Being Baltimore proud, I've been reading every article I can find about UMBC. Tonight, I was reading about how Jairus Lyles dad played at UVA before his 6 year NFL career. As I did research on his UVA career, I was stunned to find this.
the Washingon Post wrote in 1984:
"When Lyles was 11, he was the natinal age-group champion for the mile run. His time was 5 minutes 3 seconds.
Anyone know how good 5:03 is for age 11? Seems really good to me. That's like 5th grade?
I've never heard of somone who ended up being a safety/corner in the NFL for two years being that fast.
How fast were you at age 11? Wejo didn't break 5:00 in the mile until his senior year of HS i think.
I think this is proof positive there are a lot of talented runners who never end up doing it as they are better at other sports.