Skyridge UT is a really strong program and only had 4 freshmen last CC season. 3 of them didn’t break 22. The other one ran a 16:29 last season at RunningLane and will probably make their top 7 this year.
Would also like to know what percentage of kids that stick with the program continue to run in college and also after college as adults.
Some believe you only have 5 good years where you can focus on running and give your best. Its a choice, but I question spending 4 of those 5 years focusing on running while in high school just to be a middle of the pack runner on your own team. Likely not being top 7 and getting to compete in the larger meets. Maybe pushing far too hard in too many workouts, even on the easy days, just trying to keep up.
Could be like making a big commitment to school work, trying your very hardest, doing extra studying, but only getting a C on the tests and as a final grade.
Not knocking the program, talent or coaching. Just wondering if it all burns people out or develops a lifelong love of running.