The CHill Zone of T&F: Conway's View From the Finish Line

Update on Elite Athlete’s Perspective on the Sport…

Feb 26th, 2009
9:33 pm PDT

I was informed by a friend earlier today that USATF CEO, Doug Logan, has sent out an invitation to athletes attending this weekends Indoor National Championships inviting them to meet with him on Friday to discuss concerns they have about the sport. Follow up calls confirmed that indeed athletes have been receiving invitations Read More...

An Elite Athlete’s Perspective on the Status of the Sport in the US…

Feb 23rd, 2009
10:44 am PDT

The following text is a letter (reprinted with permission and unedited) to USATF from an elite athlete. It provides an insight into the athlete's view of the sport and why change is needed. +++++++++Hello Mr Logan, As I sit back and look at all the transitions of power in USATF and read the findings of Project 30, I find myself still questioning the real benefit of being an "elite" athlete Read More...

Jumping High Still Dominates Indoor Season

Feb 16th, 2009
3:53 pm PDT

Lead by Yelena Isinbayeva's(RUS) indoor debut with TWO raisings of her own indoor WR in the Pole Vault, pole vaulters and high jumpers continue to turn in the top performances this indoor season.Isinbayeva made her debut in Donetsk memorable as she cleared 4.97m (16' 3.5") for her first record before vaulting over 5 Read More...

The USATF Task Force Report

Feb 12th, 2009
10:10 am PDT

USATF CEO Doug Logan recently released the Task Force Report on the state of Track and Field in the United States. This report was created by a nine member task force that included former athlete Carl Lewis, current athlete Deena Kastor, and longtime coach Mel Rosen, among others, and had some very harsh criticism of the operation of the sport here in the United States Read More...

Hot Weekend in the Pole Vault, High Jump and Distances…

Feb 9th, 2009
9:38 am PDT

Another solid weekend of track and field saw Aussie Steven Hooker take another shot at 20 feet and Sergei Bubka at the Boston Indoor Games. Hooker took over the #2 spot on the All Time list with his 6.06m (19' 10.5") clearance to win the event in Boston. He then took three solid tries at 6.16m, a centimeter above Bubka's record set back in 1993 Read More...

Track and Field could use a League of its own

Feb 5th, 2009
5:17 pm PDT

During the recent Armory Meet in New York, USATF's new CEO, Doug Logan gave an interview on various topics concerning Track and Field. During this interview Logan touched on issues such as "Drugs in the Sport", the performance of the US Team at last year's Beijing Olympic Games, and "The marketing of the sport here in the United States" Read More...

A nice start to the season.

Feb 2nd, 2009
9:48 pm PDT

The 2009 Indoor season has started off in fine fashion. The highlight of this past weekend being the 19'8.5" pole vault of Aussie Steven Hooker at the Millrose Games. Hooker's metric 6.01 vault made him the #4 all time performer indoors and left him only .01cm from #2's Jeff Hartwig and Rodion Gautaulin Read More...