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

Shanghai Preview

May 16th, 2013
10:25 am PDT

It's time for the second installment of the Diamond League, and if Doha was any indication of how the year is going to go then Shanghai should be a real humdinger! Looking at the start lists, things should once again be exiting from start to finish. As usual however, there are some events that I am especially looking forward to:   Men's 110 Hurdles Aries Merritt, David Oliver, Jason Richardson This is one of those wonderful events where the best compete head to head quite often - and the anticipation never drops Read More...

My Favorite All Time Intermediate Hurdlers

Oct 17th, 2012
3:44 pm PDT

Ok, now that the high hurdlers are done, let me give thought to the intermediates - another difficult list. Once again, I find I have a list that is heavy on one era. In part because I'm not including current competitors, but largely because that era was simply the best ever in my humble opinion.I also find myself listing a couple of athletes that may draw question Read More...

Swagger – Who has it in Track and Field?

Dec 7th, 2011
5:18 pm PDT

I was watching SportsCenter yesterday and caught Deion Sanders talking about the evolution of defensive backs in the NFL. Of course it being “Neon Deion”, he talked about the “swagger” that he brought to the position, and how others have tried to emulate it. That made me think about track and field, wondering about the amount of “swagger” we have in our sport Read More...

2011 in Review – Men’s Long Jump

Nov 29th, 2011
1:21 pm PDT

In spite of the fact that I tend to talk more about the running events than I do the field events, I’m actually a huge fan of the field events. It just seems that lately some of the excitement is missing in the field. I remember when the long jump featured great battles like the U.S. Championships in 1987 (San Jose) with Carl Lewis (8 Read More...

Worlds Day Seven – The Field Stars

Sep 2nd, 2011
6:10 am PDT

There were a couple of great races on the track but the real action took place on the field today. In the women’s javelin, Maria Abakumova (RUS) heaved a tremendous 71.25m/233’ 9” in the 2nd round to take a stranglehold on the competition. The mark took over the yearly lead, was a national record, and improved her #3 all time position Read More...