Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Walter White, Nov 14, 2012.
Not sure if the second part of your first sentence really adds much to the post, but good on the XC team.
FACT: CU gives no scholarships for Cross Country. Any athletic scholarship held by any of the CU team members running in the national championship is for track.
Yet this is the sport that holds the second most national championships next to skiing.
To clarify the FACT: The runners know the scholarship is for a combination of xc, indoor, & outdoor track. It's the most bang for his buck that Coach Wetmore can get for the scholarships he's allotted.
This is why our track team isn't as competitive as many others - the scholarships are used on distance runners, whereas the really competitive track teams use most of their scholarships on sprinters/jumpers and multi-event athletes. There are many more points to be had in sprints, jumps, and relays, vs. distance events.
To sum it up: While it might seem like XC doesn't give scholarships, that's not even close to reality, as the overall quality of the track team is sacrificed to have a top notch XC team.
That being said, and to piggyback on what I think Skiddy was getting at, please consider supporting these athletes who are out there busting their butts competing during all three athletics seasons. In the past I've been able to catch an indoor meet at Balch prior to a basketball game at Coors, which made for a great day of sports viewing. There's world-class running going on at our school, and we should be proud.
Love it, but this has nothing to do with football, so GTFO.
From the horse's mouth...
This is an interview Coach Wetmore gave.
Just thought I would share someting positive. 99.9% of the posts here are negative. CU football has nothgin to do with football, but you keep on posting about it.
That doesn't contradict what Goonie posted.:wink2: Essentially Wetmore is saying they build the XC team out of track scholarships.
Anyway, kinda sucks they moved nationals to Saturday. Liked it better on Mondays.
Wetmore is an amazing guy. He's a zen geinus.
Also, the boook "Running with the Buffs" is a great read if you have any interest in running.
Wetmore makes runners into champs. The guys he gets are not typically the best of the best in HS, but he still wins championships even though schools like Stanford and Oregon throw a lot more money at XC. And many other schools just rely on African-born ringers.
Ha...was just wondering why you posted this is the football forum. Perhaps it is completely appropriate, seeing that we no longer have a ****ing football program.
I have no problem with it. Few read the Olympic sports forum.
"Running with the Buffs" is an excellent and poignant read. Even if you aren't into running, it is good.
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