2013 Track and Field,
2013 Track Race Video
and Kim Conley has made it through to Finals in the 5000m.
Love it when a race gives the chills.
So, if Mary Cain had finished 8th or above in the Final, and been awarded prize money, would that have made her a professional and ruined her NCAA eligibility?
That is a great question. First of all, I am not sure if Mary will compete in college. She is ready to turn pro now. However, if college is still in the plans, I am sure that she won't do anything to sabotage those plans.
Right; it is still an open question, at least publicly, just interesting that she finished where she did - not last and not in the top 8...
Just because you finish in the money doesn't mean you have to take it (thus saving your pro-status). At 4K for 8th I would pass, even a 50% scholarship at a big D1 school is good for $25K a year. Much better than the free shoes I got back in the day...hank
The prize money for Cain taking second at the US Championships was $5000. Of course the real money for her will be the potential Nike endorsement deal for the next three years and beyond....
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