All you people saying he can make 20K back in a couple months, what do you do? Jeez I'd love to make $120K a year right out of college. Hell, I'd love to be able to make $120K in two years.
Maybe you guys all make big bucks and that's great for you, but Shrader goes to NAU, not Stanford or Harvard. I don't know him, no idea if he's smart or not, but based on the school alone he's not going to be making $120K a year and 20 grand pay days are not going to come around very often in the running world.
All that said, I'd still say his last track season is worth more than the money, but let's not underestimate how significant that 20 grand is. A guy like him is not guaranteed a sponsorship after college ... 20 grand could pretty much fund him for an entire year living cheap in Flag chasing the dream. Just realize that struggling sub-elites at Shrader's level are living off 20-25 grand a year and some free shoes after college. He can't just go make it back in a couple of months.