Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field



MTF PA’a Robert Qualls sets record at USATF Masters Mile Champs!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2023 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, pausatf | 0 comments


USATF News Release – Indianapolis

June 26, 2023


“Robert Qualls (Reno, Nevada), winner of the 70-74 10 km World Championship at Torun Poland this March, looked to improve on his 2022 second place effort at the 1 Mile Championships. This year Qualls left nothing to chance, going out strong in 2:42 at the halfway point, and holding on for a 5:33, dropping the American record by ten seconds.”

Robert Qualls hails from Reno, NV and is a member of the River City Rebels.

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RR PAs Jenny Hitchings sets pending WR at London Marathon

Posted by on Apr 25, 2023 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Road Racing | 0 comments

Jenny Hitchings has accomplished many things as a runner since turnings 55. She holds 5 American age group records from 5 km to the Marathon. She was the USATF F55-59 Road Runner of the Year in 2018 and 2021. In 2022, she was not only the USATF F55-59 Road Runner of the Year, but she also was the Overall USATF Female Road Runner of the Year and the USATF Masters Athlete of the Year!
Now, she can add a pending World Record to her resume. Last Sunday, at the London Marathon she ran 2:45:27 to smash Krisha Stanton’s existing F55-59 WR of 2:48:06. (The Marathon is the only road racing event that World Masters Athletics recognizes for world records.) Hitchings was also the #2 American woman in the race, beaten only by Open Elite runner Susanna Sullivan, who finished 10th overall.
Jenny turns 60 in July, so Mariko Yugeta’s F60-64 Marathon WR of 2:52:13 and a whole host of American records are probably not long for this world.

RR Sergio Reyes takes Masters crown at Carlsbad 5000

Posted by on Apr 3, 2023 in Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Road Racing | 0 comments

Sergio Reyes, the USATF 2022 Masters Road Runner of the Year in the Men’s 40-44 division, brought his 2022 fitness into 2023 with a dominate victory in the Carlsbad 5000 Masters race with a time of 14:48. Reyes, of Palmdale CA, finished 24 seconds ahead of last year’s winner, Roosevelt Cook of Hesperia, CA, who finished in a time of 15:12.

PA Meet your new PA Officers and info on committee leader nominations

Posted by on Apr 1, 2023 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, XC, Youth | 0 comments

Welcome to our new officers serving terms from June’23 to May 2023!

Assoc Officer election results and committee nomination info

Also, please consider stepping up into a committee leadership role.  Nominations are now open and close at the conclusion of the 16 May BoA meeting…details on the link above.
Go to your specific committee operating procedures to see what positions are open (OpsProceedures are located on each committee subpage)