First let me start by saying I'm posting this for a friend. She has been accepted into both Brown and Claremont McKenna. She has been in contact with both the track coaches and plans to run track at both places, however academics have always been her first priority and she worries that at Brown she will be forced to put academics aside for athletics. She also doesn't like that meets are far away and she worries that her social life will be compromised at brown if she's gone Friday and Saturday during the long season.
At Claremont, while track is serious, the meets are closer and her breaks are not cut off. They also gave her a significant amount of money (~10,000) a year. That being said, my friend is not sure what she is interested in, and brown is obviously the place for exploration, while Cmc is a little more focused (poly Sci and Econ). I was hoping some of you could shed some light on her situation, especially if any of you run at brown!