Suzy Hess ‘happy with decision’ to quit committee
Suzy Hess’ resignation as vice chair of the USATF Masters T&F Committee might have been expected, since she also has sold ownership of National Masters News to Randy Sturgeon — and appeared to be clearing the decks for retirement after recently turning 65. But it still caught people off guard at Indy today at the USATF annual meeting. Suzy says she came to Indy not knowing whether she’d resign.
“I waited until I thought there were some viable candidates who wanted to run,” Suzy says. “At the first general competition meeting at 8:00 am, I discussed it with some people. The closer we got to the election for chair, the more I thought it would be a good thing to do.
“I am really happy with my decision. I told Phil Byrne and made the announcement before the chair was elected to give people time to think about who they wanted to nominate for vice chair.” The upshot was Janet Smith of Oklahoma got the vice chair chair job, edging Joy Upshaw-Margerum in a runoff. We’ll have more details on Janet soon.