Linkletter, Young and Mantz all ran the same time and finished over a minute after the fourth to last runner was off the track. I don't know as much about Mantz, but 31:37 - over 5:00 mile pace - has got to be a tempo level effort for Linkletter and Young! I think they must have been saving it for the 5k, and Mantz was either feeling terrible or decided to jog it in with the others. Unless those three were truly sick or something, it's incredibly disrespectful and immature to show up to a national championship jog it, making no effort to finish higher than DFL. Those three qualifying spots could have gone to three athletes who really wanted to RACE. I sincerely hope that they all had food poisoning because if not, it says a lot about them and their program if they are willing to tank a championship race and take spots from deserving athletes. They crushed the west prelims though, so it seemed to me that they were gonna rock the final.