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

Hot Marks Indoors AND Outdoors

Feb 19th, 2012
10:17 am PST

With the indoor season getting ready to wind down with various championships, some athletes are beginning to test themselves outdoors under the Australian sun. The result this weekend has been a combination of sterling marks both indoors AND outdoors, as the year looks ready to shift into Olympic Preparation Mode Read More...

My Heroes of 2011

Dec 5th, 2011
9:35 am PST

Wow, it’s December already, and there’s still so much left to talk about regarding the 2011 season. Several events left to review and some outstanding performances to look at. And I’m going to try to get to as much as I can before the clock turns to 2012. One thing that I don’t want to overlook is what I’m going to call my heroes of 2011 – a group of athletes that in my opinion were tremendous competitors in 2011 Read More...

2011 in Review – Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles

Nov 9th, 2011
5:55 pm PST

If there is an event that I would hold up as a model for how I’d like to see a season go it would be the women’s 100 meter hurdles! These women did it all. The top women competed from early season through the World Championships – most competing in over 10 meets, and some over 15. They competed against each other often, and did so at a fairly high level for most of the season Read More...

Sally Pearson – My 2011 Female Athlete of the Year…

Oct 13th, 2011
7:33 am PST

In a year where the women laid it down across the board, this was an extremely difficult decision. There was Betty Heidler (GER), who set the year’s only WR with a new mark in the Hammer. Lashinda Demus (USA) who became #3 all time with her gold medal victory in the 400 hurdles in Daegu. And there was Anna Chicherova (RUS) who moved to =#3 all time in the high jump and defeated Blanka Vlasic during an exciting year Read More...

Brussels Will End Season with Few Big Match Ups

Sep 14th, 2011
5:56 am PST

We were told that the Diamond League was going to bring the best of the best together on a regular basis. That all of those key match ups that had been missing in the sport were going to become reality by the Diamond League contracting with all the main characters to put them together in multiple venues Read More...

Zurich – Speed Upstarts Rule

Sep 9th, 2011
4:58 am PST

One of the recurring themes of the recently completed World Championships was that of up and coming athletes breaking through to the big time. While it was clear in Zurich that it’s time for the season to end as many athletes are now weary, several of the upstarts in Daegu are clearly out to prove that their performances in Daegu were no flukes Read More...

Zurich Preview

Sep 8th, 2011
5:41 am PST

Zurich is once again in the position of following a global major, which means that it could serve as a “redemption meet” for several athletes – especially since there are only a handful of meets left before the close of the 2011 season. Most top athletes tend to shut things down once the championship meet is over Read More...

Worlds Day Eight – Pearson & Bolt Shine

Sep 3rd, 2011
4:54 am PST

Friday it was the field events that were sizzling. Today that heat went back to the track as we had some stellar track performances headed by Sally Pearson and Usain Bolt who put down some outstanding times in a meet that has been devoid of fast times.  It got started with the men’s 1500 meters Read More...