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

No Modesto / California Relays This Year!

Mar 31st, 2009
2:46 pm PST

Just got word a little while ago that there will be no Modesto / California Relays this year. The meet had been held in the Central California town of Modesto for some 67 years, and was scheduled to move to Sacramento and Sac State's Hornet Stadium this year - home of the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials Read More...

Track Shorts

Mar 31st, 2009
5:56 am PST

Another relatively quiet weekend on the track. I'm still waiting for that "break out" weekend when the competition gets HOT. I thought we were going to get there this past weekend as there were some good programs entered in the Florida State Relays. But horrible weather lead to several stoppages, athletes dropping out of many events, and poor conditions keeping most marks under par Read More...

Modern Technology Not Always Better

Mar 26th, 2009
3:11 pm PST

We've become accustomed to technological advances in our world `making things better. But every once in a while I think that "old school" may have been better. For example, while microwave popcorn does have its place, nothing beats fresh, "real popped" popcorn. That's one reason most everyone loves to order popcorn at the movies - its just better than micro waved Read More...

Track Shorts

Mar 24th, 2009
2:40 pm PST

A very low key weekend with few sterling results. On the track, Texas A&M ran collegiate leaders in both the men's and women's relays with efforts of 39.32 and 43.67 respectively at the Trojan Invitational in Southern California. On the field, defending collegiate champion Rashaud Scott of Kentucky, became the =8th all time collegiate thrower in the discus with his 212' 9" (64 Read More...

Track Shorts

Mar 19th, 2009
2:48 pm PST

In a Track and Field News report from the Adidas Running camp it was revealed that Tyson Gay's fall and winter training were delayed due to a knee injury. While athletes need a good fall program to prepare them for the season, Tyson as the defending World Champion in both sprints will get byes in both to this years World Championships in Berlin Read More...

Exclusive Interview with Trevor Graham

Mar 18th, 2009
9:26 am PST

The name Trevor Graham strikes a cord with most fans of the sport of track and field. Earlier in the decade it was synonymous with championship winning sprinters like Marion Jones, Justin Gatlin, Shawn Crawford. Then it became synonymous with "The Syringe", as he became the man that started the BALCO whirlwind by turning in the syringe that contained THG - providing USADA with the blueprint to the undetectable designer drug that lead to the suspensions of several elite athletes, including Dwain Chambers, Kelli White, Regina Jacobs, and some of his own athletes, including Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones Read More...

Bolt to run "Street Race" in Britain

Mar 18th, 2009
8:55 am PST

Apparently double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has signed on to run in a 150 meter street race in Manchester England on May 17. While some are excited about Bolt's appearance in the city, I have to say that it harkens back to Jesse Owens racing horses following his quadruple Olympic victories in 1936 Read More...

What’s Going on at UCLA ?

Mar 17th, 2009
4:50 pm PST

Headline on the Track and Field News website today read: Hurting UCLA Hurdler Craddock to Redshirt This Year.As a huge sprint and hurdle fan, growing up here in Cali UCLA was one of the iconic institutions of track and field. Their storied past is littered with some of the greats of the sport: Warren Edmonson, Millard Hampton, Mike Marsh, Danny Everett, Steve Lewis, Henry Thomas, John Smith, Benny Brown, Greg Foster, Wayne Collett, just to name a few Read More...

High School News

Mar 16th, 2009
4:20 pm PST

The preps also closed out their indoor season this past weekend with two championship meets - Nike Indoor Nationals in Boston, and the National Scholastic Championships in New York City.While the high school kids typically don't get a lot of attention, they are the future of our sport here in the US Read More...

NCAA Indoor Championships Closes Out Indoor Season

Mar 16th, 2009
3:39 pm PST

The collegians put a nice close on what has been a rather lackluster indoor season. The University of Oregon showed that it is indeed the nations top team (at least indoors) with a convincing victory in College Station Texas this past weekend - lead by distance star Galen Rupp who had wins in the 3000 (7:48 Read More...