Agreed. I enjoyed racing more at the high school level than I did within the NCAA. It was Footlocker when I was around, with NTN not having individuals, and I felt much less pressure at FLN than I ever did running within the NCAA. Pure enjoyment of the sport completely dropped off greatly throughout the years of college racing when scholarship money became involved. I honestly believe that as soon as financial incentive is involved tactical methods are influenced. Every season coaches evaluated an athlete's latest value based off of what they scored at conference or NCAA's. If you got passed in the last 100 meters it did not matter how you ran the first 1400 meters or 4900 meters of the race. In high school, no one is going to threaten to reduce your scholarship. Everyone supports each other and wants each other to succeed. Those were the most enjoyable days of running.