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

What to Watch as the Season Gets Underway

Mar 26th, 2013
11:22 am PST

We've had quite a few meets since the close of the indoor season. In the grand scheme of things however, they amount to little more than "ads" - like the scrolling ads on the theatre screen before the previews that lead up to the featured movie. In the world of track and field, now that the ads have run while we settled in, the first set of previews are about to begin – the spring relay/invitational meets including the first half of the Diamond League Read More...

Who’s Windows are Threatening to Close?

Mar 20th, 2013
9:57 am PST

A common phrase in the world of sports refers to an athletes "window" closing – to his or her window of opportunity expiring. In most cases we're talking about the opportunity to win a title, but the term can also refer to obtaining records or other significant performances. Every couple of Olympic cycles or so, as the sport's population begins to age at the top end, we get a group of individuals who's windows begin to close Read More...

Out on a Limb Predictions for 2013

Mar 14th, 2013
5:51 pm PST

We’re finally headed to the great outdoors. No, not Yosemite or Yellowstone, I'm talking about the 400 meter ovals we call tracks – and what I'm anticipating is going to be one of the greatest seasons ever. Last year's Games were outstanding, and with the World Championships on tap I would expect many top athletes to still be in form as they've been able to add to last year’s base Read More...

Collegiate Champs Send Us Outdoors in Style

Mar 12th, 2013
1:18 pm PST

This weekend saw us "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time, which means more hours to train as athletes transition from the indoor season to the outdoor season. For several college athletes their final competition of the winter was this weekend's NCAA Championships which featured several outstanding athletes and performances Read More...

Indoors Closing With a Bang

Mar 6th, 2013
6:26 pm PST

This past weekend saw a rash of big time indoor performances as the European and US Championships were held. Below are my top half dozen performers/performances from the weekend. Initially I was going to do a top five as that's a more common number, but that Mary Cain just had to be thrown in there! Another rash of times should be expected this weekend with the NCAA Championships on tap Read More...