-Amory Rowe Salem, Founder & Executive Director of In the Arena has
been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board,
USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob
Greifeld announced today.
“Amory’s experience as an athlete, coupled with her passion
for sport and helping youth, are a perfect fit for the USATF Foundation
and our mission.”said USA Track & Field Foundation Director Ken
Amory was a two-sport All-American at Princeton, where
she also won an NCAA title in lacrosse and received the C. Otto von
Kienbush Prize as one of the school’s best female scholar-athletes.
After graduation, she won a gold medal with the US Lacrosse Team at the
1997 World Championships before turning her attention to individual
sports. She ran cross-country and track while teaching and coaching in
Cambridge, MA, and took one last bite at the competitive apple when she
turned pro as a multi-sport athlete in 2003 and won the US National
Duathlon Championships in 2004.
In 2006, Amory founded In the
Arena, a youth development organization that provides at-risk youths
with powerful sporting mentors.
The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide
funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis
on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging athletes and
anti-doping education. The Foundation continues to impact the sport as
evidenced by the just completed USATF National Championships, where ten
individual grantee athletes and six Distance Project Training Center
athletes made the team going to Berlin for the World Championships.
For more information or to make a donation to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit www.usatffoundation.org.