She's from a competitive state and is very competitive in both events. I actually have an athlete competing in my conference like this. If it were personally up to me I would have her choose an event but given that the head coach wants to have her double up I'd certainly have to think long and hard about how to train her best….
I have an athlete just like this. She’s a high school junior, and high jumper by trade, but usually runs with the middle distance group for training (she’s a 800m girl). The head coach (which is a distance guy) wants her to do both, but I think her talents may be better served getting more HJ training in. She does distance training 4 days/week, and HJ training once, MAYBE twice/week. She’s a 5’2″ jumper, and only 2:40.xx 800m runner. She runs because that’s what the head coach has told her to do, and she doesn’t necessarily mind it. But she REALLY wants to get better in the jumps. She has good fitness (she’s also a soccer player), and average to marginal explosiveness. Not alot of pure speed though (lack of explosiveness?).
What would you guys do in this scenario?