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

Florida Relays Leads Weekend

Apr 9th, 2013
9:11 pm PST

Another nice weekend of track and field in the books with the Florida Relays serving as the center piece. Florida didn't disappoint with a Tyson Gay sighting, David Oliver debut and some hot running in the speed events. If early returns are any indication, this could be the Year of the Youth, as several young people stepped up into potentially starring roles Read More...

Back to Code for Some After Ostrava

May 25th, 2012
3:38 pm PST

Well, that wasn’t quite what I expected! Let’s start with the obvious, Usain Bolt (JAM) 10.04 - the slowest 100 meter final of Bolt’s professional career! That’s what I said. He ran 10.03 (0.7) in Rethymno in  his pro debut at the distance in 2007. Then opened up in Spanish Town in Mar ‘08 at 10 Read More...

Florida Relays Day One – Sizzling

Apr 6th, 2012
9:09 pm PST

Usually I wait through the weekend to talk about the highlights, but they were running so fast in Florida that Day One was just a repeat highlight reel. Tiffany Porter (GBR) started the afternoon off with a nice 12.96 (-0.5) – fastest time this side of last week’s blazer in Tuscon, and of course Sally Pearson (AUS) Read More...

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Women

Dec 28th, 2011
12:10 pm PST

Now that we’ve taken a look at the men, it’s time to do the same with the women, because there will certainly be those women that step out of the shadows to make headlines. After getting drubbed by the Eastern Bloc sprinters in ’76, Evelyn Ashford became Kryptonite to the Iron Curtain Superwomen demolishing them at the ’79 World Cup before making headlines at the ’84 Los Angeles Games 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...