[quote]Guy Jantic wrote:
You missed his most important early stat:
400m, 46.93, Lakewood (USA), 21.05.2011. 400m ind
For comparison, this is 0.75 slower than the 400m PR of the HS record-holder, Michael Granville. With decent training, probably a 1:48-low guy in HS. ASU seems a poor fit: their 400/800 records are 46/1:47 from decades ago; he likely was poorly coached there.
He won the DII 800m title indoors and out as a freshman, which speaks highly of his coaching (as well as his talent). He then had two lost years because he couldn't stay academically eligible; that wasn't on the coaches.
Also makes the gap between 2012 and 2015 explainable rather than darkly mysterious.