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Latrobe’s Hanna Green awarded track & field grant on heels of world championships

Bill Beckner
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Hanna Green competes in the opening round of the 800 meter during the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Latrobe native Hanna Green, who ran to a runner-up finish in the 800-meter run last month at the Toyota USA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, received a financial boost as she prepares for her next elite race.

A little green never hurts.

Green was one of 25 athletes from around the country to be awarded a $25,000 grant from Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone.

Schwarzman has donated $2.75 million to support high-end training for the country’s top track and field athletes.

The grant is meant to supplement athletes on the road to next month’s world championships and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

A 2013 Latrobe graduate who had a strong college career at Virginia Tech, Green posted a time of 1 minute, 58.19 seconds at the USATF meet to finish just behind Ajee Wilson of Neptune, N.J.

The top three finishers in each event advanced to the World Athletics Championships Sept. 28 through Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar.

Green, who has Olympic aspirations, is the first athlete from Western Pennsylvania to qualify for the world championships since Rochester’s Lauryn Williams in 2009.

Here is a complete list of Schwarzman grant winners:

Brianna McNeal (100-meter hurdles)

Brittney Reese (long jump)

Brooke Andersen (hammer throw)

Chase Ealey (shot put)

Craig Engels (1,500-meter run)

Dalilah Muhammad (400-meter hurdles)

Darrell Hill (shot put)

DeAnna Price (hammer throw)

Donald Scott (triple jump)

Donavan Brazier (800-meter run)

Emily Sisson (5,000-meter run)

Erica Bougard (heptathlon)

Hanna Green (800-meter run)

Hillary Bor (steeplechase)

Joe Kovacs (shot put)

Katie Nageotte (pole vault)

Kendell Williams (heptathlon)

Keturah Orji (triple jump)

Omar Craddock (triple jump)

Paul Chelimo (5,000-meter run)

Phyllis Francis (400-meter run)

Ryan Crouser (shot put)

Shelby Houlihan (1,500-meter run)

Valarie Allman (discus)

Will Claye (triple jump)

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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