By HAYDEN HARRISON
Cronkite News Service
LONDON -- Silence. Proximity. Technique. Execution.
They are all disciplines needed to shoot a deer hunting with a bow. Kyle Alcorn, an Arizona State University alumnus and Mesa resident, hopes to land his first deer next month.
"As soon as Im done with my season this year and I come back in September to Arizona, Im calling up Aaron (a friend), Alcorn said. "Were going straight up in the mountains again. Im going to get something this year."
A deer isnt the only thing Alcorn is in the hunt for. Competing in the Olympic steeplechase Friday, he hopes to qualify for the finals and a shot at a medal. He concedes thats a long shot since he is in the "middle of the pack."
"My goal is to get into the finals, Alcorn said. "Im capable of it, but Ill need to run one of my best races to get in there, which Im ready for."
In silence, he focuses on every lap in the race, mentally drawing up a game plan.
"The better I can make it in my head, usually...