Bronze medal in the 5000 Meters! Kim, a two-time Olympian, joined the USATF Pacific Foundation board in September 2018. She and Board member Stephanie Brown Trafton, a three-time Olympian and Gold Medal winner, worked on our Athletes grants for 2019.
The 40 Anniversary of Michael Carter's high school shot put record (81'3.5") set at the Golden West Invitational brought many young throwing enthusiasts out to the pre-meet clinic this past Saturday. 5 Olympians including Michael Carter (Shot Put Silver Medalist), Michelle Carter (Shot Put Gold Medalist), Stephanie Trafton (Discus Gold Medalist), Karin Smith (5-time Olympian Javelin) and Dave Popejoy ('96 Olympian Hammer) along with Channing Wilson (2016 Olympic Trials Javelin) and Mike Curry (Masters National Record - Super Weight) were on site to teach the athletes skills in all the throwing events. The clinic was offered for free to the athletes entered in the meet as well as anyone who wanted to receive free coaching for the javelin and hammer. Bob Wright, the meet director for Golden West Invitational, wanted this year's celebration of Carter's throw to do more than remember the past. Along with Coach Curry and the Golden State Throwers club, who organized the clinic, this event brought together athletes and coaches to plant a seed for future success in the throwing events. Carter's legacy lives on in the Pacific Association!
Joe Van Zant led a team of 9 USATF Pacific officials working the Valor Games in Alameda County. This event is for any Veteran or active duty service member with a disability who is eligible for VA healthcare, and lives in the Western Region of the United States.
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Join the USATF Pacific Foundation support team heading into the 2020 Olympics!
These are full tuition scholarships to attend the Pacific Association Level 1 Coaching School, January 19-20 at Chabot College, Hayward.
The individuals are:
Laura Braun - San Jose (Quicksilver Youth TC)
Andy Crawford - Campbell (open LDR coach)
Sunny Diaz - San Mateo (DesignTech HS)
Jeff Eisenman - San Jose (Quicksilver Youth TC)
Chris Lucey - San Mateo (Woodside Wildebeast Youth TC)
Trey Leigh Orchard - Pleasant Hill (College Park HS)
Stefano Profumo - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz Running Club)
Phillip Reid - San Luis Obispo (Arroyo Grande HS)
Dallas Richey - Brentwood (Youth Throws coach)
Dan Swartz - Fairfield (Vacaville Thunderhawks Youth TC)
Paul Troppy - Santa Rosa (Empire Throwers)
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