Those are some good times you have for the 8th grade. I agree, you should be able to get those goals as you mature, but also focus on your Diet, getting plenty of sleep, and being consistent w/ your workouts.
gotta agree here. most good track athletes don’t get paid much, only the very top, but plenty of ibankers, engineers, etc. are getting paid. do well in school and track will help land you into a great school, which will lead to even more success down the line, whether it be in track, business, academia, etc.
When I ran the 200m at 23.7, my time at 400m was 52.3. A couple of months later I ran 23.1 and 50.1 indoor. So I think you’re a bit to kind with your goal for the 400m. But ofc, it depends how you train. Try this: (2 * 200) + 3.5-4. You can check that to convert times. It works for me. (2 * 22.4) + 3.5 = 48.3 (which is my pb).