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

Florida Relays Leads Weekend

Apr 9th, 2013
9:11 pm PST

Another nice weekend of track and field in the books with the Florida Relays serving as the center piece. Florida didn't disappoint with a Tyson Gay sighting, David Oliver debut and some hot running in the speed events. If early returns are any indication, this could be the Year of the Youth, as several young people stepped up into potentially starring roles Read More...

Stockholm Begins Post Olympic Season

Aug 17th, 2012
5:46 pm PST

The post Olympics season began today in Stockholm and I proved to myself just how big a track junkie I am as I watched the meet on my cellphone as I drove around taking care of business today - such is the life of a track nerd! Unless the first meet after a major is Zurich, that first one is usually a bit “down” compared to the Games - and Stockholm fit that description Read More...

Trials Preview – Men’s 100 Meters

Jun 16th, 2012
8:22 am PST

The very nature of the Trials makes this meet exciting - the best in the country come together with only three competitors per event moving on to the Olympic Games. That alone puts a spotlight on every event - and I will be keeping an eye on them all. But some events carry even more intrigue and drama Read More...

Early Weekend Results – Oslo / NCAA

Jun 8th, 2012
9:56 am PST

It's only Friday, but we've already had enough track to fill a weekend - and we're just getting started! The early results are in, and while Oslo wasn't quite as hot as I had hoped, the "kids" we definitely ahead of expectations at the NCAA Championships! Let's start with Oslo where vets Usain Bolt (JAM) and Sally Pearson (AUS) confirmed their status as early London favorites Read More...

Lessons Learned From Women’s Day in Rome

May 31st, 2012
3:52 pm PST

The results are in, and after watching the Rome leg of the Diamond League I think I learned a few things. Prefontaine is only two days away, so things could change a bit over the next 48 hours. Results of the meet can be found here, so without going into each and every race and result, here are my thoughts on what happened in Rome Read More...

Weekend Action, Jan 21/22

Jan 23rd, 2012
5:00 pm PST

Now it feels like track season, as several performances that were turned in this weekend were truly up to par. As usual for this time of year the best of them were in the field – specifically the pole vault. In Reno, Nevada at the annual pole vault summit, Brad Walker (USA) cleared 5.80m (19’ 0 Read More...

Worlds Day Three – Montsho Derails the Double

Aug 29th, 2011
7:37 am PST

On day three of the championships head to head competition finally took center stage. It wasn’t about World Records, as none were in any imminent danger, but rather stirring competition that brought the focus back where it belongs – on the sports’ outstanding athletes! After a couple of semifinal races (I’ll talk about the men’s 400 in a bit) the first final on the track was the women’s 400 meters Read More...