Just ran my first indoor meet and won the 1600 in 4:24 by about 4 seconds. After my cool down a well know coach in the state came up to me and shook my hand and congratulated me on running a smart race. We talked for a little and he ended by saying this "No offense to you, but if second place ran better splits you definitely wouldn't have won this race"
I literally had no idea what to even say back to that. I just kinda shrugged my shoulders and walked away. Was this guy just a dick or is this a reasonable thing to say to a high school kid after a race?