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

The Final Prep for Moscow is Done

Jul 28th, 2013
10:19 am PDT

The London Diamond League was pretty much what I thought it would be - best meet of the year and perhaps a preview of several events in Moscow. If this weekend was any indication, we've got a Wild West shoot out kind of World Championships coming up, because there just aren't that many "sure things" out there this year Read More...

London Final Test Before Moscow

Jul 25th, 2013
8:20 am PDT

The World Championships are just a few weeks away and athletes are in the final stages of their preparations. Some are looking to get that final meet in before the big dance. While others have had layoffs and are looking to see just how sharp they are. This weekend's Diamond League meet in London is going to fit the bill nicely for both Read More...

Best Ever Women’s 4×4 Splits

Aug 15th, 2012
4:41 pm PDT

Trying to get caught up with the Games just closing, so have been extremely busy. Still a lot more to address - I think I will take a closer look at either the sprints or middle distances next. To add to it all the next Diamond League meet is up in a day and a half in Stockholm! Wow. Before I get more in depth with the sprints, I did want to take a look at women’s 4x4 splits Read More...

London Olympics – General Wrap Up

Aug 13th, 2012
4:23 pm PDT

They're not finished with the closing ceremonies yet, and they won't be shown here on the West Coast for several hours, but I'm already looking back on these Games. So much happened in what was a great meet. I want to take a look at several specific topics individually, but today just look back in general at the last week of competition Read More...

London Olympics – Jamaica 4×1, 36.84 WR

Aug 12th, 2012
8:46 am PDT

Saturday was the final day of action on the track, and the meet closed out in style with a surprise or two; outstanding performances; and another world record. The field events led the way in the surprise department. First in the women's high jump several big names made early exits, including Emma Greene Tregaro (SWE), Chaunte Lowe (USA); and defending champion Tia Hellebaut (BEL) Read More...

London Olympics – US 4×1, 40.82 WR

Aug 10th, 2012
7:03 pm PDT

Busy busy day. Watched the Games online then had to head out to get real life business taken care of. Almost waited until tomorrow to close out the last two days of the Games, because I missed much of the field events, and I need another look at that UGLY women’s 1500 meters. I’ll get to see that later tonight, and will include it with tomorrow’s discussion Read More...

London Olympics – Rudisha 1:40.91!

Aug 9th, 2012
3:05 pm PDT

Today may have been the most exciting and memorable day in Olympic history. Once again we only had four finals on the day - but oh what finals they were! So let’s get right to it. Yes there was qualifying - women’s 800 semis, women’s 4x1 semis, and men’s 4x4 semis - with everyone expected to move through moving through Read More...

London Olympics – The US Finds Its Stride

Aug 8th, 2012
7:39 pm PDT

We're roughly half way through with the track and field portion of the Games and though there has been a medal here and there,US troops haven't really gotten untracked - until today. The team that's expected to leave with the most medals in t&f, had struggled a bit to this point, as several athletes didn't quite hit the mark Read More...

London Olympics 100 Meters – Execution

Aug 6th, 2012
5:18 pm PDT

Good news, bad news. The good news is that I got to see the final of the men’s 100 meters last night. The bad news is that once again I had no luck seeing any of today’s evening session online. I saw the morning session just fine, but didn’t see one complete event of the evening session. The feed kept freezing, dropping, and was blurry when it was up Read More...

London Olympics – Bolt Repeats

Aug 5th, 2012
4:58 pm PDT

Another exciting day of track and field, though I've missed most of it. The feed on my tablet was only clear for about 30 minutes, and froze completely at the introductions for the men's 100 final! Knowing from the start of the morning that the app on my tablet was having trouble, I turned on my trusty lap top, and believe it or not, I never got NBCOlympics Read More...