Passing up the money gained her time to go over the pros and cons and make an informed decision. Besides, it's not like she needed the money.
So what about all of the money she passed up last year?
She turned down money for placing at USATF.
She turned down potential sponsorship money over the summer.
She could have had some appearance money.
What did she gain by passing up that money since she is now pro?
Low-brow letsrunner wrote:
to whom she has only lost to
They didn't throw anything away. She can still get the prize money and she'll get money for 2013 (as she's signing now and not in 2014).
But in retrospect, they absolutely threw away money with nothing to show for it.
Me too. Shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on at NOP.
Victor Medlrew wrote:
I am SHOCKED!!
They don't pay anybody at the time. No one gets paid until all the drug testing is completed.
I do know the money was not accepted a the time of performance.
Trolling? Or do you think Oregon State (the Beavers) is in Beaverton?
sc runner wrote:
I'm a little bit surprised as I thought she would run for Oregon, but I think she's making the right decision. Collegiate running would have been a waste of time for her even with Salazar still coaching her like Galen Rupp. For the person who wonders where she will go to college, I would imagine it would be Oregon State, since it's in the same town as Nike headquarters.
Not really thrilled about her timing of the announcement. She is stealing the headlines announcing she is foregoing college on the same day the NCAA Championships field is being set.