Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Elite Athletes

Elite Athletes

 

2022 Pacific Association Open Track & Field

Grand Prix Information

Allocation of Prize Money Details

 

Meet your Athletes Committee Pacific Association Executive Board Representative,
Athlete’s Chair Jestena Mattson.

Jestena Mattson

Jestena, a Fresno State alumna with record-setting collegiate performances, is also an Olympian, both at the  Summer Olympics for Heptathlon and at the Winter Olympics on the Bobsled Team. She received a USATF Pacific Foundation training grant in 2021, folllowing exceptional performances in her post collegiate career.

  • 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

RW PA’s Christie & Stevens latest RW Honors

Posted by on Apr 27, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Race Walking, Track & Field | 0 comments

  Read more about Nick Christie’s National 20K RW Championships win … CLICK HERE to view complete results when they become available. Robyn Stevens achieved a pending *AMERICAN RECORD for the RW 35K distance at the World Athletics Race Walk competitions held in Dundince, Slovakia April 23. She walked 2:49:29 for 35km to shatter the *American record by more than 10 minutes, finishing fifth in a competitive field, and on the way broke the *American record in the 25k and 30k plus her own Masters records in the 25k,30k, 35k....

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OTF USATF Pacific 2022 Open Track & Field Grand Prix Details Announced

Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

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PA USATF Pacific Mourns the loss of Elite Distance Runner, Aggie and Cal Poly SLO Coach Mark Conover

Posted by on Apr 8, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC | 0 comments

    Mark Conover: 1960-2022. This USATF Pacific elite distance runner and life-long Aggies member placed 2nd at the stormy 1987 California International Marathon, and went on to win the 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials to become a Team USA Olympian at the Seoul Olympics, and to achieve NCAA D2 Champion status. He later became a beloved and hugely successful distance coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His unwavering passion for running, his family and his coaching fueled his battle with a lifelong series of cancers, and he became a...

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YTF, HS, O&MTF, RW Golden West Invitational on June 4-5: Registration is OPEN with events for High School, Youth, and Open/Masters!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

    Be sure to check the GWI Website for all the updates. Registration is open! Events & Schedule (tentative) are posted. High School, youth and open/masters athletes are all invited to attend. CLICK HERE for direct links to lodging with special rates, courtesy of 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...

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RW Christie, Stevens headline World Athletics Race Walks Team USA announcement!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, pausatf, Race Walking | 0 comments

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RR Speedy Distance Runners Sought for Wearable Tech Study

Posted by on Feb 4, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC | 0 comments

  Tech Company Seeking Athletes for Wearable Tech Study! Our PA Treasurer Jason Mawdsley is helping a local company source well-trained athletes for a study utilizing various wearable tech. For every athlete Jason refers who is accepted into the trial, the PA Foundation will earn 150 dollars!  Below are the criteria for an athlete’s acceptance into this trial: 22-29 years old Able to attend 2-3 in person sessions in Santa Clara, California Males with a V02 Max 50 ml/kg/min or 10km time <= 39 minutes Females with a VO2 Max 40...

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RR CIM PA Members Age Group Awardees (and a World Record!)

Posted by on Dec 13, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing, XC | 0 comments

CIM PA Members Age Group Awardees This list contains the USATF Pacific members who received Age Group awards at the 38th Annual CIM on Dec. 5, 2021. It begins with the overall winner, Brendan Gregg, who’s time of 2:11:21 is the third fastest CIM time, behind Jerry Lawson’s course record 2:10:27 set in 1993 and Peter Butler’s 1985 time of 2:10:56. CLICK HERE to check the times of all the USATF Pacific CIM finishers and the updated list of all-time top 50 age-graded USATF Pacific road racing performances. World Record for Iain...

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RR CIM! PA-Connected Gregg Wins; 1st Woman sets CR!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, December 5, 2021 Contact: Kevin Liao, (408) 667-5650 Davis Native Brendan Gregg, Debut Marathoner Sara Vaughn Win ‘Comeback’ California International Marathon 9,000 Registered to Run the Full Marathon After Cancellation of 2020 Race SACRAMENTO — In the return of the California International Marathon after the cancellation of the 2020 race due to COVID-19, Davis, Calif. native Brendan Gregg and first-time marathoner Sara Vaughn captured victories today at the 38th edition of the signature Northern California race....

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RR PA’s Hitchings and Pilcher top US Masters Road Runners of 2021

Posted by on Dec 4, 2021 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, pausatf, Road Racing | 0 comments

Brian Pilcher and Jenny Hitchings were voted the Overall Male/Female US Masters Road Runners of the Year at the 2021 USATF Annual Meeting. Hitchings won based on three very strong performances: at the Boston Marathon she ran a 2:45:32 for a jaw dropping age grade of 101.40%; a new F55-59 AR at the Buffalo Stampede 10 Mile, in a time of 1:01:15 which age grades at 99.86%; and a 1:20:24 at the Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon for an age grade of 100.27% and a pending F55-59 AR. Age Grades greater than 100% are extremely rare and for a...

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PA Dave Shrock receives USATF’s Highest Accolade!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC, Youth | 0 comments

The Robert Giegangack Award The Robert Giegengack Award was established in 1982 in recognition of the late Yale track & field coach’s half-century of “superior and outstanding contributions as an official, a coach, and an administrator in the sport and to the organization.” It is awarded annually to a person “who excels in contributing to the excellence and high standards of the sport of Athletics.” The Award is USA Track & Field’s only accolade not limited to one of the sport’s three...

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