest a 2nd time (or a 3rd or 4th time), but is finally told “no” due to the false start being so blatant. What then becomes of the earlier protests? They should be null and void. Even if those previous false start protests were reviewed and eventually upheld, the best the Referee could do is “allow the athlete to run again”… which is exactly what the athlete was granted when he/she ran again under protest, and then false started again. However, if the grounds of the earlier protest were based on the “wrong athlete being charged,” the Referee may choose to review the earlier protests, which would not likely reinstate the disqualified athlete, but could result in additional athletes being disqualified.
Item 25 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 160.4 as follows: The direction of the running or walking in any race around a curve on the oval track shall be left hand inside, except that for track events longer than 100 miles or 12 hours, competitors may, at the discretion of the Race Director, be permitted to reverse direction around the track at regular intervals. …

Reason: Overdue correction addressing straight races run the opposite direction.
Item 26 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer and Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule
Page 154

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL 161.4 as follows: Starting blocks linked to an IAAF-approved false start control apparatus may be used at any competition, and shall be used in Open Men's and Women's National Championships and USA Olympic Selection competition to assist the Starters. The apparatus shall emit an acoustic signal, audible to the Starter, or assigned Recall Starter, whenever the reaction time of the athlete detected by the apparatus is less than 0.1 second. The Starter and/or an assigned Recall Starter with no other duties shall wear headphones in order to clearly hear the acoustic signal ((emitted when the apparatus detects a false start)). As soon as the Starter and/or assigned Recall Starter hears the acoustic signal ((, and if the gun is fired,)) there shall be a recall. The Starter shall immediately examine all the available numerical and graphical information generated by the false start control apparatus in order to confirm which athlete(s), if any, is/are responsible for the ((false start)) the apparatus emitting a signal. Unless the apparatus was obviously not working properly, ((a false start shall be charged)) appropriate action, such as the charging of a false start or providing disciplinary sanction, shall be made to the athlete(s) with a reaction time faster than 0.1 of a second. In addition to the acoustic signal, a recall signal shall be an automated function of the false start detection apparatus when such function is available.

Reason: As a result of the April, 2012 IAAF Starting Guidelines, the detection system can no longer ‘detect’ a false start since it cannot determine if a hand has lost contact with the ground, or a foot has lost contact with the foot plate of the block. The resulting action by the Starter includes, but is not limited to, a false start. The hearing of the apparatus tone and resulting recall are actionable item all by themselves.
Item 27 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.1 as follows: When starting, all competitors must be behind the starting line and they must not touch the starting line or the surface in front of it with any part of the body. Starting positions in events at all distances shall be numbered ((from left to right, facing the direction of running)) in order that the lowest number is closest to the inner edge of the track.

Reason: Overdue correction addressing straight races run the opposite direction.
Item 28 – WITHDRAWN Item 29 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.6 as follows: The commands of the Starter shall be: a) In races not exceeding 400 meters, "on your marks" and "set" b) In races ((longer than)) exceeding 400 meters, "on your marks" ((The Starter may assemble the competitors at an actual or imaginary line behind the starting line before the command "on your marks." The assembly line is normally between 1m and 3m behind the starting line.)) Before the command “on your marks,” the Starter may assemble the competitors at an actual or imaginary line between 1m and 3m behind the starting line.

Reason: Consistent and more efficient wording.
Item 30 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.7 as follows: … At the "set" command, the competitor ((should)) shall immediately rise to a final starting position retaining the contact of the hands with the ground and of the feet with the foot plates of the starting block. …

Reason: Per rule 162.9, “should” needs to be “shall”
Item 31 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.8 as follows: In races ((longer than)) exceeding 400 Meters ((all starts shall be made from a standing position. Each)) , each competitor must, immediately after the "on your marks" command, assume a final position behind the start line and if applicable, completely within the assigned lane, ((without a starting block)) and shall not touch the ground with his/her hand or hands during the start. After
Page 155

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs the Starter has ascertained that all competitors are steady and in the correct starting position, the pistol/starting device shall be fired.

Reason: It is not necessary to state all starts are from a standing position since it’s already described beneath it. Since the rulebook does not actually address leaving the “imaginary assembly line” mentioned in 162.6 and approaching the start line, it needs to be clear that this final starting position must be reached immediately and without delay per 162.9. “Without a starting block” is already explained in 161.2.
Item 32 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.10 as follows: The starter shall not fire the pistol/starting device, or give the start command, while any competitor is in motion ((after the command "set" when appropriate,)) nor before the Starter has ascertained that each competitor is steady and in the correct starting position.

Reason: 162.10 is simply another way of stating the last sentence in 162.7 and the last sentence in 162.8, which makes this phrase unnecessary.
Item 33 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.12 as follows: A competitor, after assuming a full and final set position, shall not commence his/ her start until ((after)) first receiving the report of the pistol/starting device. If, in the judgment of the Starter, the athlete does so any earlier, it will be deemed a false start. NOTE 1: Motion by a competitor that does not include or result in one or both hands leaving contact with the ground, or one or both feet loosing contact with the foot plates of the starting blocks, shall not be considered commencement of the start.. NOTE 2: When an IAAF approved false start control apparatus is in operation, the evidence of this

equipment, coupled with any resulting loss of contact, shall normally be accepted as conclusive by the Starter. See Rule 161.4. Reason: As a result of the April, 2012 IAAF Starting Guidelines, commencing a start shall include a hand has lost contact with the ground, or a foot has lost contact with the foot plate of the block. This could be the ‘result’ of a reaction time of less than the legal 0.1 seconds.
Item 34 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.13 as follows: ((Except in Combined Events, any)) Any competitor(s) ((responsible for the)) charged with a false start shall be disqualified and a red card/flag shall be placed on the respective lane marker(s), or raised in front of the respective athlete(s). Exception: For Combined Events, see Rule 200.3(c); For Youth, see Rule 302.2(d); For Masters, see Rule 332.2(c). NOTE: In practice, when one or more athletes ((make)) commit a false start, others are inclined to

follow and, strictly speaking, any athlete who does so has also ((made)) committed a false start. The Starter should warn or disqualify only such athlete or athletes who, in the Starter’s opinion, was/ were responsible for the false start. This may result in more than one athlete being warned or disqualified. If the false start is not due to any athlete, no warnings shall be given and a green card shall be shown to all the athletes. Reason: Being responsible for a false start and being charged with a false start have different meanings. Also, more appropriate language.
Item 35 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 162.15 as follows: NOTE: Except for Rule 252.1, a recall, for a fall by a competitor, shall occur only when the

opinion of a member of the start team is such that the fall is wholly part of an "unfair start". Any incident recalled for an "unfair start" must have taken place within close proximity to the start line and be clearly associated with the start. A distance beyond 10 meters shall not be considered “close proximity” to the start line. Reason: The only reason this note exists is that the high school and NCAA rules require a recall if anyone falls due to contact within the first 100 meters of a distance race. If a finite distance is named in those instances without any adverse consequences, naming a finite distance in this
Page 156

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

rulebook is appropriate. Although naming a finite distance was undesirable in the past, starters, competitors and spectators are very comfortable with “10 meters”. It’s both practical and reasonable. One interpretation at a National Championship was that “close proximity” was as much as 100 meters. This seems absurd, therefore a clarification is needed.
Item 36 - Housekeeping change Item 37 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee on behalf of John Teising. Amend Rule 167.1 as follows: In determining whether there has been a tie for a qualifying position for the next round based on time, the Photo Finish Judge shall consider, within the same race, the competitor’s finish place as determined by Rule 165.4, or between different races, the actual time recorded by the competitors to not greater than 0.001 seconds accuracy. ((without regard to the rule that the time should be read to the next longer 1/100th of a second.)) Whether by time or finishing place, if it is determined that there has been a tie, the tying competitors shall be placed in the next round if it is practical to do so. If that is not practical, lots shall be drawn to determine who shall be placed in the next round.

Reason: IAAF compliance
Item 38 –Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee on behalf of John Teising. Amend Rule 167.1 as follows: In determining whether there has been a tie for a qualifying position for the next round based on time, the Photo Finish Judge shall consider, the actual time recorded by the competitors, without regard to the rule that the time should be read to the next longer 1/100th of a second. Whether by time or finishing place, if it is determined that there has been a tie, the tying competitors shall be placed in the next round if it is practical to do so. If that is not practical, the Games Committee shall choose from the following options: (a) a run-off between the tied competitors, (b) lots shall be drawn, or (c) a subtraction of the measured reaction times from the event time shall determine who shall be placed in the next round. A competitor choosing to not participate in the tie-breaking procedure shall forfeit any claim to the higher place. Any such procedure shall be included in the meet entry material.

Reason: 1. Provide tie-breaking options that are feasible and possibly more acceptable than ‘by lot’, such as a run-off or ‘actual running time’. 2. Provide same forfeiture as in field events.
Item 39 – Submitted by Jon Drummond, Chair – Athlete Advisory. Add a new Rule 6.3 and renumber as follows: When the placing of a competition is used for team selection or to qualify athletes to another competition, the system for selection and/or advancement shall be determined in advance of the event, and published in the entry material.

