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

Mt SAC Match Ups

Apr 17th, 2012
1:23 pm PDT

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...

The Outdoor Season Kicks it Up a Notch

Mar 25th, 2012
6:06 pm PDT

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we were talking about the Indoor World Championships, yet here we are in the month of March and we have our first “sub” of the season! Sub meaning a mark under a typically accepted elite threshold – like a sub-10 100 for men, sub-4:00 1500 for women, or a sub 27:00 10,000 for men Read More...

The Transition to Outdoors Begins

Mar 18th, 2012
9:38 am PDT

The World Championships was a great way to to end the indoor season. There was lots of great competition and performances. Now, if you’re like me, you’re chomping at the bit for more action. Unfortunately this time of year is sort of like dawn – that time of day where yesterday ends and today begins – because the outdoor season is just waking up as we put indoors to bed, and there just isn’t that much real action yet Read More...

Will These Athletes Find Success Outdoors?

Mar 15th, 2012
5:53 pm PDT

Finally, it’s time to head outdoors, where the Olympic season will begin to gear up in earnest. But before I say goodbye to the 200 meter ovals, I want to point out a Baker’s Half Dozen (7) athletes that showed serious growth this indoor season. Good enough that I want to keep an eye on them as the year moves forward Read More...

NCAA Indoor Championships Review

Mar 13th, 2012
5:52 pm PDT

I know it’s taken a while to get around to this meet, but reality is that the colleges have really suffered from a lot of youngsters going pro early last year, in addition to the normal graduation attrition. The result is that a lot of star power has left college campuses since this time last year Read More...

Weekend Action, Jan 21/22

Jan 23rd, 2012
5:00 pm PDT

Now it feels like track season, as several performances that were turned in this weekend were truly up to par. As usual for this time of year the best of them were in the field – specifically the pole vault. In Reno, Nevada at the annual pole vault summit, Brad Walker (USA) cleared 5.80m (19’ 0 Read More...