D3 athlete wrote:
do you mind if I ask where you plan on running instead? I am a D3 athlete who also go left out of the meet.
I ran 14:11 (last 2k alone) this winter and 29:39 last year. My name is Bijan Mazaheri if you want to look me up. We are considering running a 5k at San Franscisco Distance Carnival, if you would like to help build a fast race there.
I'm not sure how many other good people got left out of the race. It does screw over small schools with less funding when they do this. We already bought tickets for San Franscisco because the meet director originally said I would make it in.
You are from Wellesley and go to Williams, a D3 school with a $2.3 billlion endowment that is flying you across the country to run a race. I don't think it has anything to do with money or funding.
Your performance at Valentine and XC nationals should've gotten you in though.