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

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

Bill Beckner
Getty Images
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 .

Categories: Sports | Other Local
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.