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

The Pieces are Coming Together

Apr 29th, 2012
9:42 am PST

The great thing about the Penn Relays is that it's the first time we get a large gathering of top athletes together at the same meet. The tough part is that they aren't competing head to head and they're not competing in individual events - so "evaluating" where they are can be a bit more difficult Read More...

8 Must See Trials Events

Apr 28th, 2012
7:58 am PST

I'm getting antsy, it's Friday night and no big results can be found - everything major will be happening Saturday. So my mind is wandering in the direction of the Trials. After all, once the smoke clears everything comes down to two meets this year - National Trials and the Olympic Games.In some countries the Trials may be the years most important meet, beside if you don't get past the Trials you'll never see the Games - at least not from the stadium in London Read More...

Several Vets Will Be at Penn – Now It Starts

Apr 26th, 2012
4:39 pm PST

It's Penn Relays time! Which means the end of the relay season and the unofficial start of the Road to London. Now things have actually gotten rolling a bit earlier this year with several big names throwing down some outstanding marks: Blake 9.90, Dix 9.85w, Spearmon 19.95, Reese 23' 4", Lowe 2 meters, Ahrass 3:52 Read More...

Potential London “Upsets”

Apr 24th, 2012
6:01 am PST

Reading through the news I noticed that currently the sports books have Usain Bolt as an overwhelming favorite to win 100 meter gold in London. While Bolt has earned the right to be considered favorite vis a vis his competitive record in the last four years, the Olympics is the place where miracles - or at least upsets - occur with regularity Read More...

Mt. SAC Leads Weekend Full of Highlights

Apr 22nd, 2012
10:27 am PST

The 2012 Olympic season shifted into high gear this weekend with highlights galore popping up all over. What the Kansas Relays got started with their “downtown” events, Mt SAC multiplied with one of the best meets they’ve had in a while as performance after performance heated up the track AND the field Read More...

Kansas Gets Things Rolling Early

Apr 20th, 2012
6:35 am PST

Weekend results are coming in early as the Kansas Relays have already gotten started with some "Downtown" events. On Wednesday evening the shot putters were up, throwing in a ring placed in the middle of downtown Lawrence. The result was a stunning competition as Reese Hoffa (21.73m / 71' 3 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...

Mt SAC Match Ups

Apr 17th, 2012
1:23 pm PST

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...

Myers Pregnant, Who Takes Her Place?

Apr 16th, 2012
2:00 pm PST

News out this weekend is that Marshevet Myers its pregnant and will be out for the season. While I wish her all the best , I can't think of a worse time than an Olympic season.  World Championships come  often enough that if you miss one there's another next year - or at worst in two years Read More...

Blake 9.90 Leads Weekend Activities

Apr 15th, 2012
8:39 am PST

Rivalries are GREAT for the sport of track and field. I just can’t say that enough. Athletes seem to compete better when they have a chip on their shoulder; something to prove; a score to settle; or sometimes just plain don’t like each other. Ovett v Coe. Nehemiah v Foster. Greene v Montgomery. Lewis v Everybody Read More...