Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Elite Athletes

Elite Athletes

Meet your Athletes Committee Pacific Association Executive Board Representative, Athlete’s Chair Kendall Spencer (650-387-3565, [email protected]). Kendall, a San Mateo native, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in business and sociology from the University of New Mexico. During this time he was active with NCAA governance issues. Spencer won a national championship in the indoor long jump in 2012, he earned First Team All-American honors in addition to numerous conference honors and has competed at the Olympic Trials. Learn more about Kendall in this January, 2018 Ted Talk “What Can We Learn From College Athletes?” YouTube presentation.

  • Definition of a USATF elite athlete: an athlete who has competed or who has qualified to compete in a USA National Track & Field Championship or U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
  • Below are links to Pacific Association elite athlete news, and to the right are links to information to assist you with your pursuit of athletic excellence.

2020 Open T&F Championships postponed, future date TBD

Due to the current COVID 19 Pandemic and resulting uncertainty and consideration for the safety and health of membership, the Open and Master’s T&F Champs scheduled for 31 May at College of San Mateo has been postponed, with a new date yet to be determined.

The Open and Master’s T&F Chairs will work to offer some type of competition opportunities when local health authorities determine it is safe to do so, and the safety and health of our membership in no way would be compromised.


2020 USATF Pacific Open Track & Field GRAND PRIX
suspended until further notice due to the cancellation/postponement of regional competitions

News for Elite and Emerging-Elite PA/USATF Athletes

CLICK HERE to review reports about PA athletes at the 2016 Olympics.
Archived PA News


PA Assoc Officer nominations now open

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

2021-2022 USATF Pacific Officer Elections Now Open Until 16 March   This is an election year for all elected officer positions on the Board of Directors. Below you will find relevant info on the upcoming elections. Please consider being a part of the governing body to get us back to running, jumping an throwing again! Positions open for nomination: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary Eligibility and Nominations: Click Here refer to Article 5(c) ·        Nominations made electronically must be...

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PA USATF Associations’ Virtual Workshop Feb. 28

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Dear Association Leader, To better inform all of us of important matters concerning the administration of our Associations, The Associations Committee is hosting a Virtual Workshop Sunday, 28 February beginning at 9:00amPST/12:00pmEST to 3:00pmPST/ 6:00pmEST.   There will be five 50 minute presentations with the last session breakout rooms specific to your role with-in your association.  With feedback from many of you, the presentations topics and breakout rooms scheduled are, (topic order may change prior to 28 Feb): 8:45amPST/11:45amEST:...

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ELITE USATF Pacific Foundation is funding Covid Test Reimbursements for Elite Athletes

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

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RR PA’s Sara Hall 1st Woman at Marathon Project 26.2 with 2nd Fastest Ever U.S. Time & PR

Posted by on Dec 23, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, pausatf, Road Racing | 0 comments

Runner’s World Photo   USATF News: “CHANDLER, Arizona — Sara Hall came tantalizingly close to besting Deena Kastor’s American women’s record and seven men broke 2:10 in a remarkable day of racing Sunday morning at The Marathon Project in Chandler, Arizona.” Read More… NBC Sport News Report Runner’s World Feature Videos 4:38 Sara Hall Is Changing Our Understanding Of The Marathon FloTrack 1:36 Sara Hall runs second fastest American marathon Galesburg AZ Register-Mail Share this:Click to print (Opens in...

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MUT American Ultra Running Hall of Fame Inducts Ann Trason

Posted by on Dec 12, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, legacy, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing | 0 comments

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MUT PA’s David Sinclair 3rd & Michelino Sunseri 4th at National Trail Marathon Championships

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf | 0 comments

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RR “Fast Women” Feature on Tierney Wolfgram’s Record

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Road Racing, Youth | 0 comments

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RR UNR Wolf Pack member Tierney Wolfgram breaks U.S. Women’s Junior Marathon Record!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Road Racing, Youth | 0 comments

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ELITE Shannon Rowbury’s Views on Motherhood and her Athletic Future

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Road Racing | 0 comments

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Elite Shannon Rowbury Interview with Alysia Montaño

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Elite Athlete | 0 comments

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