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It would not hurt as much as sending nobody could. In a follow-up, I asked why individuals such as Hasay and Ryan could not go even if a team were not going and was told that both of those two withdrew — I will have to assume that once enough withdrew that there would not be a scoring team that the rest withdrew. I cannot fathom turning down a chance to compete at World Cross, something that very well could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of these runners — irrational fears likely ruled the day (as they did with so many of those who declined senior team spots) and it was likely the parents of the runners who made that call.