Wasn't Gary Martin a pretty poor runner early in his career and ended up running sub 4
In 1984 teamate ran 26 something for his first 5k xc and 3 months later he places 6th in regional in VA in 16:34. Pretty crazy!
This guy dropped more than a minute from last year to help his team win districts, upsetting Atascocita
There was this girl, who, when we were both freshman, was about as plain as you could get, and she looked like a boy (before that was a desirable thing).
The summer between freshman and sophomore year was very good to her, and from them on she was widely regarded as the hottest girl in school the rest of her high school career.
So, that's the biggest improvement in high school I ever saw.
Lots of guys at Calvert Hall College
Drew Peters sun prairie west, 18:22 last year down to 16:56 this year
18:21 -> 16:21 -> 15:45 (top 25 in the state which means all state)
As a freshman he ran a 2:06 800. Didn’t see any of his freshman XC results so probably didn’t start XC until sophomore year. 16:45 5k sophomore year.
Not sure if I would classify his as “poor runner” as a freshman and sophomore based on those times
Horse speed has not improve over the past 50 years but humans did drastically. Why?