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

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...

No Excuse for What Happened to Tarmoh

Jul 6th, 2012
9:28 am PST

I've hesitated on saying anything about "Dead Heat Gate" not because I don't have an opinion but because I've felt there were far to many opinions out there already. But the more I read, the more I'm angered that the villain in all this comes back to Tarmoh. Don't get me wrong, personally I say a warrior competes Read More...

Trials Day 2 – Ashton Eaton, 9039 WR

Jun 24th, 2012
7:51 am PST

Excitement and drama. That's standard when talking about the Olympic Trials. And while there were only three finals, Day Two just might be one of the most exciting and dramatic Trials days ever! Let's start with the decathlon, since it did start the day off. Ashton Eaton entered the day with a score of 4728 pts, putting him on WR pace as he, Trey Hardee, and Bryan Clay looked to be on their way to sending the greatest trio of decathletes ever to the Games Read More...

Trials Preview – Women’s 200 Meters

Jun 18th, 2012
2:25 pm PST

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...

Myers Pregnant, Who Takes Her Place?

Apr 16th, 2012
2:00 pm PST

News out this weekend is that Marshevet Myers its pregnant and will be out for the season. While I wish her all the best , I can't think of a worse time than an Olympic season.  World Championships come  often enough that if you miss one there's another next year - or at worst in two years 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...

American Women Leading the Way to London

Sep 25th, 2011
8:47 am PST

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...