> the reson most high school runners don't run fast is because we don't get
> any support.
> school running you will see high school runners times droping because its
> no fun to win if know one knows you won.
I'm not sure about high school runners running fast because they don't get
any m***support, but I do agree that runners do not get any
acknowledment. My freshman year in high school we were the national
champions, won the state meet for a second time in a row, and were the CIF
and league champions. There was maybe 10 people in the school who knew
Also, out college team is fairly good. However, our school doesn't give us
the support we need to take a full team to the meets. We have a van that
seats 14 people. We need to take a mens and womens team (14 people right
there) plus the coach and a trainer. In past years this wasn't a problem
because the team didn't usually have a full team 14 members. This year was
different and Coach sacrificed the trainer (not really good when we had
injuries) to take an extra runner. There was 2 meets when we (the team)
were given a bus to take our full team of 20+ runners. Our football team
has won 3 games in about 4-5 years. They got all new equipment this year
and are getting new uniforms next year. Our team had to have a fund raiser
just to raise money for uniforms because ours are about 10 years old. This
is hardly fair. Runners deserve equal treatment!