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 Assoc Annual Meeting – 19 Sept. details

Posted by on Aug 30, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

2021 USATF Pacific Annual Meeting via zoom Sunday, 19 September 3:00-7:00pm The Board of Athletics will select the delegates for the USATF Annual Meeting (2-5 December); discuss the 2022 PA-USATF annual budget; in addition to the first reading of proposed association bylaws will be considered.  Below is the preliminary agenda. Please send requests to add additional items to the president, Charlotte Sneed at [email protected] by Friday, September 10th. All updates and meeting documents will be posted on the website under...

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TF Jordan Gray Puts Women’s Decathlon Record Over 8,000 points

Posted by on Aug 24, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Officials, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Aug. 23, 2021    Contact: Fred Baer              [email protected]  100th SEASON OF CSM SPORTS BEGINS WITH ITS  3rd AMERICAN RECORD PERFORMANCE Jordan Gray posed with supporting PAUSATF officials after her American Record decathlon performance at College of San Mateo on Aug. 22. Photo by Becca   “Greatest Woman Athlete” Smashes American Record; Runner-up Has H.S. Best:  JORDAN GRAY PUTS WOMEN’S DECATHLON RECORD OVER 8,000 POINTS Jordan Gray obliterated her American Record in the women’s decathlon Sunday,...

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TF Women’s Decathlon Champs final results with AR!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Aug. 23, 2021    Contact: Fred Baer  [email protected]  m/t: 650.483.3733 “Greatest Woman Athlete” Smashes American Record; Runner-up Has H.S. Best: JORDAN GRAY PUTS WOMEN’S DECATHLON RECORD OVER 8,000 POINTS Jordan Gray obliterated her American Record in the women’s decathlon Sunday, running up history’s second highest total of 8,246 points in the Women’s Decathlon Association “National” Championships at College of San Mateo. The Ball Ground, Ga. resident becomes only the third person to score over 8,000 points in the...

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TF Recap of August 17 Tamalpa All Comers Meet

Posted by on Aug 20, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

        Tamalpa August 17, 2021 Track Meet San Rafael High School Track A huge turnout of 108 runners, a new Tamalpa Track Meet participation record, competed in the August Tamalpa Track Meet on August 17, 2021 at San Rafael High School.  The first race of the meet was the One Mile Race and had 34 runners.  28-year-old Tyler Harwood took the lead from the start and won the race handily with a time of 4:51.6.  Allie Kegley was the first female finisher with a strong 6:40.0 finish.   50-year-old Simon Stebbings had the...

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TF National Wm’s Decathlon Champs at San Mateo this weekend!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 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, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

“GREATEST WOMAN ATHLETE” NOT DECIDED IN TOKYO; WOMEN’S DECATHLON CHAMPIOSHIPS SET FOR COL. OF SAN MATEO AUG. 21-22 NOTE: Although the women’s decathlon is an officially recognized World Athletics and USA Track & Field competition, women are not yet allowed to contend for the “world’s greatest woman athlete” title at the Olympic Games. They are currently restricted to the vintage 7-event heptathlon, which was contested in Tokyo two weeks ago. College of San Mateo, which had student Pat Daniels (Connolly) pioneer women’s multi-event...

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PA Proposed assoc Bylaw revisions

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

In accordance with USATF-Pacific and USATF bylaws, attached are proposed association bylaw revision which will be discussed during the 19 Sept. annual meeting. Any approved revisions will be made with a second and final reading during the November meeting prior to a vote and possible approval. Click here for Version 20 revision: PAUSATF ByLaw Revision 20 (2021- 8- 17) Any questions, email Dave Shrock at [email protected] Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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PA Assoc Annual Meeting – 19 Sept. details

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Officials, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

2021 USATF Pacific Annual Meeting via zoom Sunday, 19 September 3:00-7:00pm The Board of Athletics will select the delegates for the USATF Annual Meeting (2-5 December); discuss the 2022 PA-USATF annual budget; in addition to the first reading of proposed association bylaws will be considered.  Below is the preliminary agenda. Please send requests to add additional items to the president, Charlotte Sneed at [email protected] by Friday, September 10th. All updates and meeting documents will be posted on the website under...

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RW USATF Pacific COVID-19 Virtual Race Walks Results

Posted by on Aug 11, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking | 0 comments

Below is the list of winners of the highly prized, matching California and Nevada pins (handmade from various CA & NV rocks) for the top three women, top three men, and top three age-graded athletes in the USATF Pacific Association COVID-19 Virtual Race Walks.  There were five virtual races in 2020 and five in 2021.  For details on all the races, please see https://www.pausatf.org/race-walking/race-walk-event-schedule/, where Nicolle Goldman has posted results, photos, and stories.  CLICK HERE for the results (also from Nicki) of the...

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TF PA & PA-Connected Olympians Results

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Members and PA-Connected Tokyo Olympians Results Names in Bold, Olympic Results in Bold Italic USATF Pacific Members 20 km Race Walk Women Robyn Stevens (1. OT 1:35:13) Vacaville, CA; 1st Olympic Team: 33rd in 1:37.42 20 km Race Walk Men Nick Christie (1. OT 1:30:48) Vacaville, CA; 3rd Olympic Team: 50th in 1:34.42 Men’s Hammer: Alex Young (3. OT 78.32m/256-11); 11th in Qualifying Round with 75.09m, did not advance PA-Connected Athletes Women’s Discus Throw: (Stanford ’17) Valarie Allman (1. OT 69.9m/229-5 for the #3 all-time...

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PA San Jose CC Olympic history video with article on the decline of TF in the Bay Area

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Officials, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments

Check out this great video on all the Olympic TF Champions from San Jose City College over the years…definitely contributed to the SpeedCity reputation San Jose enjoyed during 60’s-80’s. San Jose Mercury new on if the Olympic TF Pipeline has dried up in the Bay Area: https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/04/has-the-bay-areas-olympic-track-and-field-pipeline-dried-up/ 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...

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