Officials

Homegoing Services for Jerry Collins, USATF Official

Hello Members of USATF Southwestern Association

Homegoing Services for Jerry Collins, brother of David Collins this weekend.

Visitation will be at Evergreen Funeral Home all day on Friday, December 18, 2015, as there will not be a wake. The location is at 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas, TX 75241.

Home going Services: Saturday, December 19, 2015, will be held at the Southern Bible Institute at 7200 S. Hampton Rd. Dallas, Tx 75232 at 2:30 pm.

Entombment Services: Will be conducted at the DFW Cemetery on Monday, December 21, 2015. There will be a line up at the Evergreen Funderal Home at 8:00 am. for the processional for final services at the DFW National Cemetary, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

Please email your condolences to davidlcollins@prodigy.net and send flowers to Evergreen Funeral Home, 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas, TX 75241.

David would like to thank all of you for your condolences and has asked for privacy for himself and his family due to ongoing planning at this extremely emotional time.

Less Than 19 Hours Remain - 2014 USA Championships Application

Officials,

There is a little less than ONE DAY left to submit your application for the 2014 USA Championships. Please see below for more information and the link to the application. Applications are due Wednesday October 15 at 11:59PM Hawaii Time.

The applications for the 2015 USA Championships are now available (link below). The meets covered by this application are:

  1. 2015 USA Indoor Championships, Feb 27-Mar 1 in Boston (Reggie Lewis Center)

  2. 2015 USA Junior/Senior Outdoor Championships, June 25-28 in Eugene

Please remember the following when applying:

  1. You must be a currently certified (including USATF Membership) NATIONAL or MASTER level official in order to apply. Apprentice and Association level officialsare not allowed to apply for these two meets. If you have requested an upgrade to National level from your certification chair that upgrade must be processed by your certification chair in order for the system to let you apply.
  2. When applying for the meets, we encourage you to apply for ALL the meets that you are available to work. Simply applying for one meet will NOT increase the likelihood that you will get selected for that meet. If this is your first time applying, or if you have never been selected before, please do your best to apply for more than one meet.
  3. The application format and process is the same as last year's. Please see the instructions on the website for more details.
  4. The resume on the application includes spots for 18 meets. PLEASE make use of the resume! It is to your benefit to fill in 18 meets. However, please be sure the meets are accurate and include assignments that you actually worked as a competition official.
  5. If you filled out an application in 2014, then we will copy over any resume entries starting with 2011 meets. Please remember that your resume can include meets from the previous 4 years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

To begin your application please visit: https://my.usatfofficials.com/applications

Track and Field Officials for the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships

: Track and Field Officials for the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships

Ms Nichols,

On behalf of our head track and field coach, John Sauerhage, and myself, I want to apologize for any misunderstandings and concerns that some of your track and field officials may have regarding their treatment at the UIL Class 4A Regional meet or the WAC meet last year, especially as it relates to their timely compensation. One lesson learned from last year for me will be that I will personally keep a record of all officials who put in time at this UIL Regional meet and follow-up on their compensation records and payment. I am even willing to investigate why some officials did not receive their compensation payments from last year if I can be made aware of who they are and how much they are owed. I would be glad to investigate these individual cases with our business folks.

I know that we don’t have any control over what the UT System requires now for paperwork in order for event officials to get paid. I am assuming that if these same officials work at UT Austin at one of their track and field events, these officials would have to complete the same paperwork.

The members of the Southwest Track and Field Officials Association have always done a fantastic job for us in the past at our meets and especially at this UIL Regional meet. We would be unable to provide these high school student-athletes with a first class, championship experience without your officials’ expertise and efforts!! Any assistance you might provide us by encouraging your officials to consider supporting our efforts to present and administer a great experience and event for the track and field student-athletes and coaches participating in the 2014 UIL Class 4A Region II Track and Field Championships, would certainly be appreciated. I will assure you that I will make every effort to make sure what happened last year does not ever reoccur again.

Pete

Pete Carlon Senior Athletics Director for Administration The University of Texas at Arlington C. R. Gilstrap Athletic Center P. O. Box 19079 Arlington, TX 76019 OFFICE: 817-272-5039 FAX: 817-272-4115 CELL: 817-797-9330

The USATF Southwestern Officials will host a clinic for those individuals who would like to become a certified track and field official or would like to re-certify in the East Texas Area.

Please be aware that for all who do not certify or recertify by March 31, 2014, your name will be removed from the Officials’ roster and you may not be asked to assist at any sanctioned USATF meet. 

SWTFOA Member Announcement - Chester Bradley Induction Into TTFCA Hall Of Fame This Friday

It is with great honor to announce that Chester Bradley will be inducted into the Texas Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame this Friday evening, January 10th. It will be at the Crowne Plaza in Addison, TX at 7 pm

Congrats are in order for Delores Murray

Delores Murray recieved the President Award on Thursday Night during the opening ceremony for USATF.

Delores has been an NTO since 2003 with USATF officiating experience dating back to 1997. Her NCAA and high school officiating dates back to 1990 and she is currently the chairperson for the USATF Appeals Subcommitee and the Southwestern Association Race Walk. She has been the meet director for seven conference championships, including the 2013 Southland Conference Outdoor Championships.

Help select the 2013 Jesse Owens Athletes of the Year

Help select the 2013 Jesse Owens Athletes of the Year

We have two Southwestern Association athletes nominated this year: Michelle Carter, Shot Put and Brigetta Barrett, High Jump

Online voting concludes at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday Oct, 18

Memorial Services have been scheduled for Rob Tighe

It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that longtime SWTFOA official Rob Tighe passed way peacefully this past Thursday the 1st of August, 2013 in his hometown of Boston. Rob has been battling cancer for a couple of years now & was surrounded by his family when he passed. His funeral & burial will take place in Boston.

A memorial Mass in Arlington will be celebrated in his honor:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 2:00PM

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Road Arlington, TX 76016

817.478.8206