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


PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Officials, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm. Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404   Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page. Initial...

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PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Forms, legacy, 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, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm. Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404   Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page. Initial...

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ELITE Prefontaine Classic Report by Mark Winitz, with a personal perspective

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, PA Masters TF News, Track & Field | 0 comments

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OTF Decathlon Championships: PA’s McGregor takes Silver, McPhee 4th; winner Jordan Gray sets AR Record

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Officials, Track & Field | 0 comments

      3-time Olympian Pat Daniels Connolly (Capuchino High/College of San Mateo) awarded prizes to the initial women’s decathlon national champions at College of San Mateo on Sunday afternoon, from left third place Amy Backel, gold medalist Jordan Gray, Connolly, and runner-up AnnaLee McGregor.  Fred Baer Photo For IMMEDIATE RELEASE   June 23, 3019  Contact: Fred Baer   [email protected]    No. 3 all-time world: JORDAN GRAY SETS AMERICAN RECORD WINNING INITIAL WOMEN’S DECATHLON NATL’S SAN MATEO — Jordan Gray blew away...

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RR 2019 One Mile Bang Results

Posted by on Jun 23, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Road Racing | 0 comments

  Click on link One Mile Bang Results The 24 hour protest period for this race starts at 6:00PM 06/23 and ends at 6:00PM 06/24. Protests should be sent to USATF Official Mark Winitz 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 PA’s Bridget Zapata Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier Quest Featured in Runner’s World

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Road Racing | 0 comments

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PA PA Strategic Plan 2017-2020 (Revised 6.14.19) – Check it out!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

CLICK HERE to view USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan (Revised June 14, 2019). This document is updated with information from the March 19, 2019 Board of Athletics meeting, where the ongoing Strategic Plan was discussed and conclusions were achieved, under the guidance of the Strategic Plan Coordinator, Mark Winitz. The primary emphasis for this Olympiad is “membership growth”. There are five planning areas: Administration and Governance Athlete Development and Competition Communications Marketing and Promotions Resources and...

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RR PA-connected Sara Hall dramatic win at 10K Championships

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Road Racing | 0 comments

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TF/MTF PA Open & Masters TF Championships – coming up June 9 at College of San Mateo!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Track & Field | 0 comments

Don’t miss this opportunity to compete at this beautiful venue for the combined USATF Pacific Open and Masters Track & Field Championships! Open & Masters TF Championships Information & Entry 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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PA Statements for Contested Positions on PA Youth & Coaches Committees (rev. 1 June); post includes ballot details.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 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

Board of Athletics members: Watch for an email arriving May 25 with the ballot for candidate voting. Elections for these positions will take place from 25 May-26 June, with results announced before 30 June. Details below: June 26 at midnight is the deadline for ballots to be returned. Send ballots to [email protected] Email addresses that have opted out of Constant Contact will not receive the ballot. Please contact Secretary Stephanie Trafton if you think you have not received a ballot in error. Those in the Coaches Committee and Youth...

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