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

Olympic Trials Part 1 – Upsets & Speed

Jul 5th, 2016
2:57 pm PST

We've finally arrived to that part of the season that really matters - Olympic team qualifying! That means EVERYONE had to show up. That means some of the best competition of the year. That means watching track and field the way it is supposed to be watched - in a stadium; with ALL of the events represented! And guess what? No one leaves early Read More...

World Championships Review–Individuals Pt1

Aug 27th, 2013
9:22 pm PST

Now for the fun part, looking at individual performances - and there were certainly some very good ones. First however, let's get a bit of perspective by taking a look at medal counts. The double digit medal earners: United States 25 total, 6 gold, 14 silver, 5 bronze. Russia 17 total, 7 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze Kenya 12 total, 5 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze Ethiopia 10 total, 3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze As expected Russians performed well at home Read More...

Trials Day 4 – Half Way to London

Jun 26th, 2012
8:11 am PST

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...

Farah Sharp at “Hi Performance” Meet

May 21st, 2012
12:56 pm PST

The year’s best gathering of middle/long distance runners took place this past weekend in Southern California at the “Oxy Hi Performance” meet. But after all the races were run and the results came in, I’m still in the dark as to how things look for American distance running – and we’re only a month out from the Trials! Don’t get me wrong, there were some solid performances Read More...

The Pieces are Coming Together

Apr 29th, 2012
9:42 am PST

The great thing about the Penn Relays is that it's the first time we get a large gathering of top athletes together at the same meet. The tough part is that they aren't competing head to head and they're not competing in individual events - so "evaluating" where they are can be a bit more difficult Read More...

What Will Our Male Middle Distance Presence be in London…

Sep 29th, 2011
8:36 am PST

Looking back on 2011 & Daegu, and forward to 2012 & London, I find three areas in the U.S. that concern me. One is the men’s sprints & hurdles which I recentlytouched on. Another is our field events in general – something I’ll be talking about in the very near future. The other, that I’ll be addressing today, is our male middle distance runners Read More...