Pacific Association USATF



TF PA’s Kate Grace sets 1500m PR at Prefontaine Classic! Read Dave Monti’s pre-event story.

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Elite Athlete, pausatf, Track & Field | 0 comments





(Written 5/26/2017 just before her 1500m PR at the May 27th Prefontaine Classic)

Courtesy of David Monti (Race Results Weekly)

Kate Grace Portrait

Dave Monti Photo

At the 2017 Prefontaine Classic on May 27, Kate Grace (Sacramento) placed seventh in a superb women’s 1500-meter field. Grace, a 2016 Olympian at 800 meters, scored a personal record of 4:03.59 in the race where nine women went under 4:05. Click here to read a story about Grace written right before the race by Race Results Weekly Publisher, David Monti.  The story details Grace’s development under the wing of coach Drew Wartenburg of Sacramento-based NorCal Distance Project.

2017 Prefontaine Classic Results

PA Committee chair and officer nominations due by 16 May at 7:00pm – click for more info

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Ultra Running News, Youth | 0 comments

Nominations are now being accepted for elected committee positions of USATF Pacific, for election to 2-year terms beginning July 1. Nominations and seconds are being accepted by email, only to [email protected], from now until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Nominations and seconds will also be accepted from the floor during the May 16 Board of Athletics meeting in Sacramento. Nominations will close at the conclusion of the nominations agenda item at the Board meeting.
Nominations and seconds must come from current committee members. Committee members may nominate themselves. Nominees must be members of the Pacific Association when nominated, and be at least 18 years of age at the start of their terms of office. If you are interested in running for a position, but do not know someone who is eligible to nominate you, contact J.R. Heberle at [email protected] for more information.
For details of committee elections procedures and committee offer roles, see Bylaw 5(L) in USATF Pacific Bylaws.
Nominations are open for the following positions:
Athletes Committee:
– Chair
Women’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Men’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Master’s Track and Field Committee:
– Chair
Long Distance Running Committee:

– Women’s LDR Chair
– Men’s LDR Chair
– Masters LDR Chair
– Cross Country Chair
– Ultra Running (MUT) Chair
– LDR Secretary

Race Walking Committee:

– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary-Treasurer
Youth Committee:

– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Track and Field Sub-Committee Chair
– Cross Country Sub-Committee Chair
– Race Walking Sub-Committee Chair
– Multi Event Sub-Committee Chair
– High School Sub-Committee Chair
– Officials Sub-Committee Chair
– Communications Sub-Committee Chair
– Records Sub-Committee Chair
Officials Committee:
Officials Committee terms begin at the Officials Committee Annual Meeting in August
– Chair
– Vice Chair
– Secretary
– Members At-Large (2)
– Representatives to the Board of Athletics (4)
Coaches Committee:

– Chair
– Coaching Education Sub-Committee Chair
– Youth/High School Sub-Committee Chair

– Open/Collegiate Sub-Committee Chair

PAF 2017 Elite Athlete Grant Winners Announced

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, Track & Field | 0 comments

The PAUSATF Foundation is pleased to present this year’s Elite Athlete Grant winners.  Out of our strongest application pool yet, the following winners have been awarded $1000 or $500 grants to assist them in their path to the 2017 USATF Outdoor Nationals in Sacramento and beyond.  Congratulations to all of these outstanding athletes!

$1000 Grants


Goodman Kaitlin Davis 5000/10000
Jackson Dominique Carmichael 800m
Patterson Elizabeth Santa Cruz High Jump
Spencer Kendall Foster City Long Jump
Stevens Robyn Mountain View Race Walk
Trafton Stephanie Galt Discus
Wallace Lauren Sacramento 800m


$500 Grants


Barr Erika Sacramento Steeplechase
Cridebring Alycia Sacramento 5000
Liebold Collin Mountain View 5000
Mc Kee Megan San Jose Hammer
Tsolis Tori San Jose 1500m


Best of luck to all of you in your quest for London.

LDR   Pete Magill to be guest speaker at LDR Awards Banquet

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, pausatf, Road Racing, Ultra Running | 0 comments

Noted author, runner and coach, Pete Magill will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Pacific Association LDR Awards Banquet.

Pete Magill is a 55-year-old masters runner, coach, and writer. He is the author of The Born Again Runner, released this past summer, lead author of the 2014 book Build Your Running Body, and a former senior writer and columnist for Running Times magazine. In his 30s, Magill was a screenwriter, with script sales to New Line Cinema and Disney. Magill has coached at the youth, high school, open, and masters levels. Over the past fifteen years, he’s led his Southern California clubs to two dozen masters national championships in cross country and road racing. He’s a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year, the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 on the roads for 5K (15:02) and 10K (31:11), and holds multiple American and world age-group records. Magill lives in South Pasadena, California, and com¬petes for the Cal Coast Track Club.
Tickets for the event are available at: Tickets are available here.