Weaver Selected for World Cup Staff

Dec. 9, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Relays Meet Director Tim Weaver has been selected by USA Track and Field to serve as Assistant Manager for the men’s team at the 2006 World Cup in Athletics.

“It is a great privilege to again serve the United States national team and associate with the best athletes in the world. Assisting these competitors in the past has been a genuine pleasure as they travel on the road to medals at World Championships and Olympic Games. The World Cup will be the premiere international championship in 2006 and I am excited to work with such an accomplished staff for this important event. This selection is a great personal honor, but more importantly a confirmation that the sport of track and field again holds the Kansas Relays in high regard,” said Weaver.

The unique finals-only World Cup format allows for nine competitors in each event. The entries include one athlete from the United States, one each the two top scoring countries in the preceding European Cup, and one athlete each from the following regions: Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. In some cases, the host nation may also add one athlete to an event. Each place is scored to determine the team champions. Like the Olympic Games, the World Cup is held every four years.

The 10th edition of the meet, September 2 – 4, was originally to be held in Los Angeles but has been moved by the IAAF to a European location to be announced soon. Brussels, Belgium and Stuttgart, Germany are the most likely host cities.

Weaver served as head manager for both the 2003 World Indoor Championships, where team USA won the medal count, and 2004 Team Challenge, at which the American Squad defeated the German and French teams on the way to the Athens Olympics.

Joining Weaver on the World Cup Men’s Staff will be Pat Henry of Texas A&M (Head Coach), James Li of Arizona (Head Manager), Lance Deal or Oregon (Assistant Coach), Harvey Glance of Alabama (Assistant Coach) and Ron Warhurst of Michigan (Assistant Coach).