College coaches look at an athlete's versatility and their range in just about every recruit they're looking into.
Most athletes have a primary event and they use complimentary events to enhance their ability to perform in their primary races. The better, faster, stronger you are in the other events, the better they make you in your best event.
We have the top returning girls and boys 800m runners and we've listed their best 1600m AND best 3200m times from last year to give you an idea of which ones really have some good range and versatility.
Find out which half-milers have the best distance times from last year.