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|Subject: ||RE: Future Star: 1600 in 4:05 at High School Dual Meet|
You're just not getting the context here, Flagpole. Kid is a four-year star at a tiny school who's broken out to top-flight national class this year. He won Brooks, he was 2nd to another great kid at Arcadia, he's run 1:50 and 1:49 for 800, etc., etc.
It was his last home meet, and remember, for most schools in the country, dual meets are something you're obligated to do between the invites that matter on the weekends. And this kid decided he wanted to put on a special show and try and run a school record.
(aside: how does a tiny school like Buckley have two kids who've run 4:06 and 4:05?)
I'll bet his teammates were fighting over the chance to pace him. The kid who paced him, I think, was another sub-4:20 kid for whom the dual meet (in the context of the season) was probably equally insignificant.
I'll bet there's not a single person in Buckley, on the team, the families of the team, etc., who doesn't think this was a very cool thing. Win-win.
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