15 Year Member
It just is. The kid pops on tape, no doubt. But 58.75 doesnt even qualify you for state in small class in Nebraska. The slowest time of the 24 qualifiers in class C Nebraska in 2021 was 53.90 and that is worlds apart from a 58.75. I have no doubt the kid is extremely fast from seeing his tape, but trying to prove he is with listing a 58.75 400 time would say the opposite. That time would not have won the girls 400 in class C Nebraska that year.
To paraphrase an old coach... "If it's 3rd and 400 we won't give him the ball"