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

Mt SAC Leads HOT Weekend

Apr 22nd, 2013
9:50 pm PDT

We're a weekend away from the Penn Relays, which is typically the meet that sets things off for the outdoor season. After this weekend's performances however,I think things were set of just fine and we're on our way to one hot track season. Things started off on a down note with word that Yohan Blake won't be competing until the Jamaican championships in June Read More...

2012 100m Rankings for 2012 – Men/Women

Dec 12th, 2012
11:28 am PDT

I’m going to try something different this year, in that I’m going to go five deep for events as I rank them and present both the men & women simultaneously. Five Deep because in general that’s really where the top athletes are in any given event. After that things usually get rather fuzzy. And since the lists will only be five deep, it should make for more interesting reading to include both genders at the same time – essentially presenting a top ten athletes for each event Read More...

Emerging Faces of 2012

Sep 12th, 2012
12:26 pm PDT

The beginning of every year has those athletes that everyone is waiting on pins and needles to see. We can hardly wait to see what Usain Bolt, Sally Pearson, Allyson Felix and David Rudisha are going to produce. But while I enjoy watching the veterans do their thing, what's really exciting is watching new talent emerge Read More...

Stockholm Begins Post Olympic Season

Aug 17th, 2012
5:46 pm PDT

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...

London Olympics – Jamaica 4×1, 36.84 WR

Aug 12th, 2012
8:46 am PDT

Saturday was the final day of action on the track, and the meet closed out in style with a surprise or two; outstanding performances; and another world record. The field events led the way in the surprise department. First in the women's high jump several big names made early exits, including Emma Greene Tregaro (SWE), Chaunte Lowe (USA); and defending champion Tia Hellebaut (BEL) Read More...

London Olympics 100 Meters – Execution

Aug 6th, 2012
5:18 pm PDT

Good news, bad news. The good news is that I got to see the final of the men’s 100 meters last night. The bad news is that once again I had no luck seeing any of today’s evening session online. I saw the morning session just fine, but didn’t see one complete event of the evening session. The feed kept freezing, dropping, and was blurry when it was up Read More...

London – Injuries, Upsets, Questions

Jul 15th, 2012
10:18 am PDT

The London leg of the Diamond League loomed as the most significant of the year for me. In part because it is the only DL meet to have all of the various events - so somewhat of a full preview before the Games - but also because London is where the Games are being held. We didn’t get a peak at the Olympic stadium, but otherwise the same conditions that will prevail at the Games Read More...

Trials Day 3 – Redemption Sunday

Jun 25th, 2012
8:06 am PDT

Today's agenda was short but sweet - 8 events, 7 finals and 1 semi. But when the names involved include Cantwell, Hoffa, Gay, Gatlin, Richards Ross, Merritt, Wariner, and Suhr you're talking about one high powered afternoon. Not to mention a lot of athletes looking for redemption - and most got just that Read More...

Trials Preview – Men’s 100 Meters

Jun 16th, 2012
8:22 am PDT

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...

Hot Weekend After Ostrava

May 27th, 2012
10:03 pm PDT

This weekend was a reminder that this support is not always as predictable as we like top think it is. For example, the hot meet was supposed to be in Ostrava. After all that was the meet with all the "names" - Bolt, VCB, Spearmon, Merritt, and Semenya among others .But as the sun is beginning to set, things got hot after Ostrava - mostly by what appears to be a budding youth movement this season Read More...