This past weekend in Santa Monica, the USA Track and Field board of directors reaffirmed its prior decision to nominate former USATF president Stephanie Hightower for a position on the IAAF Council, as reported by Ken Stone of this publication.

The decision overruled a 392-70 vote by USATF delegates in December favoring Bob Hersh, a stalwart of track and field in the United States.

You read that right — nearly 85 percent of delegates cast a ballot for Hersh, yet the vote was dismissed in favor of Hightower, the USATF board’s handpicked candidate.

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