There’s been several one-offs here in the Sacramento area. The 2nd fastest 3200m time in history at Fernandez’s HS is 9:37 and 9:46 at Armijo where Grijalva ran.
Kids with that type of talent are going to be super motivated and the coach is going to know it’s a once in a career opportunity and will do his homework.
There must be several LRers that were fanatics that didn’t run faster than 9:10. Do they not believe they would have been as good as the NP runners had they had the same talent? I’m pretty sure that I would have.