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

Putting Fans in the Stands

Jan 29th, 2010
9:56 am PDT

Tonight's Millrose Games has added a unique event to it's schedule - the Super 60. Now before you get too excited the Super 60 does not have Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, or Asafa Powell. Matter of fact it doesn't have Doc Patton, Daniel Bailey or current yearly leader Ivory Williams.No, the "Super 60" is a competition between Master's sprinter Willie Gault a former Tennessee sprinter and NFL wide receiver, competing against a handful of other 30/40 year old sprinters with no name recognition in the sport Read More...

Four Events to Watch this Weekend

Jan 28th, 2010
8:31 am PDT

The indoor season should heat up nicely this weekend with Millrose, Karlsruhe, and the Aviva Challenge all on the schedule. Lots of big name competitors on tap with Dwight Phillips, Terrence Trammell, Veronica Campbell, Bershawn Jackson and Bernard Lagat, among others, scheduled to compete. I do think, however, that there are four events that bear watching as I expect them to produce some outstanding results Read More...

W.S.J.D.? (What Should Justin Do?)

Jan 26th, 2010
5:04 pm PDT

As the clock counts down to the impending return to the track of Justin Gatlin, the talk begins regarding his place among the world's sprinting elite.After all, this is no ordinary "comeback". This is a man that was among the best high school sprinters/hurdlers in the country (10.36/13.66) when he graduated in 2000 (= #4 in both events) Read More...

Torrin Lawrence Highlights Weekend Action

Jan 24th, 2010
3:46 pm PDT

Most have been waiting on next weekend, with Millrose and Karlsruhe on tap, for the fireworks of the indoor season to begin. Fireworks started a weekend early, however, as Georgia's Torrin Lawrence sped his way to a collegiate record in the 300 meter dash. A 20.79/48.18 sprinter indoors last year as a freshman, Lawrence set a Collegiate Record of 32 Read More...

Track vs Football

Jan 22nd, 2010
7:16 am PDT

Recent news out of Washington State University is that Jeshua Anderson, former national high school record holder in the 300H, will be giving up playing both football and track in favor of just focusing on track. I would imagine that most track fans are considering this a coup of sorts for the sport as Anderson is a young rising star in the sport Read More...

Mark McGwire and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Jan 13th, 2010
4:21 pm PDT

Within the past 48 hours Mark McGwire has confessed to what we've all suspected for years - that he indeed was using steroids during the best part of his career - the home run smashing, record breaking years of his career. This continues the pattern of high profile, "superior" athletes confessing after years of denial that they indeed used performance enhancers during their reign of superiority Read More...

What I Would Like to See This Indoor Season

Jan 11th, 2010
5:53 pm PDT

Typically the indoor season sort of fills the time until the "real" track season starts around April. Over time its gone from being a "season" to being "filler". For many, however, I think it could be a vital part of training. Aiding in such things as improving one's start and early acceleration in the sprints; working on race tactics in the distances; sharpening technique in the field events Read More...

The Unbreakables

Jan 6th, 2010
5:45 pm PDT

As we close out this decade and move into the next, the most excitement the sport has coming out of the "oughts" has been the record breaking exploits of Usain Bolt, and the altering of the 100 and 200 meter sprint lists by Bolt and Tyson Gay. During the decade we also had a near record run in the 1500, record runs in the 5000, 10000, 110 hurdles, steeplechase , marathon, and decathlon Read More...

Will the Sprint Assault Continue?

Jan 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm PDT

We enter 2010 with '09 in the rear view mirror - and the vision in that mirror is one of a massive assault on the short sprints in 2009. Tyson Gay debuting at 19.58; becoming consistent at 9.7 (9.79w, 9.75w, 9.77, 9.71) and setting a new American Record of 9.69. Kerron Stewart (10.75, 10.75) and Shelly Ann Fraser (10 Read More...

Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2010
7:57 am PDT

Happy New Year to all those that have visited my site this past year! I hope that the new year brings joy and happiness to all.Thank you for visiting in 2009, I hope you enjoyed my site in it's first year. To show my appreciation for your support my goal is to make the site even better in 2010.May 2010 be a great year for the sport and all of its supporters!