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

Trials Preview

Jun 15th, 2022
11:07 am PDT

Now that we've gotten past the first big championship meet of the year (NC's) we're days, not weeks, away from US Trials. Days as in about 10. A meet that many consider as tough as Worlds. Given its depth and cutthroat nature. This year should be no different with several high level matchups on the horizon Read More...

NCAA Regionals and Pre

May 29th, 2022
7:28 pm PDT

Well that was one Hell of a weekend. Basically three high level meets, since the NCAA treats the first two rounds of its National Championships as two separate meets. Thoughts on that in another post. Either way, this past weekend was hot hot hot. In spite of two of the competitions having inclement weather! That's how good the sport is right now - sizzling hot Read More...

The Chill List

May 14th, 2022
3:29 pm PDT

It seems that everyone has a "list" these days. There's the Bowerman for collegiate athletes. And I've noticed several podcasts attempting to put together lists. The problem that I have with these lists however. It's that it's basically impossible to separate say 10 athletes from the pack in this sport Read More...

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...

Pre Championships Update

May 3rd, 2022
1:50 pm PDT

This has been one of the hardest seasons to keep up with that I can remember. And that is actually a good thing. Literally every time I've tried to sit down and write about my thoughts on the season, news of something faster, further, or higher goes across my screen. Making me feel like I'm always behind Read More...

How Fast in 2022?

Apr 28th, 2022
6:19 am PDT

The full question is actually duplicate questions. Spurred by the boasting of one Fred Kerley. The questions are. How fast will Fred Kerley run in 2022? And, how fast will the fastest sprinter run in 2022? Where does this come from? It comes from Kerley saying he is going to break the WR this year 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...

Prefontaine Highlights

Aug 22nd, 2021
7:16 am PDT

This was easily the most anticipated single meet of the year outside of championships and it lived up to the hype! Nike put its considerable wallet into play, producing Olympic quality fields across the board. Oh to have Nike’s money. That said, let’s discuss the elephant in the room. The matchup between Sha’Carri Richardson and “The Jamaican Medalists” Read More...

Tokyo Recap

Aug 14th, 2021
11:53 am PDT

I have to admit, I didn’t realize just how tough it would be to watch the Olympics live! Here on the West Coast, that meant getting up at 3:00am. Watching the Games. Then a full day of work. Then more track and field. Then bed long enough to get some rest before repeating - for a week and a half. Literally track and field Nirvana Read More...