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

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Archived PA News


PA Tues, 12 Nov 7:30pm BoA Teleconference meeting details

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Click on the link below, and scroll down for our final BoA meeting for 2019 meeting documents and details.  This will be a phone-in or online meeting only. Assoc meeting link: https://www.pausatf.org/about/meetings/ 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 Jen Hitchings Sets Pending W55-59 Record at NYC Marathon

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Road Racing | 0 comments

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MUT PA’s Chessa Adsit-Morris 1st Woman at Nat’l USATF Trail Marathon Champs

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running | 0 comments

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RR Jenny Hitchings sets pending Marathon F55 AR in NYC

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR | 0 comments

Jenny Hitchings took advantage of great racing conditions to run a 2:50:36 at the NYC Marathon and break S. Rae Baymiller’s 21 year old F55-59 American Record of 2:52:14. Not only did Hitchings set an age-group AR but achieved an Age-Graded mark of 97.57% which was tops in the race and puts her 7th on the all-time US Women’s Marathon Age-Graded list. An incredible achievement especially considering the hilly New York course. Abdi Abdirahman (first Master, 2nd age-grade) also set a new US M40-44 record of 2:11:34 at age 42....

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MUT PA’s Devon Yanko is 1st Woman at 2019 USATF 50-Mile Road Championship

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Road Racing | 0 comments

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OTF In case you missed something… IAAF World TF Champs Summary

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Track & Field | 0 comments

      USATF.TV Webpage for videos, photos, results Courtesy of USATF’s “Daily Clips” eNews from Josh Gurnick, USATF Media & Communications Coordinator IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 – Highest Quality Championships Of All Time  Allyson Felix, Noah Lyles Make History & 18 More Photos From The 2019 IAAF World Championships Team USATF Daily Recaps from IAAF World Athletics Championships Day 1 – 41-year-old Roberta Groner earns sixth place in historic women’s marathon on opening...

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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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