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Former USA Track CEO to speak on value of sports

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Princeton alumnus Craig Masback, a former champion long-distance runner who headed USA Track & Field for a decade, will speak on "The Enduring Values of Sports: Facing Up to the Challenges of the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Masback, a 1977 Princeton graduate, is director of business affairs for Nike Inc.'s global sports marketing division. From 1997 to 2007, he was the chief executive officer of the Indianapolis-based USA Track & Field, the national governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing track and field programs for all ages and selecting teams to represent the United States at the Olympics and world championships.

As a star runner at Princeton, Masback anchored the Tigers' NCAA indoor championship two-mile relay team. After graduating, he became the 1980 U.S. indoor mile champion and once held the American record at 2,000 meters.

The lecture is part of the Jake McCandless '51 Speaker Series sponsored by the Princeton Varsity Club.

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