Drew Hunter showed a lot of perspective and maturity after making the USATF final. If he hadn't turned pro this would have been his freshman year.
Some quotes, "Realistically long-term I think I a 5k runner. I think Iâ€™m more fluid at that distance.. To be the best 5k runner, youâ€™re still running 52, 53 seconds for the last lap. Thereâ€™s no shame in training like a 15(00) guy for a few years. I made the final so I think Iâ€™m on the right track."
"I came into the race with my coach and we were like 'we're running for 5th or 6th place and going to make it (to the final) on time'/ I thought there were 2 or 3 guys I couldn't beat. My goals coming into the year were a) to get the US qualifier and b) make the final so I'm pretty happy. I know I'm a good runner. It's been an up and down year.. I'm racing guys who are better than me.â€
"I'd like to do well in the final.... (This is) a pretty good first year as a professional. It's the US, if you make the final you're a decent runner."
Hopefully down the road Iâ€™ll have a few more Ws, but right now itâ€™s just about gaining experience.""