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

London Olympics – General Wrap Up

Aug 13th, 2012
4:23 pm PST

They're not finished with the closing ceremonies yet, and they won't be shown here on the West Coast for several hours, but I'm already looking back on these Games. So much happened in what was a great meet. I want to take a look at several specific topics individually, but today just look back in general at the last week of competition Read More...

London Olympics – Jamaica 4×1, 36.84 WR

Aug 12th, 2012
8:46 am PST

Saturday was the final day of action on the track, and the meet closed out in style with a surprise or two; outstanding performances; and another world record. The field events led the way in the surprise department. First in the women's high jump several big names made early exits, including Emma Greene Tregaro (SWE), Chaunte Lowe (USA); and defending champion Tia Hellebaut (BEL) Read More...

London Olympics – US 4×1, 40.82 WR

Aug 10th, 2012
7:03 pm PST

Busy busy day. Watched the Games online then had to head out to get real life business taken care of. Almost waited until tomorrow to close out the last two days of the Games, because I missed much of the field events, and I need another look at that UGLY women’s 1500 meters. I’ll get to see that later tonight, and will include it with tomorrow’s discussion Read More...

London Olympics – Rudisha 1:40.91!

Aug 9th, 2012
3:05 pm PST

Today may have been the most exciting and memorable day in Olympic history. Once again we only had four finals on the day - but oh what finals they were! So let’s get right to it. Yes there was qualifying - women’s 800 semis, women’s 4x1 semis, and men’s 4x4 semis - with everyone expected to move through moving through Read More...

London Olympics – The US Finds Its Stride

Aug 8th, 2012
7:39 pm PST

We're roughly half way through with the track and field portion of the Games and though there has been a medal here and there,US troops haven't really gotten untracked - until today. The team that's expected to leave with the most medals in t&f, had struggled a bit to this point, as several athletes didn't quite hit the mark Read More...

London Olympics – THAT Was Exciting !

Aug 7th, 2012
3:49 pm PST

OK, my feed was working all day, and it was a great day to watch live track and field at the Olympics. I’m a day behind, but so much happened not enough time or room to catch up on everything. I will say an outstanding win in the pole vault for Jenn Suhr (USA). Primarily because Yelena Isinbayeva was in the field and finished with the bronze Read More...

London Olympics 100 Meters – Execution

Aug 6th, 2012
5:18 pm PST

Good news, bad news. The good news is that I got to see the final of the men’s 100 meters last night. The bad news is that once again I had no luck seeing any of today’s evening session online. I saw the morning session just fine, but didn’t see one complete event of the evening session. The feed kept freezing, dropping, and was blurry when it was up Read More...

London Olympics – Bolt Repeats

Aug 5th, 2012
4:58 pm PST

Another exciting day of track and field, though I've missed most of it. The feed on my tablet was only clear for about 30 minutes, and froze completely at the introductions for the men's 100 final! Knowing from the start of the morning that the app on my tablet was having trouble, I turned on my trusty lap top, and believe it or not, I never got NBCOlympics Read More...

London Olympics – Track Hot on Fri / Sat

Aug 4th, 2012
10:50 pm PST

The athletes finally got to do their thing on Olympic Stadium, and of the first two days are any indication this is gonna be one humdinger of a meet. So double up on the popcorn and drink, because the athletes have come here ready to compete! That was clear when Jessica Ennis started things off by blazing 12 Read More...

London 2012 – Track and Field is Here

Aug 2nd, 2012
1:19 pm PST

Finally, the wait is over, track and field starts tomorrow - or later today depending on your point of view. Either way, things get crackin in a big way as some of the biggest names in the sport take center stage during this opening weekend. Take a look at this weekend's line up of finals:   Friday, finals in the men's shot and women's 10,000 Saturday, finals in the 20k race walk, women's discus, heptathlon, men's long jump, men's 10,000, and women's 100 Sunday, finals in women's triple jump, men's hammer, women's 400, men's steeple, and men's 100 We’re talking Jeter, Felix, Gay, Gatlin, Bolt, Blake, Campbell Brown, Fraser Pryce and that’s just in the 100 meters! I’m trying to get a fix on the weather, because it will have affect the competition Read More...