As one of the 57 USA Track and Field associations, the Southwestern Association governs the sports of track & field, long distance running, cross country, race walking, and mountain/ultra-distance/trail running within the north and central areas of Texas excluding the panhandle. Our official territory includes the portion of the State of Texas bounded on the south by and including the Counties of Irion, Tom Green, Concho, McCullock, San Saba, Mills, Hamilton, Coryell, Bell, Falls, Limestone, Freestone, Anderson, Cherokee, Rusk, and Panola; on the east by the State of Louisiana and the State of Arkansas; on the north by the State of Oklahoma; and on the west by and including the counties of Hardeman, Foard, Knox, Stonewall, Fisher, Scurry, Borden, Howard, Glasscock, and Reagan. We create, conduct, and oversee programs to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to participate in the sport.
Developing interest and participation in Athletics in this geographic area at all levels; Promoting Athletics and athletes by conducting competitions and other events, and by cooperating with and encouraging other organizations which may do so; Generating public awareness, appreciation, and support for Athletics and for USATF, and this association creating opportunities for athletes and Athletics events, and generating sponsorships to aid this corporation in fulfilling its purposes and duties. Promoting diversity of representation at all levels of participation in USATF activities.
THOSE who HAVE Achieved Excellence
Walter Thane Baker - 1952 Sprinter
Rafer L. Johnson - 1956, 1960 Decathlon
Tommie Smith - 1968 Sprinter
Michael D.Carter - 1984 Shotput
Micheal Johnson - 1992, 1996, 2000 Track
Alan Culpepper - 2000, 2004 Track
Darvis Patton - 2004 Track
Jeremy Wariner - 2004, 2008 Track
Jason Richardson - 2012 Hurdler
Louise Ritter - 1988 High Jump
Michelle Carter - 2016 Shotput
Courtney Oklo - 2016 Track