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

Time to Break the Men’s 4×1 World Record…

May 7th, 2022
1:07 pm PDT

Yes, you read that right. I, a citizen of the United States, am talking about breaking the 4x1 record. Of course, given our men's international record in the event since the mid 90's. I'm sure many of you are either chuckling, or laughing out loud. I mean, just last year, we failed to make the Olympic final Read More...

Who Will Win the Millrose 60?

Jan 25th, 2022
11:43 am PST

Ok, now that the season is finally under way, it's almost time for the elite athletes to take the stage. And if the exploits of the collegiate athletes is any indication, we're in for some exciting competition. First meet with loaded fields will be the Millrose Games. On tap for January 29th. While all of the events at Millrose appear to be loaded, with athletes like Athing Mu, Ryan Crouser, Elle Purrier, and others Read More...

Amazing US Male Sprint Depth

Nov 22nd, 2021
12:58 pm PST

The Olympics and World Championships used to be fairly easy to predict. The US and Jamaica would split the sprint medals. Kenya and Ethiopia would split the middle and long distances. Europe would win the throws. And a hodge podge of athletes would scramble after the jumps and multi medals. That's kind of how track and field had been divided up amongst the world Read More...

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...