A big thanks to Class of '66 classmate Dan Beckstrom for calling this to my attention so I could post it.
Below is the story/caption that appeared in the Jamestown Post-Journal.
FROM THE P-J
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
|P-J photo by Scott Kindberg|
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. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg