We've update the articles with some good info on both Wheating and Fleet not being in the meet.
It makes sense in both cases but is still disappointing.
When people ask us, how can runnin be really popular? We say, "It can't except for the Olympics/Majors/Worlds" because so much of it is people only run when they are in perfect shape.
In the NFL, MLB etc, you show up and compete when scheduled. In track, if you aren't in shape early, you can just blow that off and race late or vice versa.
That's what makes the Worlds/Olympics/Major Marathons special. You've got a race that everyone has to do.