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Leo Hernnandez
11-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Mary Cain going pro.... I wish her the best. I really hope it works for her she seems to have the drive and motivation to run well at that level at an early age.

botakatobi
11-15-2013, 03:06 PM
Mary Cain going pro.... I wish her the best. I really hope it works for her she seems to have the drive and motivation to run well at that level at an early age.

I was a USC coach when Allyson Felix committed and then took the pro offer instead. From the viewpoint of a college coach her choice was a huge disappointment. Just imagine the points she would have scored for her college team at the NCAA finals!

She did get her college degree and still enjoys a successful pro career.

I think she was happy with her decision and would not change anything.

I witnessed Mary win the USATF indoors and was very impressed. Her decision was probably the best for her track career and from a financial perspective.

CoachB03
11-24-2013, 06:29 PM
^This. A college schedule can easily be worked around a professional runners training. It's not like she has to forgo college in order to turn pro. She only has to forgo NCAA competition.