USATF Foundation Sponsorship of The Track Meet Fosters Competition for Athletes to Attain Olympic Standards

USATF Foundation Sponsorship of The Track Meet Fosters Competition for Athletes to Attain Olympic Standards

PITTSBURGH – Sound Running and the USATF Foundation hosted one of the best track meets in the world this past weekend at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.  Athletes, coaches, and staff followed very strict safety protocols and were rewarded with many amazing performances.  “Truly a unique and amazing event. To see all of these great runners throwing down such competitive times in such a low key setting was remarkable,” said Foundation Board Member Martin Dugard. “A huge thanks to the athletes who raced and to the team at Sound Running for pulling off a meet that will be remembered for a long time to come.”

The USATF Foundation was able to cover expenses allowing for the hire of officials, rabbits and other imperative administrative expenses.  The Track Meet was one of the few events in the country where athletes had the opportunity to compete in an attempt to gain the Olympic standard.

The meet showcased Rio Olympic Gold Medalists Matt Centrowitz and Gwen Jorgensen, American Record Holder Shelby Houlihan, and several Olympians looking to get their Tokyo Olympic standards or U.S. Trials qualifying times.

The Track Meet by numbers –

  • 2 National Records (Australian Men’s 10,000m Record & Eritrean Women’s 10,000m Record)
  • 12 Olympic Standards
  • 8 Men’s Trials Qualifiers
  • 23 Women’s Trials Qualifiers
  • Several University Records

Photo Credit: Justin Britton



The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants and participation in Run With US! Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.