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

Where is US Sprinting Headed?

Nov 10th, 2016
12:03 pm PDT

The US scored a huge medal haul in Rio - something always expected, but not always materialized. The expectations are always there because of our purported sprint and hurdle prowess. I say purported because in Rio it was our middle and long distance crew that led the way, as our sprint and hurdle crew has gotten a bit long in the tooth Read More...

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...

On The Fly Update

Jul 10th, 2012
9:14 am PDT

Like I said in my last post, things are happening fast, with the Games literally around the corner. Had surgery earlier today (gall bladder removal) and as I lay here at 3:00am unable to sleep it's me and the tablet and track and field catching up on a few things I missed this weekend. Let's start with the Russian champs which rank up there with the US, Kenya, and Jamaican meets for Games' impact 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...

Mt. SAC Leads Weekend Full of Highlights

Apr 22nd, 2012
10:27 am PDT

The 2012 Olympic season shifted into high gear this weekend with highlights galore popping up all over. What the Kansas Relays got started with their “downtown” events, Mt SAC multiplied with one of the best meets they’ve had in a while as performance after performance heated up the track AND the field Read More...