Track Times Matter wrote:
I agree her story is awesome, she has improved a ton and is enjoying a great year. Let's not get carried away that it was some miracle she stuck with running because she didn't get support or coaching. She raced actively in HS and ran 4:55 and 10:26 as a HS Junior.
Good point. 10:26 as a junior is probably top-50 all-time for juniors outside of California.
She also tore her ACL early in her senior year. So 10:26 as a junior probably would have been near sub 10:10 as a senior had she been healthy. And we wouldn't be as surprised. Still a good story.