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

You Know It’s an Off Season When …

Feb 17th, 2014
5:28 pm PDT

Track and Field exists in its own alternate universe where semi finals consist of THREE heats, and the focus on promoting the sport is NOT on the competition, but  individual performances! In that same vein, it's the rare sport where its most outstanding performances tend to occur outside of  championship settings and in seasons where there is no major championships at all - the Off Season Read More...

The Final Prep for Moscow is Done

Jul 28th, 2013
10:19 am PDT

The London Diamond League was pretty much what I thought it would be - best meet of the year and perhaps a preview of several events in Moscow. If this weekend was any indication, we've got a Wild West shoot out kind of World Championships coming up, because there just aren't that many "sure things" out there this year Read More...

T.G.I.F. Again – Tyson Gay Is Fast Again

May 7th, 2013
10:00 pm PDT

He's baaacckk. That's the only conclusion I can come to after watching Tyson Gay blitz a world leading 9.86 in Kingston over the weekend. The slow start. The mid race, drag car acceleration. The race was vintage Tyson Gay. Most impressive however, was the way he overcame the blitzkrieg start of Nesta Carter and out ran the seasons early sensation, Doc Patton Read More...

HOT Weekend to End February

Feb 25th, 2013
10:28 am PDT

Just as I've been anticipating, this weekend saw track and field rise to its highest level of the season! The college ranks entered their biggest time of the year with conference meets galore add the athletes prepare for the NCAA Championships. Professional athletes laid down some marks of note, especially at the DN Galen in Sweden Read More...

Rupp (3:50.93) & Cain (4:32.78) HOT!

Jan 28th, 2013
12:42 pm PDT

The Olympic year might be behind us, but it's clear that winning at World's means something too, because those athletes that are competing indoors are crankin out the marks. This weekend the mile was the star of the show, with the 600 making noise as well. And I must say that the internet played one of it's greatest supporting rolls to date as those of us on Twitter were able to follow both Galen Rupp and Mary Cain and their fabulous mile runs simultaneously! Rupp showed tremendous extended range in the mold of the East Africans as he dropped his mile PR down to 3:50 Read More...

They’re Off & Running

Jan 15th, 2013
6:25 am PDT

For those fans of the sport that have been waiting for the action of track and field THIS was your weekend! Lots of meets with tons of action. Especially on the collegiate scene , where all the major players were in action including Florida, Oregon, Texas A&M, Florida State , Arkansas and LSU among others 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...

Trials Day 5 – More Rupp

Jun 29th, 2012
8:07 am PDT

On Thursday we got more rain, more qualifying, and more Rupp. I must admit I'm a bit tired of the rain. And I was hoping to get to see some of the 1500 heats - but NBC gave me nothing. But I'm starting to really like this Rupp dude! I'll probably get booed, but one of the reasons  I'm not a huge fan of holding major meets in Eugene is the weather Read More...

Trials Day 1 – Rupp Rules

Jun 22nd, 2012
11:05 pm PDT

Day one of the Trials is in the book, and if today's results are any indication this is gonna be a humdinger! Because in spite of the rain that came down during most of the competition, the athletes were nothing short of competitive! After all, THIS is the Olympic Trials - go big or go home! Let's start with the days' two finals, the men & women's 10,000 meters - which did and didn't run to form Read More...

Pre–Outstanding Results, Lots of Questions

Jun 3rd, 2012
8:17 am PDT

Trying to put something together on this meet has been giving me fits. Once again the Pre Classic was the best non championship meet on US soil. From the distance races Friday night (streamed live thank you) to the Bowerman Mile that closed out the NBC broadcast, the fields were top notch across the board Read More...