Back in about 81, a buddy of mine was warming up for the 3000 in HS and saw a kid from another team that he didn't recognize. Found out he was a freshman that had just transferred in. Asked him what his best time was and he said, "8:36 as an 8th grader". Also said that he had run a 10k in a bit under 31 min as an 8th grader. Figured he was totally blowing smoke and then my buddy got smoked when the kid ran about 8:45 on a dirt track. Was Tracy Garrison from Glide, Oregon. He ran about 8:20 as a sophomore and won a few state titles. Not sure what kind of times he ended up running in HS but I do recall that he ended up at Auburn University and ran a bit under 14 for a 5k.