Reason: This is a very serious issue for athletes and do not want to feel rushed in the fate of athletes future! The lack of a current rule caused quite a problem this season. This submission, as a placeholder, is to guarantee discussion and provide the opportunity to establish a solution.
Item 40 – Submitted by Graeme Shirley, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 168.3(a) as follows: NOTE: Hitting the hurdle in another lane is a violation of this Rule.

Reason: Provide a clearer understanding of the provisions of the rule.
Item 41 – Submitted by Al Davis, President – North Carolina USATF. Amend Rule 180.7(b) as follows: In the vertical jumping events, when the number of competitors exceeds 32, the Games Committee shall select one of the following options:
Page 157

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs i. Utilize a qualifying competition according to Rules 180.5(a) and 180.5(b) ii. Utilize two flights. The overall placing will be determined by combining the results of both flights. Ties for first place shall not be broken iii. Rotating flights may be used until there are 12 or fewer competitors remaining in competition after the conclusion of jumping at any height. In rotating flights, four or five competitors, …

Reason: 1) Not used in any other part of the world. 2) Survey of officials indicated that most officials do not or prefer not to use this practice. 3) Many officials employ various formats of what they think “five alive” is. 4) High School has confused the situation by implementing a different version of “five alive”. 5) Survey of coaches indicated that most were ambivalent to the use of “five alive”. 6) The rotating flight section of the rule has not been eliminated allowing those who wish to use, may do so. 7) Other than PV and HJ, no field event uses this practice. 8) Flights with and without finals are already normal practices in other events. 9) Eliminates the confusion exhibited by athletes/coaches as to the order of competition. 10) Will eliminate most interruptions of the coordinator by athletes. 11) Reduction of the significant efforts trying to train current and new HJ and PV officials. 12) Retain officials in the PV and HJ events who currently migrate to other events because of the difficulty learning “five alive”. 13) Detractors indicate that athletes will have to sit significant periods of time between attempts. Not necessarily true at beginning and end of competition. Most competing at one height will be around sixty percent at the middle heights.
Item 42 – Submitted by Bill Hickman, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peters. Amend Rule 180.13(c) as follows: Once a competition has begun, competitors are not permitted to use implements for practice purposes or to use the throwing circles, runways, or area within the sectors for practice trials, with or without implements. See Rule 180.6, which authorizes practice or warm-up when an event is conducted in flights. However, in vertical jumps, in all competitions except the USA Indoor T&F Championships, USA Outdoor T&F Championships and Olympic Trials, a competitor who has not taken an initial trial in at least one hour from the first attempt of the competition shall be allowed to use the runway and landing area, without the crossbar, for warm-up at the change of the bar to the height they enter the competition. A maximum of ninety seconds is allowed for the competitor in the high jump. A maximum of two minutes is allowed for the competitor in the pole vault. Such warm-up must occur at height changes.

Reason: It is important for our elite athletes to compete under similar rules as the IAAF in order to prepare for international championships, hence the exclusion of our major elite championships, however, the majority of competitions conducted under USATF rules are not elite competitions. It is in the best interest of the safety of our athletes to allow a warm-up period when athletes have waited for extended periods of time. The existing rule is routinely ignored by officials; this will standardize the warm-up procedure while ensuring our top competitions still simulate international championships.
Item 43 – Submitted by Bill Hickman, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peters. Amend Rule 180.13(c) as follows: Once a competition has begun, competitors are not permitted to use implements for practice purposes or to use the throwing circles, runways, or area within the sectors for practice trials, with or without implements. See Rule 180.6, which authorizes practice or warm-up when an event is conducted in flights. If an event is delayed for an hour or more due to unsafe weather conditions, equipment failure or other circumstances that fall outside the normal course of competition, all competitors shall be allowed a warm-up period, the length of which shall be determined by the Referee.

Reason: Improves the safety of the athletes by making sure they are properly warmed up after an unexpected delay.

Page 158

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL Item 44 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 180.14 as follows: ... After applying this procedure, in case of a tie for any place, including first place, the tie shall remain. If the event is being used for qualifying for a subsequent event, then the procedure for determining who will be the team member will be determined as issued in the event guidelines. For vertical jumps, see Rule 181.9.

Reason: As far as the meet is concerned it is a tie and remains so. The rational of how to select who will be the representative is an administrative procedure and should not be specified in the rules.
Item 45 – Submitted by Bill Hickman, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peters. Amend Rule 180.19(a) as follows: No marks shall be placed on a runway, but a competitor may place ((one or two)) up to three markers, …

Reason: Many athletes need more than two markers. For example, an athlete may use a start mark, a check mark and a mid- mark. Although this is a variation from the IAAF rule, it is unlikely to cause problems for athletes competing internationally as it is not a dramatic change.
Item 46 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 181.9(e) as follows: If it concerns any other place the competitors shall be awarded the same place in the competition. If the event is being used for advancement to a subsequent event or for team selection , then the procedure for determining who will be the team member will be determined as issued in the event guidelines.

Reason: As far as the meet is concerned it is a tie and remains so. The rational of how to select who will be the representative is an administrative procedure and should not be specified in the rules.
Item 47 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 183.3 as follows: In order to obtain a better grip, competitors are permitted to use an adhesive substance such as resin, tape, or a similar substance on their hands or on the pole during the competition. Gloves may ((not)) be used. The use of a forearm cover to prevent injuries shall be allowed. See Rule 183.8 in regard to the use of tape on pole.

Reason: Conform to current IAAF Technical Committee interpretation.
Item 48 – Submitted by Bill Hickman, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peters. Add Rule 183.4 as follows: The practice of tapping (i.e., assisting the competitor at takeoff) is prohibited during warm-ups and competition by anyone (i.e., coach, teammate, other competitors, officials).

Reason: This is an unsafe practice that is banned by the NFHS, NCAA and USATF Youth rules. It is not practiced at international championships because coaches are physically separated from their athletes. Adding this to USATF Open rules will improve the safety of the event and will not hurt elite athletes. Delete 302.5(m) upon approval, since it would be duplication.
Item 49 – Submitted by Don Lawrence, Adirondack Assn. President on behalf of Joe Shufelt. Amend Rule 187.22 Note 1 and Rule 187.24 Note as follows: NOTE 1: Flags or continuous barriers ((should)) shall be erected parallel to and at least ((3m)) 10m

outside of the sector lines for their full length, or marshals (proximity guards) shall be stationed to prevent entry.
NOTE: Flags or continuous barriers ((should)) shall be erected parallel to and at least ((3m)) 10m

outside of the sector lines for their full length, or marshals (proximity guards) shall be stationed to prevent entry.

Page 159

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Reason: Using the word ‘should’ allows the action of emplacing barriers to be optional. Establishing adequate safety barriers should be required. Meet producers can cite this wording deficiency as reason to refuse to place protective sector flags for the javelin or other events being contested in the infield, or at any other location, where there are no marshals or other ways to prevent children or others from crossing through the sector for events such as the relays or 200 meter dash. There is a huge risk that someone will be injured. Making it optional in the Rule Book is a recipe for impending disaster. The change from 3 meters to 10 meters is to eliminate the hazard for the officials by not limiting their lateral movement to 3 meters in order to avoid being stuck by an implement.
Item 50 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F on behalf of Jerry Bookin-Weiner. Amend Rule 195.1 as follows: In making a throw, the competitor may choose to assume any starting position ((and shall use both hands)), holding the weight exclusively by the handle, and using both hands except at the start of the throw and at the release of the implement.

Reason: The language about both hands does not appear in either the IAAF Rules (with regard to the Hammer Throw), nor in the NCAA Rules (with regard to either the Hammer Throw or the Weight Throw). Evidently this was adopted to prevent throwers using the Scottish Games technique, which is similar to the Discus Throw. What it has created is a situation where officials are attempting to determine when an athlete has released the trailing hand (right for a righthanded thrower and left for a left-handed thrower) in order to determine if this rule is being violated. It is impossible to have both hands in contact with the implement until it is fully released; and there is no advantage to the athlete gained if the trailing hand is released ahead of the lead hand. The proposed change is intended to clarify that release of the trailing hand should not be considered a foul.
Item 51 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Bob Springer. Amend Rule 195 as follows: 4. Head (a) All Metal Head - The head shall be a sphere. The head shall be made of solid metal not softer than brass. There shall not be any internal movement. The center of gravity shall not be more than 9mm from the center of the sphere. (b) Filled Head - The head shall be a shell made of plastic or other suitable polymer material in the shape of a sphere, designed to protect the landing surface. The head shall be filled with lead or other material inserted in a manner that minimizes any internal void or movement and have center of gravity not more than 9 millimeters from the center of the sphere certified by the manufacturer. The head may deform upon impact, but must return to the shape of a sphere. NOTE: Rubber is not an acceptable material for the shell. ((The head shall be a sphere. The sphere shall be (a) made of solid metal not softer than brass or (b) manufactured from a shell of such material, or a suitable polymer, entirely filled with lead or other material inserted in such a manner that the material is immovable. The center of gravity shall be not more than 9mm from the center of the sphere as certified by the manufacturer. A filled implement may deform upon impact, but must return to the shape of a sphere after such impact. See table in Rule 195.8 for specifications.)) 5. Handle - The handle shall be made of round steel ((or stronger metal rod,)) bent in a triangular ((or modified triangular)) shape with straight sides so that no side exceeds ((190mm)) 140mm nor is smaller than 100mm, inside measurement. The handle may include an internal brace or loop. A handle with no permanent connection point shall have ((two sides of equal length and the third side of less than or)) all sides of equal length and shall only be used with the All Metal Head. ((When the overall length of the implement is measured, the equal and longest sides
Page 160

