Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

2014 USATF Outdoor Open Track & Field Championships

Relive the 2014 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

Presented by The Pacific Association/USATF and the Sacramento Sports Commission

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Updated July 8, 2014

YOUTH JUST IN: JO Regional individual qualifiers increased to Top 8!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2022 in Coach, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

 

The USATF Youth Division has just announced that that athletes with the top 8 (eight) marks, an increase from top 5 (five) marks, per age group/gender from the June 24-26 USATF Region 16 Qualifying Meet will advance to the JOTF National Championships on
July 25-31, 2022 at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, CA.  This does not impact the Regional Combined Events qualifiers which shall remain for athletes with the top 2 (two) marks per age group/gender from each region.

Entry Deadline for the June 24-26 Pacific Regional qualifier is Monday, 20 June at 9:00pm. https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/473276/register

YOUTH JO Qualifier entry deadline is Monday, 20 June at 9:00pm

Posted by on Jun 18, 2022 in Coach, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

Entry Deadline for the June 24-26  individual event JO Regional Qualifier is Monday, 20 June at 9:00pm:

To qualify for the national JO Championships this July in Sacramento, you need to qualify via these two qualifiers:

Fri-Sun, 24-26 June for the Region 16 TF Qualifier at Modesto JC

Fri-Sat, 9-10 July for the Region 16 Combined Events Qualifier at Logan HS

Click on the PA Youth Schedule link for info and registration links (scroll toward the bottom of page): https://www.pausatf.org/youth/usatf-pacific-youth-track-field-meet-schedule-and-results

Click here for the full National JO information page: https://www.pausatf.org/youth/2022-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships/

Be sure you complete the age verification procedure well in advance of the event to assure your ability to complete!

RR CIM is USATF National Marathon Championship for 2022!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2022 in Coach, Elite Athlete, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, pausatf, Road Racing, XC | 0 comments

USATF Marathon Championships return to the California International Marathon

CIM will host the men’s and women’s 2022 USATF Marathon Championships on Sunday, Dec. 4, following successful runs in 2017 & 2018

June 17, 2022

For immediate release

Contact: Danielle Domenichelli; 916-737-2626; [email protected]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California International Marathon (CIM) has been selected to host the 2022 U.S. Marathon Championships for men and women by USA Track & Field (USATF), the sport’s national governing body. The championship races will be held in conjunction with CIM’s point-to-point race from Folsom to the state Capitol on Sunday, December 4.

The USATF Marathon Championships are part of the annual USATF Running Circuit, a road series featuring national championships from one mile through the marathon. The series consistently attracts the best American distance runners with more than $500,000 to be awarded annually in total prize money, including a $100,000 year-end standings prize purse.

“We are honored to have been chosen to host the 2022 USATF Marathon Championships,” said Sacramento Running Association executive director Scott Abbott. “Serving as the USATF Marathon Championships for the third time in the last four conducted national marathon championships further cements CIM as the top performance marathon in the United States. This is in accordance with the Sacramento Running Association’s mission to bring championship running events to our community to feature running as a major part of the local sporting landscape.”

The Sacramento Running Association, organizers of the California International Marathon, will offer a $90,000 total prize purse for the championship fields, including $20,000 first place prizes for the men’s and women’s winners. Additional $3,000 course record and $500 Olympic Trials qualifying bonuses will also be offered. 

The USATF Marathon Championships were previously held at CIM in 2017 and 2018 and featured wins by Timothy Richie (2:11:56) and Sara Hall (2:28:10) in 2017, and Brogan Austin (2:12:39) and Emma Bates (2:28:19) in 2018. Between 2017 and 2019 a total of 319 athletes ran 2020 USATF Marathon Olympic Trials qualifying times at CIM, producing the most qualifiers from any marathon worldwide. To further support Olympic hopefuls, $500 Olympic Trials qualifying bonuses will be awarded to American runners who run under the 2024 USATF Marathon Olympic Trials standards of 2:18:00 for men and 2:37:00 for women at the 2022 CIM.

“We are proud that CIM has been long-recognized as a place for top and emerging American marathoners to perform at the highest levels in order to launch, elevate, or capstone their professional marathon careers. With another designation as the USATF Marathon Championships, CIM ’22 projects to be a cornerstone event for American marathoners on the road to Paris 2024,” added Abbott. 

For more information about the 2022 USATF Marathon Championships at CIM, visit https://runsra.org/california-international-marathon/awards-elite/.

