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

NCAA Championships – Day One Preview

Jun 9th, 2010
6:39 am PST

The NCAA Championships start today and it should be a doozy! With the NCAA moving to a pair of Regional qualifying meets this year (East & West) the meet starts with semi finals in all the events. But with each Regional meet sending 12 athletes there will be three heats for each semifinal instead of two Read More...

Rotation Necessary to Build Fan Base

Jun 7th, 2010
6:48 am PST

Recently during an interview about the upcoming NCAA championships, Oregon coach Vin Lananna stated “I think for the sport of track and field, and for every sport, you need a home,” he said. “I think it would be fantastic for Hayward Field to be the permanent home for the NCAA championships.” While I understand the motivation behind Mr Read More...

NCAA Championships – Final Predictions

Jun 6th, 2010
9:39 am PST

We’re just days away now from the start of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With no World Championships or Olympics on the slate this year, this meet could be the best championship meet on the schedule this summer.Both indoor team champions – Florida for the men and Oregon for the women – have arrived at this point in the season looking ready to produce strong efforts to add outdoor titles to their trophy cases Read More...

A Fast 800 and 5000 American Record Highlight Oslo

Jun 4th, 2010
4:04 pm PST

Oslo is often a distance runners paradise and today was no exception as several fast middle and long distance events stole the spotlight in Oslo. The event that drew the most pre meet interest was the men’s 800 featuring David Rudisha (KEN) and Abubaker Kaki (SUD). The race was a burner from the beginning as the rabbit took the field through a fast 48 Read More...

Oslo, Diamond League Preview

Jun 3rd, 2010
7:20 am PST

The third installment of the Diamond League takes to the track tomorrow in Oslo. It will mark the beginning of a nine day period where we’ll get a blitz of three Diamond League events – Oslo, Rome and New York. Oslo has a rich history of strong distance running and field event performances, and I don’t see that changing much tomorrow as the best matchups seem to be in those disciplines Read More...

Thirty Watch List Update #1

Jun 2nd, 2010
7:58 am PST

With the Championship season upon us, I thought it would be a good time to update the Thirty Watch List. A chance to take a look at the season to date before everyone begins to peak for the heart of the season. Even without the season peaking, there has been a lot of activity (or lack of) affecting the list – and not all on the track Read More...