From the President’s Lane

8/22/2020
 

From the President’s Lane

2020 is a year we will all remember for maybe reasons other than Covid-19.  It has been a year that families have grown closer together by spending time that in normal years would not have happened.  

As the new school year is just around the corner, school districts are making tough decisions on back in the classroom or distance learning from home.  Also our student athletes are thinking about what sports will be allowed and who may be disappointed this fall.  We all want to see our kids and grandkids in sports once again.

We have seen many college conferences cancel their fall sport seasons and
have no idea what the fall or winter will hold for us.  We would like to think
we will see an indoor track season but I think that is still up in the air for most
conferences.  USATF and World Athletics also now are looking to see what will happen as we move into the fall and winter for our sport.  As the high schools prepare for classes again our track athletes are wondering will they again be allowed that indoor season.  Only time will tell.

Our association cancelled meets as well as our March Association Meeting, the April Board meetings and now our September meeting had to be cancelled out of concern for health and safety of our members.

Please make sure you check on the USATF website for updates to the Covid-19 plans on bringing back track & field.  We also will be planning on if and how we can hold our Association Cross Country Championships this coming fall.  As our planning takes place remember to check on our USATF Ohio website for updates.  In the meantime stay safe, keep fit and get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Karen Krsak
President, USATF Ohio Association


Elections Postponed till March Meeting

In light of the health emergency caused by Covid-19, and circumstances beyond the Association’s control, the Board of Directors for Ohio Association USATF has voted to cancel the Association semi-annual meeting for September. The annual election of Association Officers that is normally done at this September meeting is being postponed until the March semi-annual meeting.

Positions to be voted on in March:
  • President; Vice President 
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership/Sanctions Chair
  • At Large Position (4 in total to provide assistance to officers on an as-needed basis).