State champions get a personal letter from the CEO and a discount on a special t-shirt.
The USATF posted an announcement pertinent to high school runners and coaches on its website yesterday. According to the release, it launched a “first-of-its-kind” program that recognizes and promotes high school and cross country state champion teams, and their coaches, throughout the country.
The “USATF Honor Roll” highlights state track and cross-country champions in each state and division.
These athletes and their school principals will receive a personal letter from USATF CEO Max Siegel as well as a discount on an official USATF Honor Roll t-shirt and other merchandise.
“Competing for their high schools is where so many people develop their passion for track and field,” Siegel said. “Regardless of whether they go on to compete at the next level, all of this country’s high school athletes and coaches are part of the global track and field community, and the USATF family. We are pleased to be able to aggregate the team state champion information, and to provide a means of honoring these athletes and coaches.”