So I mentioned in a previous thread that Chandler Diffee was actually young for his grade. He falls into the current class of sophomores in the class of 2014 with his September 1995 birth date.
So what does that mean? He ran a sub-2 minute 800m split, 4:22.08y and 9:40 as a young sophomore. He also ran a 15:35 as a young junior on the Ridges Golf course. Not only does that 15:35 put him in very elite company (#7 all-time at the Ridges) but that puts him in super elite company for guys who ran that course as 15-16 year olds.
Chandler Diffee: 15:35 @ 16 years and 1 month, 22 days in 2011
Chris Solinsky: 15:32 @ 15 years and 10 months, 24 days in 2000
Phil Downs: 15:32 @ --HELP ME OUT??? in 1989
-Downs was 4:20.3 and 9:18.6 as a freshman
-Solinsky was 4:27 and 9:30 as a freshman
-Diffee was 4:22y and 9:40 at the same age as the two above (mentioned previously)