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

Mt SAC, Kansas, Freedom and a Dual

Apr 15th, 2010
4:21 pm PST

Each weekend things seem to be getting a bit more exciting. This weekend we have a couple of solid relay meets and one of those collegiate rarities – a hot dual meet – as Oregon hosts UCLA. Of all the collegiate programs out there, Oregon seems to be the one that is most “old school” in its philosophy Read More...

100 Yard Attack

Apr 13th, 2010
3:58 pm PST

I just read that Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell is going to be taking a run at the decades old 100 yard dash best. I say best because the book was closed on yard records back in 1976 (all save for the mile). The race itself will be over 100 meters, but meet organizers are planning to set up timing to catch Powell’s time at the 100 yard mark as well Read More...

A Better False Start Rule

Apr 12th, 2010
6:05 am PST

Watching the early part of this season it’s clear that the new False Start Rule (none allowed) is a major problem waiting to happen. Already we’ve seen a 60 meter final at Nationals and a 4x1 at the Texas Relays run under protest. In a meet earlier this year in Australia, their #1 400 hurdler, L Read More...

Hot Sprinting in El Paso

Apr 10th, 2010
8:53 pm PST

(Martina in Berlin)Saturday’s action has been highlighted by some stellar sprinting coming out of El Paso Texas. The matchup of Churandy Martina and Ryan Bailey turning world leading performances twice today. In the 100 meters it was Martina (10.03) over Bailey (10.09) with a legal 1.6 mps wind. Excellent season opening times for both, with Bailey’s just Read More...

Hot Weekend of Match Ups in Store

Apr 9th, 2010
5:46 am PST

A lot of action on tap this weekend as the season begins to hit stride with several interesting match ups and possibly the top in season high school invitational of the year scheduled all over the country.In Eugene we get two of the country’s top collegiate programs as Oregon and Texas A&M will both be competing in the Pepsi Team Invitational Read More...

Ranking the Collegians

Apr 7th, 2010
4:30 pm PST

With the springtime being dominated by collegiate athletes and programs there are many college rankings out there. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) does a weekly Top 25 ranking of collegiate programs that can be found here. I like both of their current top 5’s Read More...

All Time Collegiate Relay Bests

Apr 5th, 2010
5:32 pm PST

With the relay season getting under way and several collegiate squads looking to be strong early, here are the performances that these young people will be targeting this year.Men - 4 x 10038.04 - TCU - '9838.23 - TCU - '8938.24 - LSU - '9838.32 - LSU - '0238.35 - Florida - '0038.42 - LSU - '0838.44 - LSU - '0638 Read More...

University of Florida Sets Several World Leaders at Florida Relays…

Apr 3rd, 2010
4:45 pm PST

The University of Florida's men's program won their first indoor national championship just last month. They've wasted no time establishing that they will be a factor outdoors as well blistering the track at this weekend's Florida Relays that just closed this afternoon.Indoor 60 meter champion Jeff Demps wasted no time getting the Gators started as he blazed a collegiate and world leading 10 Read More...

Texas Relays Shines Light on the Dumbest Rule in Sports…

Apr 3rd, 2010
12:17 pm PST

Watching the live streaming of the Texas Relays - thank you CBS Sports. The Invitational Section of the Men's 4x1 just completed. At the initial start of this race the USA Blue Team in lane 4 was called for a false start and thrown out of the race. The fans reacted by booing vehemently, and stomping their feet for several minutes Read More...

2010 Outlook – Women’s 400

Apr 1st, 2010
3:10 pm PST

One of the events that looks to be in for some movement among the elite could be the women's 400. After years of dominating the event in non major competition, Sanya Richards (US) finally added that elusive gold medal at lasts year's World Championships in Berlin. The question this year is: now that she has won gold how long will she be able to continue to dominate? On the surface a strange question when you consider that she is only 25 years old and should now be entering her prime Read More...