Loyola never meets on Sundays. Ever. Four years there and we never had a Sunday practice ever. I never ran on Sundays. Those were our off days.[/quote]
I can't reiterate this enough. The Loyola program aside from this insanity of Frank Meza is an amazing program. When I spoke to some of my old teammates about this, most of them were in disbelief. No student ever had the slightest thought that FM was cheating in all of his races. The Loyola kids never practiced on Sundays. You could go through years of emails of calendars of practices from Diaz and never find one Sunday meeting. We were honest, obeyed the rules, and worked hard for our success. No overtraining, no extra practices, nothing against the rules.[/quote]
so sorry for the school. Candidly, I knew very little about it but ironically I do now. It highlights again the failings of Dr. Meza to say to Burfoot that he ran on Sundays with the "boys. " So reckless especially for a "coach" who should know the rules whether it's true or not. I think we all have to understand that his public comments on this are nonsense or half truths at best (i.e., "I ran 100 mile weeks;" ). Why he would risk the school's reputation and the many who went there is beyond me.