wise man wrote:
WRONG! Out of 8,000 seniors with a time on athletic.net, 162 have run 9:14 or better, so faster than only 99.5% of participants. He has reduced his rank from about #141 in the nation in HS in 2011 to #3 in college (and #1 American). Good improvement.
Best post on this thread. No BS. Truly shows us where he was in high school.
The subjective part is how "good" is # 141 in the nation. Is it elite? No, I'd say that's top 25 probably. Sub-elite is maybe top 100. I'd say very good is top 250, so I'll classify him there.
"The Arcadia Invitational (that PIERCE ran in) attracts the **TOP PREP ATHLETES** in the United States and internationally (Canada, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand)... produced 152 U.S. Olympians (in 48 years)."
"For each of the last 16 years, the Arcadia Invitational has ranked first in the nation in the number of EPI ELITE marks achieved among high school meets."
Pierce was invited to Arcadia- but he "wasn't very good"- yea, right.