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

Lessons Learned From Women’s Day in Rome

May 31st, 2012
3:52 pm PDT

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...

The Pieces are Coming Together

Apr 29th, 2012
9:42 am PDT

The great thing about the Penn Relays is that it's the first time we get a large gathering of top athletes together at the same meet. The tough part is that they aren't competing head to head and they're not competing in individual events - so "evaluating" where they are can be a bit more difficult 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...

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...

Richards Ross Highlights Weekend of Speed

Apr 2nd, 2012
9:22 am PDT

Speed was on display this past weekend and nowhere was it more prominent than the speedy state of Texas and the annual Texas Relays. The first sign that things were going to be fast came in the qualifying rounds of the University 4x1 when Auburn scorched the track for a 38.95 in their heat. That’s the kind of time one expects to see collegiate teams run in the semis or final of the NCAA Championships, not an opening round of the Texas Relays – one of the first runs for college teams of the season 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...

Memories of the Games – The 110 Hurdles

Mar 1st, 2012
5:32 pm PDT

We’ve got a bit of breathing room until the NCAA and World Indoor Championships get rolling next weekend, so I thought I would take another trip down memory lane to past Olympic Games. Looking over at my current poll where the men’s 110 hurdles is clearly winning as the WR most likely to fall this year, made me realize that the hurdles just may have been the most consistently exciting event of the auto timing era Read More...

New Balance Indoor GP Preview

Feb 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm PDT

The indoor season really got rocking last weekend, and looks to pick up stream with the World Indoor Championships just a tad over a month away (Mar 9-11). One of the next steps towards Istanbul is this weekend’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. This year’s meet is focusing on the middle and long distance events, and there is no shortage of solid matchups Read More...

U.S. Open Preview

Jan 25th, 2012
5:34 pm PDT

The U.S. Open Indoor meet will be held this weekend, and there are several events worth keeping an eye on, as there will be many top level athletes competing. So let’s take a look at what I think will be the top competitions. Men’s 50 Meters Easily one of the deepest fields of the meet, the men’s 50 has former Olympic & World 100 champion Justin Gatlin (USA); former 100 Meter WR holder Asafa Powell (JAM); and #4 all time in the 100 Nesta Carter (JAM) among the entrants Read More...