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DyeStat Elite |
College Choices 2003 | first big indoor weekend
Bishop Loughlin Games - NEW: Donna on the Side at Loughlin Games
F.I.T. Relays - CNU Winter Frolic - PA week by Don Rich - final Harrier Rankings

The Harrier rankings
Mountain View boys, Saratoga girls are #1
12/23/02 -- Marc Bloom's final Harrier magazine rankings of the 2002 season confirmed the 5th season lists: the number one teams in the nation are the Mountain View UT boys and the Saratoga NY girls. It is the third straight year for Saratoga girls to be on top. The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams.

THIS WEEK - results, rankings, and other current news

California on DyeStatCal Results - rankings - previews

  • California track and field previews
  • Year-end divisional top 30 California cross country rankings

Maryland - PG Sportsplex
Maryland girls upstage New York
Moving to Maryland (PG County Sportsplex, Landover) from Virginia in its 8th year, the F.I.T. (Friends of Indoor Track) Relays saw sizzling early season girls relay times by Prince George's County rivals Eleanor Roosevelt and Largo. Roosevelt 3:52.8 blew away Largo 4:00.3 in the 4x400, but Largo 1:42.3 (Eleanor Roosevelt 1:42.7) returned the favor in the 4x200. Both races were faster than those in the Bishop Loughlin Games in the New York Armory. Roosevelt's 4x400 relay was led by leadoff Crystal Anyanwu 55.3 and anchor Tiondra Ponteen 55.7. Langley VA sr Nick Crumpton had a fine horizontal jumps double in 21-10 and 45-10. Robinson VA sr Steve Huntzinger broke the meet shot put record at 57-10. Garfield VA sr Tiffany Evans threw the shot 45-2.5.
Complete F.I.T. Results

Massachusetts - Reggie Lewis
MSTCA Winter Festival - first big meet of MA indoor season. Cambridge Rindge & Latin sr Tim Harding long jumps 22-9.75. Complete Massfest results

New York Armory
Bishop Loughlin Games
12/21 New York - DyeStat on-site coverage - NEW Donna on the Side
Most Outstanding Performers: Shana Cox 37.59, Mike Morrison 7-2
Team winners: Fordham Prep boys 24 (Dematha MD 22), New Rochelle NY girls 27

Shana Cox 37.59!
new US record

Holy Trinity NY sr Shana Cox won this meet last year in 38.00 for a meet and Armory record, but Natasha Hastings' national record 37.77 later in the season surpassed her. So Cox today got her meet and Armory record back with a national indoor record in the bargain. Cox overpowered William Penn PA sr Juanita Broaddus on the backstretch. Broaddus finished in 38.44, putting her 9th all time.

Girls 300

Cherokee NJ's Keith Krieger wins 3200

Natasha Hastings 1:32.60 wins 600 meters

Spiffed up Armory sports new giant video screen above far turn.

A new addition to the New York Armory this year is the C. Virginia Fields Armorytron, with live video and replay of the events. It is named after the Manhattan Borough President and city councilwoman and longtime supporter of The Armory

Cardinal O'Hara jr Steve Hallinan rang up an 8:58.2 3000m at Haverford College. Don Rich's PA week

CNU Winter Frolic - big triple for Menchville sr Yvette Lewis: 7.28 55D, 18-6.5 LJ, 41-4.5 TJ MR. Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd gets 1600/3200 double in 5:04.06 and 11:02.73, both meet records. National 4x200 record holder Deep Creek boys open with meet record 1:31.98. Western Branch sr Leslie Treherne 1:15.85 500m MR. Complete CNU results


DyeStat Elite
Indoor cutoffs for national rankings announced. Tables give minimum performances for DyeStat Elite 2003 indoor rankings, the 2002 US#1 performer, and the number of athletes who were ranked in each event last year. Cutoffs

DyeStat Elite cross country update #9
3,480 performances on national lists
The DyeStat Elite cross country performance lists have 3,480 performances from 633 meets. The first three Foot Locker regions and the California state meet are included. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting cutoffs. List Number 9

What is the toughest cross country course in the country?
DyeStat readers tell us about their toughest courses

