Coach watching wrote:
You sound way too invested in Mu. Afraid to answer the question that I posed? How about a high school boy running 1:48 as compared to a college guy running 1:47? You would predict the college guy as having a high ceiling? You are making no sense. I have no bias toward either of these girls but you sure do. Less than 1 second separates them but 2 grades do. Anybody familiar with the sport would pick the younger of the two. You would do the same if it was Mu two years ago running 2:02 as compared to a college runner running 2:01. I did not originate the discussion about Whittaker. It was ck3237.
If the college guy has a body of work over time that points to consistent improvement, undeniabe talent, international experience, race savvy and he time trialed an uncontested, negative split 1:47 in his first indoor race of the season, compared to a high school kid who ran a balls to the wall 1:48 and no other spectacular times to back it up, I'm taking the college kid every day of the week. That's not bias, that's common sense "coach"
It has nothing to do with grades or age coach. If that were the case Mary Cain would be the American record holder over 800m and Ajee Wilson would have faded in oblivion.
Your thinking on this is too linear and lacks nuance "coach". Wake up