Son is a Junior. His 1600m PR as a Soph was 4:42 outdoor in his 1st year of running with essentially no training. Then got religion. Ran a lot of miles this summer. Had a strong XC season improving his times by ~ 2:00 with a PR in low 16s.
He's at ~ 4:31 now indoor (first race was ~ 4:48 about 7 weeks ago), which I know is higher than the threshold for Tier I recruits.
Grades are excellent. Prestigious private school. First crack at SAT with no prep was ~ 2100. Then got a perfect score in Math PSAT. About to take the ACT. Will retake ACT or SAT depending.
Goal is either an Ivy, a LAC like Williams or top D3 school like Chicago.
So, my thinking is that we should wait to contact coaches until his outdoor time comes down after Spring track. I'd be surprised if he wasn't at ~ 4:25 or below in 3 - 4 mos. And, he'll probably have even better SAT / ACT scores.
Am I right or should we be contacting coaches now? I've never done this before so I have no clue...