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL must form the vertical sides of a triangle.)) The handle must be rigid and not show evidence of elasticity or malformation ((after being thrown)) before, during or after the competition. See Figure 15. 6. Harness - If the implement includes a harness, it shall be fabricated from a minimum of four straps sewn together to form a sling. Netting shall not be used for this purpose. The harness must not stretch or show evidence of elasticity or malformation before, during or after the competition. A protective sleeve may be used around the links and/or swivel. ((6.)) 7. Connection - The handle shall be connected ((either directly)) to the head or to a harness in the following manner: (a) ((The direct connection shall be)) After the handle, by means of no more than two steel links (loops), whose size shall be such that they cannot stretch while the implement is being thrown. (b) For the All Metal Head, ((For the solid implement,)) the handle shall be connected ((to a steel link)) without the use of a swivel. ((A swivel may not be used at this connection. The head may be connected to the links by means of a swivel that may be either plain or with ball bearings. For the polymer shell implement, a swivel is allowed between the head and the handle without the use of links. (b) The connection to a harness may be by means of no more than two steel links (loops), whose size shall be such that they cannot stretch while the implement is being thrown, and a swivel. Netting of any kind shall not be used to form the harness. The harness must not stretch or show any evidence of elasticity where the overall length of the implement would increase while being thrown.)) (c) For a Filled Head or Harness, the use of links and swivel are optional. However, at least one shall be used and when used in combination, the swivel shall be attached to the head. (d) A swivel, when used, may be either plain or ball-bearing, and is not considered an additional link. A protective sleeve may be used around the links and/or swivel. ((7.)) 8. Length - The overall length of the complete implement as thrown, from the bottom surface of the head in its spherical shape, or harness, to the inside surface of the middle of the handle (grip) shall not exceed ((40.64 cm)) 406.4mm at any time. NOTE 1: The overall length for Masters is ((41.00 cm)) 410.0mm. NOTE 2: An implement presented for inspection must be measured for length with all

components at their maximum lengths as designed by the manufacturer. Once the implement has been inspected and approved for competition, the implement shall not be altered or adjusted other than to be repaired by the Inspector of Implements.
Item 52 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F on behalf of Jerry Bookin-Weiner. Amend Rule 196.2 as follows: Main body: The main body should be either a solid cylinder or constructed of no more than two solid cylinders (200 lb weight) or three solid cylinders (300 lb weight) stacked and held together so as to form an essentially solid cylinder.

Reason: The cost of acquiring a set of ultraweights is extremely high (more than $1000). By permitting the construction of ultraweights in segments it will bring down the cost and make staging the Ultraweight Pentathlon easier for meets. This approach has been tested and shown to be a viable means of constructing the ultraweight implements.
Item 53 – Submitted by Pat Pretty, President – Wisconsin USATF and George Kleeman, Rule Committee on behalf of Rob Buzaitis. Amend Rule 200.3(a) as follows: In the Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw and Javelin Throw, each competitor shall be allowed three trials only. These attempts must be taken one at a time in the listed order of competition, which shall also apply to the High Jump and Pole Vault.
Page 161

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Reason: It seems that some current coaches and athletes are following the open procedures when competing in the combined events. This wording is in the NCAA and HS rule books, but does not exist anywhere within the USATF rule book.
Item 54 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 200.3(c) as follows: ((No penalty shall be imposed for the first false start, but the Starter shall disqualify the offender or offenders on the second false start. False starts are called on individuals, not on the field.)) In case of a first false start, the competitor(s) charged with the false start shall be warned and a yellow card/flag shall be placed on the respective lane marker(s), or raised in front of the respective athlete(s). Because the first false start is charged to the field, not the individual, all other competitors taking part in the race shall also be warned with a yellow card raised in front of them. In the case of further false starts the Starter shall follow Rule 162.13 ((NOTE: In practice, when one or more athletes commit a false start, others are inclined to follow

and, strictly speaking, any athlete who does so has also committed a false start. The Starter should warn or disqualify only such athlete or athletes who, in the Starter’s opinion, were responsible for the false start. This may result in more than one athlete being warned or disqualified. If the false start is not due to any athlete, no warnings shall be given and a green card shall be shown to all the athletes.)) Reason: IAAF compliance and more appropriate language.
Item 55 – Submitted by Pat Pretty, President – Wisconsin USATF. Amend Rule 200.4(b) as follows: In field events of combined competition ((for women)), when more than one flight is required, a minimum of 30 minutes shall be allowed between the last attempt of the previous flight and the beginning of competition in the next flight. In the hurdles of such competition ((for women)), where feasible, a minimum of 10 minutes shall be allowed between heats. Competition in a subsequent flight may begin prior to 30 minutes (10 minutes in the hurdles) after the previous flight with the approval of all competitors. NOTE: This rule is to insure rather than limit adequate warm-up time.

Reason: It seems that this wording was not updated. It should be the same for both men and women.
Item 56 – Submitted by Bob Podkaminer and George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Shirley Crowe and Rob Buzaitis respectively. Amend Rule 200.5(c) as follows: In the last event of a Combined Events Competition, ((the)) heats, if used, should be arranged so that the last one contains the leading athletes after the penultimate event. ((The heat containing the leading athletes should be run last. In the 800 Meters the top placers shall be assigned, one per lane in the last heat, the next best placers in another heat, etc., according to Rule 166.4.)) The Combined Event Referee shall arrange such heats.

Reason: Current IAAF Rule 200.8 does not have this restriction.
Item 57 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F on behalf of Jerry Bookin-Weiner. Amend Rule 203.1 as follows: The competition consists of throwing the five weights listed for each gender and age group in the table at the end of this Rule. It may be conducted either as an outdoor event or an indoor event.

Reason: An experimental indoor Ultraweight Pentathlon was conducted in February, 2012 in Rhode Island. The “ultraweight” implements (98#, 200# and 300#) were thrown from the square, as dictated by the Rules of Competition. The landing area was a long jump pit. The athletes and meet directors of this meet would like to be able to have it recognized as an official event, with the possibility of conducting regional ultraweight pentathlon championships in the future.
Item 58 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Ivars Ikstrums. Amend Rule 203.6 as follows: The measurement of only the 98 lb, 200 lb and 300 lb Ultraweight Throw implements shall be
Page 162

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL made from the nearest mark made by the landing of the implement to the inside of the front of the throwing square along a line from the mark. The measurement of the throw shall be made at right angles from the inside of the front foul line. The nearest visible part of the break/imprint to the throwing square shall be measured after the implement has ceased to move. The handle imprint is not measured. The measurement for the other implements (56 lb and below) shall be as normally defined for them.

Reason: To clarify that only the Ultra Weights implements are thrown and measured from the square. All other throws in the Ultra Weight competition are thrown from the circle per normal practice.
Item 59 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Ivars Ikstrums. Amend Table following Rule 203.8 as follows: Age Group Weight # SuperWeight # SuperWeight # 56 56 44 20 kg 35 25 SuperWeight # SuperWeight # 35 25 20 16 & 20

35# MEN 35 lb

44# 20 kg

56# 56 lb

98# 98 lb x x

200# 200 lb x x x

300# 300 lb x x

Age Group Open-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80 + Age Group

Weight # 35 25 20 16 12 Weight #

x x x x x x

x x

25# 35# WOMEN 20 lb 25 lb





Age Group Open-49 50-59 60-74 75 +

Weight # 20 16 12 4 kg

35 lb

20 kg x x x

56 lb x x

98 lb x


x x

x x x

Reason: 1. Reformat & reposition the headers for readability. 2. Fix the W75+ superweight and ultraweight callouts for readability. 3 .Change the 44 lb weight callouts to 20 kg for correctness, the 20 kg weight is 20 kg, not 44 lb.
Item 60 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of RW Executive Committee. Amend Rule 230.1(b) as follows: The appointed Judges of Race Walking shall elect a Chief Judge, if one has not been appointed previously.

Reason: Conform to current practice and IAAF language.
Item 61 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 230.1(d) as follows: At International Selection Competitions one or more Chief Judge’s Assistants ((shall)) should be
Page 163

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs appointed. The Chief Judge’s Assistants shall not act as a Race Walking Judge.

Reason: Shall is used in the IAAF language. The IAAF needs to be much more concerned with large audiences on television, in stadiums and on road courses than we do. There can be situations (e.g. six Junior competitors in a 10000m track race with a limited number of Officials/Race Walk Judges) when a qualified Chief Judge’s Assistant is not reasonably available.
Item 62 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of Gary Westerfield. Amend Rule 230.2 as follows: Yellow Paddle (a) When a Judge is not completely satisfied that the ((athlete)) competitor is fully complying with Rule 232.2, or observes a competitor who, for the first time, fails to comply with Rule 232.2, the Judge should, where possible, show the ((athlete)) competitor a yellow paddle indicating the offense. ((offence. An athlete cannot be given a second yellow paddle by the same judge for the same offense. Having shown a yellow paddle to an athlete, the Judge shall inform the Chief Judge of this action after the competition.)) (b) A competitor cannot be given a second yellow paddle by the same judge for the same offense. Having shown a yellow paddle to an athlete, the Judge shall inform the Chief Judge of this action after the competition. (c) Each Judge shall use a yellow paddle for signaling cautions. Each paddle should have the symbol ^^^ indicating "Loss of Contact" on one side and the symbol > indicating "Bent Knee" on the reverse side to show the reason for the caution.

