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

Rollins’ 12.26 Leads Weekend at Nationals

Jun 24th, 2013
7:56 am PDT

As I thought prior, this was one of the hottest National Championships in a long time - and it was lead by women and youth. Don't get me wrong, the men got the job done and we're sending a nice male squad to Moscow. But the women were doing spectacular things everywhere you turned - and none were any more spectacular than Brianna Rollins 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...

Trials Day 4 – Half Way to London

Jun 26th, 2012
8:11 am PDT

Heading into the midway break, Monday was the first really "quiet" day of the Trials. But then, how do you compete for headlines with Eaton's WR, Dead Heat Gate, and the returns of Justin Gatlin & Tyson Gay? After all that excitement Monday was rather tame. With most of the London berths in the day's field event finals already decided based on limited numbers of individuals with "A" standards, the"drama" for the day was produced by the two 800 finals Read More...

Trials Preview – Women’s 200 Meters

Jun 18th, 2012
2:25 pm PDT

While the men's 100 is potentially the most "story" laden event heading into the Trials, it's certainly not alone in terms of story lines and depth. One of my favorites in this regard is the women's 1500, which I discussed in detail earlier. However, also recently entering into the "drama zone" with the aforementioned 100 & 1500 is the women's 200 as it's suddenly become the middle ground for several of our best female sprinters Read More...

8 Must See Trials Events

Apr 28th, 2012
7:58 am PDT

I'm getting antsy, it's Friday night and no big results can be found - everything major will be happening Saturday. So my mind is wandering in the direction of the Trials. After all, once the smoke clears everything comes down to two meets this year - National Trials and the Olympic Games.In some countries the Trials may be the years most important meet, beside if you don't get past the Trials you'll never see the Games - at least not from the stadium in London Read More...

Blake 9.90 Leads Weekend Activities

Apr 15th, 2012
8:39 am PDT

Rivalries are GREAT for the sport of track and field. I just can’t say that enough. Athletes seem to compete better when they have a chip on their shoulder; something to prove; a score to settle; or sometimes just plain don’t like each other. Ovett v Coe. Nehemiah v Foster. Greene v Montgomery. Lewis v Everybody Read More...

2012 Outdoor Preview – Sprints

Mar 22nd, 2012
11:32 am PDT

Now that we’re completely done with the indoor season, it’s time to start taking a look at how this outdoor season might possibly shape up. More importantly, at how the Games might shape up. So as I go through the various events on the Olympic slate, I’m going to try and Identify those individuals that I feel as of today ill be in the mix – the contenders and potential contenders Read More...

2011 in Review – Women’s 200 Meters

Oct 26th, 2011
10:24 am PDT

As with the men’s event, the women’s deuce suffers from a lack of real competition among it’s best competitors – possibly even more so. Ninety three times women have broken the 22 second barrier with legal wind – none did so in 2011. As a matter of fact, there have only been nine such marks in the New Millennium! None at all in ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06 and this year Read More...

American Women Leading the Way to London

Sep 25th, 2011
8:47 am PDT

As we close to door on the 2011season all was not bleak for the U.S. on the track. While our men had their difficulties and many lament that the rest of the world has “caught up” to us; the distaff side of things did remarkably well. From the 100 through the 1500, including the relay and hurdle events – U Read More...