The Post-Journal

Priester Honored At Amy’s Run

Tom Priester holds the trophy he was presented upon being selected the USA Track & Field Niagara Association Official of the Year.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg.

Tom Priester of West Ellicott holds the trophy he was presented upon being selected the USA Track & Field Niagara Association Official of the Year. The honor is in recognition of his dedication, outstanding contributions and positive accomplishment to the Niagara Association.

Priester’s responsibilities include officiating meets from area high schools to international competitions. His officiating prowess has taken him to the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships; the Olympic Trials three times; the USATF Indoor and Outdoor Senior Championships; the USATF Outdoor Junior Championships; the NCAA National Championships for all divisions; the New Balance Nationals for 25 years; and New York state high school meets.

In addition, Priester was awarded the Outstanding Service Award for the Niagara Association in 2011 and 2013; and received the National Officials Committee Chair Award in 2016, and the Dick Ferziger Memorial Award for distinguished service to high school track and field in New York. Priester was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.


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