Scott Re-Elected Chair of USATF Cross Country Council; Receives Award of Merit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla - Rhode Island academic advisor/learning specialist Mike Scott has been unanimously re-elected as Chair of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Cross Country Council, announced at the USATF annual meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla. It is his third time winning the election.

As chair of the USATF Cross Country Council, Scott will oversee all aspects of the US national cross country program, including national teams, national coaching staff selections, national and regional championships, and development programs. He will also serve on USATF's Long Distance Running Executive Committee.

"I am deeply honored to have been recognized by my peers for my contributions to the sport of cross country running," said Scott. "I feel both humbled and privileged to have been elected for a third time to lead our nation's cross country program. I look forward to addressing several new challenges facing the sport."

Scott - who has served as the chair of the cross country council for the past nine years - will also serve as the chair for the 2013-16 Olympiad.

Additionally, Scott was presented with the Cross Country Council Award of Merit, which honors an individual, organization or group that has promoted and developed the sport of cross country running. Previously, he had received the 1998 Doris Brown Heritage Award (acknowledges contributions made by an individual to sport of women's cross country running) and the 2001 USATF President's Award, which recognizes an individual's long-term contributions to cross country and distance running at the national level.