A few more thoughts.
1) Yes I forgot Kerr. He's the best guy/gal on the team by far. But I forgot him because he's not on the website. Why do companies spend hundreds of thousands on a team but not even update the website?
Someone at Brooks reading this, please update your website.
2) Allie's future for me is simple. Marathon or Ultras. She easily could be the Jim Walmsley of the ultra scene. From a sponsorship standpoint, I think she could kill it in the ultras. Have we ever seen like a fairly fast track woman run ultras? The woman that won Western States this year, Clare Gallagher, only made the squad for 4 conference meets when she was at Princeton. Allie's steeple pb is more than a minute behind Ostranders.
I don't think she's fast enough to be a contender in the steeplechase. Yes she could make an Olympic team but I'm talking really relevant on the world scene. You need to have 4:05 1500 speed for that. She doesn't have that. Over the years I've always thought of a few people like Max King or Alli and wondered, "If only they had 10,000 meter steeplechase or half-marathon steeplechase."
I think the marathon is her best bet if she doesn't want to do the ultras. So in that sense the Beasts are surprising but I doubt BTC wanted her. So what other options are there?