Jim McKee, right, stands astride his shot put return invention as he plays with his grandson, Ethan, at the Mason Dixon Games in Louisville.
Jim McKee retiring as USATF official


Twenty years ago Jim McKee began officiating track meets to help Henry County track Coach Linda Sarrett. His children, James and Kelly, were on the team in the throwing events and Jim was always around. Sarrett asked if he would officiate the throwing events at some home meets and the rest is history.

McKee went on to become a prominent official with USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of track and field in the United States.