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 USATF Presidential Virtual Listening Tour Thursday, 4 June 7:00-8:00pm

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF President Vin Lananna will present a state-of-the-sport report on his virtual listening tour with the Pacific Association on Thursday, 4 June from 7:00-8:00pm. The listening tour will be offered via Webex video conference or standard phone call link. There will be an opportunity for you to ask President Lananna questions via pre-submission at the link below. To register for the listening tour and submit questions, click on: https://forms.gle/2sNRHN5VmNpBisGAA  For any technical problems accessing the meeting, contact Moderator David...

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PA May 19, 7:30 pm BofA Meeting Online Conference Call

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

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PA Recommendations to Maintain Immune Health in Athletes, courtesy of European Journal of Sport Science

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

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XC Crystal Springs Epic and Historic XC Course Subject to Permanent Closure

Posted by on Apr 18, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing | 0 comments

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PA Open-Masters TF Championships postponed – updated 4/7

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Officials, Para Athletics, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

Unfortunately, our 2020 PA MTF/Open Championships Meet has been postponed until a later date to be determined, per the USATF COVID-19 Working Group recommendation “Suspend all USATF Championship events and all USATF sanctioned events indefinitely.” Ideally, it will occur with a month of notice, and before our MTF Western Region and National Championships. But these are unusual times, so we are unsure of what will be legally allowed, medically wise, and according to USATF guidelines. BTW, USATF memberships were to increase May 1st,...

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PA 17 March BoA Conference call details

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, usatf-pacific-athletes-on-their-road-to-rio | 0 comments

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RRVideo on PA Runner YiOu Wang’s Oly Marathon Trial experience

Posted by on Mar 7, 2020 in Elite Athlete | 0 comments

A video on The Running Experience YouTube channel details YiOu Wang’s late race prep, the race itself and her post-race analysis. Running the Olympic Trials – Behind the Scenes with Yiou Wang 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)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 LetsRun.com article on Hoka Aggies’ Liza Reichert

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Elite Athlete, pausatf | 0 comments

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RR LetsRun.com Article on Hoka Aggies Swarnjit Boyal

Posted by on Feb 9, 2020 in Elite Athlete | 0 comments

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RR LetsRun.com Q&A with PA Runner Sergio Reyes

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in Elite Athlete, Road Racing | 0 comments

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