Why are these times so slow? Altitude? Snow? Wind?
Something that hit the Badgers harder than it hit the Buffs? I mean those results look beyond choking.
Two years prior at Big Ten track 2003, they we're "resting" guys instead of trying to four-peat. At least three distance guys, Bairu, Wallace, and Festa, should have doubled instead resting for Nationals. Festa was an all American, but the other two might as well have peaked for conference. Coach was way too cute with things.
It's cross country. Times mean absolutely nothing.