hey, check it out, kurt wayton, still an idiot. file that under 'world's least surprising news story.'
newsflash: IUs guys are already so good that they do the extra things like treadmill testing and VO2 max gauging to determine how best to improve on their already superior talent. races are won by seconds, so if you can get two seconds from a different training regimen you developed based on analyzing your body science, you're an idiot if you don't.
i remember when you or your brother won some meaningless 1500 against IU's C-squad 10K guys in bloomington and you came in pumping your fist like it was the GD olympics. we all laughed at you because you hadnt even been considered for an invite to the fast heat set to go off about an hour later, where we had five guys run under 347. chapman had a great quote that day, 'the waytons: just another good reason to pity terre haute.'
sure chapman has had his share of wash-out recruits. but he also coached several non-national kids that became all americans and/or made USA worlds teams:
chris powers, all american in XC and track, indiana high schooler
tom burns, all american, steeplechase, indiana high schooler
tom brooks, world championship qualifier in the steeplechase
and plus eric redman, indiana high schooler, ran like 403 in the mile, perhaps chapman's best achievement.
in conclusion, wayton, keep reminiscing about what you never were. IU will remember its trips to ncaa's, its penn relays champs, its ncaa champs, its big ten champs--all of which matter far more than any intercollegiate race. hell, i can't even REMEMBER WHETHER I EVEN RAN those races.