Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field


Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking

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!

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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]

OFFICIALS Officials Clinic-Workshop info

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, elite athlete grants, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

2019 Officials Clinic + Workshop schedule with registration information

2019 Clinic and Workshop dates (click on link above for details)

Sat, 12 January
– American River College, Sacramento
Sat, 9 February – James Logan HS, Union City (in conjunction with Olympians Clinic)

Sat, 2 February
– Pleasant Valley HS, Chico
Sat, 19 Jan + 2, 16 Feb – Cal All-Comers, UC Berkeley
Saturdays through Jan-Feb – Starters Workshops at Los Gatos All Comers at Los Gatos HS

COACHES Level 1 School + SuperClinic info

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, PA Masters TF News, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Better prepare yourself for the upcoming season by giving yourself a gift of coaching effectiveness by attending both or one of these great educational opportunities in 2019…

Level 1 School

The most in-depth coaching school offered by USATF.  Suitable for coaches of all levels and event group, plus satisfies the new Coaching Education education component requirement.  Click on the dates below for further information:

Sat, 2 February – SuperClinic – Sac CC

Improve your coaching effectiveness by attending our region’s premier T&F clinic and hear from some of our nation’s best coaches including jumps guru Jeremy Fischer, IAAF International coach Peter Thompson, Olympians Amy Acuff and Adam Nelson, with international teams coaches Linda Lanker and Dr. Al Biancani. Rounding off the line-up are top regional coaches such as Laura Schmitt (Redwoods-Larkspur), Warren Mills (North Tahoe) in the endurance area, Dr. Jamal Cooks in the sprints/hurdles room, Matt Eckman (Rocklin) and Andre Berg (Lincoln) in the throws, Derrick Bell (Bellarmine Prep) complimenting the jumps, in addition to Ryan Carr providing tips on mental training.

Wishing you and yours a restful holiday before ramping up for the 2019 season…we hope to see you at one of these events to improve your coaching effectiveness!
YTF Youth Annual Track & Field Meeting Announcement – Sat, Oct. 20th

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in pausatf, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association Youth Committee will host its annual Track & Field Planning meeting Saturday, October 20th at Palo Alto High School’s Small Gym from 10:00am-2:00pm. Palo Alto High School is located at 50 Embarcadero Road but the best access for the meeting location will be through the entrance off of  Churchill Ave. The Small Gym is located on the back side of the campus near the baseball field and swimming pool.

The meeting will review and set the schedule for the upcoming 2019 Youth Track & Field season.


PA Assoc Annual Meeting Announcement – Tues, 18 Sept.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association will host its annual meeting Tuesday, 18 September at the Foster City Recreation Department from 7:30-10:00pm. Foster City Recreation Center, (650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, 94404).
Primary tasks at the Annual Meeting are to approve the 2019 operating budget and approve sixteen delegates to the Columbus Annual Meeting.
Agenda and meeting information will be posted one week before the meeting at:

YTF USATF Hershey JO TF PA Athletes Day by Day Results, Rankings, Photos!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Youth | 0 comments

Check out 2018 Hershey Junior Olympic Championships PA athlete interviews!


USATF Hershey JO TF All Pacific Association athlete RESULTS LIST

Video interviews and daily USATF Pacific results lists and athlete rankings are produced by Andy Martin,

Day 7: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 7 Athlete & Composite Results

On Day 7 there were Pacific Association 27 All American (top 10) marks, that included one 1st place, one 2nd place and one 3rd place marks.

Day 6: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 6 Athlete Results & Day 6 Athlete Rankings

Five first place marks, 3 second place marks, 1 third place mark; 18 top 10 (All-American) marks.

Day 5: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 5 Athlete Results & Day 6 Athlete Rankings

First place for Ishaan Singh (Menlo i Greyhounds Track) in the 15-16 boys 3000m (9:01.61); first place for Leilani McGee (East Palo Alto Greyhounds) 9-10 girls Shot Put (9.03m). Her sister Layla McGee won the 11-12 Girls Shot Put on Day 4.

Day 4: 25 advance from first rounds. Layla McGee (East Palo Alto Greyhounds) wins Girls 11/12 Shot Put (12.97m).

Day 3: 630 PA Youth Athletes compete (in the rain…!) 12 advance from 200 and 800m first rounds.

Day 2 Photos! courtesy of Michael Davidson, PA Youth Communications Rep

Menlo I Greyhounds Champion Relay Teams

Menlo I Greyhounds 4x800m Champions
17/18 Boys (7:43.75) and 15/16 Girls (9:23.89) 

3M 4x8 Relay, 2nd

3M – 2nd
11/12 Boys 4×8 Relay, (9:38.1)

Day 2: PA Youth Athletes tally 5 golds, 4 silver, 1 bronze, and 15 top 10 performances!


Day: 1 PA Youth Athletes tally 1 silver, 2 bronze and 16 top 10 performances!