There is no World Relays this year. There will be no Dennis Mitchell Relay Coach next year.
What do you think NCAA teams do with split squads, like in LA, where we have Mt. Sac and two more meets on the same day, and teams like USC and UCLA compete in more than one?
Caryl Smith-Gilbert has the USC-UCLA dual meet on the same day as Penn, so she would be out (but who says the schedule couldn't be changed to accomodate?).
But Vince Anderson has LSU Invitational and Texas will be at Drake. Do you really think the athletes are so poorly trained that their sprint coach cannot be away for a weekend? Do you not think supporting Team USA would be a recruiting bonus?
Just think, next year they could replace Mitchell with an ex-con: Lance Brauman.