I am looking for information on how a student should approach Track and Field recruiting as a rising senior.
My son was not considering running in college because he didn’t think he was fast enough. He wasn’t particularly fast in 9th grade and in 10th grade Track was cancelled. However, this past season he really improved without much training .His school program is not competitive and he was reaching his peak right when the season ended (8 weeks long).
His best time is the 800 m at 2.00 but he feels confident he could shave a few seconds off of that. His 1500 was only a 4:22, but he ran that the first weeks of the season.
It seems from looking at different websites that these times are barely recruitable (walk on territory). However, he would love to improve them enough to make him a viable candidate at schools with selective admission.
Best outcome would be if he could get an admissions bump because of track but not sure that is realistic
He would probably need to attend meets this summer and demonstrate the he is faster than the times he already posted,
His academic stats make him an attractive candidate.
GPA : 4.2/4.33 GPA, 11 APs through plus two semesters of college math senior year
Testing: PSAT 1510, likely NMSF/NMF
State level awards: Debate, running
Regional awards, Music, Writing ,
Other leadership/service activities, published research in excellent journal.
Any thoughts on how he could approach this summer to put himself in a better position for recruiting are welcome.
He is not interested in LAC, only Universities .