detlef schremph wrote:
Old Man Runners wrote:
I'd caution against getting hyped with the kids at Newbury Park. They do speed year round. Jury is out on their long term development. Nico already having calf issues now under a D1 program.
Jace Aschbrenner has disappeared since joining Colorado: https://xc.tfrrs.org/athletes/7711487.html
He finished a 183rd at nationals. Clearly not all is well at UC Boulder.
We should really make a chart comparing all the highschool studs (sub 9 for 3200 being a qualifier) in the last decade and see how they performed in college. I would bet that list of guys who went on to do well in college is small. We need to ask ourselves why that is and how do we improve that?
Everyone has bad races, and it looks like Aschbrenner had a bad one at NCAAs. He did run 23:36 for 24th place at Pac 12s, though, so it seems like he has continued to improve. Not everyone is going to have an exponential improvement curve going from high school to college.
IMO Nico's calf issues are more concerning because they could indicate a lack of the durability required to have a successful pro career. He's had a history of major injuries so it might be more of a mechanics/durability problem than his coaches' fault.
Jace ran well this cross country season. The entire CU team ran poor at NCAA's are you going to blame all their High School coaches. Newbury Park produces studs and gets them ready for college and honestly it's something not many programs have ever accomplished. I'm a fan and get motivated by it.
Please list the studs other than Nico and Jace that have been prepared to run in college. Their top graduates the past few years have been:
All obviously very well prepared.
You do this every time and its pathetic you're spending your time looking up these athletes. Now let's explain to you once again.
Brosnan took over Newbury Park and these guy you mentioned were already well into HS and some he only coached 1 year. You're not going to change kids that came from a bad culture right away. It was truly amazing what he did in 4 year with Nico and Jace's class and now beyond.Those are the kids he worked with for all 4 years.
So keep looking for reasons to hate while you keep loosing at your HS. Newbury Park is just getting stronger and better every year while you complain and cry.