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.

News for Elite and Emerging-Elite PA/USATF Athletes

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


COACHES Level 1 School + SuperClinic info

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Better prepare yourself for the upcoming season by giving yourself a gift of coaching effectiveness by attending both or one of these great educational opportunities in 2019… Level 1 School The most in-depth coaching school offered by USATF.  Suitable for coaches of all levels and event group, plus satisfies the new Coaching Education education component requirement.  Click on the dates below for further information:  Sat-Sun, 19-20 January – Chabot College, Hayward Sat, 2 February – Athletic.net SuperClinic – Sac CC...

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Foundation Coaching Scholarships announced

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

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RR   Runner’s World article on PA’s Jenny Hitchings

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR | 0 comments

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RR CIM Recap

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running | 0 comments

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TF Kathy Hammond Inducted into Natl. TF Hall of Fame In-depth article by Bob Burns and USATF Interview

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Elite Athlete, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

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RR CIM announces DEEP men’s and women’s elite field

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Elite Athlete, pausatf, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Road Racing News | 0 comments

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MTF/XC More from WMA with Jackrabbits WR 4x100m video

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, PA Masters TF News, Road Racing News | 0 comments

Video of Women’s 55-59 4x100M Relay Team (Sandy Trulio, Adrianne Allen, Kathleen Shook & Joy Upshaw) sets a WR (54:05)! Team USA at WMA (Photo by Dave Albo) Joy Upshaw wins W55-59 LJ Gold (4.58m)! Joy Upshaw (center) with her LJ Gold Medal Start of the Men’s 50-54 1500M Tom LeGan, from the Strawberry Canyon Track Club, represented the loaded men’s 50-54 age group. He battled his way to a bronze medal (4:17.62) in arguably the most competitive men’s 50-54 1500 field in meet history. See video below. Share...

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RR PA’s Sara Hall WINS USATF Natl. 20K Championships!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Road Racing News | 0 comments

September 3, New Haven CT PA’s Rachel Mitchel (SRA Elite) finishes 13th. Click here full results. Information courtesy of Andy Martin, exclamationservicesUSA.com   Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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RR Masters Mile Championships include 2-medal winner Suzanne Cordes!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, pausatf, Road Racing, Road Racing News | 0 comments

At the 2018 USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championship our Pacific Association contingent includes Suzanne Cordes. She took 3rd in the F55-59 division and 5th in the Women’s overall Age Grading. http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2018/USATF-Masters-1-Mile-Championships.aspx https://hub.enmotive.com/events/2018-hap-crim-festival-of-races/results Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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RR PA Athletes at the Masters Mile Championships

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Road Racing | 0 comments

At the 2018 USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championship 0ur Pacific Association contingent of three Masters LDR athletes made up in quantity by the quality of their performances. Check ’em out!  courtesy of Any Martin and exclamationservicesusa.com Updated 8/28/2018 Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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