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

Is Noah the US Sprint GOAT?

Feb 6th, 2024
11:53 am PST

The New Balance Invitational was everything that was advertised. Great distance running. Some exciting field events. And some electric sprints and hurdles. Grant Holloway continued his decade long 60H winning streak. Gabby Thomas dominated over 300m, in spite of being slightly under the weather. And Mikiah Brisco looked good in her 60m win Read More...

Men’s 200m Outlook, 2024

Dec 13th, 2023
8:34 am PST

So, with the 100m in the books, as well as a discussion on the relay, let's take a look at the 200m. I'll start by saying that we have the fastest/deepest group that the event has ever seen! Three of the six fastest ever (four of ten) are currently competing. With ten of the top twenty all time running on the track this year Read More...

Men’s 100m Outlook, 2024

Oct 25th, 2023
1:16 pm PDT

The annual post season "break" is almost over. That period of time after the final meet of the year when elite athletes go on vacations, rest, and recharge their batteries. Anywhere from a few weeks for some, to a couple of months for others. Recovery from the wars of the season, before beginning preparation for the next season, which in this case will be an Olympic year! Ah yes, the Olympics 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...

Hot Relay Weekend – Post Meet Thoughts

Apr 5th, 2023
7:41 am PDT

The stars came out this past weekend and track and field shined brightly as a result. That's the verdict of fans everywhere that watched either of the Texas or Florida Relays. Two of the hottest relay meets of the spring, and annually the coming out party of many of the sport's domestic stars. Results are readily available 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...

Noah Lyles

Aug 16th, 2022
9:13 am PDT

To borrow from a popular phrase. Track and field in America suffers from many things, but talent is not one of them. We lead the world in talent. Especially in speed and strength events at the present time. At the recent World Championships, we won 33 medals. In spite of a lack of government support Read More...

Trials Preview

Jun 15th, 2022
11:07 am PDT

Now that we've gotten past the first big championship meet of the year (NC's) we're days, not weeks, away from US Trials. Days as in about 10. A meet that many consider as tough as Worlds. Given its depth and cutthroat nature. This year should be no different with several high level matchups on the horizon Read More...

NCAA Regionals and Pre

May 29th, 2022
7:28 pm PDT

Well that was one Hell of a weekend. Basically three high level meets, since the NCAA treats the first two rounds of its National Championships as two separate meets. Thoughts on that in another post. Either way, this past weekend was hot hot hot. In spite of two of the competitions having inclement weather! That's how good the sport is right now - sizzling hot Read More...