Molly Huddle named USATF Athlete of the Week

Molly Huddle wins her second USATF: Athlete of the Week honor in two months. Huddle set a new women's 12km world record November 17th at the .US National Road Racing Championships in Alexandria, Va. Full story.

INDIANAPOLIS - Molly Huddle, of Elmira, NY, has been named USATF Athlete of the Week after her win at the USA 5 km Championships, hosted by the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k in Providence, R.I.

Capturing her second consecutive win at this event, Huddle’s (Providence, R.I.) burst of speed in the final 100 meters separated her from the field and the hometown favorite crossed the finish line victoriously in 15:29.6.

“It is a special win for me because of (the race) being in Providence,” Huddle said after the race. “Now that I have some points, I hope I can do the 12k that’s coming up. That’s an exciting twist to the US Road Racing Circuit that we have this year (.US Road Racing Championships), so I definitely want to show up for that and do a little longer race, so I’ll train through the season.”

Molly Huddle is the second Niagara Association member to be named USATF Athlete of the Week in 2013, Jenn Suhr won in March for her World Record Indoor Pole Vault record of 5.02m.

David Reinhardt New USATF Niagara President

David Reinhardt of Jamestown, NY was elected as the new USATF Niagara Association President at the Annual Meeting on September 8th in Rochester, NY. Past President Bill Quinlisk was elected as the new 2nd Vice-President and Masters LDR Chairperson.

New USATF Niagara Association Board of Directors (9/08/2013 to 9/2015)

President                            David Reinhardt        

1st Vice-President            Chad Byler                         

2nd Vice-President           Bill Quinlisk

Secretary                          Rob Liebers       

Treasurer                          Missy Senall                      


Sports Committee Chairpersons


Race Walking                     Erin Talcott                         

Cross Country                    Mike Reif                            

Track & Field                      Perry Jenkins                    

Youth Athletics                 Demetrius Bennett        

Masters LDR                       Bill Quinlisk                        

Masters Track & Field     Lawrence Guilford          

Men’s LDR                          Eric Boyce                           

Women’s LDR                    Trisha Byler                        

M.U.T. (Acting)                  Jessica Snyder                  

Officials                              Kathy McLymond            


The Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of Fame presented its inaugural set of new annual awards at their annual awards banquet held in Rochester, NY on Saturday, 07 September 2013. These awards recognize performances and accomplishments from the 2012-2013 school year. In attendance for the occasion were US Olympian Don Paige, USATF President Bill Quinlisk and renown Jim Ulrich, Bob Bradley and Jack Daniels who all presented awards.

The 2013 Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of Fame Annual Awards were presented in conjunction with the induction into the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame of our Class of 2013 (Ivan C. Dresser, Cornell '19; Thomas F. Keane, coach at Syracuse University from 1906 to 1945; Shannon L Smith, Fairport HS 1996, Boston College 2000; and Leander J. "Lee" Talbott, Jr., Cornell and Penn State University).

The Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame is a separate New York State Not-For-Profit corporation. The USATF Niagara Association will be working cooperatively to ensure the success of the Hall of Fame and to coordinate activities in order to avoid conflicts between the programs of each organization. The Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame, its program and Corporation have the full support of the Niagara Association of USA Track & Field.The complete list of award winners is available at: Niagara Hall of Fame Award Winners



Suhr, Huddle & Melville represent USA at Moscow

Jenn Suhr wins Silver in PV at World T&F Championships in Moscow

2012 Olympic Women's Pole Vault Champion and Indoor World record holder, Jennifer Suhr (Churchville, NY), will be bringing home the Silver Medal from the 2013 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from Moscow, Russia. Jenn jumped 4.82m and finished second to Outdoor World record holder Elena Isinbayeva of Russia who jumped 4.89m.
Another 2012 Olympian and 5k American record holder Molly Huddle (Elmira, NY) finished 6th  in the final of the Women's 5000m in 15:05.73. She was the top US finisher. Her splits were 79.33-77.30-70.69-72.65-74.96-75.73-71.86-71.19-70.02-70.04-70.10-69.86-32.00.
That's a 4:40.02 1600m between 3600m and 4800m of her race. Wow!
Race Walker Miranda Melville (Rush, NY) was one of four athletes DQ'ed from the finals of the 20 km Race Walk for violation of Rule 230.6(a). Her splits were 23:34 at 5k, 46:54 at 10k and 56:38 at 12k where she was DQ'ed.

USA's Jennifer Suhr

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