another perspective wrote:
what makes you think Sherry will stop his season at NE's? he's one of the top ranked two milers in the country and has a shot to win an indoor national title.
Could be off base here, but Gavin and/or his coach seem to have a more long-term developmental success view than Puffer. This national-level talent kid skipped indoor for swimming last year if that says anything, so he might want to just take extra time off and start prepping for outdoor.