Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Stephanie Hightower running for USATF prez

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • TrackCEO
    replied
    In response to a query, I got this note from Sherry Quack at USATF Indy:

    As for our presidential nominations, you are correct. There are no others, at least at this point…but, they have until the Opening Session to submit their paperwork.
    K E N

    Leave a comment:


  • polevaultpower
    replied
    Originally posted by gh
    Is the Reno get-together's agenda set yet? I'm curious as to where in the whole process the election of the president comes. In a year as contentious as this, strikes me that having it be about the first thing on the menu might not be a bad idea, or else everybody will be so consumed with it they might not get much other business done.

    Of course, if they do have it first, it may mean that half the people spend the rest of the week so totally pissed off t hey don't get anything done!
    I think the Presidential voting comes at the end. We had our Association's Annual Meeting yesterday and they made a big deal that if we were going to be delegates we needed to be there for both the opening and closing sessions.

    Leave a comment:


  • gh
    replied
    Not too informative at this point

    http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/Annual ... hedule.asp

    Leave a comment:


  • MJR
    replied
    The 1st thing on the agenda is the restructuring vote. After that, the new-style or old-style board will be elected at a later point. The general framework of the Annual Mtg is on the USATF site.

    Leave a comment:


  • gh
    replied
    Is the Reno get-together's agenda set yet? I'm curious as to where in the whole process the election of the president comes. In a year as contentious as this, strikes me that having it be about the first thing on the menu might not be a bad idea, or else everybody will be so consumed with it they might not get much other business done.

    Of course, if they do have it first, it may mean that half the people spend the rest of the week so totally pissed off t hey don't get anything done!

    Leave a comment:


  • gh
    replied
    Originally posted by guru
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by guru
    The Hasay/Briscoe double standard at the Trials does not count in Hightower's favor.
    Originally posted by guru
    Mine is an indisputable fact.
    ??!! I'm not sure that counts as a disservice to USATF. Falls more into the PR area.

    It's a disservice to USATF when you tell the athletes rules will not be applied equally. Both made the finals in their respective Trials events, Hasay got to compete, Briscoe didn't(if she wanted to keep her world Junior slot).

    Just the kind of person you want as president.
    I have no idea as to the veracity of this story, as I only heard it on the fly during the hectic course of the OT, but it was explained to me that USATF was not prepared to let teenage kids head off to Poland alone unchaperoned (makes sense) and that the cost of rewriting an international ticket at the last minute was prohibitive (which also makes sense). So the no-date-change rule was in place.

    The rest of the story (and I emphasize it's just a "story," not a journalistically-vetted fact) is that Hasay's family stepped up and filled both the chaperone and added-cost problems.

    (I hasten to add that even if that story is 100% true there's no doubt that the whole OT process was filled with bizarre and flawed decisions. I'm just not sure that this is one of them.)

    Leave a comment:


  • gh
    replied
    Re: Stephanie Hightower running for USATF prez

    Originally posted by TrackCEO
    Originally posted by gh
    Fine line between washing dirty laundry and digging through the trash.
    Indeed! Trash sends people to prison!

    But the real spark plug was IRS agent Jeff Novitsky. An experienced investigator, he went after the BALCO case with dogged determination. He searched through BALCO's trash and obtained a subpoena to fish through their medical waste, where he found empty vials of the blood-boosting agent EPO and traces of human growth hormone. He sought out the best in drug testing and educated himself on how steroids were detected -- and hidden from detection.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... SAD338.DTL

    K E N
    thank you for so succinctly pointing out the difference between competent investigative journalism and muckraking.

    Leave a comment:


  • polevaultpower
    replied
    Originally posted by Smoke
    I like Stephanie because she walks in the door with assets in pocket. She has been in a similar position before outside of track and changed that industry too. We definitely need a change, and she is it in my opinion.
    Seriously?! What changes do you see her making?

    Leave a comment:


  • guru
    replied
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by guru
    The Hasay/Briscoe double standard at the Trials does not count in Hightower's favor.
    Originally posted by guru
    Mine is an indisputable fact.
    ??!! I'm not sure that counts as a disservice to USATF. Falls more into the PR area.

    It's a disservice to USATF when you tell the athletes rules will not be applied equally. Both made the finals in their respective Trials events, Hasay got to compete, Briscoe didn't(if she wanted to keep her world Junior slot).

    Just the kind of person you want as president.

    Leave a comment:


  • Marlow
    replied
    Originally posted by guru
    The Hasay/Briscoe double standard at the Trials does not count in Hightower's favor.
    Originally posted by guru
    Mine is an indisputable fact.
    ??!! I'm not sure that counts as a disservice to USATF. Falls more into the PR area.

    Leave a comment:


  • guru
    replied
    Mine is an indisputable fact.

    Leave a comment:


  • Marlow
    replied
    Originally posted by Smoke
    MJR . . . I am asking you to fill in the blanks for those informed and uninformed.
    From my cheap seat I have not seen or heard anyone more qualified.
    Rather than he said/she said, how about MJR and Smoke (or anyone that has FACTS) do indeed LIST the FACTS as they see them.

    What did Hightower (or other candidates) do, specifically, to disserve the USATF? What have they done that indicates a positive vision for the sport?

    After all the facts are on the table, THEN we can debate them. So far we have lots of innuendo.

    Leave a comment:


  • Halfmiler2
    replied
    The other rap against Hightower in addition to the Lynn Cannon accusations (see the other thread) is that she has had zero involvement in the grassroots side of the sport. Dee Jensen, on the other hand, has served both ends of the sport: for example, as the uSA member on an IAAF Committee at the elite end, and as a local Association officer at the grassroots end. I'll be voting for Jensen.

    Leave a comment:


  • TrackCEO
    replied
    Re: Stephanie Hightower running for USATF prez

    Originally posted by gh
    Fine line between washing dirty laundry and digging through the trash.
    Indeed! Trash sends people to prison!

    But the real spark plug was IRS agent Jeff Novitsky. An experienced investigator, he went after the BALCO case with dogged determination. He searched through BALCO's trash and obtained a subpoena to fish through their medical waste, where he found empty vials of the blood-boosting agent EPO and traces of human growth hormone. He sought out the best in drug testing and educated himself on how steroids were detected -- and hidden from detection.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... SAD338.DTL

    K E N

    Leave a comment:


  • guru
    replied
    The Hasay/Briscoe double standard at the Trials does not count in Hightower's favor.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X