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|Author: ||So what?|
|Subject: ||RE: Is Solomon Haile really 20 years old? Danny Almonte all over again|
This is an extension of the problem in the collegiate eligibility system, where people like Galen Rupp can take time off before selecting a college that will best further their running career. The notion of the NCAA 'student-athlete' is a joke; they should just change the title to 'semi-pro'. I'm really surprised more people haven't found this loophole and stay out of college for a few years to train and improve before they finally enroll and beat up on the less mature athletes. If this practice is so acceptable in the collegiate system, I really don't see why its such a big deal when its extended to the high school system. Perhaps the outrage over a collegiate-age runner tromping the high schoolers will lead to clarification of the eligibility rules that let professional-age runners tromp collegiates.
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