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

Pre Trials, Trials, Next the Games

Jul 20th, 2021
11:51 am PDT

This has been one of the most exciting years ever for track and field. Thank you Covid-19. After all, the Covid virus has had an affect on everything that has happened on this planet for the better part of a year and a half - and continues to do so! It basically shut down the 2020 season of track and field Read More...

It’s Prediction Time – US Trials Relays…

May 30th, 2021
6:06 pm PDT

This season has been moving along so quickly, that it's been too fast to keep up with - pun intended. Literally every few days something extraordinary has occurred. Athing Mu, Trayvon Bromell, Allyson Felix, Kenny Bednarek, Gabby Thomas, Terrance Laird, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! It's now mere weeks from the NCAA Championships and the Olympic Trials - and time to start to spec out who's going to be taking that trip to Tokyo Read More...

And They’re Off

Jan 26th, 2021
9:12 pm PST

Yes, the Road to Tokyo has begun as the 2021 season is now under way, with all indications being that this year is going to be as HOT as lava in a volcano! Two weekends, two indoor world records. An American record. Several moves into the all time lists. The start of a US track league. And just a rash of outstanding performances Read More...

Christian Coleman Suspended

Nov 6th, 2020
2:52 pm PST

If you know anything about track and field, you know that Christian Coleman has been suspended for his multiple whereabouts violations. A two year "time out" from the sport dating back to the first violation, which means he has zero shot at making the Tokyo Olympic team. No Trials, no Games. As a matter of fact he'll barely be off probation before the trials for the next Worlds Read More...

Were Meets Necessary This Year?

Oct 18th, 2020
10:29 am PDT

I am a track and field junkie! It's easily my favorite sport. So I've been pleased to have track back to watch. But everyone hasn't been as excited. I've had some people ask me, “why are they running?”. The position being that, a) it's not safe to be competing right now. and b) what we've been watching isn't really track and field Read More...

A Question of Whereabouts

Aug 1st, 2020
9:43 am PDT

My previous post focused on Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, two of America’s best young sprint stars. While they have had some nice performances early, they aren’t the only ones that have been lighting it up. Allyson Felix has defeated Shaunae Miller Uibo in a virtual 150; Ryan Crouser has become #4 all time in the shot put with a monster 22 Read More...

Where is US Sprinting Headed?

Nov 10th, 2016
12:03 pm PST

The US scored a huge medal haul in Rio - something always expected, but not always materialized. The expectations are always there because of our purported sprint and hurdle prowess. I say purported because in Rio it was our middle and long distance crew that led the way, as our sprint and hurdle crew has gotten a bit long in the tooth Read More...

Olympic Trials Part 1 – Upsets & Speed

Jul 5th, 2016
2:57 pm PDT

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...

How to Win the 4×1 in Rio!

Feb 8th, 2016
11:27 am PST

It's one thing to be dominated in the sprints by an athlete like Usain Bolt, but during the same time span we've seen a comedy of horrors take place in what was also an American staple - the 4x1 relay. The American men haven't won a 4x1 in a major since 2007 - approaching nearly a decade! This is tragic, and the first step to righting this ship in my opinion, is to admit FAILURE and move on Read More...

What to Watch in 2016

Jan 12th, 2016
1:24 pm PST

Olympic years are always exciting for sports fans because that global showcase will take place this summer. That means we will see the best that track and field (among other sports) has to offer - the best athletes competing head to head. Sad that I can't say that in any other year, but unfortunately we don't get this type of competition in any other year with any regularity Read More...