Can you PM me that essay too? I was deferred from Stanford :'(. It was my #1 choice and while I didnt have any hook, i was a decent all around student. By the way, I also run XC, although I would definitely get hurt if I ran 50 miles a week. What time do you run by the way? I pred at 19:15 after 3 years of XC. I do tennis in the spring.