It was interesting to see Morgan Pearson running unattached and go straight to the front from the gun. He had a sizeable gap on the rest of the pack for most of the race, until he got caught in the last mile. Working out in front by himself, with the pack of 6 working together to catch him. It no doubt made for some fast times with a person to chase. I wonder as well if Wetmore plans to redshirt him in hopes of keeping this group together for another year. I believe in years past, they have used this race to see where people were at, determine who will be contributing, who will not, and who will be redshirting. Even from the CU website article, Wetmore talks about "putting in uniform" one of the freshman women runners who ran well, so I don't think running unattached at this meet means for sure you will be redshirting the whole year. Last year, both Pearson and Saarel ran unattached here before finishing out the season on varsity. It definitely looked like Pearson was running with something to prove though. I'm sure he wants to be on this team and fighting for another national title this year and not leave it to chance next year. With these times on this course, they look better and deeper than last year's team and a good shot to repeat.