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

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...

No Excuse for What Happened to Tarmoh

Jul 6th, 2012
9:28 am PST

I've hesitated on saying anything about "Dead Heat Gate" not because I don't have an opinion but because I've felt there were far to many opinions out there already. But the more I read, the more I'm angered that the villain in all this comes back to Tarmoh. Don't get me wrong, personally I say a warrior competes 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...

Trials Day 6 – Prelude to the Weekend

Jun 30th, 2012
7:49 am PST

There were only two finals today, as the bulk of today's activity involved heats and semis that will lead to the crescendo that is the final two days of the Trials. So let's talk about those finals then move on to the day’s action. The women's shot was one of those easy to predict events with AR holder Jill Camarena Williams and Michelle Carter in the field Read More...

Trials Day 5 – More Rupp

Jun 29th, 2012
8:07 am PST

On Thursday we got more rain, more qualifying, and more Rupp. I must admit I'm a bit tired of the rain. And I was hoping to get to see some of the 1500 heats - but NBC gave me nothing. But I'm starting to really like this Rupp dude! I'll probably get booed, but one of the reasons  I'm not a huge fan of holding major meets in Eugene is the weather Read More...

Trials Part II Gets Started Today

Jun 28th, 2012
8:40 am PST

Finally the "break" is over! The longest two days in recent memory - I must be a track junkie! So what do we have to look forward to? Well Today is going to be star studded. We have prelims in the 1500s and that means our first look at Morgan Uceny, Jenny Simpson, Anna Pierce, and Shannon Rowbury Read More...

How the U.S. Team Looks at the Break

Jun 27th, 2012
7:39 am PST

So with the first half of the Trials in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead to London and how this US team is beginning to shape up. I have to say that we have lost some talent - some folk that have gone to the mat for us in the past and come home with hardware. So we will miss Bryan Clay, Adam Nelson, Dwight Phillips, Lauryn Williams and Walter Dix - though we have yet to see if Walter will be back to attempt to make the 200 squad Read More...

Trials Day 4 – Half Way to London

Jun 26th, 2012
8:11 am PST

Heading into the midway break, Monday was the first really "quiet" day of the Trials. But then, how do you compete for headlines with Eaton's WR, Dead Heat Gate, and the returns of Justin Gatlin & Tyson Gay? After all that excitement Monday was rather tame. With most of the London berths in the day's field event finals already decided based on limited numbers of individuals with "A" standards, the"drama" for the day was produced by the two 800 finals Read More...

Trials Day 2 – Ashton Eaton, 9039 WR

Jun 24th, 2012
7:51 am PST

Excitement and drama. That's standard when talking about the Olympic Trials. And while there were only three finals, Day Two just might be one of the most exciting and dramatic Trials days ever! Let's start with the decathlon, since it did start the day off. Ashton Eaton entered the day with a score of 4728 pts, putting him on WR pace as he, Trey Hardee, and Bryan Clay looked to be on their way to sending the greatest trio of decathletes ever to the Games Read More...