- May 13, 2014
-- Kayla Key of Pittsburgh, PA was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the National Black Marathoners Association. Kayla is a senior at Vincentian Academy. She’ll be attending Hampton University in the fall. This scholar-athlete is a member of many organizations, including the National Honor Society, Urban League Honor Society, and National Arts Honor Society. And she also participated in the state high school cross country championship all four years and was the Pittsburgh City League cross country champion as a freshman and sophomore. This versatile athlete was a starting guard on her basketball team and was a city champion and a state qualifier in various track and field events and was the captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams.About National Black Marathoners' Association:
The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is the USA's largest, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through distance running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of their athletic ability or previous marathon experience.
The NBMA hosts an annual, multi-race summit. Previous races (and locations) have been Lewis & Clark (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey (Long Branch, NJ), Cleveland (OH), Lost Dutchman (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown (Ft. Worth, TX), Georgia (Atlanta), Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson (Deadwood, SD), Madison (WI), and the Richmond (VA) Marathon.