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

Big Weekend – Birmingham & Millrose

Feb 18th, 2013
9:42 am PDT

The indoor season is just about ready to come to an end. It's short and sweet and usually ends with a bang as the athletes that are competing indoors like to really test their fitness before hitting the track outside. These “season ending” meets usually a test of early fitness and sharpness. The best of this weekend were the meetings in Birmingham England and New York (Millrose) Read More...

Trials Day 5 – More Rupp

Jun 29th, 2012
8:07 am PDT

On Thursday we got more rain, more qualifying, and more Rupp. I must admit I'm a bit tired of the rain. And I was hoping to get to see some of the 1500 heats - but NBC gave me nothing. But I'm starting to really like this Rupp dude! I'll probably get booed, but one of the reasons  I'm not a huge fan of holding major meets in Eugene is the weather Read More...

Super Saturday of Track

Jun 10th, 2012
10:24 am PDT

If you love track and field, then you loved Saturday. The final day of the NCAA Championships, followed by the Adidas Classic in New York. TONS of tremendous competition - and that was really the key as the wind hampered the NCAA meet. Let's start there, since it was first on the schedule. After sizzling semifinal rounds, the wind turned on the athletes and seriously slowed down results Read More...

Can US Male Milers Make the London Podium?

Apr 18th, 2012
1:01 pm PDT

I ask that question on the assumption that the women CAN medal. After all, we went to Daegu and won gold AFTER our favored athlete was tripped and failed to finish the race! US women milers have made huge strides in the last few years. Three have gone under 4:00, and two others are knocking hard at the door Read More...

More Thoughts on Championship Weekend

Mar 12th, 2012
6:09 pm PDT

Like I said yesterday, there was just too much to say after the weekend to put into one post, so I’m back to continue the conversation – and I think I’ll start with Sally Pearson (AUS). I didn’t include Sally yesterday because frankly she just didn’t have any competition – none. Yes there were other women out there, but we all knew she was running a time trial – and what a time trial! One meet, that’s all she’s had indoors all year Read More...

Claye, Isi, Lowe, & Kimmons Lead Busy Weekend

Feb 27th, 2012
5:09 pm PDT

There was a lot of activity in what was a long weekend of track and field as multiple day meets took center stage with athletes looking to qualify for the NCAA and World Championships. Clearly we are witnessing the first “peak” of the year, as many folk showed up ready to rock and roll! So many, that I’m going to tackle the highlights by areas of disciplines instead of individuals or individual events Read More...

Weekend Action, Jan 28/29

Jan 29th, 2012
11:07 am PDT

Sometimes we spend so much time wishing that the Bolt’s, Gays, and Bekele’s of the sport were competing, that we forget just how much talent there is in this sport! That was evidenced this weekend, because as early as it is in the season, there is still plenty to talk about while many stars have yet to take to the track 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...