He says that Grunewald told him Alberto Salazar has filed a protest and is trying to get her DQd for the contact she made with Hasay with less than 200 to go.
My personal opinion is that's absurd.
Yes there was contact.
1) There was contact
2) The contact appeared to be initiated by Grunewald
3) Salazar is the coach of Hasay. One expects the coach will act in the best interest of the athlete.
My conclusion is let the process work itself out. Rojo is silly to call this absurd.
The protest protocol:
All protests must be submitted in writing on the designated protest form. Protests must be filed no later than thirty (30) minutes after the posting of the results of the particular event. Protests must be filed at the meet administration table with the meet referee. The referee’s decision shall be written on the protest form. A copy shall be made and returned to the protesting coach. The original shall be placed in the meet director’s files.
The protesting coach may petition the matter to the Rules Interpretation Committee by filing a written request after the referee’s decision has been made. The committee’s decision will be written on the appeal form and returned to the coach who made the appeal. No further action is allowed