Jun 26, 2009
The annual TAFWA Breakfast was held on Friday morning in Eugene, and the attendees (including a half-dozen new members) heard from athletes, administrators, and coaches from the ongoing USATF Championships.
In the Vista Room of the Eugene Hilton, members heard from and questioned USATF CEO Doug Logan, incoming USATF Chief of Sport Performance Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, and USATF President Stephanie Hightower. Among other topics, Logan announced USATF's renewal of their partnership with Nike.
The breakfast was also joined by Amy Yoder Begley, Shalane Flanagan, Galen Rupp, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Tim Nelson, all Oregon-based athletes who earned places on the US team for Berlin in the 10,000m finals on Thursday evening. After the athletes answered questions, Alberto Salazar, coach of Begley and Rupp, also spoke briefly.
Also, the USTFCCCA announced The Bowerman, a new award for an outstanding athlete in NCAA athletics.
Finally, Scott Davis of the awards committee and president Ron Bellamy announced recipients of TAFWA's four awards: