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

Women’s 200m Outlook, 2024

Jan 12th, 2024
11:42 am PST

As with the men's version of this race, some of history's fastest women are currently competing. Though not quite as deep as the men as only ten of the top thirty all time are competing right now. However among them are three of the top four! Including a two time Olympic champion and a two time World champion Read More...

Women’s 100m Outlook, 2024

Nov 5th, 2023
3:21 pm PST

I've given my opinion on the men's 100m, so it's time to do the same for the women. I'll start by saying that there are fewer women currently competing in the top thirty all time performance list than the men. BUT five of the top ten fastest women ever are currently competing! The women are not as deep overall, but have better depth on the top end Read More...

Budapest Was As Good As Advertised

Aug 30th, 2023
7:05 pm PDT

Prior to the start of Budapest 2023, I foresaw this as potentially one of the greatest championships ever. The losses of several top athletes didn't deter me from this thought. Now that the meet has been run and the results are in, I would say that my original assessment was correct. The depth of talent in this sport is greater than it's ever been Read More...

Texas and Florida Signal Start of the Season

Mar 29th, 2023
8:03 am PDT

This year's indoor season was as good as I've ever seen. Personally I much prefer outdoors, but the marks that were churned out this year, were nothing short of stellar. Especially on the women's side. This coming with most "elite" athletes either not competing at all indoors, or only making a brief appearance Read More...

2022 – One Outstanding Season

Sep 12th, 2022
12:53 pm PDT

Just as the letter Z closes out the alphabet. Zurich and Zagreb have closed out the 2022 track season. And what a season it's been. More Championships than ever in one season with NCAA's, Nationals, Worlds, U20's, Commonwealth, NACAC, and Europeans! That's enough to fill an Olympic cycle, let alone one year Read More...

First Stop Women’s 100

Jul 31st, 2021
11:59 am PDT

And we’re off and running, literally. As the first few rounds of events have taken place and we’ve had our first couple of finals. The first actual final was themes 10,000 meters. Won by Ethiopian Selemon Barega. An interesting race given the heat and humidity as it turned into a wait and kick affair Read More...

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...