Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


USATF Pacific Officials


The Pacific Association’s Officials Committee is responsible for all aspects of providing certified officials for USATF sanctioned events: recruiting, training, certifying, and scheduling. This group of inspiring and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the playing field level so the sports of track and field, long distance running and race walking are fair for all. PA Officials have achieved top levels of certification and have traveled the state, the nation and the world to help officiate at top-level championships, always with the “best seat in the house”! Learn much more by visiting the pages accessed with the links to the right.

First Steps to Become an Eligible Official

1st Step – Become a member of USATF; $40 annual or $140 for 4 years, USATF Officials Membership Link

2nd Step – Complete the U.S. Olympic Committee and USATF mandated NCSI background check. Your NCSI background check requires $22 investment every two years. Background Screening Procedure Link

3rd Step – Complete the U.S. Olympic Committee and USATF mandated SafeSport Training. This needs to be accomplished on-line and takes 90-120 minutes. Safe Sport Training Link. Have your current USATF number at the ready.

Use the links in the menu to the right (especially the CERTIFICATION PROCESS link), for more details.

USATF 2019-21 Pacific Officials’ Committee Officers

Phil Leake, Chair John Lilygren, Vice Chair Tori Busto, Secretary
Dr. Leon Glover, Awards Mike Bower, Past Chairman Bill Hawkes, Calendar
Bill Bartel, Training Ajay Padgaonkar, Certification Scott Kostka, At Large Rep.
Bruce Makinson, At Large Rep. VACANT, Newsletter Dennis Boyle, Mentor Chair


  • CLICK HERE to view a list of Pacific Association Officials Committee Chairpersons 1978 – present.

    Jim Hume’s Celebration of Life
    Friday, 21 August at Crystal Spring Cross Country Course

    On Friday, 21 August 50 family and friends (max allowed due to COVID-19) joined together to celebrate the life of long time leader of our sport Jim Hume at Belmont’s Crystal Springs Cross Country course.
    Click here for videos (two sections) of the ceremony:

    Click here for Jim’s compiled biography illustrating his many contributions to our sport and association, including his 2020 induction into the USATF National Officials’ Hall of Fame!

    Photos from the ceremony:
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    These PA Officials took a break from Rules Committee meetings at the 2019 Annual USATF Meeting to show off their bowling skills!

    PA Officials Win! at the 2019 National USATF Meeting's Bowling Tournament