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

Prefontaine & NCAA Regionals – WOW

May 30th, 2016
5:27 pm PST

The Pre Classic is the best meet on US soil annually - if not one of the best period outside of a major championship. This year was no different as we saw two American records, among outstanding performance after outstanding performance. And while the Regionals lacked the depth and excitement of a big meet, there was much to learn on the way to Rio Read More...

A Month From the Trials

May 23rd, 2016
7:03 am PST

We're about a month away from the Trials and the crystal ball is still pretty murky! Usually I have a pretty good idea how the Trials are going to go by now, but so many elites have been quiet - especially the distance crowd. This may be one of the most surprising Trials in awhile. The colleges have yet to have their Regionals and Nationals - those will take place in the next two weeks Read More...

Conference Weekend 2016

May 19th, 2016
6:20 am PST

Conference weekend is always busy as every major collegiate conference decides it's champions. Add to the mix the Diamond League's Shanghai stop, and the Cayman Invitational with the seasonal debut of Usain Bolt, and you had one exciting weekend of track and field! With the NCAA Championships, Olympic Trials, and multiple national Trials around the corner, did we learn anything of significance? I think so Read More...

Doha and Kingston Heat Up the Season

May 10th, 2016
10:20 am PST

Penn was the unofficial start to the outdoor season. The "USA v The World" is sort of the kick off to things. That was last weekend. This weekend sh*t got real, as the Diamond League got under way with the first stop in Doha on Friday. And to make sure that things were underway, the Jamaican International Invitational in Kingston made sure that there was plenty of hot action Read More...

Penn – And Another Relay Debacle

May 3rd, 2016
6:58 am PST

We're within 100 days of the Olympics, which means that the Trials are around the corner. Penn, with its "USA v the World" format, and Drake with its invitational fields, tend to give us a solid preview of where our elite sprinters are in their development. The weather at Drake was horrible – it often is which is why I personally don't like it for National meets - but we did get an awesome men's 400 with Kirani James (44 Read More...