1. women usa juniors were 5th in the team standings, if hasay, babcock and chetelet, had run and if those 3 would have beat spence as would be expected then the usa could have finished 3rd.
2. men usa juniors got 5th, that pretty much was our a team at least our top 3 runners, i dont think we have any other juniors who could have finished at least 23 places ahead of dupont to overtake uganda for 3rd, so 5th is right regardless of who we sent.
3. usa senior women, got 5th with probably a c or d team, with runners like flanagan, goucher, barringer, begley i think they would have got 3rd.
4. usa senior men got 8th, with ritz, rupp, teg, meb abdi etc. i could see them getting 4th or 5th. all just speculation and opinion, but this shows my opinion that besides kenya and ethiopia who are way ahead of us, usa distance running is very good.
anyone else with an opinion on this?