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

Mt SAC Leads HOT Weekend

Apr 22nd, 2013
9:50 pm PST

We're a weekend away from the Penn Relays, which is typically the meet that sets things off for the outdoor season. After this weekend's performances however,I think things were set of just fine and we're on our way to one hot track season. Things started off on a down note with word that Yohan Blake won't be competing until the Jamaican championships in June Read More...

Florida Relays Leads Weekend

Apr 9th, 2013
9:11 pm PST

Another nice weekend of track and field in the books with the Florida Relays serving as the center piece. Florida didn't disappoint with a Tyson Gay sighting, David Oliver debut and some hot running in the speed events. If early returns are any indication, this could be the Year of the Youth, as several young people stepped up into potentially starring roles Read More...

Trials Day 3 – Redemption Sunday

Jun 25th, 2012
8:06 am PST

Today's agenda was short but sweet - 8 events, 7 finals and 1 semi. But when the names involved include Cantwell, Hoffa, Gay, Gatlin, Richards Ross, Merritt, Wariner, and Suhr you're talking about one high powered afternoon. Not to mention a lot of athletes looking for redemption - and most got just that Read More...

The Top Collegians Heading Into the Trials

Jun 12th, 2012
5:59 pm PST

It's finally here - the Olympic Trials. The biggest meet outside of the Games themselves. And with the first half of the Diamond League and the NCAA Championships concluding this past weekend, I think I've seen enough to stick my neck out there and make my predictions on the crap shoot that is the Trials Read More...

Super Saturday of Track

Jun 10th, 2012
10:24 am PST

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...

Early Weekend Results – Oslo / NCAA

Jun 8th, 2012
9:56 am PST

It's only Friday, but we've already had enough track to fill a weekend - and we're just getting started! The early results are in, and while Oslo wasn't quite as hot as I had hoped, the "kids" we definitely ahead of expectations at the NCAA Championships! Let's start with Oslo where vets Usain Bolt (JAM) and Sally Pearson (AUS) confirmed their status as early London favorites Read More...

Kimberlyn Duncan Leads Weekend Collegians

May 14th, 2012
12:30 pm PST

Friday we were treated to Doha, and one of the best Diamond League events the league has put together. The weekend was left to the "youngsters" as collegiate conference meets dominated the action as the road to the NCAA championships began. The college season has been relatively quiet so far, with coaches having both the NCAA championships AND the Olympic Trials in mind as they've prepared their athletes this year Read More...

The Pieces are Coming Together

Apr 29th, 2012
9:42 am PST

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...

8 Must See Trials Events

Apr 28th, 2012
7:58 am PST

I'm getting antsy, it's Friday night and no big results can be found - everything major will be happening Saturday. So my mind is wandering in the direction of the Trials. After all, once the smoke clears everything comes down to two meets this year - National Trials and the Olympic Games.In some countries the Trials may be the years most important meet, beside if you don't get past the Trials you'll never see the Games - at least not from the stadium in London Read More...

Florida Relays Day One – Sizzling

Apr 6th, 2012
9:09 pm PST

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...