I don't think Drew was dead in the race. He said he would have liked to have gotten the record, but knew it was more likely to happen if there had been people pushing him in the middle of the race, which did not happen. Also, he had had some minor upper hamstring soreness that he felt on the downhill and did not think it would be wise to push hard since he was winning at that point and still running a very solid time. It's really interesting how some people here on LR think he had a really great performance and others think he totally tanked. Scratching my head...he is a high school kid, he tried a race strategy that was certainly effective if the goal was to win and run fast. He could have won in a sit and kick too and no one would have criticized that, based on the fact no one criticized Grant last year for doing that every time he raced. Kid tried something demanding and didn't do it up to the armchair critics' expectations.