Exactly, we don't know how he races. A 1500 perfectly paced time trial is not the same as a championship race/round
Head to head with hocker, teare, nuguse etc (josh kerr, ches to throw it back) I wouldn't have him beating any of them. He came 5th in 1 race and y'all are losing your minds. 5th usually won't get you through a round. Not trying to doubt him, but at least let him give us a little more evidence (possibly at the trials?) and take some pressure off him before we put this kid on a pedestal and act as if he's all of a sudden better than everyone else.
Sorry to bring up Sam Tanner again, but he's basically run the same time as Hobbs and continues to have stiff competition in the NCAA. Besides, the NCAA record is probably going to be broken again this year with someone like Kipsang in the race