I tend to agree. If you're an athlete, your main concern is performance, and not how you look. after all, this isn't bodybuilding, its track and field. Granted the people who perform at the highest level also tend to have lower body fat percentages, but thats due to the type of training they undergo, and the fact that they watch what they eat. If they followed a diet/exercise plan for the sole purpose of losing body fat, they wouldn't have the energy or ability they need to win. Body fat % is important, but it shouldn't really be a focus when you train. Speed, power, endurance are far more important.