What is the toughest cross country course in the country? We nominated Hereford HS in Maryland. Now readers are sending in their picks -- Manzano HS NM, Branstrom Park MI, Sioux Passage MO, Holmdel Park NJ, Brandywine Creek DE, Susquenita HS PA, Wolfpack Invitational NC, Canyon de Chelly AZ, Parkhill South MO, Crystal Springs CA, Derryfield Park NH, Waimea HI, Elkins WV, Cuyahoga Valley OH, Trask Mountain OR, Thetford Trails VT, Sunken Meadow NY, Camas WA, Renaissance Run CO, and University of Southern Indiana. Read these and make your own nomination if you think your course is really tough. See Toughest Courses

Great American 2003 will be held September 26-27 at the SAS course, Cary NC. Details will be announced soon. For more information, send email to the National Scholastic Sports Foundation.

Welcome to our new server - bigger and faster for a better 2003.

Want to get ranked?
To get on the DyeStat Elite national rankings for 2003 indoor, you have to beat the cutoffs for your event and then submit the information on the performance input form.

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John Dye and Marc Bloom announce the book, Parents Guide to High School Track & Cross Country, as the first publication of their joint venture, DyeStat/Harrier Books, which will offer three books in 2003. Special holiday pricing is now offered for the Parents Guide and the DyeStat/Harrier Book Club at pre-publication discounts plus a special bonus.
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The Armory
Holiday Classic

Compete in a big meet in the Big Apple and see the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in the same building.
Holiday Classic Dec 27
Other meets at the Armory:
Hispanic Games Jan 11
New Balance Games Jan 25
Collegiate Inv Feb 14-15

DyeStat uses Hy-Tek
for meet results

Hail to the
Cross Country

A special edition of Donna on the Side - Donna Dye's survey of cross country moms and dads tells their emotions, dreams, and fears as they watch from the sidelines.
Hail to the Parents


Nike Athletes of the Week
We select an outstanding boy and girl each week as Nike Athlete of the Week.


Nike Indoor

March 15-16 at Landover MD
5th NIC has added attraction:
the Nike Sprint Summit

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE Donna Dye's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility rules, recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web sites, scholarships & loans, and careers & majors.


class of 2003 early signing period ends
- lots of big names choose colleges

College Choices - 162 choices listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

  • Nef Araia, undefeated Indiana cross country champion, chooses Stanford.
  • Michelle Sikes, 2m 10:38.69 OH Div 1 champ and 1m 4:53.66, will attend Wake Forest.
  • April Kubishta, AZ 4A pole vault champ )12-7), chooses Arizona.
  • Mary Ann Erigha, Georgia 3A double sprint champ (11.75 / 24.00), signed with Notre Dame.
  • Lindsay Van Alstine NJ, 2001 NJ champ and Foot Locker finalist, chooses Duke.
  • Ashley Robbins TX, Texas 1A and US Jr National champ (6-0.25 best), will jump for Texas A&M.
  • Lauren Tillman GA, USATF JO 400H champ (1:00.69), will attend Baylor.
  • Kristina Smith, Alaska XC and 1600 meter champ, chooses Arkansas, which also signed Jamaican sprinter Virginia Campbell from Barton CC.
  • Jenny Green, 3-time Nebraska pole vault champ (12-10), signs with U. of Nebraska.
  • Illinois champ Stephen Pifer is going to Colorado.
  • California and US Junior discus champ Billie Jo Grant chooses Arizona.
  • Penn Relays mile winner and 5-time NC champ Matt Debole to Georgetown.
  • Connecticut signs Daisy Van Ravenswaay, Canadian Jr National discus champ.

Florida improves its strong recruiting season (Kerron Clement and Reggie Witherspoon) by signing WI sprinter Demi Omole (10.37w and 21.04, AAU JO double gold) and KY pole vaulter Chip Heuser (16-0, KY and Florida Relays champ).

Sprint superstar Allyson Felix signs with Southern California on her 17th birthday. USC also signed California LJ/TJ champ Michelle Sanford, Michigan hurdles champ Candace Davis, and Poly Long Beach CA sprinter Dominique Dorsey.

