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

Prediction – US 100, Women

Nov 20th, 2020
2:36 pm PST

Since I've put my neck out there on the men, I may as well give the women a shot. This will not be nearly as easy however, because it seems like every year the names change on the women's lists here in the US. I can tell you right now who'll be lining up for every other country that's a major player in the sprints Read More...

Were Meets Necessary This Year?

Oct 18th, 2020
10:29 am PST

I am a track and field junkie! It's easily my favorite sport. So I've been pleased to have track back to watch. But everyone hasn't been as excited. I've had some people ask me, “why are they running?”. The position being that, a) it's not safe to be competing right now. and b) what we've been watching isn't really track and field Read More...

A Question of Whereabouts

Aug 1st, 2020
9:43 am PST

My previous post focused on Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, two of America’s best young sprint stars. While they have had some nice performances early, they aren’t the only ones that have been lighting it up. Allyson Felix has defeated Shaunae Miller Uibo in a virtual 150; Ryan Crouser has become #4 all time in the shot put with a monster 22 Read More...

Marketing the Face of Track and Field

Aug 6th, 2019
4:37 pm PST

Between 2008 and 2017 many people considered Usain Bolt to be the face of track and field. The athlete that the IAAF built their promotion around. The sprinter they proclaimed to be the “clean” representation of track and field, because the IAAF felt that such a representation was needed.  When Bolt said that it was time to retire, Seb Coe basically said, “woe is me whatever will we do Read More...

USATF Preview

Jul 16th, 2019
11:10 am PST

We're a little over a week from the USATF Championships. No more competitions to watch. The time has finally arrived. And after months of meets - we still don't know much! With Worlds being so late, some athletes have been very cautious. Then there are the collegiate kids that have already peaked for a championship Read More...

Kirani James’ 44.02 Highlights Shanghai DL

May 18th, 2013
9:33 am PST

Perhaps Doha raised the bar a bit high, but I didn't come away from Shanghai with the same WOW factor that I had following the Diamond League opener. A nice set of marks were turned in, but that special something was missing in most of the events on the track. One running event that hit on all cylinders however, was the men's 400 as both LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James showed up to compete Read More...

Shanghai Preview

May 16th, 2013
10:25 am PST

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...

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...

What are the Sport’s Best Rivalries?

Sep 18th, 2012
6:16 am PST

Coming off a successful Olympics and 2012 season, it’s time to take a look at how the sport can improve moving forward. One of the glaring problems in the past few seasons in my opinion has been the false start rule which I addressed a couple of days ago. When I listen to what other people are saying, one of the biggest complaints that many people have about the sport of track and field is the lack of head to head competition among the sport's best athletes Read More...

Aries Merritt Back on Track in Birmingham

Aug 27th, 2012
1:08 pm PST

The double meet weekend that started Thursday in Lausanne, ended early today in Birmingham - and just as it was in Lausanne, speed was on display in Britain. In a meet with several Olympians in attendance the highlight of the day was turned in by Aries Merritt who is on an unbelievable streak of hurdling consistency Read More...