Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field


Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking

LOC Page for the 2019 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

Find all you will need to know there!

Latest News: Regional Combined Events venue has been moved to James Logan HS, Union City.

Today’s USATF Pacific youth athletes are tomorrow’s champions!  As the #1 youth participatory sport, every child competes alongside their peers in 2-year age divisions, from age 8 & younger up to 18. Everyone trains and competes  – no one is left on a bench! Track & Field events take place in the spring and summer; Cross Country events are held in the Fall; Race Walking competitions are held year round. All offer a variety of both competitive and fitness opportunities, and they lead up to regional, national and even international competitions. Only USATF members may participate in USA Track & Field’s Junior Olympic program.

The Pacific Association is the largest youth program Northern California, with nearly 4,000 young athletes competing each year. Success at the Junior Olympic level can led to college scholarships. Many of America’s top collegiate and post-collegiate athletes began their road to fame by competing in the USATF Junior Olympic programs. They include stars such as Amber and Ashton Purvis, Javid Best, Jordan Hasay and Olympians such as Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, and Lauryn Williams.

JOIN USATF today and make your Olympic dreams come true!

Latest Youth News

PA Assoc Committee Election Results

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2019 Pacific Association Committee Election Results

Thanks to all these members who have stepped up to represent and serve our Association!
New Committee Chairs assume their roles 1 June for two year terms

Athletes Committee Chair: Kendall Spencer

Women’s Track and Field Chair: Carl Rose

Men’s Track and Field Chair: Fred Baer

Master’s Track and Field Chair: Joseph Ols

Long Distance Division:

Women’s Chair: Angie Longworth

Men’s Chair; Andy Crawford

Masters: Allan Stanbridge

Cross Country Chair: Don Porteous

Race Walk Chair: Jon Price

Officials Committee:

Chair: Phil Leake

Vice Chair: John Shirey

Secretary: John Lilygren

At Large Board Members: John Murray and Joe VanZant

BoA Representatives: Bob Thompson, Jim Hume, Jim Manha, Charles Murphy

Youth Committee:

Chair: Carl Bryant

Vice Chair: *ELECTION: Joanne Camargo, Ken Hunter, Juliet Kelley

Secretary: *ELECTION: Heather Hollishwander, Sylvia Jones

Treasurer: Duane Wolterstorff

Track and Field: *ELECTION: Ed Hollishwander, Debra Sample

Cross Country: Cris Houston

Race Walk: Beth Price

Multi Events: Lee Webb

High School Rep: Jerry Craft

Officials Rep: Don Harding

Communications: Michael Davidson

Records: *ELECTION: Evangela Dixon, Greg Neuman

Coaches Committee:

Chair: Dave Shrock

Youth-High School Rep: *ELECTION: Cris Houston, Debra Sample

Open-Collegiate Rep: John Rembao

Coaching Education: Dave Shrock

*= Elections will be held for a 30 day period in the Youth and Coaches Committees from 26 May until 26 June with results published 28 June.

YTF 2019 Mark Springer Travel Grants for USATF Youth & National JO Champs

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2019 Mark Springer Travel Grants

The 2019 USATF Mark Springer Travel Grant application is now open. Funds are awarded for travel expenses associated with the USATF Youth and National Junior Olympic Championships, in an effort to allow young athletes the opportunity to compete amongst the best in our sport.

The grant award is up to $750.00 and must be used as a part of your club’s participation in one of the Following 2019 USATF National Championship events:

June 25-30

USATF Youth Outdoor Championship

Durham, NC

July 22-28

USATF Hershey National J.O Track & Field Championships

Sacramento, CA

Dec. 14

USATF National J.O Cross Country Championships

Madison, WI


Apply Today

Application Deadline is May 6, 2019

For program history and complete grant provisions, visit:—/Clubs/Benefits/Travel-Grants.aspx

USA Track & Field – Travel Grants –

History of the Grant Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country.

Notification of Awards

Clubs being awarded the 2019 Mark Springer Travel Grant will be notified on June 3, 2019.

We wish every USATF member club the best in 2019 and look forward to seeing you at our Youth and Junior Olympic Championships!

PA Assoc Officer election notification

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Pacific Association Officer Elections

The USATF Pacific Board of Directors nominations are open until Sunday, 24 March at 11:59pm.  The offices open for nomination are:

First Vice President
Second Vice President

Nominees must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, a current member of the Association, and have attended at least four Board of Athletics meetings in the past three years before their nomination. If elected the members must also clear the SafeSport and NCSI background checks.

Nominees must have a nominator and a seconder who are current members of the BoA.

Nominations and seconds are currently being accepted by email at the association office: [email protected] (and please cc Secretary Stephanie Brown Trafton: [email protected]). Email nominations will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the March 19 Board of Athletics meeting.

Terms are for two years and begin June 1.

Committee Chair elections will take place after the Association officer elections are concluded in the spring.

For additional information on officer job descriptions and election process, refer to Articles 5 and 8 of the Association Bylaws.

PA 2019 SafeSport training opportunities

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

SafeSport information and training details

In order to better protect all USATF members, all coaches (of any level), association or club officers, and officials must have completed SafeSport training in to serve in these USATF positions.

If you have already completed this training at any time, it is valid until Dec. 31, 2019.

You may take the 90min training online at:

The training is free, though must upload your current USATF membership number when registering and review questions are interspersed through the online training.


You may also attend one of these in-person 90min trainings which do not require you to take a test:

Sat, 12 January: 2:45-4:15pm at American River Officials Clinic

Sat, 2 February: 3:30-5:00pm at SuperClinic
(do not need to register for clinic to attend SafeSport training)

Sat, 9 February: 2:45-4:15pm at Logan HS (Union City) Officials Clinic which is part of the Willie Davenport Olympians Clinic

If you have any questions, contact Dave Shrock at [email protected]