Tonight he tried to run away from everyone in the 5K, and ran under the old NCAA record, but still got outkicked. He's entered in the 3K tomorrow, but I don't see that he has much chance.
I wish he would skip the 3K, take the next week easy, and then jump in the NYC half marathon. Surely he's bound to end up on the roads as a professional anyway - I'd like an early glimpse of his ability there.
Does he have anything left to gain from NCAA competition at this point, other than personal pride? I'm not begrudging him national titles if that's what he wants - but from a shoe company's perspective, for example, does a 27:08 10,000m runner make himself more valuable by winning NCAA titles? Or does he just hurt his own stock by losing them?
Please let's postpone the U.S. citizenship conversation until he's sworn in (if that ever happens). He's done enough in the NCAA to merit respect and attention whatever country he represents.