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

Where are the Jump Stars?

Jan 30th, 2013
12:31 pm PST

This time of year my mind runs continuously to thoughts of how we can better market the sport. What can track and field do so that others can see the sport that I see when I sit and watch a meet? More often than not, I keep coming back to the fact that we live in a society that is obsessed with stars! With 24 hour news; highlights on ESPN; and social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram, an outstanding performance or two and a Colin Kaepernic can become a global sensation virtually overnight! Track too has had it's overnight sensations – a total of 700 meters in Beijing made Usain Bolt a household name Read More...

Rupp (3:50.93) & Cain (4:32.78) HOT!

Jan 28th, 2013
12:42 pm PST

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...

Let the Deuce Shine

Jan 20th, 2013
9:04 am PST

Early in every season I feel compelled to talk about the deuce - 200 meters. For starters, it's one of my favorite events, combining the speed of the 100 with the strength/speed endurance of the quarter. Throw in that stagger on the turn that sort of makes you wait to see just how the race is developing, and you have what I consider the best of the sprint events Read More...

They’re Off & Running

Jan 15th, 2013
6:25 am PST

For those fans of the sport that have been waiting for the action of track and field THIS was your weekend! Lots of meets with tons of action. Especially on the collegiate scene , where all the major players were in action including Florida, Oregon, Texas A&M, Florida State , Arkansas and LSU among others Read More...

Let’s Make the Off Season a Challenge

Jan 7th, 2013
4:06 pm PST

I know that we've just started the World Championship year and are nearly 365 days away from the"Off Season". That's exactly why I'm talking about it however, because change takes time, and perhaps there's enough time to implement something that I think would be a benefit to the sport. You see, right now the Off Season is somewhat of a throwaway year in many respects Read More...

Ten Things to Watch in Track & Field in 2013

Jan 3rd, 2013
9:14 am PST

Happy New Year to everyone! And welcome to the World Championship year of 2013. The start of a new year is always exciting, especially when it comes to track and field. The Olympic year of 2012 is now officially closed and a part of history – which means that everyone gets to start with a clean slate Read More...