The former captain of the University of Liberia (UL) Track & Field Team, Isaac Montgomery, was elected president of the Liberty Athletics Club (LAC).
Montgomery was unanimously elected by the association’s executive committee at its recent meeting.
He ran the middle distance, 800m and 1500m.
The 30-year-old ex-athlete is expected to manage the Liberty Athletics Club for three years, from October 2016 – October 2019.
According to some members of LAC Executive Committee Montgomery will manage the club and ensure that athletes reach their maximum peak, and perform superbly in competitions.
“Montgomery is also responsible to ensure that athletes are in school,” an executive committee member said.
The Liberty Athletics Club comprised of 18 members, of which some are sprinters (100m, 200m and 400m); while others are middle distance racers (800m and 1500m); Long distance athletes (3000m – 5000m) and also field events (long jump, etc.)
Montgomery was active for four years, (2006 – 2009, during which he ran 800m and 1500m.)
In 2009, he joined the Liberia Football Referees Association (LIFRA). A year later, he became a national referee and three years later, 2013, he became a FIFA badge center referee.
In 2013 and 2014 respectively, Montgomery emerged as the dux of the CAF/FIFA elite referee, including the Cooper’s test (running test).
He earned AA and BBA in Accounting at Stella Maris Polytechnic and BSc in Economic from the University of Liberia.
Mr. Frederick Krah, a former president of LAC said: “We are confident that Montgomery can do better because he was an athlete.”