I think it is more you need to have the desire to run the 3200. If your are top 5 in the country in the 800, you don\'t run many 3200m races. There are probably a dozen guys that could have (ran sub 1:50 and 4:10 with decent XC results) but they never really ran the 3200. There are probably a few (but very many) sub 4:10 guys that could have run sub 1:50 if they focused on it.
There is a reason why there have not been a lot of sub 4 guys in HS. You need sub 1:52 speed and 9 min 3200 m strength as minimums. Not a lot of guys have that at 17/18.
This is Crazy wrote:
So it looks only two guys in the sub 9:00 and sub 1:50 range (I even gave an extra second for the 800m). I just thought with ALL THESE YEARS through track and field there would be AT LEAST 5. This goes to show you how hard it is to have GREAT endurance AND GREAT speed for high schoolers.
So based on these statistics, it looks like two guys will fit in this category EVERY 20-30 years. WHAT a hard combination!!
I gonna start a college thread which will include international athletes with these ranges but I needed some suggestions: Would you find a guy with sub 1:48 AND sub 14:00 5k? The reason I ask cause I would think most college coaches would keep a sub 1:48 guy from doing the 5k.
Yea but guys give some hard BUT realistic ranges using 800m, 1500m, mile, 3000m, 5k, and 10k. Probably easier to do the mile and 10k (Sub 4:03 AND sub 29:20)