Over-hype? Not sure about that one. Pixler is VERY good...has gotten progressively better year over year, as has her teammate Jane Larson. There is great coaching at Seattle Pacific...very good at peaking when it counts, so I would expect bigger and better things from Jessica. That's not over-hype...that's just looking at things practically.
From my perspective, it's too bad Neeley Spence (D2 Shippensburg) wasn't in that race as well...I think she's in similar shape.
DIDIDIDI wrote: Jessica ran super. Be happy for her. But stop the over hype - it seldom helps but often hurts an athlete.