2018 USATF San Diego-Imperial Association
Award Winners

The Annual USATF San Diego-Imperial Association Awards Luncheon serves as an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of 2018 to our local athletes, members, and volunteers. It is our honor to recognize and award these deserving individuals in the disciplines of Track & Field, Long Distance Running, Cross Country, Race Walk, and our Youth Program. We also recognize those individuals - who have given their time and energy to promote and support our sport in the community. Together we can share these achievements with our friends over a nice meal and a beautiful social setting. 



Our 2018 Award Winners

  • LDR Open Male Co-Champions: Steven Martinez and Tyler Underwood
  • LDR Open Female: Elizabeth Ryan
  • LDR Male Masters: Kevin Zimmer
  • LDR Female Masters: Hilary Corno
  • Bill Gookin Runner of the Year- XC: Steven Martinez
  • Donna Gookin Runner of the Year-XC: Kristin Gayagoy
  • Dirt Dog Cross Country Male Masters: Okwaro Raura
  • Dirt Dog Cross Country Female Masters: Meriah Earle
  • Arnie Robinson Award: Eric Avila
  • Ramona Pagel Award: Ashley Henderson 
  • Male Masters Track Athlete: McDuffrie Allen
  • Combined Event Male Masters: Mike Kuoppamaki
  • Combined Event Female Masters: Rita Hanscom
  • Youth Track and Field Co-Champions Girl Athlete of the Year: Jada Gatlin and Aaliyah McCormick 
  • Youth Cross Country 8 and Under: Ethan Byrne
  • Youth Cross Country 9-10 Year Old: Drake Hoferer 
  • Race Walker Of the Year: Nick Christie
  • Bob Gilmore- Service to the Sport: Wes Williams

Guest Speaker:

Coach Bob Larsen, a USATF Hall of Fame Track and Field athletics coach, known largely for coaching distance runners, though he has had success coaching across a full range of events. His most notable athlete is Meb Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist and the winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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Tina Breen

Membership Chair / Awards Banquet Coordinator

Paul Greer
Vice President / Co-Coordinator