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

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Archived PA News


PA USATF Annual Meeting will be virtual, Dec. 3-6

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Officials, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field | 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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Elite Shannon Rowbury Turning 2020 Into Miracle Season

Posted by on Aug 25, 2020 in Elite Athlete, Track & Field | 0 comments

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T&F Houlihan shatters 5000m AR in Portland

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Elite Athlete, Track & Field | 0 comments

Well there certainly hasn’t been much positive T&F news lately, but don’t tell that to the Bowerman Track Club. In a closed meet in Portland, BTC members Shelby Houlihan (14:23.92) and Karissa Schweizer (14:26.34) both broke Houlihan’s existing AR of 14:34.45. In the Men’s heat, Moh Ahmed destroyed his PR and Canadian record of 12:58.16 by running an incredible 12:47.20 which is now the North American Area record and 10th on teh all-time 5000m list. 35 year old Lopez Lomong continued his career revival by breaking...

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PA USATF Pacific loses Jim Hume – administrator, official, trainer, coach.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Arrangements will be forthcoming. Below is Jim’s bio as written for the First Annual USATF Pacific Awards Banquet, 2019. Jim Hume has been active in the Pacific Association as an administrator, an official, a trainer, and a coach, for more than the last 50 years. As an administrator, Jim was the Women’s Statistician in the days before computers. He was the Youth Chair from the mid-‘70s until the mid-‘80s, served as the President of the Board of Athletics from ’82-’85, and has served as the Pacific Association Official’s Certification...

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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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