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

Year Round Sports Are Depleting US Track

Nov 20th, 2013
5:22 pm PDT

As we've watched the world catch up to us in the speed events – sprints, hurdles, relays – we've often complained about other sports stealing talent away from track and field. Especially when speed burners like Trindon Holliday, Jeff Demps, and Tyreek Hill come along and opt to focus their considerable talents on football Read More...

Mary Cain to Go Pro

Nov 17th, 2013
8:19 am PDT

It had to happen sooner or later, a high school phenomenon turning pro. After all, we've seen world class high schoolers in the past. Certainly several WAY back during the early days of track and field when youngsters like Bob Mathias were dominant internationally. Even during what I consider the modern era of the sport – The 1960's forward, athletes like, Houston McTear, Mary Decker, Dwayne Evans, and Gerry Lindgren among others were among the top world class level athletes Read More...

PED’s a Decade After BALCO

Nov 5th, 2013
6:46 am PDT

BALCO.  The biggest doping scandal in sports history. From Barry Bonds to Marion Jones, some of the biggest names in sport came tumbling down. Victor Conte became a household name. Everyone became familiar with the phrase "performance enhancing drugs".Baseball's greatest era of home run hitters was labeled "The Drug Era" and American athletes - specifically sprinters - drew the stigma of dopers! Not a pretty sight!  Doping issues in the sport were grabbing headlines weekly Read More...