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

Trials Day 4 – Half Way to London

Jun 26th, 2012
8:11 am PST

Heading into the midway break, Monday was the first really "quiet" day of the Trials. But then, how do you compete for headlines with Eaton's WR, Dead Heat Gate, and the returns of Justin Gatlin & Tyson Gay? After all that excitement Monday was rather tame. With most of the London berths in the day's field event finals already decided based on limited numbers of individuals with "A" standards, the"drama" for the day was produced by the two 800 finals Read More...

Farah Sharp at “Hi Performance” Meet

May 21st, 2012
12:56 pm PST

The year’s best gathering of middle/long distance runners took place this past weekend in Southern California at the “Oxy Hi Performance” meet. But after all the races were run and the results came in, I’m still in the dark as to how things look for American distance running – and we’re only a month out from the Trials! Don’t get me wrong, there were some solid performances Read More...

Interesting Results Out of Stanford

May 1st, 2012
6:17 am PST

On Saturday the speed burners did their thing at Penn and Drake. On Sunday it was the distance runners turn, as several took to the track Sunday evening in the cool weather in Palo Alto. The results produced several world leaders and some interesting stories. First the new world leaders: 4:07 Read More...

Mt SAC Match Ups

Apr 17th, 2012
1:23 pm PST

What's a sign that this is an Olympic year? That the Mt SAC Relays are loaded. Several fields have multiple world class/ranked athletes scheduled to compete, and the overall level of athletes is as high as I’ve seen in a while. Below is my list of names and events that I think deserve more than a causal look - and there are plenty Read More...

USA Track and Field Needs a TEAM Not a Superman

Oct 3rd, 2011
8:21 am PST

As I noted in my previous post, we lack a leadership presence from our former star athletes within the political structure of American track and field. Whereas other countries have former stars that are active within their federations and/or the IAAF, we have yet to capture any of that talent as we look to move the sport forward in this country Read More...