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

Track & Field’s Most Exciting Event

Nov 27th, 2020
9:25 am PST

Track and field is blessed to have some of the greatest athletes ever competing today. Nearly every event has individuals that are either in the top 3-5 all time in their event or are a world record threat! And that's not counting the events where the present works record holder is competing! As a matter of fact, there are events where all of the aforementioned are currently competing! It's a great time to be a fan of this sport from a purely competitive perspective Read More...

First Prediction – US 100 Men

Nov 8th, 2020
7:36 pm PST

It's the end of the year, and a stones throw to the US Trials. That, and the suspension of Coleman has everyone trying to figure out the men's sprint squad. That's not going to be easy, because not everyone competed in 2020. Those that did had an abbreviated season and right now everyone is training for 2021 Read More...

Christian Coleman Suspended

Nov 6th, 2020
2:52 pm PST

If you know anything about track and field, you know that Christian Coleman has been suspended for his multiple whereabouts violations. A two year "time out" from the sport dating back to the first violation, which means he has zero shot at making the Tokyo Olympic team. No Trials, no Games. As a matter of fact he'll barely be off probation before the trials for the next Worlds Read More...

The World of Lyles and Norman

Jul 25th, 2020
2:01 pm PST

The US Olympic Trials of 2016 saw a pair of High School stars take to the track in an attempt to make the Olympic team. A pair of young men aiming to become the first US high school sprinters to make the team since Houston McTear, Dwayne Evans and Johnny Jones did so way back in 1976. Noah Lyles and Michael Norman gave it a good shot as they made the final of the 200 finishing just out of the medals in 4th & 5th at 20 Read More...

Coe Attempts to Destroy the Sport

Nov 10th, 2019
11:20 am PST

Despite the conditions - a long season and heat from Hell - the recently concluded World Championships was one for the books. One of the best competitions ever. With exciting events and athletes from opening to close. Combine that with the plethora of young stars in the sport, the Olympics being less than a year away, and one would think that track and field is poised for an exciting period of time Read More...

Finally a 4×1 Victory

Oct 21st, 2019
11:02 am PST

The US did it! We won a major 4x1, coming home with gold in Doha. The monkey is off our back! I wouldn't get too excited just yet however. That's one win in the last twelve years. And behind us was the fastest finish for place in places 2-5 - because the world has gotten FASTER in the last decade plus Read More...

Doha Will Be Remembered for the Four

Sep 3rd, 2019
9:04 am PST

World Championships are the highlight of the sport. They showcase the best that track and field has to offer. During each one, the absolute best of the best rises to the top to create the meet’s most lasting memories. The inaugural championships in 1983 was the debut of Carl Lewis to the world. The followup in ’87 was the debut of Been Johnson Read More...

Marketing the Face of Track and Field

Aug 6th, 2019
4:37 pm PST

Between 2008 and 2017 many people considered Usain Bolt to be the face of track and field. The athlete that the IAAF built their promotion around. The sprinter they proclaimed to be the “clean” representation of track and field, because the IAAF felt that such a representation was needed.  When Bolt said that it was time to retire, Seb Coe basically said, “woe is me whatever will we do Read More...

USATF Championships Review

Jul 31st, 2019
1:57 pm PST

For four days America's best track and field athletes got together in Des Moines Iowa to decide who would represent the US at the World Championships. Lots to say, some good, some bad, so let's start with the bad. I'm not sure what the selection process is for championship sites, and I understand that this meet is going to be held in the summer, but how many times have I seen this meet affected by rain? So on Championship Sunday we're hit by rain yet again Read More...

USATF Preview

Jul 16th, 2019
11:10 am PST

We're a little over a week from the USATF Championships. No more competitions to watch. The time has finally arrived. And after months of meets - we still don't know much! With Worlds being so late, some athletes have been very cautious. Then there are the collegiate kids that have already peaked for a championship Read More...