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

World Championships Review–Individuals Pt1

Aug 27th, 2013
9:22 pm PST

Now for the fun part, looking at individual performances - and there were certainly some very good ones. First however, let's get a bit of perspective by taking a look at medal counts. The double digit medal earners: United States 25 total, 6 gold, 14 silver, 5 bronze. Russia 17 total, 7 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze Kenya 12 total, 5 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze Ethiopia 10 total, 3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze As expected Russians performed well at home Read More...

Trials Final Weekend

Jul 2nd, 2012
11:21 am PST

After over a week of action, the Trials wrapped things up in nice style this weekend. There were only 2 finals on the track on Saturday, but 5 on Sunday. With 2 field finals each day. One would almost think they could have had single day “finale” and did it up right for the fans. Still there was some great action over the final two days 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...

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...

Hot Weekend After Ostrava

May 27th, 2012
10:03 pm PST

This weekend was a reminder that this support is not always as predictable as we like top think it is. For example, the hot meet was supposed to be in Ostrava. After all that was the meet with all the "names" - Bolt, VCB, Spearmon, Merritt, and Semenya among others .But as the sun is beginning to set, things got hot after Ostrava - mostly by what appears to be a budding youth movement this season Read More...

More Weekend Highlights

Apr 8th, 2012
9:50 am PST

Day one of the Florida Relays was a hard act to follow, but the rest of the weekend managed to hold it’s own starting with Day Two in Florida. Focused on relay events the men’s 4x1 and the women’s 4x4 produced some outstanding times. In the 4x1 a Pure Athletics team of Mookie Salaam, Keston Bledman, Travis Padgett, and Nickel Ashmead went 38 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...

Has the U.S. Lost Its Sprint Mojo?

Jan 31st, 2012
10:11 am PST

Talking with a neighbor who is a fan, but not an “uber” fan, of the sport after this weekend’s U.S. Open, I was asked “what’s wrong with the U.S. sprinters?” When I asked what he meant, he basically said that we didn’t win either sprint (won by Asafa Powell & Veronica Campbell). I responded that many of our best weren’t at the meet, and his follow up was that we didn’t win the World Championships, or the one before that, or the Olympic Games either Read More...

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Men

Dec 26th, 2011
5:25 pm PST

Christmas is behind us and that means the new year, and the 2012 Olympic season, is only a week away. If there is one thing that is certain about an Olympic year, it’s that there will be athletes that step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The ’76 Games in Montreal gave us Edwin Moses. The ’92 Games of Barcelona brought us Quincy Watts and Kevin Young Read More...