Rock of Maine wrote:
Sure low 8s in the 3k aren't super impressive in the PAC 12, but it is a testament to his abilities as a coach that he was able to get an athlete of that caliber without cross.
As far as resources, what do you mean? ASU is fully funded scholarship-wise and has great facilities. Phoenix has tons of running locations, and altitude is not far at all.
Sure, it will be a few years before ASU is in a serious position to contend for PAC 12 in any meaningful way, they have to build a reputation first. But down the line I could see them being very competitive in the conference, region, and country.
Unless things have changed recently, ASU men’s T&F is not fully funded and men’s distance has had very little to work with for a long time. I have heard men’s distance has 1.5 to 2 scholarships to work with.
Quintana left in part because of lack of funding for the men.