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

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...

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...

Bolt and Jeter Lead Weekend Highlights

May 6th, 2012
10:02 am PST

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...

Can US Male Milers Make the London Podium?

Apr 18th, 2012
1:01 pm PST

I ask that question on the assumption that the women CAN medal. After all, we went to Daegu and won gold AFTER our favored athlete was tripped and failed to finish the race! US women milers have made huge strides in the last few years. Three have gone under 4:00, and two others are knocking hard at the door Read More...

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Men

Dec 26th, 2011
5:25 pm PST

Christmas is behind us and that means the new year, and the 2012 Olympic season, is only a week away. If there is one thing that is certain about an Olympic year, it’s that there will be athletes that step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The ’76 Games in Montreal gave us Edwin Moses. The ’92 Games of Barcelona brought us Quincy Watts and Kevin Young Read More...

What Will Our Male Middle Distance Presence be in London…

Sep 29th, 2011
8:36 am PST

Looking back on 2011 & Daegu, and forward to 2012 & London, I find three areas in the U.S. that concern me. One is the men’s sprints & hurdles which I recentlytouched on. Another is our field events in general – something I’ll be talking about in the very near future. The other, that I’ll be addressing today, is our male middle distance runners Read More...