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PA Jim Hume’s Celebration of Life video, pics and bio

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Coach, Cross Country, Masters T&F, Officials, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

On Friday, 21 August, 50 family members and friends joined together to celebrate Jim Hume’s life.  Click on the link below for video of the celebration (thanks JR Heberle and Sean Laughlin) along with Jim’s bio and photos.

https://www.pausatf.org/officials/

 

Jim Hume 2019

by Fred Baer, USATF Pacific Media

Hume died in June, following a series of illnesses in recent years. A memorial is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and will be streamed and posted on the USA Track & Field National Officials Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/98592597792.

Hume coached on the Peninsula for more than 50 years and was very involved nationally and internationally in track and field, serving as a track official beginning in 1968. He was a 2019 inductee to the Hall of Fame of USA Track & Field’s Pacific Association, of which he was a past president.

Hume was a regular fixture in the press boxes at both CSM’s College Heights Stadium and at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont, serving as a head official and coordinating computer entry of meet results, including at several state and regional championships.

Hume and his identical twin, Gray Hume, were born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he spent most of his childhood growing up on a farm with his siblings.

Following his high school graduation in 1957 from Augusta Military Academy in Virginia, Hume served in the United States Coast Guard from 1959-63.

He was a student government member during his college days at CSM in the mid-1960s and had a lifelong affiliation with the local community college. He is also a San Francisco State University graduate, where he received a teaching credential.

He was a classroom teacher at San Francisco’s Benjamin Franklin Middle School for 17 years, serving as head of the reading lab and program director, while also assisting in coaching with the Millbrae Lions Track Club – which produced many top USA female athletes.

They included 1988 Olympian Leslie Maxie, who set national high school records in the 300 and 400 meter hurdles that lasted into this century. Hume was an official at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, so was able to see Maxie compete. He also officiated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

In 15 years at Hillsdale High, Hume taught English and computer programming while coaching cross country, and track and field. In 1997 he was recognized as a California Interscholastic Federation-Central Coast Section Track & Field Honor Coach.

He worked with now-retired CSM cross country coach Bob Rush in administering the Crystal Springs course from the early 1990s until this year.

Hume served as women’s track & field travel coordinator for 13 of the 14 U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. In 1983 he was selected as head manager of the USA Women’s Junior Team for meets with Canada and Italy in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as head manager for the USA women’s team in 1995 for a dual meet against Great Britain in Newcastle, England.

Hume was a master level official  who served the Pacific Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada) as Youth Chair from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, as president of the Board of Athletics from 1982-85 and as association certification chair for officials into this decade.

He was a classroom teacher at San Francisco’s Benjamin Franklin Middle School for 17 years, serving as head of the reading lab and program director, while also assisting in coaching with the Millbrae Lions Track Club – which produced many top USA female athletes.

They included 1988 Olympian Leslie Maxie, who set national high school records in the 300 and 400 meter hurdles that lasted into this century. Hume was an official at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, so was able to see Maxie compete. He also officiated at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

In 15 years at Hillsdale High, Hume taught English and computer programming while coaching cross country, and track and field. In 1997 he was recognized as a California Interscholastic Federation-Central Coast Section Track & Field Honor Coach.

He worked with now-retired CSM cross country coach Bob Rush in administering the Crystal Springs course from the early 1990s until this year.

Hume served as women’s track & field travel coordinator for 13 of the 14 U.S. Olympic Sports Festivals. In 1983 he was selected as head manager of the USA Women’s Junior Team for meets with Canada and Italy in New Britain, Connecticut. He served as head manager for the USA women’s team in 1995 for a dual meet against Great Britain in Newcastle, England.

Hume was a master level official  who served the Pacific Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada) as Youth Chair from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, as president of the Board of Athletics from 1982-85 and as association certification chair for officials into this decade.

He earned an official “advanced competition secretary” degree while at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and has used those skills to pioneer recording and displaying field event results during meets. He headed the Field Lynx crew in that capacity at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Hume also used his computer skills to edit and produce Turns & Distances, a newsletter for officials in the Pacific Association.

Daily Journal sports editor Nathan Mollat contributed to this report

LDR   PA LDR Masters get their American Records Ratified Early

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments


The Masters LDR Committee sent out the letter below announcing the early ratification of numerous age-group American Records, including several performances by PA runners.

Masters Long Distance Running (LDR)

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Greetings on behalf of the Masters LDR Committee!

The economy is starting to reopen which brings hope. We are all eager to resume competing head-to-head
safely in National Championships. But there is still no definitive word on when it will be possible to stage Masters LDR Championships.

In the meantime, the Masters LDR Committee has ratified new American Records in June this year instead of waiting until the Annual Meeting in December.
The Committee’s early approval gives us all something to cheer about! The Committee commends Andy Carr for his tireless work in getting the necessary
paperwork filed by the races so the records can be ratified.

First, congratulations to all who broke records; it is an amazing accomplishment!

Recognition of Mark Richtman’s M60 record in the 50 Mile Run is poignant;
he died last year in a kayaking accident in Tomales Bay in California. An appreciation of this extraordinary ultra-runner, coach, multiple record holder, and leader is here.

By a serendipitous coincidence, Richtman’s running pal and fellow Tamalpa Runners athlete, Brian Pilcher, also had his amazing performance at the 2016 BOA Chicago Marathon ratified.
At that race, run one week after he set a new M60 record for the 5K, Pilcher, the 2013 USATF Masters Athlete of the Year, set new M60 records for the Half Marathon 1:16:54, the 25K 1:31:41, the 30K 1:50:53, and the Marathon 2:42:44!

Marathon records were set at the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta by Abdi Abdirahman, M40 2:10:03 and Bernard Lagat, M45 2:14:03.

Two other noted Masters Marathoners set 30 Km and 50 Km records, respectively, Gene Dykes, M70 2:09:04 and Mike Wardian, M45 2:59:35.

Anny Stockman, F85 1:07:36 added the 8K to the 5K record for women 85 and up that she claimed in 2017.

Pamela Chapman-Markle, set 4 ‘ultra’ F60 records: the 100 Km 11:47:57, the 100 Mile 20:58:24, the 24 hour 190,683 meters and 48 hour 291,793 meters runs.

Runs of over 10,000 meters on the track are also under the jurisdiction of Masters LDR. Meghan Laws set 3 such F55 records at the 50,000 Meters 3:56:52, the 100,000 Meters 8:41:21 and the 50 Mile Run 6:44:50.

These PA runners also had their records ratified: Rich Hanna, Mark Murray, Jean Pommier, Bob Hearn, JoAnn Hall, and Sandra Villines.

The complete list…

RR 2020 Road Grand Prix: All Series Cancelled

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

For the 2020 Road Grand Prix, the Team Series has been cancelled, as well as both the Individual Short and Long Series.  There will be no year-end prize money purses.

Teams and Individuals can still compete at any remaining event, and will be scored at the particular event for the event prize money.

2020 Comps are deferred until 2021.

Questions?  Contact Andy Crawford (Road Grand Prix Coordinator & LDR Chair) [email protected]