Hey dude, read the article. First off, its many months old, referring to indoors. Second, it seems like Combest's issues are unrelated to racial discrimination, but his own private life which is his own business. He openly admits twice that college wasn't for him, and he didn't have a whole lot of desire for academic pursuits. That's fine, but when your resume is only JUCO and 2.5 years old, you're not going to get an invite. I wish Combest the best, and think he is incredibly gifted, he could be the fastest white kid on earth -- but when you drop track for a while, you have to start at the bottom. Prefontaine isn't going to invite him if he doesn't have any recent fast times. He can get these pretty easily by competing at local USATF association meets. With an automatically timed race, that's a legit qualifier for USATF nationals, and away we go. He doesn't need a big meet to get back in the mix -- considering how fast he is he could do it all by himself.
It would be awesome to see Casey rip up the track next year. In fact, I'll be on the record that if needs to find a meet for a qualifier, I'll let him sleep on my couch in Boston and he can run the 60m at my club's automatically timed indoor invite.
Caveat emptor though, if I'm not mistaken, while he is a great 55-60 man, the 100 is good, but the 200 is not as great. Short bursts of speed do not = big sponsorship.
Furthermore, considering most of the meet directors are Caucasian, there is nothing they would love more than a white kid coming to their meets and kicking butt.