I’ve been nurturing this young lad for four years.  Bringing him along gently, with kid gloves as it were.  Incremental progression.  Individualized workouts.  Specific times.  Short, mid, and long term goals.  The vision- DI scholarship and post collegiate career.

Sam Runde.  Made his high school debut at the Burke Invitational a couple weeks ago.

17:07.  The fastest time by a Burke freshman.  Ever.

Now hobbled with a likely stress fracture.  The leap to over mileage too abrupt for him.

Not the way  I thought it would go for Sam this year.  They don’t redshirt freshman.

I do.