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

Kimberlyn Duncan Leads Weekend Collegians

May 14th, 2012
12:30 pm PDT

Friday we were treated to Doha, and one of the best Diamond League events the league has put together. The weekend was left to the "youngsters" as collegiate conference meets dominated the action as the road to the NCAA championships began. The college season has been relatively quiet so far, with coaches having both the NCAA championships AND the Olympic Trials in mind as they've prepared their athletes this year Read More...

Bolt and Jeter Lead Weekend Highlights

May 6th, 2012
10:02 am PDT

As expected, speed was on display this weekend at the Jamaica Invitational - over and over and over again. The usual suspects - Bolt, Jeter, Blake - did their thing, but there were also a couple of surprises. First the expected, and a touch of surprise as Carmelita Jeter (USA) powered her way to a WL 10 Read More...

The Pieces are Coming Together

Apr 29th, 2012
9:42 am PDT

The great thing about the Penn Relays is that it's the first time we get a large gathering of top athletes together at the same meet. The tough part is that they aren't competing head to head and they're not competing in individual events - so "evaluating" where they are can be a bit more difficult Read More...

Has the U.S. Lost Its Sprint Mojo?

Jan 31st, 2012
10:11 am PDT

Talking with a neighbor who is a fan, but not an “uber” fan, of the sport after this weekend’s U.S. Open, I was asked “what’s wrong with the U.S. sprinters?” When I asked what he meant, he basically said that we didn’t win either sprint (won by Asafa Powell & Veronica Campbell). I responded that many of our best weren’t at the meet, and his follow up was that we didn’t win the World Championships, or the one before that, or the Olympic Games either Read More...

Bolt Wants Four London Golds – But are Any Certain?…

Nov 14th, 2011
10:17 am PDT

Usain Bolt stated recentlythat he now wants to add the 4x4 relay to his repertoire in an attempt to go for four gold medals at the London Olympic Games. The last time we saw a four medal haul at the Olympic Games was by Carl Lewis in 1984 – before that it was Jesse Owens in 1936. So it is indeed a very rare occurrence – one that requires both dominance over one’s opponents as well as a bit of luck and good fortune Read More...

John Smith Reboots w/ Dix & Bailey!

Nov 4th, 2011
1:45 pm PDT

The last time U.S. sprint fortunes were in the precarious position we are now was coming off the 1996 Olympics. Yes, Michael Johnson won the long sprint double – the 200 in WR time. But for four straight Majors (’92, ’93, ’95 & ’96), we had lost the men’s 100 meters – and Donovan Bailey (CAN) took possession of the WR with his ’96 win Read More...