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Subject: RE: CU lands excellent recruit
CU has success in the middle distances as well. Ever heard of Jenny Barringer the NCAA record holder in the 1500?[/quote]
CU worked out well for Jenny and several others as well; I don't have a lot of bad things to say about CU. Obviously CU is doing somethings right becasue of their success, but personally I would not send my kids to CU if they are a 800/mile type. Whetmore from what I have read and seen, expects middle distance athletes to be major contributors in XC and I think he is too quick to move athletes up in distance. Some 800/mile types are good XC runners and can run up to the 5k, but a lot of them are just not built for it and end up injuried.
I like Oregon's and UVA's appraoch where they accept what they can get in XC and even lets their MD athletes run on 4x4 at times. I don't think athletes like Wheaton, Loxsom or Andrews, etc., would have had the same success in a program like CU.
Btw, this is a personal observation and is backed up by data.
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