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

Howard-Lowe AR & Collegiate Regional Action Highlights Exciting Weekend…

May 31st, 2010
6:42 am PDT

For a track junkie like me the last few days have been sheer nirvana. From Thursday through last night it’s been wall to wall track and field!Out here in California the State high school championships are just around the corner and this past week the state sectional championships were held to qualify the entrants for the State Meet! So depending on where you were it was Trials & Finals on either Thursday & Friday or Friday & Saturday Read More...

Why We’re Losing the War Against Drugs

May 27th, 2010
5:04 am PDT

The issue of drug use among athletes is once again front and center in the sports world. Within the past month four drug related matters have arisen that have given the topic fresh legs. First was the revelation that Lashawn Merritt was accepting a provisional suspension due to three positive drug tests for a banned substance in his system Read More...

Big 12 Notes

May 25th, 2010
10:57 am PDT

Recently I posted my opinion of the Pac10 after viewing their conference meet on Fox Sports. Having had the opportunity to watch the Big12 championship this past weekend I want to add to my conference outlooks prior to the start of the regional meets this upcoming weekend. First off, before I get any further, let me say that this meet was run under very, very poor weather conditions Read More...

Hurdlers Oliver and Demus Highlight Shanghai

May 23rd, 2010
7:16 am PDT

Solid results in the recently completed Shanghai leg of the Diamond League though not as “hot” as many were anticipating. Glancing around the internet many are decrying the Shanghai track as “slow” because of many of the marks. However, this is the same track that produced 10.64 for Carmellita Jeter in last year’s meet, saw Wariner run 44 Read More...

Diamond League Meeting # 2 Shanghai on Tap Tomorrow…

May 22nd, 2010
8:21 am PDT

The second of the 14 meet Diamond League meets will be run tomorrow in Shanghai China. Overall Shanghai has a solid set of fields as the series seems to be hitting it’s stride. We should be getting a Liu Xiang sighting tomorrow and a feel for how well his comeback is coming. But while the hurdles have been the highlight of the meet in the past, taking on Diamond League status this year has brought several strong fields to China Read More...

Pac-10 Notes

May 21st, 2010
6:34 am PDT

I had the opportunity to watch the Pac-10 championships last night as they are now being shown on Fox Sports (check your local listings). Over the next week they will also be televising the Big12, Big10 and SEC championships. So I thought I would watch them all and give my 2 cents as to how these major conferences are shaping up as they head into the Regional and NCAA Championships Read More...

Usain Bolt Runs 9.86 in Daegu

May 19th, 2010
5:35 am PDT

After fast season opening sprint times by Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay this past week, Bolt responds with world leading 9.86. Video below along with top results of all events.     MEN’S 100 Wind +0.1 mps             1. Usain Bolt JAM 9.86 0.179 2. Michael Frater JAM 10 Read More...

Want Half? Not Really!

May 18th, 2010
9:22 am PDT

Remember when you were a kid and someone had something that you really wanted, like a stick of gum or a candy bar? So you asked if they had another one and they said, “no, want half?”. You reluctantly said yes, because you really wanted the gum or the candy, but somehow half was just never as good as having the whole thing!Well, that’s how I feel having looked at the schedule for the Diamond League, as well as the majority of major meets on this year’s schedule Read More...

Tyson Gay Highlights Hot Weekend

May 17th, 2010
7:08 am PDT

The face of track and field is Usain Bolt – he’s double World and Olympic Champion and WR holder in the 100 & 200 meters. Until he’s beaten everyone else will be compared to him. Tyson Gay’s performance Sunday in Manchester say’s he is definitely comparable, and must be in the conversation Read More...

Why Aren’t American’s Peaking at Big Meets?

May 14th, 2010
4:21 pm PDT

A very good question that was put on the table by Track and Field News. I asked the very same question as I watched both Beijing and Berlin. Because as Mr. Hill observed (no relation to my knowledge), we have looked like gang busters at our selection meets, only to falter poorly at the actual  global championship event! Let’s review what happened in Beijing – the biggest and brightest stage that the sport is presented on Read More...