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

It’s July Where Are We?

Jul 2nd, 2013
5:24 pm PDT

This has been a very interesting year so far. Lots of transition going on throughout the sport. Rising athletes. Injured athletes. Athletes returning from injury. More transition than usual in the year following the Games it seems. Then of course there are the usual off the track issues such as drugs, which never seem to go away Read More...

Mt SAC Leads HOT Weekend

Apr 22nd, 2013
9:50 pm PDT

We're a weekend away from the Penn Relays, which is typically the meet that sets things off for the outdoor season. After this weekend's performances however,I think things were set of just fine and we're on our way to one hot track season. Things started off on a down note with word that Yohan Blake won't be competing until the Jamaican championships in June Read More...

2012 200 Meter Rankings–men/women

Dec 22nd, 2012
5:01 pm PDT

The 200 meters belongs to the United States and Jamaica. That's the conclusion one must come to when looking at this year's results on both the men's and women's sides. Yes, others are on the track, and even occasionally make an appearance in the 3rd or 4th position, but reality is that in spite of the lack of focus on the event outside of major championships, this event is undergoing major change and only two nations are keeping pace Read More...

2012 100m Rankings for 2012 – Men/Women

Dec 12th, 2012
11:28 am PDT

I’m going to try something different this year, in that I’m going to go five deep for events as I rank them and present both the men & women simultaneously. Five Deep because in general that’s really where the top athletes are in any given event. After that things usually get rather fuzzy. And since the lists will only be five deep, it should make for more interesting reading to include both genders at the same time – essentially presenting a top ten athletes for each event Read More...

Back to Code for Some After Ostrava

May 25th, 2012
3:38 pm PDT

Well, that wasn’t quite what I expected! Let’s start with the obvious, Usain Bolt (JAM) 10.04 - the slowest 100 meter final of Bolt’s professional career! That’s what I said. He ran 10.03 (0.7) in Rethymno in  his pro debut at the distance in 2007. Then opened up in Spanish Town in Mar ‘08 at 10 Read More...

Liu (12.97) and Dibaba (3:57.77) in Shanghai

May 19th, 2012
3:13 pm PDT

The Doha Diamond League event set a standard that may be difficult to match. And it didn't help that the weather wasn't very cooperative in Shanghai, as it was rainy throughout, keeping performances down.That made the world leading races by Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) and Liu Xiang (CHN) that much more phenomenal, as sterling marks were hard to come by in China 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...

Multi’s WRs Lead HOT World Championships

Mar 11th, 2012
12:10 pm PDT

It’s a bit ironic that today is “Selection Sunday” for the NCAA basketball tournament, because this weekend of track and field had the kind of wall to wall action associated with the NCAA Tournament. Between the NCAA & World Indoor Championships; Internet feeds; major time zone differences; and early outdoor track meets; I’ve been watching almost non-stop track and field from Friday afternoon until just a bit ago here on Sunday morning! Friday afternoon NCAA feed; late night/very early morning Worlds feed; out Saturday to a local high school meet; back in early evening in time to catch the NCAA feed; then very early morning to finish up with the Worlds feed Read More...

Hot Istanbul Match Ups

Mar 8th, 2012
5:07 pm PDT

The World Indoor Championships this weekend in Istanbul Turkey will close out the elite indoor season and provide a segue into the outdoor season proper. As such we should see the best performances yet on the 200 meter oval. Before I post my predictions tomorrow on who I think the winners will be (I’m still on the fence in a couple of events) here are a half dozen events that I’m really looking forward to based on the match ups that will be on the track Read More...

Weekend Action, Jan 28/29

Jan 29th, 2012
11:07 am PDT

Sometimes we spend so much time wishing that the Bolt’s, Gays, and Bekele’s of the sport were competing, that we forget just how much talent there is in this sport! That was evidenced this weekend, because as early as it is in the season, there is still plenty to talk about while many stars have yet to take to the track Read More...