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

USATF 2013 – Changing of the Guard

Jun 27th, 2013
2:49 pm PST

Life is about change, and sport imitates life. And in the sports world change is inevitable. Injuries and age are the demons of athletes. That and the new and improved versions that arise every year! This year we saw a lot of all three of those things at the National championships - mostly however the rise of new & improved athletes ready to take their place on the international stage Read More...

Rollins’ 12.26 Leads Weekend at Nationals

Jun 24th, 2013
7:56 am PST

As I thought prior, this was one of the hottest National Championships in a long time - and it was lead by women and youth. Don't get me wrong, the men got the job done and we're sending a nice male squad to Moscow. But the women were doing spectacular things everywhere you turned - and none were any more spectacular than Brianna Rollins Read More...

Gay (9.75) & Gardener (10.85) Lead US Champs

Jun 22nd, 2013
7:40 am PST

We're halfway through the US Trials and those gusts of wind that have been howling through the stadium seem to be the winds of change as veterans have been dropping like flies in Des Moines. Jeremy Wariner out in the first round. Ditto Angelo Taylor. Walter Dix a semifinal casualty. Doc Patton a DNS Read More...

USATF Plot Lines

Jun 17th, 2013
9:06 am PST

The World Championships are in August, and this week we select the athletes that will be representing the good old Red, White, and Blue. In spite of the fact that many say the sport is dead, the US Trials are annually one of the greatest meets on the planet - trumped in depth only by the Games and World Championships themselves Read More...

NCAA to USATF Who Will Perform Best?

Jun 14th, 2013
11:38 am PST

With the NCAA Championships behind them the collegiate stars are at one of the toughest parts of the season -  trying to be even better in an attempt to make the World Championships team. After weeks of conference, regional and of course the NCAA Championships, they must try to hit yet another peak against the best the US has to offer Read More...

NCAA Championships – Great Competition

Jun 10th, 2013
8:17 am PST

This is one of the meets that I really look forward to each year, because it's everything that the sport should be. A meet that contests EVERY event. It has relays. The best show up to compete. There's team scoring. And most of all, the competition is fierce! Yes, the NCAA Championships should be the poster child for track and field Read More...

Upsets in Rome While Collegians Sizzle

Jun 6th, 2013
11:08 pm PST

If you're a true fan of the sport then you are in Heaven like me, because we have wall to wall track and field –highlighted by the NCAA Division I Championships and today's Golden Gala in Rome. So far both have been full of surprises, for different reasons. I'll start with Rome, the fourth entry in the Diamond League Read More...

Prefontaine – Post Meet Thoughts

Jun 2nd, 2013
11:18 am PST

Ok people, like Christmas the Prefontaine Classic has come and gone - and just like Christmas I find myself the day after trying to figure out how it compares to meets past. It's not a question of whether or not I liked the meet. It was track and field, of course I liked it. The question is to what degree was my appetite for the sport satiated? Perhaps because of the discussion about the sport in general over the past week I may be a bit more "critical" than usual, but I found the meet to be "just ok" for me Read More...