By Lorraine Williams, TrackMom.com
Jordan Hasay of Arroyo Grande, California was recently named USATF Youth Athlete of the Year. You may remember her from the Olympic Trials. She was the youngest athlete in the 1500m and broke the National record setting a new time of 4:14.50. Hasay said of this honor:
“I am honored to be recognized by USA Track & Field with this award….. “I am thankful for everything that USATF does for the sport of running in our country and inspired by its outstanding dedication to its members. I'd also like to thank my family, coach, and community who always provide continued support to me. “
In July of this year Jordan placed a strong 4th place finish, the best finish ever by an American woman in this event at the World Junior Games.
“Jordan is a shining star for Team USA and for the USATF youth program,” said USATF Youth Athletics Committee Chair Lionel Leach, noting that Hasay has long been a fixture at USATF's Youth and Junior Olympic events. “We are proud that she got her start in the USATF youth programs and will eagerly be watching her progress as she moves on to the collegiate and professional levels.”
For more on Jordan see:
1. Foot Locker West Regionals Jordan Hasay Does It AGAIN!
2. Happy 4th Of July
3. Fantasy Track Team “Ground Speed” 2012 London
4. Day 2 July 29th,2008 AAU Junior Olympic Games