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OTF PA Open Track & Field Championships: June 4, 5 at the Golden West Invitational

Posted by on May 17, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC, Youth | 0 comments

 
 

Cordova HS Track

The 2022 USATF Pacific Open Track & Field Championships will be held in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Golden West Invitational, June 4 & 5, at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, CA. This meet is also open to youth, high school and masters track & field athletes. Deadline to enter is May 31, 2022!
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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

 

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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. That’s SIX records!
*Pending verification by the USATF records committee.
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 nationally acclaimed inspiration for those facing similar challenges.

A complete bio can be found in the Runner’s World article.

 

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 ml/kg/min or 10km time <= 52 minutes

Athletes that meet the criteria can earn up to $550 for their efforts!

If you are interested in participating, email Jason at [email protected]

 

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 Mickle!

“Longest Time Between Sub-3:00 Marathons”  Read the full story – it’s fascinating!

 

Congratulations Everyone!

MEN

  • Overall Winner Brendan Gregg 32, Davis 2:11:21 (3rd  fastest CIM time)
  • 50-54 3. David Mastro 50, Roseville 2:35:22 (3rd all-time 50-54)
  • 55-59 1. Cliff Lentz 56, Brisbane 2:41:15 (4th all-time 55-59); 3. Mark Murray 59, Davis 2:47:49
  • 60-64 1. Iain Mickle 61, Sacramento 2:53:42 (9th all-time 60-64)
  • 65-69 1. Jacob Nur 66. Elk Grove 2:52:53 (course record for 65-59 by 11:05); 2. Terry Baucom 65, El Dorado Hills 3:08:27 (3rd all-time 65-59)
  • 70-74 3. Chris Enfante 70, Sacramento 4:06:00

WOMEN

  • 25-29 3. Joanna Reyes 29, San Jose 2:40:08
  • 35-39 3. Caroline Coble 35, San Francisco 2:45:19
  • 40-44 1. Jessica Smith 41, Oakland 2:46:45
  • 55-59 1. Jenny Hitchings 58. Sacramento 2:46:31 (for the third time set a course record for 55-59 breaking her 2019 record of 2:50:36); 3. Beverley Anderson-Abbs 57, Sacramento 3:13:51 (10th all-time 55-59)
  • 75-79 2. Barbara Rinker 75, Sacramento 5:27:33; 3. Charlyn Frazier 77, Sacramento 6:01:53
  • 80+ 1. Hansi Rigney 80, Carmel, 4:51:07 (2nd all-time 80+); 2. Carolyn Slavich 80, Sacramento, 7:10:40 (9th all time 80+)
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.

Gregg, a graduate of Davis High School and Stanford University, ran the early stages of the race with a handful of competitors in the lead pack but pulled away past the half-marathon mark to finish in a personal best time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 21 seconds.

“I love coming back here,” Gregg said shortly after embracing his wife, father, and sister at the finish line. “I’ve done other marathons, but I always want to come back and do it at home at the people’s marathon.”

Gregg’s fast pace dragged along second place finisher Rory Linkletter of Canada to a personal best 2:12:52. In his marathon debut, Nick Hauger, of Flagstaff, Ariz., finished third in 2:12:59. Both men are members of the Northern Arizona Elite training group.

Vaughn, of Boulder, Colo., had been a professional track runner for over a decade before deciding to attempt her first marathon just 12 weeks ago. A mother of four and a realtor by trade, Vaughn used her prior experiences in Sacramento as positive momentum in her marathon debut.

“Sacramento has always been wonderful to me in my running career,” said Vaughn. “I made my first Team USA here at Sac State, and last time I was here, I won a race. I had to keep the streak going.”

Vaughn ran the first half of the race conservatively in 1:14:48 but turned on the jets to run nearly three minutes faster in the second half of the 26.2 mile race.

Vaughn’s finishing time of 2:26:53 is not only a CIM course record — eclipsing the prior record of 2:27:33 by Volha Mazuronak of Belarus — but is also the fifth-fastest debut marathon by an American woman.

San Diego native Molly Grabill set a six minute personal best and finished in second place in 2:29:17, and Carrie Dimoff, of Portland, Ore., was third place in 2:29:33 — the first time three women have broken 2:30 in a single CIM race.

Both race winners, Gregg and Vaughn, take home $10,000 in prize money, plus performance bonuses. Prize money is divided equally between the men’s and women’s fields, with monetary prizes going to the top 10 finishers for each.

The California International Marathon is organized by the Sacramento Running Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.

“We were thrilled to be back this year with the ‘comeback edition’ of the California International Marathon,” said Scott Abbott, executive director of the Sacramento Running Association. “The SRA team knows how much this event means to the greater Sacramento community, and it was so meaningful to see community members gather along the marathon course to cheer on the thousands of runners embarking on running the marathon.”

The field of more than 9,000 marathon runners and nearly 1,000 CIM relay runners was expected to fill 7,500 hotel room nights and provide an estimated $10 million economic impact to the Sacramento region. In addition to the impact on local hotels, restaurants and retailers, the event raises more than $500,000 for local charities and community organizations through leveraged fundraising and direct giving every year.

Full race results can be found here.

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