The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners. 

Other SRA events include the CIM Relay on December 4, SRA Fall Youth XC Series, Run the Parkway on November 6, and the Credit Union SACTOWN Run on April 2, 2023. Learn more at: runSRA.org

CIM Women's Top 3

PA Volunteer for the National JOs and be inspired by these young athletes!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2022 in Coach, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Volunteers are needed from July 22-31, 2022.
The meet takes place July 25-31 at Sac State’s Hornet Field and practice field.

REGISTER NOW to Volunteer!

Join us as we welcome the 2022 Junior Olympics to Sacramento and Hornet Stadium.

We are looking to fill a number of volunteer roles across the entire event. Participating in any of the available positions will provide you with an inspirational view of these top young athletes from around the U.S. (ages 7 to 18) who worked hard to qualify for Junior Olympic status, and who will now compete in a truly Olympic experience.

+ Athlete Escort – safe sport required
+ Athlete/Coach – Packet Pick-up
+ Awards
+ Basket Crew/Gear Check
+ Entry Gate Team
+ Hurdles
+ Information Booth
+ Jumps Team – High Jump
+ Jumps Team – Long Jump
+ Jumps Team – Pole Vault
+ Jumps Team – Triple Jump
+ Medical (Main) – safe sport required
+ Medical (Throws Field) – safe sport required
+ Ropes Team
+ Throws Team – Aerial Javelin
+ Throws Team – Discus
+ Throws Team – Hammer
+ Throws Team – Javelin
+ Throws Team – Mini Javelin
+ Throws Team – Shot Put

Please note these few items to consider when volunteering:

  • Read this Safe Sport Info for the 3 positions requiring it – The USATF requires volunteers in these roles to be Safe Sport Certified.
  • Weather – This event takes place in the heart of the Sacramento summer heat. Please keep the weather in mind as you sign-up to volunteer, and during your volunteer duties.
  • Physical Roles – Some volunteer roles will require lifting, constant walking and/or retrieving throwing implements. Please make sure to read the online descriptions of each volunteer role before signing up

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jenny at [email protected]

Thank you again for volunteering with us!

Jenny and the entire Visit Sacramento Team

YOUTH Pacific JO Qualifier info updated!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2022 in Coach, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

To qualify for the national JO Championships this July in Sacramento, you need to qualify via these two qualifiers:

Fri-Sun, 24-26 June for the Region 16 TF Qualifier at Modesto JC

Fri-Sat, 9-10 July for the Region 16 Combined Events Qualifier at Logan HS

Click on the PA Youth Schedule link for info and registration links (scroll toward the bottom of page): https://www.pausatf.org/youth/usatf-pacific-youth-track-field-meet-schedule-and-results

Click here for the full National JO information page: https://www.pausatf.org/youth/2022-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships/

Be sure you complete the age verification procedure well in advance of the event to assure your ability to complete!

PA Beware of Bogus Emails

Posted by on May 28, 2022 in pausatf | 0 comments

The sophistication of the email spammers improves every day, and everyone must increase their vigilance levels accordingly. Here is a screenshot of an email I recently received that exemplifies this. It arrived in my inbox with the sender’s name as Charlotte Sneed, our USATF Pacific’s Board of Athletics President:

spam email screenshotAt this point I was a bit suspicious, but I replied to the email saying I was available to hear more. Here is the reply I received:

“Cynci,

Would you be able to get an Amazon Gift Card purchase done for me now with your personal funds? I will reimburse you tomorrow. I am planning on surprising some of our diligent Board Members with gifts, I want this to remain confidential until they receive their gifts. Let me know .

Regards,
Charlotte Sneed

We should all know that any emails with requests for spending money need to be immediately tossed or sent to the appropriate company’s fraud department.

Also, to confirm any suspicious email as spam (which I should have done with the first email), check the email address associated with the sender’s name  (click on the name in the sender’s line to see this). In this case it was “[email protected]”. This was not an email address I had ever seen Charlotte use, so then I texted Charlotte asking her if she had sent this email. She replied “absolutely not”, and she gave me the only 2 email addresses she ever uses.

In lieu of texting the supposed email sender, you can check the contact list at pausatf.org, which has all the correct emails for everyone listed there. If it doesn’t match, toss the email or send it to the appropriate company’s fraud department.

I found the Amazon fake email department, filled out a form there and forwarded the gift card email to them.