I cross paths with the UO team on runs around town frequently (S. Eugene is a pretty small place). Rain or shine, as I'm shuffling along at 8 min pace, I give a small nod or a quick hand wave as they go by. I don't think a single runner has ever responded. To be clear, they're on an easy run and I only do this with the men's team, never the women (don't want to be a creeper).
Not sure whether this is because of social awkwardness or snobbery. If the latter, that's absolutely hilarious because my PRs (from 20+ years ago, pre-super shoes) are faster than all but a couple of the current runners on the team.
In any case, I don't really give a sh*t about whether a bunch of 20-year-olds say hi to me, but if they care at all about having fans for their home meets (or money for NIL deals), seems like they might want to act differently. This is just one example of what a terrible job the whole program does with local engagement (ridiculous ticket prices, no large-scale ticket give-aways to local schools, no public engagement from the coaching staff, Hayward permanently closed to the public, etc.)