Association Volunteer of the Year winner announced!

The Nebraska Association has named Karlene McClung of the Lincoln Youth Track Club as its 2018 “Association Volunteer of the Year”. Below is Karlene’s nomination letter.

The Lincoln Youth Track Club would like to nominate Karlene McClung for the Nebraska Association “Volunteer of the Year”.

While being part of the Lincoln Youth Track Club, Karlene has always stepped into any position the club has asked of her. During practice, she helps with high jump, then javelin, and somehow often manages to run to pick up treats for the kids for the end of practice. Prior to practice, you can find her helping with registrations, handing out uniforms, visiting with parents as they watch practice. She is a calming presence in a world of chaos. There has never been a time that Karlene has not been willing to help out where she could. It’s not that she can’t say “No”; it’s that she chooses to say “Yes.”

Karlene, along with her husband, Jon McClung, took the Level One Coaches training classes before it was a requirement by USATF due to she wanted to be more educated to ensure better training for the athletes. This extra step is just one more indicator as to why we believe she is deserving of this award.

The Administration and Coaches of the Youth Track Club believe her time and dedication to the athletes and the spirit of the sport for the past 6 years deserves to be recognized.

Erica Sousek
Lincoln Youth Track Club

Congratulations, Karlene!

(posted November 8, 2018)