Reason: To conform to unwritten IAAF policy.
Item 63 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of Gary Westerfield. Amend Rule 230.2(b) as follows: Each Judge shall use ((a yellow paddle)) two yellow paddles for signaling cautions. ((Each)) One paddle should have the symbol ^^^ indicating "Loss of Contact" on ((one side)) both sides and the other paddle should have the symbol > indicating "Bent Knee" on ((the reverse side)) both sides to show the reason for the caution.

Reason: To conform to current IAAF practice.
Item 64 – Submitted by Dan Pierce, Rules Committee on behalf of Gary Westerfield. Amend Rule 230.3(a) as follows: When a Judge observes a competitor who, after having been shown a yellow paddle, fails to comply with Rule 232.2, or observes a competitor who, for the first time, fails to comply with 232.2 and the Judge does not expect to observe that competitor again during the competition, the Judge shall issue a red card. A red card is that Judge’s proposal for disqualification of a competitor. NOTE: A yellow paddle must be shown to a competitor before a Judge can issue a red card

except in the second circumstance in Rule 230.3(a). Reason: To conform to unwritten IAAF policy.
Item 65 - Housekeeping change Item 66 – Submitted by John Blackburn, Rules Committee on behalf of Bob Hersh. Amend Rule 261.3 as follows: Each athlete who achieves an American Record ((or American Junior Record)) in any event recognized for a World Record by the IAAF, or in the 5km Road Race, and excluding the Marathon Relay and the 100km, shall submit to a doping control at the end of the event, to be conducted in accordance with IAAF Rules and Procedural Guidelines currently in force. In the case of a relay record, all members of the team shall be tested. The sample(s) collected shall be sent for analysis to a WADA accredited laboratory and the results sent, as indicated in Rule 261.2, to be
Page 164

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL added to other information required for the ratification of the record. If such testing results in a doping violation, or if such testing is not conducted, USATF will not ratify this record. ((The provisions of this rule are effective as of January 1, 2010.))

Reason: To simplify the record process.
Item 67 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 261.5 as follows: When a Masters Record has been equaled or bettered in a World Masters Association Championship, a USA Masters Indoor or Outdoor Championship, a USA Masters Long Distance Running (LDR) Championship or any event listed in Rule 261.4, that record may be ratified based on the official results of that ((meet)) contested event and the submission of correct age documentation, without the need for a formal record application. However, an application and/or other appropriate documentation may be required by the Records Committee whenever it has received information creating some reasonable doubt as to the correctness of the official result.

Reason: This change would facilitate the approval process for Masters LDR Records set at USATF National Masters LDR Championship events, while still providing for further documentation and/or the record application process if doubt arises regarding the official results.
Item 68 – Submitted by George Kleeman, Rules Committee on behalf of Mark Heckel. Amend Rule 264.3 as follows: When an electronic measurement device is used for a record, the Electronic Measurement Judge shall verify the accuracy of the sighting of the measurement device, read and verify the measurement as displayed on the electronic recording or measurement device, and report the distance to the Chief Field Judge of that event and the ((Field Event Referee or Head Field Judge)) Chief Electronic Measurement Judge. The Chief Field Judge of that event and the Chief Electronic Measurement Judge shall ((also read)) verify the mark in the field and the distance as it is displayed on the electronic recording or measuring device and report it to the Field Event Referee or Head Field Judge.

Reason: Specifies, for electronic measurement, who are the three field officials required in 264.2.
Item 69 – Submitted by Bill Hickman, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peters. Add Rule 264.4(b) as follows: The construction of the runway, landing area and/or throwing circle used shall comply with the specifications listed. ((Indoor Records may be set on runways and circles of wooden composition. Other records may not.))

Reason: This language no longer appears in the IAAF rules. It should not be harder to set an American record than a World Record. If a runway meets all technical and record requirements (surveyed, not sprung, etc.) the material it is constructed of should not matter.
Item 70 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 265.10 as follows: Properly rounded net times provided by transponders may be used for American Masters LDR ((age group)) records provided: the competitor wins his/her division as defined for the Masters age groups listed in Rule 320 beginning at age 40 and only including other record eligible competitors; the transponder mat defining the start time is placed completely before the start line; and the transponder mat defining the end time is placed completely after the finish. The provision for winning the age group shall not apply for single-year records.

Reason: This proposal would allow net times from transponder systems with sensor mats at both the start and finish lines to be used for American Masters LDR record purposes. American Masters records are defined in Rule 261.1c. The caveat that the runner must win their age division is now reserved only for the defined 5-year age group records. Winning the age group is only important for Masters 5-year age group records. It has no bearing on Master single-year age
Page 165

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

records. A runner who sets an age 44 single-year record may not win the 40-44 age division in a race. American Master’s runners in large open or international races may not win their age group when competing against foreign runners who are ineligible to set an American Masters record. Also, some races have unique and/or poorly defined age divisions, such as 40 and over only or 40-49, etc.
Item 71 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Justin Kuo. Amend Rule 267 as follows: JUNIOR RECORDS – OUTDOOR Track Events 1000 meters

Reason: To match IAAF Rule 262
Item 72 – Submitted by Phil Greenwald, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 267 as follows: Men's Long Distance Running Women's Long Distance Running Masters Long Distance Running (Men and Women) ((Men's and Women's LDR only: Marathon Road Relay (5 member) Marathon Road Relay (6 member)))

Reason: The Marathon Road Relay (or Ekiden) is not being actively contested at the highest level of the sport, therefore the existing records will remain unbroken not as a monument to those who achieved them, but because nobody is trying to better them. In addition, the rule book does not adequately describe the event, for instance the leg lengths and exchange zone protocol are not specified.
Item 73 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 300.1(b) as follows: ((Sub Bantam Division)) 8 and under Division ((Bantam Division)) 9-10 Division ((Midget Division)) 11-12 Division ((Youth Division)) 13-14 Division ((Intermediate Division)) 15-16 Division ((Young Men’s/Young Women’s Division)) 17-18 Division Rename divisions where applicable within Rule 300 through Rule 306.

Reason: Continued pressure from outside groups regarding use of the current lower age group names.
Item 74 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 300.1(b) as follows: … The athlete’s year of birth shall determine the division in which the athlete shall compete. Sub Bantam and Bantam competitors may compete through the Regional level, but not on the National level. With each ..

Reason: Including youth this young at National events seems counter to development concepts presented in the Youth Level II Coaching School as to when higher level competitions should begin. Is development served with 6 year olds at National Championships?
Item 75 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee. Delete Rule 300.1(c); Amend Rule 300.1(b) as follows: 300.1(c): ((Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championship.)) 300.1(b): Modify chart by listing specific 2 year age groups for the Sub-Bantam division rather than allow any age for the youngest division (YYYY+). For example, 2004-2005 instead of 2004

Reason: Common sense. Reduction of liability for event directors and officials by removing
Page 166

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

participants who are not old enough to understand fundamental rules of event conduct. To reconsider the purpose of youth track and field nationals by removing athletes who may only become 4, 5 or 6 years old during a year. It is doubtful we will lose any potential Olympians by restricting championship participation for the youngest youth division to a 2 year birthdate block vs. anyone 8 years of age or younger.
Item 76 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee on behalf of Kim Haines. Amend Rule 301 as follows: BANTAM DIVISION - Triathlon: Shot Put (6 lb.); High Jump; ((200)) 100 Meter (G); ((400)) 200 Meter (B) MIDGET DIVISION - Pentathlon: 80 Meter Hurdles; Shot Put (6 lb.); High Jump; Long Jump; ((800)) 400 Meter Run (G); ((1500)) 800 Meter Run (B) YOUTH DIVISION - Pentathlon: 100m H; Shot Put (B 4kg/G 6 lb); High Jump; Long Jump; ((800)) 400 Meter Run (G); ((1500)) 800 Meter Run (B)

Reason: With the existing distances, there are a lot of participants who do not score any points because the scoring charts don’t go low enough based upon their times to score any points.
Item 77 – Submitted by Shane Cleveland, President – New Mexico USATF on behalf of Paul Gooris. Amend Rule 301 as follows: INTERMEDIATE DIVISION ((Decathlon (B))) Octathlon (B): Day 1: 100 Meters, Long Jump, Shot Put, 400 Meters Day 2: 110 Meter Hurdles, High Jump, Javelin, 1500 Meters

Reason: The current progression of the combined-event from the Youth Boys to the Intermediate Boys division entails a doubling in both the number of events and the number of days competing. The transition includes the introduction of three technique intensive events, an increase in difficulty in the hurdles and the addition of two sprint events. The development overload created by this progression hinders the proper and safe mastery of the individual events. Changing the Intermediate Boys combined-event to the Octathlon would allow a safer and developmentally more rationale progression to the Decathlon in the Young Men age group. In IAAF World Youth competition, ages 16 to 17, the combined-event competition is the Octathlon. The change would provide consistency with that format, while maintaining USATF event specifications.
Item 78 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peter. Amend Rule 301 as follows: INTERMEDIATE DIVISION Decathlon (B, G) YOUNG MEN’S/WOMEN’S DIVISION Decathlon (B, G)

