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

Men’s 100m Outlook, 2024

Oct 25th, 2023
1:16 pm PDT

The annual post season "break" is almost over. That period of time after the final meet of the year when elite athletes go on vacations, rest, and recharge their batteries. Anywhere from a few weeks for some, to a couple of months for others. Recovery from the wars of the season, before beginning preparation for the next season, which in this case will be an Olympic year! Ah yes, the Olympics Read More...

NCAA Regionals and Pre

May 29th, 2022
7:28 pm PDT

Well that was one Hell of a weekend. Basically three high level meets, since the NCAA treats the first two rounds of its National Championships as two separate meets. Thoughts on that in another post. Either way, this past weekend was hot hot hot. In spite of two of the competitions having inclement weather! That's how good the sport is right now - sizzling hot Read More...

The Chill List

May 14th, 2022
3:29 pm PDT

It seems that everyone has a "list" these days. There's the Bowerman for collegiate athletes. And I've noticed several podcasts attempting to put together lists. The problem that I have with these lists however. It's that it's basically impossible to separate say 10 athletes from the pack in this sport Read More...

Time to Break the Men’s 4×1 World Record…

May 7th, 2022
1:07 pm PDT

Yes, you read that right. I, a citizen of the United States, am talking about breaking the 4x1 record. Of course, given our men's international record in the event since the mid 90's. I'm sure many of you are either chuckling, or laughing out loud. I mean, just last year, we failed to make the Olympic final Read More...

Who Will Win the Millrose 60?

Jan 25th, 2022
11:43 am PST

Ok, now that the season is finally under way, it's almost time for the elite athletes to take the stage. And if the exploits of the collegiate athletes is any indication, we're in for some exciting competition. First meet with loaded fields will be the Millrose Games. On tap for January 29th. While all of the events at Millrose appear to be loaded, with athletes like Athing Mu, Ryan Crouser, Elle Purrier, and others Read More...

Amazing US Male Sprint Depth

Nov 22nd, 2021
12:58 pm PST

The Olympics and World Championships used to be fairly easy to predict. The US and Jamaica would split the sprint medals. Kenya and Ethiopia would split the middle and long distances. Europe would win the throws. And a hodge podge of athletes would scramble after the jumps and multi medals. That's kind of how track and field had been divided up amongst the world Read More...

Christian Coleman Suspended

Nov 6th, 2020
2:52 pm PST

If you know anything about track and field, you know that Christian Coleman has been suspended for his multiple whereabouts violations. A two year "time out" from the sport dating back to the first violation, which means he has zero shot at making the Tokyo Olympic team. No Trials, no Games. As a matter of fact he'll barely be off probation before the trials for the next Worlds Read More...

A Question of Whereabouts

Aug 1st, 2020
9:43 am PDT

My previous post focused on Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, two of America’s best young sprint stars. While they have had some nice performances early, they aren’t the only ones that have been lighting it up. Allyson Felix has defeated Shaunae Miller Uibo in a virtual 150; Ryan Crouser has become #4 all time in the shot put with a monster 22 Read More...

Doha Review

Oct 13th, 2019
2:30 pm PDT

The 2019 World Championships just concluded. And I have to look at it from two perspectives. From the perspective of location, it was an abject failure. Temperature wise it was so hot that the only time to go out comfortably was midnight. Prompting the walks and marathons to be held - at midnight Read More...

USATF Championships Review

Jul 31st, 2019
1:57 pm PDT

For four days America's best track and field athletes got together in Des Moines Iowa to decide who would represent the US at the World Championships. Lots to say, some good, some bad, so let's start with the bad. I'm not sure what the selection process is for championship sites, and I understand that this meet is going to be held in the summer, but how many times have I seen this meet affected by rain? So on Championship Sunday we're hit by rain yet again Read More...