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

Who’s Windows are Threatening to Close?

Mar 20th, 2013
9:57 am PDT

A common phrase in the world of sports refers to an athletes "window" closing – to his or her window of opportunity expiring. In most cases we're talking about the opportunity to win a title, but the term can also refer to obtaining records or other significant performances. Every couple of Olympic cycles or so, as the sport's population begins to age at the top end, we get a group of individuals who's windows begin to close Read More...

Swagger – Who has it in Track and Field?

Dec 7th, 2011
5:18 pm PDT

I was watching SportsCenter yesterday and caught Deion Sanders talking about the evolution of defensive backs in the NFL. Of course it being “Neon Deion”, he talked about the “swagger” that he brought to the position, and how others have tried to emulate it. That made me think about track and field, wondering about the amount of “swagger” we have in our sport Read More...

Whose Windows Could Close in the Olympic Year

Sep 27th, 2011
7:02 am PDT

In the world of elite track and field, there are three basic goals: World gold, Olympic gold, and World Records. These are the achievements that most athletes would like to have before the sun sets on their careers. With the end of each season a window of opportunity closes in the pursuit of these objectives Read More...