Computer Guru wrote:
I realize that Webb never made a specific, concerted effort to break Nelson's record, but he did run the distance several times throughout his senior year.
That being said, I was simply using that reference to point out that a fast 1600m time doesn't necessarily indicate that the young man is ready to run 8:35.
Webb had no where near the aerobic strength that German does at this point. German could never match Webb's Mile nor 800 from HS, but Webb was never close to 14:23 on a hilly cross country course.
I think he has a shot at it.