So as a runner and a junior in high school, i’m looking into colleges and what my chances would be to run at some of them. I’ve run 16:15 for a 3mile xc course, and 16:33 for Mt. Sac. Ive dropped 20 seconds in the mile this season and am currently at 4:37, and if it wasn’t for a small injury that sidelined me for 2 weeks, my coach claims i could have broken 4:30. I also have pretty good grades with a weighted 3.8 and a 2000 SAT. With breaking 16 minutes in cross country and breaking 4:30 in the mile being very achievable goals for my senior seasons, i am wondering if running these times my senior year is too late. I am not going to be recruited, so how should i go about trying to make a college team if track season falls after i submit college apps? Should I be contacting coaches in the near future? If so, what should i say and how should i explain my situation?
Thanks, any input is appreciated.