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



Updated July 8, 2014

PA USATF Pacific loses Jim Hume – administrator, official, trainer, coach.

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Jim Hume 2019

Arrangements will be forthcoming. Below is Jim’s bio as written for the First Annual USATF Pacific Awards Banquet, 2019.

Jim Hume has been active in the Pacific Association as an administrator, an official, a trainer, and a coach, for more than the last 50 years.

As an administrator, Jim was the Women’s Statistician in the days before computers. He was the Youth Chair from the mid-‘70s until the mid-‘80s, served as the President of the Board of Athletics from ’82-’85, and has served as the Pacific Association Official’s Certification Chair for most of this century. With the inspiration of Dick Connors and the help of Bruce Colman, Jim has used his computer skills to help produce Turns & Distances, a newsletter from the Pacific Association officials.

In 1979 Jerry Colman asked Jim to accompany him to the Olympic Committee’s Sports Festival as his gopher. Gophering led to becoming the Women’s T&F Travel Coordinator for 13 of the 14 festivals.

In 1983 Jim was selected as the Head Manager for the Women’s Junior Team in the USA vs. Canada, and Italy meets in Canada and New Britain, Connecticut. In 1995 he was the Head manager for the women’s team for the USA vs. Great Britain meet in Newcastle, GB.

As an official, Jim has been active since 1968. He is currently a Master Level official who, since computers became available to run the paperwork part of a meet in the mid/late-80s, has spent most of his time behind a computer as the Competition Secretary. He took his advanced Competition Secretary degree while buried in the basement of the Olympic Stadium during the 1996 Olympics. Jim is a strong supporter of FieldLynx computer software to record/display field event results. In 2004 he headed the FieldLynx crew at the Olympic Trials.

As a coach, Jim worked with the Millbrae Lions Track Club (one of the first women’s track and field clubs) from the late-60s to the late 80s and saw the transition from club only opportunities to school-sponsored opportunities for women to participate. He spent 15 years at Hillsdale High, and in 1997 he was recognized as a CIF-CCS T&F Honor Coach.

Early in Jim’s coaching, teaching, administrating career, he became interested in helping produce well run track meet. This interest and his role as CertChair, has led to Jim’s involvement in training others to run an an efficient track and field meet. He has helped organize and taught at numerous local training clinics. In 2012 he received from the National Officials Committee of the USATF the James Gray Award for Leadership.

As a high school cross country coach since 1986, Jim has been interested in CSM’s Crystal Springs Cross Country Course and since the early-‘90s, had has had an increasing role in administering the course with Bob Rush.

And all of this was paid for with his job as a school teacher. Jim taught in a reading program at Ben Franklin Middle School for 17 years serving as a classroom teacher, the head of the reading lab, and as the program director. In 1986 the opportunity arose for him to move to Hillsdale High in San Mateo where he taught English, computer use, computer programming and coached cross country and track for 15 years.

LDR 24 May – LDR Committee Meeting – Agenda

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

LDR Committee Meeting

24 May 2020 – 10:30am

Teleconference – Dial in: (978)990-5000; code: 138289


  1. Quick update about state of the Road Grand Prix
  2. Discussion about XC Grand Prix
  3. Quick update about MUT Grand Prix status
  4. New topics
RW COVID-19 2020 PA Race Walk Schedule Modifications

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

Due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t conduct official races because we can’t be physically present with certified judges, officials, courses, or timing. 

Therefore, we are modifying our traditional USA Track & Field Pacific Association Race Walk Grand Prix Series into something new… Welcome to the “#AloneTogether” version of the COVID-19 VIRTUAL Race Walk Grand Prix Series!

As with our traditional Grand Prix, the first event was the One Mile held in Berkeley earlier this year.  The results for that race and the Grand Prix Standings are available (as always) on our website at

The 3,000-meter race, originally scheduled for May 23, will now be a #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time between May 16 and May 23. 

The 5,000-meter race, originally scheduled for May 31, will now be an #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time between May 31 and June 7.

In addition, we’ve added a One Hour #AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL event to be completed any time between July 4 and July 12.

Relying on guidance from official sources, we will either confirm or change the plans for the 10-kilometer and 20-kilometer race walks currently scheduled for September 27.

#AloneTogether COVID-19 VIRTUAL Event Rules:

  • Be SAFE and comply with all federal, state, and local directives and guidance regarding safety related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic.  Depending where you live, such guidance may include frequency/duration/location of outdoor activities, or the wearing of face coverings.
  • Outdoors: Use a certified course or 400-meter track, or measure a new course with GPS.  Indoors:  Use the Distance reading on a treadmill or your personal GPS set to measure “Indoor” distance.
  • Walk ALONE or with members of your own household, keeping at least 6 feet of social distancing from other people at all times. 
  • Keep your own time and count your own laps.
  • Use the honor system (and your imagination) to keep track of judges’ warnings, red cards, penalty time, and umpiring infractions.
  • Athletes who live outside the Pacific Association are eligible to participate and receive prizes.
  • Prizes (California- and Nevada-shaped rock pins) will be awarded at the luncheon following the 10-km Grand Prix race walk in Carmichael/Sacramento on Sunday, 27 September 2020, to the top three females, top three males, and top three age-graded athletes in each of the contested virtual race walk events.  Winners must be present on September 27 to receive their prizes; if a winning athlete is not present, the prize will be given to the next athlete in that category. 

Individual Results Reporting:

  • Report your individual results to the Race Walk Committee of the USATF Pacific Association no later than one day after the final day of the event. 
  • [Optional, but fun!] Include a selfie or other photo of yourself participating in the #AloneTogether virtual event.  Your photo may be posted along with other virtual race results, including in Pacific Association emails and on the Pacific Association USTAF Race Walk website and Sierra Race Walkers Group page in Facebook.
  • Use the Individual Results Report form (LINK), or send the following information in an email to [email protected] (and don’t forget that photo!):


Event Start Time (Time of Day)


Finish Time (HH:MM:SS)


How I Completed the Event SAFELY

Last Name

First Name


Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY)

Age on Event Date







  • By participating in this virtual event you are certifying that you agree with the following statements:  “I know that race walking is a potentially hazardous activity.  I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained.  I agree to abide by all federal, state, and local health and safety directives and guidelines related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 and my ability to safely compete in this virtual event.  In consideration of the acceptance of my results, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, waive, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claim for damages which I may have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the Pacific Association, USATF, its board of supervisors, officers, directors, agents, employees and volunteers, the race director and organizers, successors, and/or assigns; from any and all damages which may be sustained and suffered by me in connection with my said participation or arising out of my traveling to, participating in and returning from said event.  I certify that the above results are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.”


After the close of the competition period for each event, the Race Walk Committee will summarize and publish the event results and updated Grand Prix Standings.


Have fun and stay safe!



USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Committee Chair



USATF Pacific Association Race Walk Committee 2nd Vice Chair