Reason: None provided
Item 79 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee and Ed Neighbour, President –New Jersey USATF on behalf of Bill Eisenring. Amend Rule 301 as follows: INTERMEDIATE DIVISION Hammer (B ((12 lb)) 5kg – G 4kg); Shot Put (B ((12 lb) 5kg – G 4kg) YOUNG MEN’S/WOMEN’S DIVISION Hammer (B ((12 lb)) 5kg – G 4kg); Shot Put (B ((12 lb) 5kg – G 4kg)

Reason: IAAF conformity. As Youth has entered the arena of International Competition, the USATF Youth Events should begin to reflect the International Standards to make our Youth more competitive at the International Championships. Changing the Intermediate and Young Men’s
Page 167

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

shot and hammer can be done at virtually no cost since almost all 12 pound shots and hammers currently in use would pass inspection using the 5kg standard. The Intermediate and Young Men’s and Women’s Javelin and Hurdles, and the Intermediate and Young Women’s Shot and Hammer should also change tor IAAF conformity, but those would require significant additional cost.
Item 80 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 302.2(d) as follows: ((For the Sub Bantam, Bantam, Midget and Youth age divisions,)) For the Youth and younger age groups, no penalty shall be imposed for the first false start by an individual, but the Starter shall follow Rule 162.13 thereafter. ((shall disqualify the offender or offenders for the second false start .)) False starts are called on an individual ((individuals)), not on the field. NOTE: Intermediate, Young Men/Women’s age divisions follow Rule 162 13 for the first false

start. Reason: Correct rule reference and add consistency with the same reference in all start rules.
Item 81 – Submitted by Lionel Leach, Youth Chair. Amend Rule 302.2(e) as follows: Starting blocks: Athletes in the Intermediate and Young Men/ Women divisions shall, in accordance with Rules 161, be required to use starting blocks and a crouch position for all events up to and including the 400 Meter Runs and the first leg of all relays where that leg does not exceed 400 meters. For athletes in the Sub Bantam, Bantam, Midget, and Youth divisions, the general rules regarding the use of starting blocks and stance are waived; the use of starting blocks and stance is within the discretion of the competitor. At the National Youth Athletics and National Junior Olympic Championships for the Sub Bantam and Bantam Divisions, starting blocks will only be allowed and optional for the Final for those events allowing the use of starting blocks.

Reason: A lot of the younger athletes do not use them and we have a lot who have not used them but try to use them because the lane next to them is using them. With the growth of the competition at the National Championships it becomes a time element and resource element in getting enough people to assist these younger athletes in setting the block adjustments.
Item 82 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Inez Finch and Henry McCallum. Amend Rule 302.3 as follows: Youth Athletics Nationals and Junior Olympics (f) Any athlete entered and listed in the USATF membership database with the club in the same division/sex is eligible for that relay team roster. The deadline for membership entry is the entry deadline of the meet, whether it is the Association championship or preliminary meet, as specified in the entry material but not later than the first (1st) round of competition. ((Junior Olympics)) (g) ((To enter a relay in the Junior Olympics a relay roster is required.)) Relay team entry requires a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 listed eligible athletes. (((h) The procedure for submitting a relay roster is given in the Youth Guide. The relay roster must be submitted by the entry deadline of the meet, whether it is the Association championship or preliminary meet, as specified in the entry material but not later than the first (1st) round of competition.)) (((i) Any athlete listed on the club’s relay roster in the same age division/sex is eligible for that relay team.)) (h) All competitors listed on the official on-line roster are eligible to compete if they are entered in the meet in individual events or other relays. If an individual ((in)) is not entered in the meet by either of the above methods stated above, that individual ((must complete and submit an entry form placing the word “roster” in the event section.)) shall be entered in the on-line entry as ‘other’ in the event section. An additional cost equal to the cost of a single event entry may be charged for each member entering by this method.

Reason: We no longer use the roster forms for Relays in the Junior Olympic Program. All Relays
Page 168

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

rosters are processed through the USATF Membership data and are done using the online registration process
Item 83 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Josiah Novack. Amend Rule 302.5(b) as follows: The horizontal jumps and throws may be contested using flights. Flights will be composed on the basis of submitted qualifying marks and shall be arranged with the highest qualifying flight competing last. Each flight shall consist of a maximum of 18 competitors.

Reason: Currently, the Competition Rules do not have any guidelines or recommendations governing the numbers of competitors for flights of field events in youth athletics. During the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, the organization of the various field events varied from 12 competitors in a flight of the hammer throw to 21 competitors in a flight of the horizontal jumps. This meant inconsistent competition schedules for prelims and finals, resulting in some field events requiring more than four hours for completing trials and finals in some age groups.
Item 84 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 302.5(b) as follows: In field events when the number of entries exceeds 48, a qualifying round will be held according to Rule 180.5; however 16 will advance to the competition proper. The horizontal jumps and throws, in qualifying or the competition proper, may be contested using flights ((Flights will be)) composed on the basis of the submitted ...

Reason: To bring some order to the field events with the size of the field events going to a possibility of 80 athletes per event. Some sort of control needs to happen.
Item 85 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee on behalf of Bruce Young. Delete Rule 302.5(f): ((In throwing events, the use of tape on finger(s) and/or hand, unless used to cover an open wound, is strictly prohibited. No device may be used for the purpose of joining fingers together. As a support, tape may be used on the wrist only.))

Reason: To conform to IAAF rules. Also Delete the NOTE for Youth Athletics from Rule 187.3(a).
Item 86 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Tom Petranoff. Delete Rule 302.5(i). ((In the Javelin Throw, the measurement of the throw shall be made from the nearest edge of the first point of contact made by the javelin in the sector to the inside circumference of the arc or foul line, measured along a line from the contact point of the tip, tail, or grip to the center of the circle of which the arc is a part.))

Reason: To have the javelin landing and measurement consistent across the USA and IAAF Rulebooks – tip down, not landing any which way – which will encourage proper throwing technique and coaching from the time an athlete first learns to throw the implement. Also Delete the NOTE for Youth Athletics from Rule 101.3(c).
Item 87 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee. Add Rule 302.5(i). Should the nature of the facility restrict use of standard javelins, a rubber tip javelin meeting National High School specifications may be used at Association or Regional Championship events, but not at National Championships.

Reason: With full regulation facilities being increasingly more difficult to secure for Association and Regional championships, particularly with the increasing use of artificial turf at high school facilities, access to adequate space for conducting the javelin competition on natural turf becomes problematic. Allowing rubber tip javelins reduces the expense factor required by javelin throwers in states where rubber tip javelins are the only implement a thrower may use in scholastic competitions, particularly because javelins are exempt from the loss-of-identity rule. The rubber tip javelin produces throws shorter than when using the regulation javelin, so use of rubber tip
Page 169

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

implements gives no advantage while allowing participation by more athletes.
Item 88 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee. Add Rule 302.5(i). The rubber tip javelin may not be used in Junior Olympic competitions at any level

Reason: Use of rubber-tipped javelins is not otherwise prohibited. opposite argument of the previous submission

This submission is the

Item 89 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peter. Amend Rule 302.5(l) as follows: In the Pole Vault, movement of the uprights, Rule 183.1(a), shall be limited to the area between ((40cm)) 45cm and 80cm from the stop board in the direction of the landing surface.

Reason: This is in line with the NFHS rule change and is a safety improvement for the vault.
Item 90 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee. Add Rule 302.5(l) as follows: At the National Youth Athletics and National Junior Olympic Championship the appropriate referee may establish a coach’s box for the Pole Vault within the competition area for those instances where an area in the stands cannot be established. Verbal communication will be allowed between athlete and coach. Coaches are to remain within the coach’s box and athletes without during the competition. All other provisions of Rule 144, Assistance to Athletes, shall apply.

Reason: Attempt to define a coach’s box and clarification of assistance with a coach’s box inside the area of competition.
Item 91 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peter. Amend Rule 302.5(n) as follows: … It is the responsibility of the coach or parent to verify the competitor will use a legal pole rated at or above ((his/her)) the competitor's weight. No other verification shall take place.

Reason: None provided
Item 92 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee on behalf of Bruce Young. Amend Rule 302.5(o) as follows: In the National Youth Athletics Championship and the National Junior Olympics Championship the starting heights in the High Jump and Pole Vault shall be 10cm and 30cm, respectively, below the Youth Outdoor Performance Standard established by the Youth Athletics Committee at the USATF Annual Meeting. In the Regional Junior Olympics Championships the starting heights in the High Jump and Pole Vault shall be 15cm and 45cm, respectively, below the Youth Outdoor Performance Standard. Increment increases in ((both)) all stated Championships shall be 5cm in the High Jump and 15cm in the Pole Vault.

