Lex’s full name is actually Alexio?
Lex’s full name is actually Alexio?
So in 2023 Stanford will not just have a really good top 5, but a solid 1-7 as well which will help in case someone has a bad race, sick or injured
Robinson - 13:23 5K
Hicks - 13:24 5K
Sprout - 13:26 5K
Boyden - 13:37 5K
Burke - 13:38 5K
Not sure if Bergen and the Sherry brothers will make top 7.
Apparently yes. And another fun fact is that Leo’s real name is Emilio.
And Nico’s real name is Nicolas.
the author sure knows these guys really well
…and other 2023 Stanford commit (Gorze, Birnbaum, Hansen???).
I think that Stanford is getting a bit ridiculous.
I don’t know if certain top HS runners may decide against Stanford in fear of not being top 10.
Rocky Hansen is going to Wake Forest. Where did you find out that Birnbaum or Gorze are going to Stanford?
So they should go be A&E rather than L&L.
Okay, I accept that this was just a typo, but it gave me a nice chuckle anyway.
More generally: Lighten up, Francis. Stanford is an outstanding university, but not the best choice for everyone. (Every year some people are admitted and turn it down, because *for them* another college is a better fit.) Seems like these boys took the process seriously and decided that Stanford is the best choice *for them*. I wish them well.
I don't know anyone who turned down a full ride at Stanford. Some people will choose other colleges due to price.
I just went through a bunch of posts that questioned the Youngs getting into Stanford because if not for their running they wouldn't have been admitted. Then I thought, "hmm, what what these folks have said if they opted instead for NAU?" "Crap school, bad choice, what will they do after running?" To these posters it's all lose-lose for Leo and Lex. If I was either of them and someone confronted me with some variation of 'you really didn't deserve to be admitted to Stanford' my reply would be "Cry more."
You aren't making sense. We are saying that they made the smart decision by using their talent to get into a better school which will result in a better job. Congrats to them. NAU would have been a poorer decision because both are great running programs but Stanford is a way better school.
This is this is true. If your a white middle class college educated person, professional runner is not a good career choice. There are so many easier ways to make better money. But if you are a poor black farmer in Kenya being a professional runner is the only way to make a better living. Hence the difference in motivation and results between the US and Kenya.
Check out who still will be eligible in XC 2024:
Charles Hicks and Evan Burke (neither competed in 2019)
And cole sprout too
add connor burns to the stanford roster in 2023
I’m not agreeing with you. Read what I wrote again. You said they wouldn’t succeed there and that they didn’t have the “grades” to get in. You added the part about their “running accolades”, i.e. good enough to be recruited, being the only reason they’d be accepted after someone called you out. Which I still disagree with. Obviously it helped massively, but it would be possible for them to have been accepted as 16:00 (or slower) guys as i said, just a far slimmer chance.
I don’t need a lecture on the admissions process, I’m well aware. But alas, I am far too stupid to see your true intellect. I merely attend north mercer county tech
Josh Schumacher made the right decision to transfer out of Stanford. The competition to make their top 7 is getting hard these days
Man, are you guys all career counselors? Believe it, or not, the twins are not the first people to accept an athletic scholarship from Stanford. What matters is they will be running at Stanford next fall and will be part of a great distance running program.
A Stanford education is not about just a better job. Maybe that is possible, but it is not the reason to go to Stanford. If I went to Univ of Illinois (my home state) and got a 3.8 in accounting (something realistic for me), I would have had no shortage of outstanding jobs. Now what I did after the first job would have been entirely up to me and sound choices I may or may have not made. Illinois is a very fine school, but wasn't my cup of tea. I did go to a nearly similar school to Stanford that gave athletic scholarships. Again, it wasn't about getting a job, but being in a competitive and interesting environment. For a very poor kid, I learned to compete academically. To level set, a school like NAU wouldn't have been for me, but certainly most all of the Big Ten back then would have done very well by me. It is about fit and what type of challenges one wants to take on. It is so much more challenging today because the value proposition behind college is just so difficult - the prices for college don't correlate to outcomes unless one has wealthy parents.
My daughter was in the cardio department at the hospital. Faculty position. When I visited her I recognized that Stanford is a very difficult place to turn down if admitted. Certainly an impressive experience, and opting to attend for anyone is hardly controversial. School is what you make of it.