The kid isn't required in the SLIGHTEST to put ANY weight or base ANY of his decisions on what you people call "Team Values".
He's not a runner. He's a triathlete.
Since he broke into the High School scene as a FRESHMAN he made it clear that Triathlons were his primary sport. Not running.
And guess what?
Triathlons are an INDIVIDUAL's Sport.
Expecting him to put ANY value in the Team Aspect of running defies all precedents set by his Triathlon-oriented upbringing. He doesn't have a runner's values. He has a triathlete's values. Get. That. Through. Your. Head.