What the Stopwatch Doesn't Tell

Coaches are central in identifying eating disorders among athletes, sometimes before they arrive on a campus

When Michael Whittlesey recruits for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he is scouting for more than the nation's top runners — he looks for female high-school athletes who are happy, healthy, and fit. It is a more difficult job than many people may assume.

Lurking behind the championships, trophies, and academic achievements of many top female