As Mike said, those articles out there are interesting reads. Some of the boards on the dyestat web pages also give a bit of insight, if not directly to New Bern HS, then more generally to the way humans are.
There are a few undertones of dislike/discord/”hating” about many things from athletes being 19 (implication being typically older than most HS), to the HS team not being composed entirely of athletes from a single HS (or at least all of the time), to the following of rules (the coach being asked to no longer actively coach the HS per se by the school administration to wearing TEC body suits at a high school “only” meet).
I am not saying anything one way or the other, I certainly don’t know all the ins and outs of situations distant from me or how factual those boards are, just that it makes for interesting reading and if you go a little further afield some of the background, from Simplot Games for example (the relationship Muir had there) is also informative. Again, completely as an outside observer.
About the athletes themselves both individually and as a team, to me the thing that stands out is the range of distances they are obviously more than capable of at high levels of competition (200s to 800s). The other thing that stands out is the situation as it appears to be, that being the athletes “reacting” well to someone (or more than one) showing some interest in their lives. I can not tell you how often it is not the exact specifics of what an athlete does, at this age, but that they have a bit of guidance/caring that does the most good. There also seems to be, again, a common thread: someone who cared, improvement in facilities, skilled coaching and, clearly, financial support does not hurt.