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

The 4×1, Third Leg

Nov 28th, 2023
12:06 pm PST

Since I've given my 100m thoughts, I'm going to jump to the relay before discussing the deuce. Mostly because we've had so much failure in this event and I want to get my thoughts out there early. I was talking about the US relays recently with a coach friend and we agreed that it's really not that difficult to put a squad together - or to coach it 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...

Time to Break the Men’s 4×1 World Record…

May 7th, 2022
1:07 pm PDT

Yes, you read that right. I, a citizen of the United States, am talking about breaking the 4x1 record. Of course, given our men's international record in the event since the mid 90's. I'm sure many of you are either chuckling, or laughing out loud. I mean, just last year, we failed to make the Olympic final Read More...

How Fast in 2022?

Apr 28th, 2022
6:19 am PDT

The full question is actually duplicate questions. Spurred by the boasting of one Fred Kerley. The questions are. How fast will Fred Kerley run in 2022? And, how fast will the fastest sprinter run in 2022? Where does this come from? It comes from Kerley saying he is going to break the WR this year Read More...

Amazing US Male Sprint Depth

Nov 22nd, 2021
12:58 pm PST

The Olympics and World Championships used to be fairly easy to predict. The US and Jamaica would split the sprint medals. Kenya and Ethiopia would split the middle and long distances. Europe would win the throws. And a hodge podge of athletes would scramble after the jumps and multi medals. That's kind of how track and field had been divided up amongst the world Read More...

Prefontaine Highlights

Aug 22nd, 2021
7:16 am PDT

This was easily the most anticipated single meet of the year outside of championships and it lived up to the hype! Nike put its considerable wallet into play, producing Olympic quality fields across the board. Oh to have Nike’s money. That said, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. The matchup between Sha’Carri Richardson and “The Jamaican Medalists” Read More...

It’s Prediction Time – US Trials Relays…

May 30th, 2021
6:06 pm PDT

This season has been moving along so quickly, that it's been too fast to keep up with - pun intended. Literally every few days something extraordinary has occurred. Athing Mu, Trayvon Bromell, Allyson Felix, Kenny Bednarek, Gabby Thomas, Terrance Laird, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! It's now mere weeks from the NCAA Championships and the Olympic Trials - and time to start to spec out who's going to be taking that trip to Tokyo Read More...

Happy 202One

Jan 9th, 2021
8:00 am PST

I've started several posts to be ready for the new year, because I think that on the heels of 2020, we're all going to find joy in what transpires in 2021! There's no need to replay last year. It only takes one word to describe 2020 - Covid. Because it defined the entire year. Enough said. With that, my first post of the year is going to be about the things that I'm looking forward to in the world of track and field this year Read More...

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...