So Jenny Barringer has been lighting up the collegiate scene this year. She's broken collegiate records from the indoor mile to the indoor and outdoor 5000m, and she's yet to run a steeple. Joe Battaglia at Universal Sports just did a great article on Barringer with a ton of great quotes. And yes, as Ezra pointed out to me, he even referenced my Trade Values article in which I ranked her #1 in the US. Her thoughts on my placing her at #1:
“As the voice for all the steeplechase runners out there, my response was that it’s about time that somebody finally lobbied for all of us and said if all of those really great 1,500-meter runners or 5K runners want to run the steeple, it’s there for them to do. It’s not some kind of inferior event that other runners are barred from running so the women that are tops in the steeple, why should they be discriminated against.”
Love it. And she's right. There's a whole world of development ahead of her.
Rather than effuse about Barringer--which is very easy to do--I just want to point out that this article is really written the way articles should be written. I love reading interviews, but I'd much prefer a well-packaged article and story, filled with interview quotes, if I have my choice. These are the types of articles that I aspire to write.