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

2022 – One Outstanding Season

Sep 12th, 2022
12:53 pm PDT

Just as the letter Z closes out the alphabet. Zurich and Zagreb have closed out the 2022 track season. And what a season it's been. More Championships than ever in one season with NCAA's, Nationals, Worlds, U20's, Commonwealth, NACAC, and Europeans! That's enough to fill an Olympic cycle, let alone one year Read More...

Noah Lyles

Aug 16th, 2022
9:13 am PDT

To borrow from a popular phrase. Track and field in America suffers from many things, but talent is not one of them. We lead the world in talent. Especially in speed and strength events at the present time. At the recent World Championships, we won 33 medals. In spite of a lack of government support Read More...

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...