Reason: To add conformity through the Regional Championships at a height at which an athlete should be able to attain if they are to be competitive at the National Championship.
Item 93 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Becca Gillespy Peter. Amend Rule 302.5(q) as follows: In the High Jump ((and Pole Vault)), a competitor who has passed three consecutive heights after the competition has begun may be permitted a warm-up jump without the crossbar in place. One such jump may be taken for each three passed heights and shall be taken as earned, not cumulatively. In the PV, a competitor who has passed three consecutive heights and has not entered the competition, may be permitted a maximum of two minutes of warm-up without the crossbar in place. Such warm-up must occur at a height change. The competitor shall enter the competition at that height. NOTE: When more than one competitor is eligible for additional warm-up, the total time is two

minutes per competitor and each has a maximum of two minutes within the total time.
Page 170

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Reason: None provided
Item 94 – Submitted by Kenny Emerick, Rules Committee on behalf of Ivars Ikstrums. Add Rule 302.5(s) as follows: In meets where Youth athletes are given the opportunity to compete in the Weight Throw as an exhibition event, the 25 lb weight is the appropriate implement for Intermediate Boys and Young Men, and the 20 lb weight is the appropriate implement for Intermediate Girls and Young Women.

Reason: In those cases where Youth athletes, competing unattached in Open, or similar, meets are able to participate in the weight throw event, the rules provide no guidance for the size of implements that they should be using. This recommendation codifies an unofficial practice where the above-mentioned implements are used. This change does NOT add the weight throw to the national championship list; hence, its placement in Rule 302.5 rather than Rule 301.
Item 95 – Submitted by Ed Rowold, President – Ozark USATF on behalf of Andrew Amsden. Add Rule 302.5(s) as follows: During the course of competition, in the completion of a pole vault attempt, the vaulter must land so that first contact of his/her entire body, including head, arms, hands, legs and feet, must be within a fifteen foot wide by fourteen foot six inch deep (15’ x 14’6”) caution zone sector clearly marked on top of the landing surface. The front edge of the safety zone shall be not more than six (6) inches behind the zero line as defined by the top of the strike plate at the back of the planting box. It is suggested that the sector be marked using two (2) to three (3) inch lines of a contrasting color, so that inside dimensions of the zone are as specified. The size of the safety zone area shall be standard for all landing pads. A vaulter who does not land within this area will be awarded a yellow caution flag; the score keeper shall make a record of all caution flags on the scoreboard. A maximum of two caution flags are allowed during the course of a contest, with elimination from the contest on the third. The vaulter’s best height cleared will be used as his/her final mark.

Reason: This change will improve pole vault safety by bringing greater attention to landing in or near the middle of the landing system by penalizing vaulters who land too close to the edges or in front of the zero line. This rule will effectively minimize wild and out of control jumps which often result in the athlete landing in the area outside of the proposed caution zone.
Item 96 – Submitted by Shane Cleveland, President – New Mexico USATF on behalf of Paul Gooris. Amend Rule 302.6(e) as follows: The heptathlon, octathlon and decathlon must be contested over two days.

Reason: This clarifies all those that must be two-day combined events.
Item 97 – Submitted by Pat Pretty, President – Wisconsin USATF. Amend Rule 302.6(d) as follows: The increments for the Pole Vault will be 15cm and the High Jump 5cm. A warm-up jump will be permitted without the crossbar in place at the height the athlete is entering the competition.

Reason: There is no provision within the combined events as to what they are allowed to do, especially for the Youth. This is the current procedure being followed and therefore should be in the Youth Combined Events section.
Item 98 – Submitted by Pat Pretty, President – Wisconsin USATF. Add Rule 302.6(h) as follows: At the National Junior Olympic Championship, when more than one flight is required in the Long jump, Shot Put, Discus and Javelin, a minimum of 20 minutes be allowed between flights.

Reason: Due to the entry numbers and time constraints at this meet, we have been following this time schedule when we move from discus to pole vault for the decathletes, long jump to javelin for the heptathletes, high jump to long jump for the pentathletes. This is usually required when the opening ceremony is at 7:00pm or earlier! This is the current procedure being followed and therefore should be in the Youth Combined Events section.

Page 171

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Item 99 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee. Add Rule 303.1(a). The performance used for seeding purposes at Junior Olympic Nationals shall be the better of the performance achieved at the association meet or the regional meet. The athlete or coach must submit the updated mark to a designated National Championship Games Committee representative after entering the National Championships and no later than 10 days before the opening of the National meet. A website link to the results of the Association championship where the better performance was achieved must be included with the request. Those individuals receiving waivers to the Junior Olympic National Championship meet based on participation in the USA Junior Nationals shall be seeded solely on the basis of their performance at Junior Nationals.

Reason: With up to a month between the Association and Regional Championship meets, some parts of the country may be contesting Regional meets in extreme weather conditions. This allows the better of the two performances to be used.
Item 100 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 303.1(c) as follows: The 800 Meters and the 4x800 Meter relay shall be run with a one-turn stagger. The maximum number ((per heat)) in a race prior to the final shall be 12. When the number of competitors exceeds the number of lanes, the excess competitors shall share the even-numbered lanes starting from lane 8 and working into lane 2. Eight (8) competitors (9 on a 9-lane track) shall advance to the final of the 800 Meters. At Association and Regional meets, timed finals may be run with no more than 12 per section.

Reason: Clarification for allowing 12 per semi-final.
Item 101 – Submitted by Lionel Leach, Youth Chair. Add Rule 303.1(d) as follows: At the National Youth Athletics and National Junior Olympics Championship in the Sub Bantam, Bantam and Midget Divisions, the 800 Meter Run, without regard to the number of athletes entered, shall be contested as two rounds with the top 8 times advancing from the semi-final round to the final round.

Reason: This is to cut down on the number of races these younger athletes run at the National Championship.
Item 102 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Josiah Novack. Amend Rule 303.1(e) as follows: In the Sub Bantam, Bantam and Midget divisions, events of 1500m and longer shall be contested as timed finals, with no more than 18 participants per section.

Reason: This follows practices from the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, where competitors in Sub Bantam, Bantam, and Midget divisions had timed finals in the 1500 meters. Establishing a maximum number for this will ensure consistency with Rule 303.1(d) which governs competition in the 1500 meters consisting of heats and finals.
Item 103 – Submitted by Steve Vaitones, Rules Committee on behalf of Josiah Novack. Amend Rule 305.2(b) as follows: Athletes who compete in the Junior National Championships, World Youth Trials or World Youth Championships may be entered in the National Junior Olympic Championships without having to compete in the Association or Regional meet provided that they meet the Youth Athletics age limits. …

Reason: During the 2009 and 2011 seasons, the National Youth Committee issued waivers for those competing in the World Youth Trials allowing those competitors to enter the National Junior Olympic Championships. This will establish consistency.
Item 104 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee on behalf of Inez Finch. Amend Rule 305.2(b) as follows: Athletes who compete in the Junior National Championships, World Youth Track and Field Trials,
Page 172

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL United States Olympic Trials or the World Youth Championships may be entered in the National Junior Olympic meet without …

Reason: The National Youth Division has voted to accept these championships as waivers. Acceptance of these waivers has taken precedence.
Item 105 – Submitted by Lionel Leach, Youth Chair. Amend Rule 305.2(d) as follows: Track and field shall advance ((five)) six individuals and ((five)) six relay teams from each Regional to National. These shall be the top ((five)) six (6) finishers in each event. The combined events shall advance the top ((two)) three (3) placed individuals and any others who meet a performance standard at the Regional Championship. The performance standard for all events is the average of the 8th place in the last three National Junior Olympic Championships. The host Association shall qualify a like number.

Reason: Opening up the Youth program to allow more athletes across the country to participate at the national level.
Item 106 – Submitted by Glenn Fortune, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 305.3 as follows: (a) It is suggested that ((25)) 40 individual and ((3)) five (5) teams advance from preliminary meets to … (d) … The regions may vote for one, but not both, of the following means of qualifying: (i) qualify the top ((three (3))) five (5) teams and the top ((20)) 40 individuals from the regional meet, or (ii) qualify the top ((team)) two (2) teams and the top ((ten (10))) fifteen (15) individuals directly from the Association Championship. (e) The number of qualifiers from Regional meets is fixed and no alternates may advance. Individuals finishing in the top ((twenty (20))) forty (40) places and who are also members of the qualifying teams are not displaced so that additional finishers beyond twentieth may not advance. Any team may advance if it has five (5) or more individuals placing in the top ((twenty (20))) forty (40) in the Regional meet. No team finishing beyond ((third)) fifth place may advance based solely upon either or both of the first two teams' choosing not to advance.

Reason: We have increased the number of participants in the Junior Olympic Track & Field to increase and grow our program but we have not offered this increase participation in our Junior Olympic Cross Country program. There are a good number of athletes that compete only in Cross Country.
Item 107 – Submitted by Latashia Key, President –Indiana USATF on behalf of Robert Thomas. Delete Rule 320.3. ((There shall be the following age divisions for team and relays competition (ten year age groups): AGES MEN WOMEN 30+ M30 W30 40+ M40 W40 50+ M50 W50 60+ M60 W60 70+ M70 W70 80+ M80 W80 90+ M90 W90))

Reason: Documentation of American records is to coincide with the events contested at World Masters Championships in five year age divisions. The current records kept in ten year age band will be moved to the lower age division. Starting in the 2012-2013 season the fastest times in the higher age divisions of each age band will become the new American record for that division.
Item 108 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F. Amend Rule 331.1(b) as follows: ((Shuttle Hurdle Relay))

Reason: Remove as a championship event pending an event definition.
Page 173

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Item 109 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F on behalf of Mark Cleary. Amend Rule 331.2(a) as follows: National Championship: Scoring in individual events shall be in each five-year age group, in each 10 year age group in relay events, and shall be eight (8) points for each first place scored, six (6) points for each second, four (4) points for third , three (3) points for fourth, two (2) points for fifth, and one (1) point for sixth. Only one relay team for a club may score within each age/sex division. Scoring in the different age groups, for both men and women, shall be added together to determine club champions. Awards shall be given to the top three clubs.

