as a fan, i was hoping to see an NCAA 1500 centro vs lawi lalang, i know centro would be favored, but lalang has repotedly only been running for 2 years and with a brother who has a 1:42 for 800 (different person, but probably similar genetics) lawi lalang may have potential to give centro a race throw in a healthy fernandez what a race, oh well as a pro he will regularly race runners like that and better.
can centro medal again? it will be tough.
centro's teamate wheating ran great in the summer after his senior year, then did not do as good as a pro.
fernandez will still probably make more money by going to college than if he had turned pro after high school, by the time fernandez finishes school he will probably be at 3:33-3:36 for 1500 and 13:10-13:20 for 5000. times he could not possibly have attained in high school.