Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Youth

Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking


Looking ahead to the 2019 Youth Cross Country season. Check out the schedule!

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!

2019 Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships LOC Page

Daily USATF JO News Posts with USATF Pacific Champions


Latest Youth News

YXC Meet Shannon Rowbury at 10/27 PA Youth XC Meet in Golden Gate Park

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Youth | 0 comments

On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10 am in Golden Gate Park, Olympian Shannon Rowbury will be at the Team Onalysis XC Meet to meet athletes, so bring your autograph books! 

Shannon Rowbury is an American middle-distance runner from San Francisco, California. She represented the United States at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. She also represented the United States at the World Championships in 2009, 2011, and 2013 winning the bronze medal in the 1500 meters in 2009.

Learn more about this Youth PA XC Meet and upcoming meets on the PA Youth XC Meet Schedule.

YTF Youth 2020 Track & Field Annual Meeting – Sat, Oct. 19th

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Coach, Youth | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association Youth Committee will host its annual Track & Field Planning meeting Saturday, October 19th at Pinole High School’s Small Gym from 10:00am-2:00pm. Pinole High School is located at 2900 Pinole Valley Rd in Pinole, Ca.

Lunch will be provided so but we will need an accurate count for all attendees so please RSVP to Carl Bryant at [email protected]

This meeting will review and set the schedule for the upcoming 2020 Youth Track & Field season.

PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Officials, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

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USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
YTF PA’s Charlotte Sneed receives Milton Hershey Annual Award

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Awards, Coach, Officials, Youth | 0 comments

 

 

At the USATF Hershey Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships Opening Ceremonies, USATF Youth Chair Tricia Myers presented PA Youth Chair and incoming USATF Pacific President Charlotte Sneed the Milton Hershey Annual Award for contributions to USATF’s youth programs.

Created by the partnership between USATF and The Hershey Company, the Milton Hershey Award annually honors an individual whose volunteer contributions to youth track & field and fitness have positively affected the lives of young people.

YTF JO Champs USATF Recaps with PA Top Performances (all 7 days)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Coach, Officials, Youth | 0 comments

 

 

Listed here in reverse order are the USATF daily JO Championship reports with PA event winners and links to the full recaps.

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DAY 7

Twelve USATF Pacific athletes were crowned Champions on the final day of the 2019 USATF Hershey Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships. They included the Marshall brothers of God Speed Track Club (Stockton, CA), who dominated the 110m hurdles. Jadyn Marshall  ran 14.17 for the gold in the boy’s 15-16 race and Jamar Marshall finished strong over the final hurdles to win the men’s 17-18 hurdles in 13.57.

Jamar (l), Jadyn (r)

(photo from 2019 Meet of Champions, Milesplit.com)

  • Boy’s 1500m, 9-10, J Hardway Jr. (Hercules Running Rebels), 4:52.90
  • Boy’s 1500m, 13-14, Broen Holman (Sonora, CA), 4:15.90
  • Girl’s 1500m, 15-16, Harper McClain (St. Helena, CA), 4:36.38
  • Women’s 1500m, 17-18, Kyra Pretre (Menlo Greyhounds), 4:46.14
  • Men’s 400m, 17-18,  Omodiaogbe Oboh (ISC International), 47.54
  • Boy’s 100mh, 13-14, Miles Robert (Umoja), 13.51
  • Boy’s 110mh, 15-16, Jadyn Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 14.17
  • Men’s 110mh, 17-18, Jamar Marshall (God Speed Track Club), 13.57
  • Boy’s 100m, 15-16, Malachi Bibbs (Sparks, NV), 10.74
  • Boy’s 200mh, 13-14, Nickolas Miller (East Bay Elite), 25.44
  • Boy’s Long Jump, 9-10, Osani Gayles (God Speed Track Club), 4.54m/14-10.75
  • Girl’s Shot Put, 13-14, Galadriel Mellion (Stockton, CA), 15.27m/50-1.25

Day 7 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

DAY 6

Day 6 brought forth seven USATF Pacific Junior Olympic Champions!

Sacramento, CA — The first wave of running finals took place on day six of the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. The day was full of national titles, photo finishes and new national records.

Among these, Harper McClain was noted in USATF’s highlight report as follows “she capped off her first year of running track the right way. McClain became a national champion in the girl’s 15-16 3000m run with a 9:51.21. ” Below: Harper McCain at the May 18, 2019 NCS MOC Meet; photo courtesy of redwoodempirerunning.com.

  • Girl’s 3000m run, 11-12, Shea Elmore (Los Gatos), 10:15.77
  • Boy’s 3000m run, 13-14, Broen Holman, (Sonora), 9:11.43
  • Girl’s 3000m run, 15-16, Harper McClain (St. Helena), 9:51.21
  • Boy’s 800m, 9-10, J Hardaway Jr. (Hercules Running Rebels), 2:21.98
  • Women’s 4x100m relay, 17-18, Norcal Elite Track Club, 45.78
  • Boy’s Long Jump, 8 & Under, Kedari Hogan (Hercules Running Rebels), 4.29m/14-1
  • Girl’s Discus Throw, 13-14, Galadriel Mellion (Stockton), 40.46m/132-9

Day 6 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

 

DAY 5

There were no USATF Pacific winners in the Day 5 events. Check out the top performances in the USATF Day 5 summary below.

Day 5 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

 

DAY 4

There were no recorded USATF Pacific winners from the Day 4 events, although four new national records were set. Read about these and more in the Day 4 summary below.

Day 4 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

 

DAY 3

Lucas Beyon (Marin Waves Track and Field) won the Boy’s Javelin, 8 & Under with a toss of 27.81m/91-3.

Day 3 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

 

DAY 2

Rithika Vatturi (Mission Valley Track and Field) dominated the women’s 17-18 3000m Race Walk. Vatturi had more than a 50 second lead on the rest of the field to claim the USATF title with a time of 16:55.85.

  • Adeline Johnson (Marin Waves Track and Field) won the 15-16 Girl’s 3000m Race Walk in 17:18.44
  • Lake Tahoe Track Club  won the Boys 15-16 4x800m relay in 8:01.71
  • Menlo Greyhounds won the Women’s 17-18 4x800m relay  in 9:13.29
  • Menlo Greyhounds won the Men’s 17-18 4x800m relay in 7:52.81

Day 2 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report

 

DAY 1

Miles Roberts (Umoja) won the boy’s 13-14 pentathlon with 3,039 points. Roberts had dominant performances in the 100m hurdles and high jump, ran 13.89 in the hurdles for 989 points and cleared 1.80m/5-10 for 627 points.

In the girl’s 13-14 3000m race walk, Reese Gentry (Unattached) dominated the field with a 50-second lead on second place. Gentry crossed the finish line in 15:22.38 to win the title. Talia Green (Oakland Cubs) and Madison Morgan (Katy Express TC) had a battle for second place that ended in a photo finish. Green prevailed, taking second with 16:14.48 and Morgan finished third in 16:14.50.

Day 1 USATF JO Champs Complete Highlights Report