Hightower to remain on IAAF Council for now even after US vote to replace her with Willie Banks

Stephanie Hightower will retain her place as a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling Council until next September even after the United States elected former world triple record holder Willie Banks to replace her.  Banks, President and chief executive of HSJ, Inc., a sports marketing company organising the first Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games in San Diego next year, polled 391 votes to 217 to defeat Stephanie Hightower, who currently holds the position, at the USA Track & Field (USATF) National Meeting in Columbus. From insidethegames.biz