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Important track/cross country signing
Rather than go back and dig up the last track-tinged thread ("Spring Sports", which was 2 years ago), I'll begin a new one. This signing is a big deal. *Major* coup for Watts:

Watts lands Varghese

Also, they picked up MaKayla Shaw, too, but Varghese is a biggie. Really can hardly believe it.
04-18-2017 05:39 PM
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Varghese won the state 3200 today.
05-27-2017 02:38 AM
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He just finished second (by 1 second) in the "New Balance Nationals Outdoor" 5000, over in Greensboro, to Ryan Oosting from Arlington, MA. Varghese led most of the second half, but got nipped the last 30m by Oosting - who's just finished the 10th grade.

Don't see any West Coast guys in the field, so not sure how totally "Nationals" it is. I've seen in the past a situation where they have multiple "nationals" for East and West coast, but don't know if this is an example of that or not.

Mostly for Running_Fool (but it is a nice race to watch):

Oosting vs. Varghese battle, with commentary

[And yes, I know......no one has posted anything about the exploits of (*All-American*) Katrina Seymour. I've been to busy to, but maybe later. And that *is* a big deal. Should get it's own thread.]
06-18-2017 02:26 AM
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Varghese's first meet:

VT Invitational
09-27-2017 02:58 PM
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Varghese update, including upcoming NCAAs appearance:

Varghese makes X-country nationals
11-15-2018 10:04 AM
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(11-15-2018 10:04 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  Varghese update, including upcoming NCAAs appearance:

Varghese makes X-country nationals

Varghese finished a somewhat disappointing(??) 177th (out of 255) in very cold Madison. Northern Arizona won their 3rd straight team title. A dude for Furman, Aaron Templeton, finished 5th. The grouping was pretty tight, as one would expect from a stellar field. Varghese was 2:12 off the pace, but that's less than a minute from 77th place, for example.
11-19-2018 10:15 AM
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Ben Varghese went to my high school (I know him personally). He's the best runner I think out of all the great cross country teams we've had recently.
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(11-19-2018 07:38 PM)etsuandpurdue3 Wrote:  Ben Varghese went to my high school (I know him personally). He's the best runner I think out of all the great cross country teams we've had recently.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but his PRs were slower than both Josh Routh (also running for ETSU) and Adam Barnard (running for Georgetown now) at Boone. Barnard has run a 4:06+ mile at Georgetown, and a 3:50 1500. I *think* Routh red-shirted last season; far from sure. (Or maybe he is this year?) They're all 3 rather superb. Not hep on all Varghese's numbers, but I don't think he's sniffed 4:06, even tho the track is not his specialty. He and Watts know his numbers, and I don't think sub-4:10 is there. But I don't know that for a dead fact.
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(11-20-2018 01:17 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(11-19-2018 07:38 PM)etsuandpurdue3 Wrote:  Ben Varghese went to my high school (I know him personally). He's the best runner I think out of all the great cross country teams we've had recently.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but his PRs were slower than both Josh Routh (also running for ETSU) and Adam Barnard (running for Georgetown now) at Boone. Barnard has run a 4:06+ mile at Georgetown, and a 3:50 1500. I *think* Routh red-shirted last season; far from sure. (Or maybe he is this year?) They're all 3 rather superb. Not hep on all Varghese's numbers, but I don't think he's sniffed 4:06, even tho the track is not his specialty. He and Watts know his numbers, and I don't think sub-4:10 is there. But I don't know that for a dead fact.
I've just heard more out of him than both Benard and Routh.
11-24-2018 05:56 PM
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(11-24-2018 05:56 PM)etsuandpurdue3 Wrote:  
(11-20-2018 01:17 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  
(11-19-2018 07:38 PM)etsuandpurdue3 Wrote:  Ben Varghese went to my high school (I know him personally). He's the best runner I think out of all the great cross country teams we've had recently.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but his PRs were slower than both Josh Routh (also running for ETSU) and Adam Barnard (running for Georgetown now) at Boone. Barnard has run a 4:06+ mile at Georgetown, and a 3:50 1500. I *think* Routh red-shirted last season; far from sure. (Or maybe he is this year?) They're all 3 rather superb. Not hep on all Varghese's numbers, but I don't think he's sniffed 4:06, even tho the track is not his specialty. He and Watts know his numbers, and I don't think sub-4:10 is there. But I don't know that for a dead fact.
I've just heard more out of him than both Benard and Routh.

That's what I suspected. And I further suspect it's because you were younger in school when Barnard, especially, was making his name. He got *plenty* of press and accolades. I'd say *at least* as much as Varghese. You might want to dig into that. But, in any event, they're all super great runners.
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