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...

Let Them Speak

Aug 29th, 2020
12:25 pm PST

The Olympic Charter calls on the IOC “to oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes”. This is the basis for “banning” athletes protests during the Olympics. I feel however, that using this statement as the reason to ban the peaceful protests of athletes is itself an abuse of words Read More...

Does Track and Field Need to Change?

Sep 18th, 2016
3:06 pm PST

Recently I saw an article asking whether or not we need to delete events from track and field - and if so which ones. The author said that we have to do this to increase the popularity of the sport. Among the reasons given was the attention span of the general public, and that meets are too long. An example that was given was the fact that track and field during the Olympics takes a little over a week to run!  It's not the first article I've seen on the subject - all with similar reasons given Read More...

Post Rio Notes

Aug 26th, 2016
6:07 am PST

The Rio Olympics are in the books. In spite of all the "worries" heading into the meet, it was the competition that ultimately (always does) stood out! Such is the nature of track and field - when we get our best together, the sport shines brightly. I've commented on most of the events during the course of the meet Read More...

Let The Games Begin!

Jul 27th, 2016
7:49 pm PST

The Trials were just over, yet here we are with the Games literally days to count down! These Games already feel different. Maybe it's the fact that venues are STILL under construction. Maybe it's the Zika virus that has so many afraid to go. Perhaps even the status of injured athletes like Christian Taylor, Allyson Felix, and Usain Bolt - what level will they be ready for in a few short weeks? Whatever it is, somehow CHANGE seems to be in the air! Expect the unexpected Read More...

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...