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

US Indoor Championships Watch List

Feb 26th, 2010
6:40 am PST

The biggest US indoor competition of the year takes place this weekend as the US Indoor Championships run Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque New Mexico. On the line will be berths to this year's World Indoor Championships in Doha Qatar next month. So for many we will be seeing the culmination of their indoor preparation Read More...

What Happened to the Fast Starters ?

Feb 24th, 2010
4:42 pm PST

With the championship portion of the indoor season at hand, we will finally get to see the best of the best going head to head. At least the best of those that have decided to participate during this indoor season.This is the point in the season where we look forward to sizzling times. With the spotlight typically falling squarely on two headline events - the short sprint (60) and the mile/1500 Read More...

The 1980 Olympic Boycott

Feb 19th, 2010
8:21 am PST

I read a series of comments from former athletes regarding the 1980 Olympic boycott and their opinions of then President Jimmy Carter and his decision not to send an American team to the Moscow Olympics. While I can respect these individuals for trying to give politically correct answers, it's clear that they were all unwilling pawns who were asked to give up their life long dreams as sacrifices in a political move that was of no consequence politically! They were effectively lead to slaughter as casualties of a war they never signed up to fight in Read More...

The Stars are Missing

Feb 17th, 2010
8:38 am PST

With US Indoor Nationals looming and World Indoors just a few weeks away, I find myself once again asking if the indoor season is worth the time and money that is put into it?Not that I haven't enjoyed watching the couple of meets that have been televised - because I am a track junkie at heart. But when I look at the results of the season so far I'm split down the middle on this season Read More...

Torrin Lawrence Again

Feb 15th, 2010
5:07 pm PST

Another busy indoor weekend - with a bit of outdoor action thrown in. The big mark was once again laid down by Torrin Lawrence. Previously Lawrence set a collegiate record in the 300, this time around he ran a sensational 45.03 in the 400. Not quite a record, but the mark makes him the #5 performer all time behind Kerron Clement (44 Read More...

British Suit Begs a Question

Feb 12th, 2010
6:42 am PST

Former British Junior Athlete of the Year Richard Davenport has recently brought a lawsuit against his former coach. The reason? Well he says that his former coach, David Farrow, ignored his complaints of back pain, which in turn caused him to have surgery that in effect has put his career in jeopardy Read More...

Spearmon Signs with Saucony

Feb 9th, 2010
11:43 am PST

Wallace Spearmon, a long time Nike athlete, just announced that he has signed with Saucony. Yes I said Saucony. Known more for making distance shoes, they've made a major leap by going with one of the world's top sprinters. This is the second shoe company in a week to make a major signing in track and field following on the heels of New Balance signing Jenny Barringer Read More...

Jenny Barringer Changes Coaches

Feb 6th, 2010
9:47 am PST

The last few weeks have been busy ones for Jenny Barringer. On Janurary 22nd it was announced that she signed a multi year endorsement deal with New Balance shoes. No surprise that Jenny turned pro. She ended her collegiate career in awesome style last year setting personal bests over 800 (2:02.56), 1500 (3:59 Read More...

Rivalries Drive Sport

Feb 5th, 2010
10:52 am PST

Russell vs Chamberlin. Lakers vs Celtics. Ali vs Frasier. Rivalries create excitement, enthusiasm, passion and lasting memories, Boxing enthusiasts still talk about The Thrilla in Manilla. The Super Bowl was born of the rivalry between the AFL and the NFL. Magic vs Bird revived a then struggling NBA Read More...

An Identity Crisis, Not a Paradigm Shift

Feb 2nd, 2010
7:01 pm PST

It happens every once in a while. The greatest sprint force on the planet loses its way and forgets who it is. We get complacent. Someone rises up and knocks us down. We get up dazed and shaken - and have to remember who we are. Then we get back to basics and come back better than before.That's the pattern of US sprinting in the modern era Read More...