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

Collegiate & Miscellaneous Weekend Wrap

Feb 28th, 2012
12:21 pm PDT

I didn’t include the collegiate performers in yesterdays post because, quite frankly, they just weren’t in the same ballpark this last weekend. Usually at this point a few have stepped their game up enough to warrant watching in the race for Olympic berths. But with so many of last year’s stars either graduating or going pro the landscape is rather barren of proven talent this winter Read More...

Claye, Isi, Lowe, & Kimmons Lead Busy Weekend

Feb 27th, 2012
5:09 pm PDT

There was a lot of activity in what was a long weekend of track and field as multiple day meets took center stage with athletes looking to qualify for the NCAA and World Championships. Clearly we are witnessing the first “peak” of the year, as many folk showed up ready to rock and roll! So many, that I’m going to tackle the highlights by areas of disciplines instead of individuals or individual events Read More...

The College Championship Journey Begins

Feb 23rd, 2012
2:04 pm PDT

Believe it or not, there has been a collegiate indoor season this year – it just hasn’t dominated the news this time around. In the past we’ve gotten super performances in events like the 400 where collegians Kerron Clement (44.57), Kirani James (44.80) and LaShawn Merritt (44.93) still sit #1, #3, and #4 all time Read More...

World Indoor Medalists and Olympic Medals

Feb 21st, 2012
10:38 am PDT

The World Indoor Championships are right around the corner – and relatively speaking so are the Olympic Games. With so many top athletes not performing indoors, focusing instead of preparing for the outdoor season and ultimately the Games, it made me wonder which was more beneficial: using the indoor season to prepare, or continuing to train through the indoor season and opening in March/April instead Read More...

Projected U.S. Indoor Champions

Feb 20th, 2012
10:55 am PDT

We’re getting ready to wind this indoor season down. Several countries will now put together their teams for the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, which will be the culmination of the season. Here in the U.S. that process will be a Trials meet this coming weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico Read More...

Hot Marks Indoors AND Outdoors

Feb 19th, 2012
10:17 am PDT

With the indoor season getting ready to wind down with various championships, some athletes are beginning to test themselves outdoors under the Australian sun. The result this weekend has been a combination of sterling marks both indoors AND outdoors, as the year looks ready to shift into Olympic Preparation Mode Read More...

Video Updates – 2/18

Feb 18th, 2012
9:46 am PDT

For those of you that enjoy competition videos, the Videos page has been updated with the following recent indoor performances: Birmingham Grand Prix, Men’s 60 Hurdles Birmingham Grand Prix, Men’s 60 Meters Adam Kszczot’s 1:44.57 Kirani James’ 45.19 Genzebe Dibaba’s 4:00.13 Anna Chicherova’s 2 Read More...

Aviva Grand Prix Preview

Feb 17th, 2012
3:27 pm PDT

With several National Championships on tap next weekend, this weekend looks to be fairly quiet. There will be some major action taking place in Britain however, as the Aviva Grand Prix has some loaded races and outstanding individuals scheduled to compete. Here are a few events and individuals that I’m looking forward to in Britain Read More...

Adam Kszczot – A New 800 Challenger

Feb 15th, 2012
5:21 pm PDT

Last week Adam Kszczot (POL) took the indoor world lead in the 800 with a 1:45.44 run in Dusseldorf – fast enough to prompt me to suggest that we get used to spelling his name. Yesterday he dropped his PR, and the world lead, down to 1:44.57 – in the process becoming the 3rd fastest indoor half miler in history! Only Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS, 1:44 Read More...

What Role Will Injury Play in the London Sprints?

Feb 14th, 2012
6:08 pm PDT

I ask that question because with approximately six months until London, we are already talking about injuries and/or potential injuries to top level athletes – most notably Usain Bolt’s visit to a German doctor. Coming on the heels of Bolt ending his 2011 season on an injury note, this could become a significant story line as we get closer to the Games Read More...