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

Olympic Trials Part 2 – Tough on Vets 

Jul 14th, 2016
2:27 pm PDT

This was one tough meet! Youngsters had a great time - perhaps too young to realize they should be nervous or afraid. Here it was veterans and favorites that fell prey to injury, nerves, bad luck, and age. I knew going in that this was going to be a transition meet - a changing of the guard. But some of those that fell were certainly unexpected Read More...

Florida Relays Leads Weekend

Apr 9th, 2013
9:11 pm PDT

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...

March Closes Out in Style

Apr 1st, 2013
4:44 pm PDT

Now that's the way to end a month of track and field - with some stellar competition! The Texas Relays officially signals the start of the relay season and went off in fine style. As is often the case, the it was the hot meet of the weekend - and as usual speed was on display. Take a look at the following results and comments Read More...

Mt SAC Match Ups

Apr 17th, 2012
1:23 pm PDT

What's a sign that this is an Olympic year? That the Mt SAC Relays are loaded. Several fields have multiple world class/ranked athletes scheduled to compete, and the overall level of athletes is as high as I’ve seen in a while. Below is my list of names and events that I think deserve more than a causal look - and there are plenty Read More...

Florida Relays Day One – Sizzling

Apr 6th, 2012
9:09 pm PDT

Usually I wait through the weekend to talk about the highlights, but they were running so fast in Florida that Day One was just a repeat highlight reel. Tiffany Porter (GBR) started the afternoon off with a nice 12.96 (-0.5) – fastest time this side of last week’s blazer in Tuscon, and of course Sally Pearson (AUS) Read More...

2012 Outdoor Preview – Hurdles

Mar 28th, 2012
3:37 pm PDT

  If you like speed and competition then you must like the hurdles. Unlike the pure sprinters, who seem to avoid each other as much as possible until forced to toe the line for championships, the hurdlers compete often and face each other with regularity. The sprinters tend to get more publicity but of the four hurdle events three of them have legitimate shots at having WR’s broken – two by more than one individual Read More...

The Outdoor Season Kicks it Up a Notch

Mar 25th, 2012
6:06 pm PDT

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we were talking about the Indoor World Championships, yet here we are in the month of March and we have our first “sub” of the season! Sub meaning a mark under a typically accepted elite threshold – like a sub-10 100 for men, sub-4:00 1500 for women, or a sub 27:00 10,000 for men Read More...

The Transition to Outdoors Begins

Mar 18th, 2012
9:38 am PDT

The World Championships was a great way to to end the indoor season. There was lots of great competition and performances. Now, if you’re like me, you’re chomping at the bit for more action. Unfortunately this time of year is sort of like dawn – that time of day where yesterday ends and today begins – because the outdoor season is just waking up as we put indoors to bed, and there just isn’t that much real action yet Read More...

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Men

Dec 26th, 2011
5:25 pm PDT

Christmas is behind us and that means the new year, and the 2012 Olympic season, is only a week away. If there is one thing that is certain about an Olympic year, it’s that there will be athletes that step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The ’76 Games in Montreal gave us Edwin Moses. The ’92 Games of Barcelona brought us Quincy Watts and Kevin Young Read More...