In fact after:
Curtis and most likely Rupp after long Track Season are gone?
I would not have a hard time seeing a Chris Derrick as a top 10-12 guy at NC's Cross, again, this was/is a 13:55 guy and was only getting better when he came down with Mono,probably would have run 8:40 two mile or maybe better.
If he had done that, I wonder if the Virgin faithful would still be propping him up over Derrick at 2Mile and above.
Virgin had his career and greatness and he is clearly a Top 5 of All Time in HS, Derrick is/was not.
Let it go at that.