FM in College... wrote:
The thing is none of his runners ever reach the same success in college or beyond college as they did in highschool! I wouldn't even consider his coaching much of a "success" in the grand scheme of things beyond highschool. Name any of his stars who continued to the same level of success after highshool? They don't.
Unless one supposes FM's success is due to the school district being populated with a fantastically high number of genetic outliers I don't see how one would expect bunches of his runners to excel at higher levels of competition. At some level raw genetic talent does matter and the surprising revelation that it apparently doesn't matter all that much at the national girl's high school level.