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

London Olympics – Bolt Repeats

Aug 5th, 2012
4:58 pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...

Televising the Games – #NBCFail

Aug 1st, 2012
3:56 pm PDT

The Olympic Games, the ultimate sporting event. Citius, Altius, Fortius - Faster, Higher, Stronger. The Games are about the athletes, and the people of the world sharing in their attempt at the ultimate in achievements. Or at least that was the original intent of the Olympic Games - to be a global gathering of the world to celebrate peace through athletics Read More...

Must See London Events

Jul 31st, 2012
5:06 pm PDT

The Games are well under way, and I'm bored out of my mind! With the time difference between here (West Coast) and London, there is nothing going on after early afternoon West Coast time. Plenty of time to review the day's activities and get ready for action on "the big screen". Except that in spite of having a full day to prepare, the Prime Time package that's been put together by NBC so far has been less than inspiring Read More...

London 2012 Has Arrived – The Athletes Games

Jul 30th, 2012
9:57 am PDT

The Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad have arrived and something tells me that this is going to be the athlete's Olympics when all is said and done. Not that the British and the city of London haven't already had their moment in the sun. As the opening ceremony was, well very British. British literature, British music, British history, British stars, and very well done Read More...

News Ahead of the Start of the Games

Jul 26th, 2012
2:26 pm PDT

I’ve been very very busy outside of track and field the past couple of days. Doctor’s appointment; kids to the fair; trying to catch up on non track work/stuff. Have to clear my plate so I can focus on the Games with the opening ceremonies TOMORROW! Yet as I step away for a couple of days, the news/happenings of the sport seem to increase in volume Read More...

Pre Games Thoughts – The Sprints

Jul 23rd, 2012
9:34 am PDT

My predictions are out there, and I knew that there would be some disagreement. But then a wise man once said, "if everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking". So for those not understanding why we're not thinking the same thing, I thought I would give a little insight into how I came to my conclusions Read More...

Will the Men’s 100 Live Up to the Hype?

Jul 22nd, 2012
9:07 am PDT

The men's 100 meters. Perhaps THE marquee event of the Olympic Games. Most of the world will remember who won the 100 long after the Games are over. Jesse Owens, Jim Hines, Hasely Crawford, Valery Borzov, Carl Lewis, Donovan Bailey, Linford Christie, Maurice Greene. Names that resonate still long after retirement, because they won 100 meter gold at the Olympics Read More...

Olympic Predictions – London 2012

Jul 21st, 2012
11:29 am PDT

OK, it’s time to do this. I’ve procrastinated long enough. I kept hoping that the “next meet” would clear things up, but even Monaco yesterday just made things harder. As a matter of fact you will see some changes even from my US medal hopes of a couple of days ago – things are that fluid in my opinion Read More...