Track and Field

Becky Oakes elected to the USA Track & Field Board of Directors

Posted January 16, 2013

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The USA Track & Field Board of Directors has announced three new members, while four members have renewed their four-year terms at the conclusion of the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla.

New to the board of directors are Fred Finke, Becky Oakes and Darvis “Doc” Patton. Approved by the Nominating and Governance Panel to renew their terms were current board members Eve Wright and Ken Taylor; the Athletes Advisory Committee also renewed the term of Aretha Thurmond as their board representative.

Oakes will serve as the 5-C organizational representative. As a current director of sports for the NFHS, Oakes works directly with track and field, cross country, gymnastics, swimming and diving, water polo and volleyball. A former teacher and coach, she serves as a liaison across all levels of these sport with the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, YMCA and national governing bodies. She has served on numerous governing boards including USATF, USA Volleyball, USA Gymnastics, and the NFHS Foundation Board.

For more information on USA Track and Field's Board of Directors, visit


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