Penn State gets two California champs from J.W. North, Riverside:
Ashlee Brown (300H) and Lena Bettis (LJ). Penn State also signed blue chippers Shana Cox NY, Kamilah Salaam DE and Kara Dickman MA

University of Texas keeps 5 great ones in state:
US#1 shot putter Michelle Carter | Team USA (World Juniors) sprinter and long jumper Marshevet Hooker | 5A state 100H champ Angel Boyd | 4A state 400m champ Jerrika Chapple | and Foot Locker cross country finalist Brooke Stewart.
but Texas hurdler Kerron Clement will be a Florida Gator and high jumper Meggie Schuelke heads for Virginia.

College Choices 2003

Complete info on

162 choices now listed by college and home state -

Send information on choices to John Dye, giving your name, your relationship to the athlete, and a way of verifying the information.

Last Week

Foot Locker Cross Country Championships
| Home Page | Midwest | Northeast | South | West | National Finals | MORE |
COMPLETE COVERAGE of national finals Dec 14, San Diego

The Rocket and The Zephyr!

SAN DIEGO CA 12/14/02 -- In almost identical fashion, Stevens Point WI sr Chris (the Rocket) Solinsky and Flathead Kalispell MT soph Zoe (the Zephyr) Nelson flew to victory in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships national finals at Balboa Park.

Each runner started pulling away in the third mile, sealed the victory by handling The Hill better than anyone else, and cruised home the last half mile with ease. Solinsky won by 20 seconds over fellow Midwesterner Wesley Smith in 14:41, which tied for third fastest ever on this course. The margin of victory tied Dathan Ritzenhein for biggest margin by a Foot Locker boys winner. The Midwest boys scored 27 points (South 44). Zoe Nelson finished in 17:30, with Katy Trotter NJ second at 17:44. Trotter led the Northeast girls 26 to the team title (West 43).

  • MORE
  • Rich Gonzalez' Finals Summaries:
    BOYS - Solinsky was "stunning" to Alan Webb
    GIRLS - "I LOVE running on hills!"
    says Zoe
  • John Dye's Photo Sequence - girls - boys
  • Ricky's Notes & Quotes: girls - boys
  • The Hill - pix by Doug Speck: girls - boys
  • Donna on the Side - 130 photos of the sideline scenes
  • Victah Sailer's Finals pix: boys - girls
  • DyeStatCal coverage - link
  • Bill Leung collages
  • Pix on Nevada TrackStats
  • After the race - random interviews after the shouting died.
    • Zoe Nelson got rid of her sideache
    • Ari Lambie was almost too sick to run
    • Wesley Smith - 4th time's the charm against Nef Araia
    • Kippy Keino - the last hill cost him 10 places
    • Nef Araia - patience pays
    • Ryan Deak - hill management helps
    • Galen Rupp - felled by breathing problem
    • Ruth Graham - had to stop day dreaming
  • Leo Collins - two masterful front running performances in a happy return to San Diego
  • Introduction Pix - before they got sweaty: GIRLS - BOYS

California on DyeStatCal Results - rankings - previews

California squad Buffalo Chips scores well in USATF Junior Olympics nationals in Georgia. Joe Hartrman story.

DyeStat Elite in California - 202 national ranking performances at Cal State Meet, led by Caitlin Chock 17:30 5k and Phillip Reid 15:00.

USATF Junior Olympics nationals
Angela Bizzari
, who passed up a chance to qualify for Foot Locker national finals, led the Cincinnati Spirit to the Youth Girls championship. Bizzari and Emily Thompson finished 3-4 and the Spirit 93 won by 4 points over Hanson's TC, paced by 9th place Rachel Wittum. Marie Lawrence 15:11 4k won the race, followed by Kristen Arnold 15:13. Bizzari fell face first in the mud at the start and had to rally from last place in the first mile. She had won the freshman race at the Foot Locker Midwest regional in a time that would have placed her 6th in the seeded race to qualify for the nationals in San Diego. Collier Lawrence, Reno NV won the girls intermediate race in 18:26 5k. The two Lawrence girls are sisters, making for a happy flight back to Nevada.

DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets that will be covered in depth by DyeStat in 2002-2003
* = DyeStat on-site meet


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