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

US Athletes of the Year for 2010

Oct 28th, 2010
5:45 pm PST

Having named the World Athletes of the Year, next on the list are the US versions. And as with the global AOY’s the choice for the men is fairly easy while that for the women is a little closer to call.For the men, it’s as easy as selecting the runner up choice for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year – David Oliver Read More...

Anti Doping – “But Dad They Stay Out Past Midnight at Billy’s House…

Oct 25th, 2010
11:34 am PST

As parents attempt to raise their children, they figure out at some point that a key to affecting their behavior is consistency. You have to deliver a clear message that is supported by consistent delivery of the message and consistent punishment that fits the transgression. The rules and punishments must be the same for all your children Read More...

Female Athlete of the Year – Sustained Excellence…

Oct 19th, 2010
4:37 pm PST

Today I pick up my end of the year reviews with my choice for this year’s Female Athlete of the Year. The competition for the title was a bit different than it was on the men’s side. While the men had two athletes that had record setting, all time list altering, undefeated seasons, there were several women that had outstanding seasons, marked by a hiccup or two Read More...

Male Athlete of the Year – David Rudisha

Oct 14th, 2010
3:12 pm PST

With the 2010 season now officially over in my book with the closing of the Commonwealth Games, I think it’s safe to dole out major accolades for the season. I started earlier with a look at the Top Breakthrough Americans this year and hope to continue with other segments of the sport. But of course the biggie each year, and one that has already started lots of conversation, is the annual selection of Male and Female Athletes of the Year Read More...

Track & Field Needs To Establish Technology Standards…

Oct 11th, 2010
3:30 pm PST

As we get settled firmly into the twenty first century, technology has completely redefined how information and media content is distributed across the globe. Delivering, information via audio & visual media to the masses is both easy and instantaneous. And THAT is a good thing for track and field Read More...

Status Check – US Sprints

Oct 8th, 2010
3:19 pm PST

As US middle and long distance hopes strengthened in 2010, our bread and butter sprints seemed a bit fuzzy. Not that we didn’t have some outstanding performances, but looking ahead to the upcoming cycle of major championships, you need “depth” as well as outstanding individuals to carry the day Read More...

My Vision For the World Championships

Oct 5th, 2010
8:03 am PST

Yes, I know it’s October and we just had the opening ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games.  But with the majority of top line athletes missing from the Commonwealth, my mind can’t help but fast forward to the next gathering of the world’s best athletes – the World Championships in Daegu Read More...

Bill Schmidt for USATF CEO

Oct 1st, 2010
4:41 pm PST

While it doesn’t always seem like it, the US still boasts the largest and strongest track and field team on the planet. As such I’m sure that many are waiting with anticipation to see who becomes the next CEO of USATF. I’m sure that given what’s taken place over the last two years, that athletes, coaches, agents, other federations, and potential endorsers are all waiting to see who becomes the next head of USA Track and Field Read More...