The 5ks he ran as a kid are insane - age 11 (17:06) , 13 (15:47), 14 (14:47), 16 (14:24) - with some being WRs. “A lot of the guys were telling me Coach Smith has another dimension to him than other coaches, and I can definitely agree to that,” said Puffer who trained at altitude this summer and is coached by Tinman.
Head coach Michael Smith: "It was our first time being in the same place as [BYU], the hair on the back of my neck was up and I am snarling, I am just feeling all competitive."
Syracuse got all 12 of the first place votes and were followed by Oregon, NAU, Stanford and Colorado.
Former 4:01 prep Bernie Montoya was 3rd in his first race in 10-months after being told he had a heart condition and couldn't run anymore.
Montana State's Cristian Soratos was the performer of the meet, winning the 800, mile, DMR and running a leg of the 5th place 4x400.