Terre Haute, Ind.(WTHI) -
INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana State athlete and current volunteer assistant track & field coach Kylie Hutson has been named one of nine inaugural Stephen A. Schwarzman elite grant recipients according to the USA Track & Field Foundation. Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld made the announcement Monday.
Schwarzman, the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, recently made a major gift of $500,000 to the USATF Foundation in support of world-class athletes in track and field that are likely medal contenders at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
"I congratulate this deserving group of grantees and applaud their exceptional drive and dedication," Schwarzman said. "It is an honor to support such a talented group of men and women and I hope that with the USTAF Foundation's help and their own determination, we can help them achieve their Olympic ambitions."
The nine outstanding men and women track & field athletes receiving $7,000 grants include:
Chelsea Hayes (long Jump) – 2012 Olympian
Marshevet Hooker (100 meters) – 2008 Olympian & 2011 World Outdoor 4x100m Gold Medalist
Kylie Hutson (pole vault) – 2011 USA Outdoor Champion
Erica McClain (triple jump) – 2008 Olympian & 2005 World Championships Team Member
Alysia Montano (800 meters) – 2012 Olympic Finalist, 2010 World Indoor Bronze Medalist
Manteo Mitchell (400 meters) – 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist (4x400m Relay)
Dwight Phillips (long jump) – 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, 4-Time World Outdoor Championships Gold Medalist
Jeff Porter (110 meter hurdles) – 2012 Olympian
Morgan Uceny (1500 meters) – 2012 Olympic Finalist
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