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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PA Assoc Committee Election Results

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Cross Country News, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Ultra Running News, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

2019 Pacific Association Committee Election Results Thanks to all these members who have stepped up to represent and serve our Association! New Committee Chairs assume their roles 1 July for two year terms Athletes Committee Chair: Kendall Spencer Women’s Track and Field Chair: Carl Rose Men’s Track and Field Chair: Fred Baer Master’s Track and Field Chair: Joseph Ols Long Distance Division: Women’s Chair: Angie Longworth Men’s Chair; Andy Crawford Masters: Allan Stanbridge Cross Country Chair: Don Porteous Race Walk Chair: Jon Price...

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RR PA Road Grand Prix Credit Union SACTOWN 10 Elite Athlete Preview

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, pausatf, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Road Racing News | 0 comments

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MTF PA’s Irene Obera is USATF Athlete of the Week for her Records & Medal Count at WMA; check out this slide show for more inspiration.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, PA Masters TF News, pausatf | 0 comments

      “Irene Obera (Fremont, California) won five gold medals and set three world masters records at the WMA indoor championships in Torun, Poland, to earn USATF Athlete of the Week…” Read more… For additional inspiration view Rob D’Avellar’s slide show of USATF Masters stars at the 2019 World Masters Games in Torun, Poland held from March 24 – March 31, 2019.   Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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TF Grand Prix info and application posted

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Coach, Elite Athlete, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

Dear Open T&F Athlete, Click here for just posted Track and Field Grand Prix information and application for a shot at earning part of the $13,500 prize monies. Click here for open T&F schedule where many meet will welcome open athletes…be sure to contact meet organizer before registering to be sure open athletes are able to compete. Planning ahead: Sunday, 9 June: Combined Open and Masters T&F Championships at College of San Mateo.  Info to be posted soon on Open T&F page Share this:Click to print (Opens in new...

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TF Stanford Invite: PA’s Kim Conley’s 10,000m Race Recap courtesy of Mark Winitz

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Elite Athlete, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

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PA Meet our new Assoc Executive Board for 2019-21

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth | 0 comments

Congratulations to the following members who have stepped up to lead our association for the next two years! President: Charlotte Sneed First Vice President: Irene Herman Second Vice President: Brooks Esser Secretary: Stephanie Trafton Treasurer: J.R. Heberle click here for officer bios and photos 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...

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RW PA’s Robyn Stevens Wins 20K RW Championships and Named USATF Athlete of the Week

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Elite Athlete, Race Walk News Archives, Race Walking, Track & Field | 0 comments

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RR Napa Valley Marathon Women’s Race Won by PA’s Liza Reichert post race report (updated w/photo) courtesy of Mark Winitz

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Cross Country, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Road Racing, Ultra Running | 0 comments

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RR Napa Valley Marathon Preview

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Road Racing | 0 comments

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PA Assoc Officer election notification

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, uncategorized, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

Pacific Association Officer Elections The USATF Pacific Board of Directors nominations are open until Sunday, 24 March at 11:59pm.  The offices open for nomination are: President First Vice President Second Vice President Secretary Treasurer Nominees must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, a current member of the Association, and have attended at least four Board of Athletics meetings in the past three years before their nomination. If elected the members must also clear the SafeSport and NCSI background checks. Nominees must have a...

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