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

First Stop Women’s 100

Jul 31st, 2021
11:59 am PDT

And we’re off and running, literally. As the first few rounds of events have taken place and we’ve had our first couple of finals. The first actual final was themes 10,000 meters. Won by Ethiopian Selemon Barega. An interesting race given the heat and humidity as it turned into a wait and kick affair 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...

Prediction – US 100, Women

Nov 20th, 2020
2:36 pm PST

Since I've put my neck out there on the men, I may as well give the women a shot. This will not be nearly as easy however, because it seems like every year the names change on the women's lists here in the US. I can tell you right now who'll be lining up for every other country that's a major player in the sprints Read More...

The Sprints New World Order

Jul 22nd, 2018
2:53 pm PDT

The "Old Guard" is officially gone. It took a long time as athletes have longer careers than in the past, but it still happens. The athletes that have dominated the world stage since 2004 have finally given way to the new generation of sprinters and hurdlers. When the next championship cycle begins in 2019, there will be a slew of new young athletes taking the podium 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 2 – Tough on Vets 

Jul 14th, 2016
2:27 pm PDT

This was one tough meet! Youngsters had a great time - perhaps too young to realize they should be nervous or afraid. Here it was veterans and favorites that fell prey to injury, nerves, bad luck, and age. I knew going in that this was going to be a transition meet - a changing of the guard. But some of those that fell were certainly unexpected 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...

Doha and Kingston Heat Up the Season

May 10th, 2016
10:20 am PDT

Penn was the unofficial start to the outdoor season. The "USA v The World" is sort of the kick off to things. That was last weekend. This weekend sh*t got real, as the Diamond League got under way with the first stop in Doha on Friday. And to make sure that things were underway, the Jamaican International Invitational in Kingston made sure that there was plenty of hot action 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...

US International Team is Changing

Jul 3rd, 2015
3:51 pm PDT

In today's society age has become relative. Someone 60, used to be considered "old" - and 70 year olds were ready for the "old folks" home. Now of course, thanks to advances in medicine it's not uncommon to have 80 year olds still driving cars and running marathons. Similarly athletics is undergoing an aging population Read More...