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

Merritt Is Back – 44.74 in Stockholm Debut

Jul 30th, 2011
8:44 am PDT

Yesterday was travel day, as I was returning from a nice week long vacation. Of course I was traveling during the Stockholm meet so had to wait until last night to finally see the results. And of all the results the one I was most interested in was the men’s 400 as it was LaShawn Merritt’s first 400 in nearly two years – and there is only one month until the World Championships Read More...

Stockholm Preview

Jul 27th, 2011
6:16 am PDT

With each race we get a little closer to Daegu, and as the clock winds down there are only two more Diamond League meets until the big dance. The next one is in two days in Stockholm Sweden and there are potential stories in abundance. The return of Usain Bolt to a venue that has seen him lose two 100 meter races in the last three years – this time in the deuce Read More...

LaShawn Merritt – Is There Time?

Jul 25th, 2011
8:17 am PDT

With a month to go to the World Championships, every performance is put under the microscope to try and decipher what it could mean for prospects in Daegu. The buzz last week was the still shaky form of defending double sprint champion Usain Bolt. Soon the form of another defending champion will get sliced, diced, and questioned multiple times – that of defending 400 champion LaShawn Merritt Read More...

The Men’s 100, A Preview, Preview

Jul 23rd, 2011
10:24 pm PDT

The men’s 100 is always one of the most exciting events at any Major championship. But usually that excitement occurs during the rounds, especially in the final. This season, however, has already seen a lot of excitement. The first salvo came way back on April 16th when Steve Mullings ran 9.90 to get the season humming Read More...

Monaco – The Long and the Short of It

Jul 22nd, 2011
7:23 pm PDT

What a day of track and field. I had other things I had to immediately attend to following the live stream of the Monaco meet since I’d already watched a large portion of the European Junior Champs and had been simultaneously watching a stream of the Barcelona meet. So it gave my mind time to marinate over what had been a meet filled with exciting competition Read More...

Monaco – Next Stop on the Road to Daegu

Jul 21st, 2011
3:50 pm PDT

There aren’t many opportunities left to check yourself if you are headed to Daegu. Three big ones as a matter of fact – Monaco, Stockholm and London! The first of these, Monaco, is tomorrow. I’ve learned to not take pre meet entry sheets as the end all be all, but there are some things/individuals that I will be watching for Read More...

U.S Track’s Revitalization Could Start in Cali

Jul 21st, 2011
5:32 am PDT

As we approach another World Championships I am once again struck by the fact that it will not be in the United States. Nor are we among the nations that are preparing bids to host any of the upcoming editions of the world’s biggest track and field event. Once again demonstrating that we have a big black hole in this country when it comes to hosting competitions outside of your standard “relay” meet Read More...

What Will it Take to Win Gold in Daegu?

Jul 19th, 2011
6:28 am PDT

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Why Soccer, But Not Track?

Jul 18th, 2011
8:38 am PDT

That’s the question I was asking myself this weekend as the final game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup came to an end. With Team USA a contender from the opening of the tournament, America was watching. ESPN showed our matches, and Americans across the country watched. And as Team USA advanced to the semifinals and then to the final game, living rooms and sports bars were packed to watch Team USA go for the FIFA Championship! If only I could say that the same would be true come August 27th through September 4th Read More...

Greatest Performers In Worlds History – Great 8…

Jul 16th, 2011
7:48 am PDT

It doesn’t seem like it’s been nearly 28 years since the first World Championships. Yet twelve versions of the Championships are in the books, and Daegu will make it a bakers dozen. Not quite the 115 years the modern Olympics have been around, but rapidly closing in on the number of events that have been held – London will be the 30th (XXX) Olympiad Read More...