Can somebody please explain this absurd tradition of coaches throwing practically half of their university into the 5K at conference championships? There were 60 listed entries at last night's Big 12 Champs, and 40 of them actually ran. They were stacked four and five deep at the start. It was silly.
I told a friend that they should just pare off the bottom 20 and have a real race, but he had a better idea:
"They should put a sniper in the stands and pick off the last-place person at the end of each lap," he said. "That'd get a good first lap! I bet they'd come through in 56!"