Actually El Raton ran great despite Brooks Johnson. As the often repeated phrase goes about Brooks: He's the only coach who can make a great runner good. Atkinson may have ran alot better at Cal Lutheran with nobody there to mess him up.
He's like Jeff Adkinson or Patty Sue Plumer who ran under Brooks Johnson at Stanford. They'd have all three ran great wherever they went, even if they ran at Cal Lutheran or St Mary's in the east bay.
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Atkinson may have ran