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

What Can van Niekerk Do?

Jul 9th, 2017
1:46 pm PST

I recently saw the question posed on the internet, "Can van Niekerk break the world record in the 200 meters?" To wit the response from most was a loud, "NO". That tends to be the response when talk of a long standing record arises. Longevity tends to breed the notion that a mark is invincible Read More...

Doha DL, Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

May 8th, 2013
11:04 pm PST

OK, now that we've had our first sub10 of the year, it finally feels like track season. And right on time we get the first of the Diamond League meets in Doha on Friday, which means a lot more elite athletes should be competing. While I have many issues with the way the DL has been set up - chief among them the lack of promised head to heads with the upper tier elite sprinters - this series of meets does run through some of the sport’s best venues Read More...

My Favorite All Time Sprinters

Sep 28th, 2012
5:54 pm PST

It’s that time of year for lists - typically “Top Ten” lists. And I am in the process of doing research to put together my end of the year lists. While I’m doing that however - there is lots of data to go over - I thought I would start by sharing some of my “Favorites” in list form. Favorite hurdlers, middle distance runners, field event athletes, etc Read More...

London Olympics – The US Finds Its Stride

Aug 8th, 2012
7:39 pm PST

We're roughly half way through with the track and field portion of the Games and though there has been a medal here and there,US troops haven't really gotten untracked - until today. The team that's expected to leave with the most medals in t&f, had struggled a bit to this point, as several athletes didn't quite hit the mark Read More...

Trials Final Weekend

Jul 2nd, 2012
11:21 am PST

After over a week of action, the Trials wrapped things up in nice style this weekend. There were only 2 finals on the track on Saturday, but 5 on Sunday. With 2 field finals each day. One would almost think they could have had single day “finale” and did it up right for the fans. Still there was some great action over the final two days Read More...

Kansas Gets Things Rolling Early

Apr 20th, 2012
6:35 am PST

Weekend results are coming in early as the Kansas Relays have already gotten started with some "Downtown" events. On Wednesday evening the shot putters were up, throwing in a ring placed in the middle of downtown Lawrence. The result was a stunning competition as Reese Hoffa (21.73m / 71' 3 Read More...

Batman & Robin – The Jamaican Sequel

Jan 7th, 2012
9:08 am PST

I’ve seen this movie several times before during the professional era of the sport. A top level coach gets a sprinter to the top. Then others join the camp in hopes of having the same success. Soon another sprinter emerges from the group, and now two of the best sprinters in the world are training together daily Read More...