I really enjoyed THE WEEK THAT WAS. Although, I do think it's a good idea to combine the team and individual high school races.
I would like to see a true national championship. Under the new system, this year, many excellent individuals cannot run in the Footlocker race. Under the old system, the last three years, some of the team runners had to travel too much. For North and Southeasterners it meant travel to the west and back twice in two weeks.
Factor in the missed school time (especially for the ones from states with higher standards in education) and it was asking too much of teenagers physically and mentally.
Some "food for thought": Wanjiru is very young. Will his body be able to take the punishment of high level marathon training? I hope so, but I remember the 92 Olympic Marathon Champ (Huang from S. Korea) he was young, I think 22, and his career ended soon after the 92 Games. Hopefully, Wanjiru will last a long itme.