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

Tyson Gay Returns to New York in style

May 30th, 2009
5:51 pm PST

Tyson Gay was triple World Champion in 2007 winning the 100/200 and running on the gold medal 4x1 relay. Last year in New York he had his first set back on his way to Beijing - running second to Usain Bolt's first WR of the season (9.72) with his early season 9.85. Gay looked to have rebounded nicely from the loss at the Olympic Trials as he blazed an American Record 9 Read More...

Reebok Grand Prix – Preview

May 29th, 2009
9:31 pm PST

With one of the US's top meets on tap for tomorrow, I thought I would take an event by event look at the Reebok Grand Prix. Women's Long Jump - We get a rare shot of Carollina Kluft (SWE) here in the US. Kluft is arguably one of the best female athletes in the sport as a former Olympic and reigning World Champion in the Heptathlon Read More...

To Improve Performance

May 27th, 2009
4:57 am PST

USA Track and Field filled its position of Chief of Sports Performance by hiring former hurdler Benita Fitzgerald Moseley last week. Fitzgerald Moseley will be responsible for overseeing USATF's High Performance and Sports Science Programs, and the person that will ultimately be responsible for seeing that CEO Doug Logan's goal of 30 track and field medals in London (2012) comes to fruition Read More...

Weekend Update

May 26th, 2009
6:26 am PST

The Memorial Day weekend is typically quiet on the elite scene, and was an off weekend for Division I colleges as they rested between Conference meets and Regionals, but there was a lot of action in the lower collegiate divisions, low level open meets and high schools.The hottest action, however was at the National Junior College Championships, as the young sprinters made their case for why they should be running for upper level schools Read More...

The Difference Between Track and Field and Other Professional Sports…

May 20th, 2009
2:07 pm PST

The buzz last night in the world of sports was not the NBA Playoffs, or even the Draft lottery to determine which order NBA teams will be selecting players in next months college draft. The buzz in the sports world was the release of Michael Vick from prison and just where he will fit in upon his return to the NFL! Sports announcers, analysts and others have been taking a look at his skills and how long he has been away, in an effort to estimate just which team he may fit best with, and what position may best suit him Read More...

Jon Drummond Conducting Speed Clinic

May 19th, 2009
3:08 pm PST

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Jon Drummond is conducting a Speed Clinic in Clarksville, TN June 8th & 9th.Coaches Monday June 8th 12-5pm Presentation: Training MethodologyPresentation: Speed TrainingCoaches & AthletesTuesday June 9th 10-4pm Presentation: Drills Acquisition Demonstration: Mechanics Demonstration: Block work analysisRegistration: $200 for coaches if registered before June 1 Read More...

Weekend Wrap Up

May 18th, 2009
12:11 pm PST

The weekend's big meet on the elite side was the Adidas Classic in Carson. Great competition but the times were hampered by negative winds all day. In spite of the conditions, some athletes still distinguished themselves, and showed that they will play a factor on the road to Berlin. The best on the day for my money was Lashawn Merritt who improved on his own world leading time in the 200 with a 20 Read More...

Carson – The Poster Child for Changing the False Start Rule, Back…

May 17th, 2009
9:11 pm PST

I settled down to watch the Adidas Classic yesterday. Always a great meet, this year it seemed that almost every event under 400 meters involved some issues with false starts. More irritating than the false starts themselves was the attitude of the announcers, as the First words out of the announcers mouth, repeatedly, was that we should go to a no false start rule Read More...

The Stars are Coming Out in Carson

May 14th, 2009
8:56 pm PST

The Visa Championship Series always hits its stride this time of year with the trio of Carson, New York and Eugene leading into the National Championships. This year Carson will kick this stretch run off in fine style with stars galore this weekend.Previous Carson winners World Champion sprinter Tyson Gay and Olympic Champion sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown have both pulled out of the meet to spend a bit more time training and rehabbing from early season injuries, yet their absence should go unnoticed so deep is the quality of this year's meet Read More...

The Road to the NCAA Championships Starts at Conference…

May 13th, 2009
4:29 pm PST

The road to the NCAA Championship shifts into high gear this weekend as conference championships abound. The hottest meet should be the SEC Championships in Gainesville with Florida, Arkansas, LSU, and South Carolina competing, as all should play a roll in the National meet come June. The Pac10 meet won't be as deep but will feature the Oregon Ducks who should be in the thick of the National championship race Read More...