Reason: This rule change would pertain to the relays run at our Indoor and Outdoor National championships. It is specific to team scoring. The rule book only refers to scoring in 5 year age groups for the individual events. We score in 10 year age groups for the relay. This proposed rule change would restrict teams to one men’s and one women’s relay team in a given relay event to be eligible to score. The rationale for this rule change is to take away the advantage of a local team putting several teams in one 10 year age group and taking all the points, a leveling of the playing field if you will.
Item 110 – Submitted by Gary Snyder, Chair Masters T&F. Add Rule 331.2(b) as follows: Scoring Eligibility: The Masters Track and Field Executive Committee shall define who is eligible to score and publish that within the entry material of the National Championship.

Reason: This needs to be defined for Masters T & F. This submission is in anticipation of a permanent rules book inclusion.
Item 111 – Submitted by Raymond Pierre, Rules Committee. Amend Rule 332.2(c) as follows: No penalty shall be imposed for the first false start by an individual, but the Starter shall ((disqualify the offender or offenders for the second false start)) follow Rule 162.13 thereafter. False starts are called on an individual ((individuals)), not on the field. ((NOTE: In practice, when one or more athletes makes a false start, others are inclined to follow

and, strictly speaking, any athlete who does so has also made a false start. The Starter should warn or disqualify only such athlete or athletes who, in the Starter’s opinion, were responsible for the false start. This may result in more than one athlete being warned or disqualified. If the unfair start is not due to any competitor, no competitor shall be charged.)) Reason: Add consistency with the same reference for all start rules.
Item 112 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 341.1 as follows: Team scoring for cross country shall be as follows: M40+ ((and M50+)) , M50+ and M60+ five (5) individuals shall score with a maximum of ((eight (8))) nine (9) individuals declared per team; ((M60+)) M70+ and above, and all women’s teams three (3) individuals shall score with a maximum of five (5) individuals declared per team.

Reason: Increasing the M60+ teams at Masters LDR Cross Country Championships to five scorers with a maximum of nine declared would align the M60+ team structure with the current M40+ and M50+ team structure. With the ‘baby boomer’ generation maturing, we have seen an increase in the numbers of M60+ runners at the Masters LDR Cross Country Championship events. This proposal would adjust for that increase. Increasing the number of allowable declared runners for teams with five runners scoring from the current maximum of eight runners to a maximum of nine runners would only affect M40+, M50+ and M60+ teams at Masters LDR Cross Country Championships. Currently, the ninth runner for a club team cannot be declared as a potential scorer for their club’s “A” team which is now allowed a maximum of eight declared members. The ninth runner is in limbo. The club is unable to create a
Page 174

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

“B” team unless they have a minimum of ten runners. Ten runners would allow a club to enter two 5-runner teams. While we encourage clubs to recruit more runners to create “B” teams, we should not penalize the ninth runner.
Item 113 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Add Rule 341.8 as follows: Teams shall represent current member clubs of USATF, verified through the national office. USATF Association, Regional, or National “all-star” teams are not eligible to compete in Masters Long Distance Running Team competition. Team members shall be affiliated with the club they are representing on their USATF membership record prior to entering the competition. One athlete per team (i.e., Club M50+ team) who is a non-resident member of an Association is eligible to compete for a team in that Association. Reason: What works for Open LDR Championships doesn’t always work for Masters LDR

Championships. Current Rule 4.2 on Team Eligibility involving the use of MSA’s has proven difficult to enforce fairly. Masters LDR is attempting to increase membership by increasing team opportunities at Championships. Current Rule 4.2 makes it difficult to form teams for Masters LDR Championships. This proposal would allow Master teams at Master LDR Championships to add one athlete who is a non-resident Association club member per team (i.e., Club Northwest M50+ team can add one, Club Northwest M60+ team can add one, etc.).
Item 114 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 341.9 as follows: For team scoring, see Rule 7. Unless the Championship event has issued items such as letters or distinguishing numbers to identify teams, see Rule 253 for apparel requirements in team-scored Championships.

Reason: This proposal would apply the team uniform rule that currently governs cross country to all Masters LDR Championship events that are team scored. There is no current team uniform rule for road race Championships. With the introduction of team scoring at Masters LDR Championships and growth of the Masters LDR Championships Club Grand Prix there is also a need for a team uniform rule. This proposal would allow Championship events the option of issuing their own team identification bibs in lieu of following the cross country team uniform rule.
Item 115 – Submitted by Don Lien, Chair Masters LDR on behalf of Bill Quinlisk. Amend Rule 341.10 as follows: An event chosen as a Masters Long Distance Running Championship must use a transponder timing system as the primary timing and recording system. In addition, a fully automatic timing camera or video system placed on the finish line must be used to validate places, times and possible records. Non-championship events may use "select timing" to validate times and records. For transponder timing, FAT camera, video timing requirements and timing practices, see Rule 165. For records, see Rule 265.1. ((For timing practices, see Rule 165.))

Reason: This proposal puts teeth into the current Masters LDR championship guideline regarding the use of transponder timing as the primary finish line system. It requires the use of a camera/video system at the finish line of Masters LDR Championships. With the advent of increased prize money, the growth of the Masters LDR Championship Club Grand Prix and subsequent team scoring issues, and the possible plethora of Masters age group record applications; the use of both systems is a necessity. Current Rule 265 state that no non-winning performance can be accepted as a record unless it can be verified (independently of the primary timing systems) that a specific time was recorded for that particular runner. It is not unusual for a Master runner to finish in the middle of the pack and set a Masters LDR record. Current select timing procedures often miss verifying these runners’ times. A camera/video system will be able to verify times (and places) for all runners at Masters LDR Championships thus assisting both the team scoring and the record application process. Most current Masters LDR Championships
Page 175

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

events have three redundant timing systems including a transponder system but not all use a camera/video system.
Item 116 - Housekeeping Change

Page 176

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Administrative Statistics

2012 Memberships, Clubs and Sanctions

Page 177

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 178

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Association Stats: Members, Clubs and Sanctions
Adirondack  Alabama  Alaska  Arizona  Arkansas  Border  Central Calif.  Colorado  Connecticut  Dakotas  Florida  Georgia  Gulf  Hawaii  Illinois  Indiana  Inland NW  Iowa  Kentucky  Lake Erie  Long Island  Maine  Michigan  Mid‐Atlantic  Minnesota  Miss. Valley  Montana  Nebraska  Nevada  New England  New Jersey  New Mexico  New York  Niagara  No. Carolina  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Ozark  Pacific  Pacific NW  Potomac Valley  San Diego  Snake River  South Carolina  South Texas  Southern     
Page 179 2009  1098  1099  57  2460  257  696  426  2424  1552  281  2331  3543  3058  1340  2415  1366  835  987  579  439  1544  1787  1179  2339  1569  940  636  1468  808  3895  4937  1049  2048  1242  3676  1666  914  2457  1240  6185  1845  4389  1642  542  1523  736  1602  2010  1277  933  70  2905  246  749  695  2537  1622  409  1847  3697  2835  1253  2586  1677  920  1163  630  630  1478  1934  1227  2235  1711  952  774  1429  772  4447  5146  1217  2386  1296  3441  1767  851  2510  1310  7097  2101  4101  1720  541  1526  796  1986  2011  1281  927  228  2898  328  880  604  3004  1711  343  2124  4066  3344  1197  2799  1825  872  1131  493  785  1477  1953  1178  2431  1721  1617  634  1372  767  4518  5516  1235  2235  1408  3712  1709  995  2760  1113  6845  2175  4017  1502  585  1796  842  1764  2012  1381  1790  2018  3146  4603  6228  2902  1475  963  387  2925  406  932  629  3289  376  2184  4101  3034  1216  3120  1883  821  1119  628  1152  1678  1467  2050  1267  1064  79  1536  816  1229  4223  2161  920  2946  1414  6830  2374  5299  1573  816  2013  890  2009  32  31  5  56  7  14  16  66  31  9  121  92  29  14  83  51  26  25  21  27  56  55  31  121  44  37  15  35  13  137  86  32  71  46  82  53  81  66  36  146  49  78  34  9  40  12  45 

2010  30  35  9  76  6  15  17  76  37  12  116  119  29  16  84  50  27  23  22  26  65  50  32  119  46  36  18  36  13  146  79  31  77  56  79  59  53  70  29  159  57  82  36  8  43  20  49  2011  28  39  6  80  9  15  14  79  31  11  119  122  33  13  96  52  23  23  14  37  73  46  40  114  48  55  14  35  13  156  98  37  71  55  85  55  51  64  43  153  61  87  36  12  50  19  52  2012  28  38  8  76  16  15  23  85  35  11  117  129  38  17  102  57  23  23  15  44  70  48  44  141  45  44  15  35  14  147  102  36  80  55  90  64  49  72  42  157  65  108  41  14  59  21  54  2009  102  17  23  146  15  14  20  122  102  19  189  70  59  26  112  82  44  41  70  14  110  55  70  126  121  48  30  42  32  454  292  30  102  187  76  119  179  99  36  204  114  64  79  24  22  65  48 

2010  99  24  21  167  24  20  24  143  110  20  201  81  73  30  113  86  48  43  76  65  122  57  69  147  138  49  36  36  34  479  329  52  108  210  106  140  191  95  41  232  155  71  82  32  31  73  51  2011  98  22  21  152  24  14  25  132  125  18  240  99  82  32  144  99  48  54  74  59  121  55  95  194  131  68  28  41  42  546  344  43  115  212  116  167  222  97  44  260  145  84  99  36  40  91  51  2012*  163  25  25  150  50  15  31  171  98  29  255  156  117  47  142  126  52  70  84  138  131  59  92  219  226  72  41  45  39  602  377  52  179  205  154  209  241  145  49  234  199  115  110  49  84  123  56 

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

So California  Southwestern  Tennessee  Three Rivers  Utah  Virginia  West Texas  West Virginia  Wisconsin  Wyoming 
2009  5225  2339  1022  1660  745  1998  346  320  1511  132  96399  2010  5831  2593  934  1717  724  1280  391  327  1310  181  100776  2011  5779  2468  893  1750  916  1332  353  272  1376  139  104060  2012  5821  2789  1209  1951  1158  1990  520  286  1628  173  114763  2009  106  74  27  35  25  53  12  4  36  2  2640 

2010  118  66  30  31  26  42  9  7  31  2  2735  2011  114  65  25  29  35  33  7  6  33  2  2816  2012  109  70  31  32  37  53  17  6  39  2  3008  2009  205  104  40  61  110  85  0  19  47  6  4792 

2010  200  154  45  79  115  91  2  25  51  5  5401  2011  205  141  61  82  127  77  3  13  56  8  5822  2012*  246  152  70  100  154  82  4  22  84  11  6976 

*As of 11/02/2012



Page 180

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL


Financial Report (CROWE HORWATH, LLP) Proposed Qualifying Standards (JR. MEN/MEN) Proposed Qualifying Standards

Page 181

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 182

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Page 183

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 184

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Page 185

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 186

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Page 187

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 188

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Page 189

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 190

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Page 191

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Page 192

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Proposed Men's Standards
Page 1 of 2 2013 Senior Indoor Championship - 2013 Senior Outdoor Championship - 2013 Junior Outdoor Championship




60 meter 100 meter 200 meter 400 meter 800 meter 1500 meter mile 5000 meter 3000 meter 10k meter 20k walk 5k walk 110 hurdles 60 hurdles 400 hurdles 3000 sc high jump pole vault long jump triple jump shot put discus hammer 35# weight javelin decathlon heptathlon

6.75 * 10.21 * 20.70 * 47.40 * 1:50.20 ** 3:44.60 ** 4:01.20 ** 8:03.00 ** 28:30.00 - 29:01.00** No “B” 13.90* 50.75* 8:45.50** 2.16 7-1 32:45.00 - 32:45.0 45.60 * 1:47.50 * 3:41.20 3:59.00 13:30.00 10.35 * 20.88 * 46.50 * 1:48.45 * 10.64 * 21.44 * 47.84 - 47.7 1:52.54 - 1:52.4 3:57.64 - 3:57.5 15:04.50 - 15:04.5

- 3:45.00** - 4:00.00** - 13:52.00**

1:36:00** 22:00.00 ** 13.60 7.92 * 50.00 8:40.00 2.15 5.50 7.54 15.39 18.08 7-0½ 18-0½ 24-9 50-6 59-4 2.26 7-5 -

10k 55:15.00 - 55:15.0 39”
14.60 *

53.94 - 53.8 9:38.00 - 9:38.0 2.09 5.00 7.18 14.65 6- 10 ¼ 16- 5 23- 6 ¾ 48- ¾ 17.74 58-2 ½

5.70 18-8¼ - 5.50 18-½ 8.00 26-3 - 7.75 25-5¼ 16.30 53-5¾ - 15.44 50-8 20.00 65-7½ - 18.59 61-0 61.00 200-1 -58.80 192-11 69.00 226-4 - 65.00 213-3


1.75kg. 53.35 175-0 6kg.
55.00 180-5½


65-0 72.00 236-3 - 70.50 231-3 7850 7500



191- 0



F.A.T. is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events listed with an asterisk. Times submitted in hundredths of a second, must be fully automatic times. A manual time may be used for qualifying in events with a double asterisk only if no fully automatic qualifying time exists for the individual in that event during the qualifying period. A
Page 193


Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs manual time may not supersede any fully automatic qualifying time for an event. Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the FAT qualifying time without the last zero. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 76. The Sport Committee Chair will adjust the standards, where necessary, forty-five days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time. Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standard is advised. Additional competitors, from those who have submitted entries, may be allowed to declare through petition to the Sport Committee Chair. Alternate qualifying events are on Page 2.

Page 194

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Proposed Men's Standards
Page 2 of 2 2013 Senior Indoor Championship - 2013 Senior Outdoor Championship - 2013 Junior Outdoor Championship Standards for additional events which qualify for the Senior Indoor Championship

50 meter 55 meter 50 meter hurdles 55 meter hurdles 1000 meter One Mile 3000 walk 5000 meter Pentathlon Decathlon

5.76 FAT Only 6.23 FAT Only 6.86 FAT Only 7.32 FAT Only 2:23.90 ** 4:01.20 ** 12:45.00 13:30.00 ** 3850 7700

60 meter 60 meter 60 meter hurdles 60 meter hurdles 800 meter 1500 meter 5000 walk 3000 meter Heptathlon Heptathlon ** - See Page 1

Standards for additional events which qualify for the Junior Outdoor Championship

1600 meter one mile 3000 meter 3200 meter 3k walk 5k walk 2000 meter SC 110 meter Hurd 42” 400 meter Hurd 30” 300 meter Hurd 36” 300 meter Hurd 30” shot put 12# H.S. shot put 16# Discus 1.6kg H.S. Discus 2kg hammer 16# hammer 12# decathlon H.S.

4:13.24 - 4:13.1 ** 4:14.74 - 4:14.6 ** 8:39.00 - 8:39.0 ** 9:14.00 - 9:14.0 ** 15:00.00 15:00.0 26:00.00 26:00.0 6:25.00 - 6:25.0 14.80 - FAT Only 53.70 - 53.6 37.60 - 37.4 37.10 - 36.9 18.29 60-0 16.28 53-5 57.30 188-0 50.50 165-8 51.88 170-3 58.00 190-4 6250

1500m 1500m 3kSC, 5k, 10k 3kSC, 5k, 10k 10k walk 10k walk 3000 meter SC 110 meter Hurdles 400 meter Hurdles 400 meter Hurdles 400 meter Hurdles shot put shot put Discus Discus Hammer Hammer Decathlon ** - See Page 1

For the Junior Championship, 3000-meter, 3200-meter and 5000-meter qualifying times may also be used to qualify for the 5000-meter, 10,000-meter and the 3000-meter steeplechase runs.

Page 195

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs Standards for additional events which qualify for the Senior Outdoor Championship

5k walk 10k walk

23:30.00 23:30.0 48:20.00 48:20.0


20k walk 20k walk ** - See Page 1

Page 196

2012 Year-End Reports  34th Annual Meeting  Daytona Beach, FL

Proposed Women’s Standards

*Pending Approval at the Annual Convention 2012

Women 60m 50m 55m 400m 800m Mile 1500m 3000m 5000m 60m Hurdles 50m HH 55m HH 3000m RW Mile RW High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Weight Throw
Heptathlon Pent.

Proposed Standard ‘13 7.80 * 7.10 7.05 54.50 * 2:08.50 4:40.50 * 4:22.50 * 9:27.00 16:00.00 8.60 7.10 7.75 14:40.00 7:30.0 1.81m 4.25m 6.10m 12.75m 15.25m 19.00 m
5200 pts 3800 pts

Page 197

Chairman and President, National Staff, Division and Committee Chairs

Proposed Women’s Junior Qualifying Standards (2013)

*Pending Approval at the Annual Convention 2012

100m 200m 400m 800m 1,500m Mile 1600m 3,000m 3,200m 5,000m See guideline #6 100m Hurdles (33") 100m Hurdles (30") 400m Hurdles (30") 300m Hurdles (30") 3,000m Steeplechase 2,000m Steeplechase See guideline #6 10,000m Race Walk 5,000m Race Walk 3,000m Race Walk High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put (4kg) Discus Throw Hammer Throw Javelin Throw Heptathlon Pent:

11.70 * 24.00 * 55.24* 2:12.14 (2:12.0) 4:36.14 (4:36.0) 4:56.14 (4:56.0) 4:54.14 (4:54.0) 10:13.14 (10:13.0) 10:43.14 (10:43.0) 17:42.14 (17:42.0) 14.24 * 13.94 * 62.00 * 43.00 * 11:10.14 (11:10.0) 7:25.14 (7:25.0) 59:45.00 (59:45.0) 28:30.00 (28:30.0) 16:30.00 (16:30.0) 1.75 3.95 5.94 12.32 (40-5) 14.10 47.00 50.75 41.30 4650 pts 3750 pts

Page 198

Published by: USA Track & Field 132 E Washington St, Ste 800 Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-261-0500 317-261-0514

© 2012 USATF All rights reserved

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful