Locker Cross Country Championships
Mt. SAC, Walnut CA Dec 7 - DyeStat
will be on-site
Foot Locker Favorites - our best guess of
the top contenders for the 8 tickets to San Diego, updated after
the California State Meet; plus our Top Seeds,
the 3 runners we will be most surprised if they don't qualify
for the finals.
Kennedy's West region preview - top 24 contenders
ranked plus many more Not To Be Overlooked.
Coach J - how Flathead
MT coach Paul Jorgensen prepares his runners
for Mt. Sac and what he thinks of the long layoff faced by mountain
state runners between their state meet and the West regional.
McAlpine Park, Charlotte NC
Curtis and Rachael Forish
South boys have points to prove
by Stephen (steveu) Underwood
Girls: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
by Stephen (steveu) Underwood
photo by Brian
by Mike Leary
Sensation of the day was homeschooled freshman
Katie Albright, 14, of Wake
Forest NC. Katie, who just started running last
summer, had only run one other competitive cross
country race before Foot Locker. She ran in
the freshman race and won in 17:52, five seconds
faster than the winner of the seeded race. "I
had fun," Katie
tells Ricky Quintana. There was confusion
after the meet over why the fastest runner of
the day was not in the seeded race.
Van Cortlandt Park, New York City
Lambie and Brendan Fennell
from Blood at 1.25 mile mark
photo by Don Rich
Fennell is best in tight finish
photo by John Dye
U-W Parkside, Kenosha WI
Kaltenbach and Chris Solinsky
report from the Rocket
Boosters fan club - "very proud of our boy"
fight single digit wind chills on frozen turf.
photos by John Ceplina
|Two of Ohio's best runners ran in the Midwest
freshman race instead of the seeded race and finished
1-2: Ohio champion Angela Bizzari 18:28
and Emily Thompson 19:06. Bizzari's time
would have been 6th in the seeded race.
pick the top 100 contenders
for the coveted 64 tickets to San Diego for the national
finals. We also pick 3 Top Seeds per
region. These are the select few we will be most surprised
if we don't see them in San Diego.
See John Dye's Foot
How do home schooled runners
prepare for Foot Locker? Stephen Underwood talks to runners
and their coaches. Chantelle Dron NH
- Josh McDougal NY - Teresa McWalters
with sidebars on the coaches
- results, rankings, and other current news
on DyeStatCal Results
- rankings - previews
XC Analyzer's final team
and individual rankings after the state meet.
Complete results, stories, and photos
list - 202 national ranking performances at Cal
State Meet, led by Caitlin Chock 17:30 5k
and Phillip Reid 15:00.
Boys - Div I - Loyola
80 (79:00) great effort over Don Lugo 103 (79:39) - Micheal
Poe (Etiwanda) impressive 15:06 - Div II - Jesuit 90 (79:13)
over Rubidoux 107 (79:15) - Phillip Reid (Rio Mesa) 15:01
wins over great group! - Div III - Barstow 71 (80:49) over
surprising University City (SD) 111 (81:34) - Alex Dunn (San
Lorezno Valley) 15:18 - Div IV - Oak Park 51 (81:30) over
league rival Fillmore 86 (82:28) - Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte)
cruises to 15:13 win - Div V - Flintridge Prep 78 (84:51)
continues great tradition with win over Santa Clara (Oxnard)
134 (86:00) - Tim Nelson (Liberty Christian) rolls 15:39 win
Girls - Div I - Murrieta Valley 61 (93:01)
(#2 team time ever!!) over Thousand Oaks 68 (94:09) - Rachel
Bryan (Laguna Creek) 17:41 over Liza Pasciuto (Murrieta) 18:05
- Girls Div II - Sultana 91:56 TEAM TIME COURSE RECORD!!!
(averages 18:24 per runner) 59 over shocking Ventura 144 (95:15)
- Caitlin Chock ( Granite Bay) 17:30 day's quickest - Div
III - St. Francis (Sacramento) 78 (95:47) over Campolindo
96 (96:25) - Melissa Grelli (Presentation) over CCS Rivals
with 17:59 win - Div IV - Oak Park 92 (97:12) over Harvard-Westlake
133 (98:12) - Laura Meyers (Maranatha) great finish to 18:21
win - Div V - University (SF) 87 (103:04) over Castilleja
(CCS) 95 (102:52) - Bessie Hatch (Thacher, Ojai) comfortable
Locker West preview - updated 11/28. Mike Kennedy tabs
top 24 boys and girls, plus many more "not to be overlooked."
Foot Locker West seeded starting assignments.
3,053 performances on national lists
The 2002 cross country performance list now has 3,053 performances
(600 added since November 8 update) from 618 meets based on data
received through November 26. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times
meeting cutoffs. List Number 8
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View UT boys move into US #1
11/24/02 -- Marc Bloom's fifth Harrier magazine rankings
of the season saw the top 10 lists shaken up by state meets. Biggest
change came from the Texas state meet, where The Woodlands lost
the state title to Kingwood and their US#1 ranking as well. Mountain
View UT, which beat The Woodlands at the Great American when the
The Woodlands top 2 runners were disqualified, move into the top
spot. West Plains MO and Hilliard Davidson OH moved up a notch to
2nd and 3rd, followed by previous #9 Kingwood and The Woodlands.
The season-long #1 girls team, Saratoga, finishes
#1 for the second straight year after winning the New York Federation
championship convincingly. The
Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams.
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
Dec 6 Coaches Clinic
at Mt. SAC
Run with the Champions
High School Track 2002
Guide to High School Track
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Parents Guide to High School Track & Cross Country,
as the first publication of their joint venture, DyeStat/Harrier
, which will offer three books in 2003.
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March 15-16 at Landover MD
NIC has added attraction:
the Nike Sprint Summit
Donna Dye's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility
rules, recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web
sites, scholarships & loans, and careers & majors.
of 2003 early signing period ends
- lots of big names choose colleges
Choices - 162
choices now listed by state and college. Signing
- 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),
- 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
- Penn Relays mile winner and 5-time NC champ Matt Debole
- 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
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
More new choices:
Marvin Stevenson TX - LSU
Leslie Treherne VA - Tennessee
Jenny Dahlgren TX - Georgia
Akera Lathan FL - Florida
Jennifer Thompson AL - UAB
Sara Young SC - Clemson
Tiffany McDonald AZ - Arizona
Tiffany Roberts NC - Virginia
Eric Chavez AZ - Arizona
Mandy Stille DE - Delaware
Kelly Fazekas NJ - N. Carolina
Complete info on
EARLY CHOICES LISTS
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.
on DyeStatCal Results
- rankings - previews
STATE MEET - Complete results of all
10 sections. All is in readiness for the finals at Woodward Park, Fresno
next Saturday (11/30).
Southern Section, at Mt. SAC: US#3 Sultana girls average
18:21 to win Div 2. Liza Pasciuto leads US#14 Murrieta Valley
girls to Div 1 title. Huge win for Loyola boys in
Div 1 with US#21 Poly Long Beach 5th. Rio Mesa sr Philip Reid
14:43 tops Michael Haddan by 5 seconds. Etiwanda sr Mike
North Coast Section: Arroyo sr Yong-Sung
Leal 15:13 wins by 100 meters. Jr Lindsay Allen 17:36
leads College Park girls over Montgomery 46-51.
San Diego section: Mar Vista jr Troy Swier 15:24
over Babey Wagnew. Jr Claire Rethmeier 16:04 ledads San
Pasqual to 27 point score.
Los Angeles section: Monroe's Manuel Ruiz 14:54
wins by 31 seconds.
Locker West preview - by Mike Kennedy, updated 11/21 - recent results
shuffle top 8, but Zoe Nelson and Lauren Jespersen are still top-ranked.
CA Home schooled sr Teresa McWalters
of San Francisco continues to find races where she can to prep for the
Foot Locker West regional. On Nov. 15 she ran in the Nike Farm Team Open
at Stanford on the same 6K course used for the women's NCAA West Regional.
Her time was 21:57, which was good for 15th in the NCAA West the next
day. On Nov. 24 Teresa ran 6th in the Pacific Association club championships
in 23:33 over a tough 4-mile course in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
She was the first teenager to finish and ran 8 seconds faster than Nicole
Teter ran last year.
All-State Teams - Iowa coaches vote Mason City jr Ryan McCurnin
and Iowa City West sr Robdu Adam to head elite
all-state top 10 individuals. Teams by class also selected.
Junior Olympics Region 5 Championships - Clark State CC, Springfield
OH. Mason Cincinnati OH freshman and Ohio high school Div 1 champion Angela
Bizzari 14:31 4k led 14 girls under the old course record (Carolyn
Rauen 15:51) in snowy, muddy conditions. Eighth grader Rachel
Wittum, who is slated to run for Rockford MI next year, was second
in 14:46, with Ohio Div 2 champion Emily Thompson 14:48
Invitational - Potomac School VA sr Cara Kiernan 17:52
3m and Thomas Dale VA sr Alex Tatu 16:23 at Fork Union
15:12 & Barringer 18:26 are fastest of day.
Our Lady of Lourdes girls upset Bishop Kenny.
Winter Park, Spanish River, Plant win as expected.
Highlights and recaps by Ricky Quintana, RunFlorida.com
Complete Results, photos, 24 DyeStat Elite marks & Ricky's Recaps
- Class 1A
- Boys - Jr Ryan Deak
15:12, winning by 50 seconds in the fastest time
of the day, to lead McClay Tallahassee 85
to the team title. Deak went through a mile in 4:46 and 2
miles in 9:40.
- Girls - Holy Trinity
63. St. Andrews Boca Raton soph Fran Rodriguez
18:50, a soccer player in her first year of cross country,
breaking open a 3-girl race in the last quarter mile.
- Class 2A
- Boys - Bishop Kenny Jacksonville
sr Ryder Leary 15:28 outkicks Kevin Lyons
by 13 seconds, with Andy Biladeau third but never in contention.
Bishop Kenny 60 wins the team title over
Chiles Tallahassee 83.
- Girls - Our Lady
of Lourdes upsets Bishop Kenny Jacksonville, 73-76.
Cocoa Beach sr Elly Kabboord repeats in 18:48.
- Class 3A
- Boys - Flagler Palm
Coast 71 wins 2nd straight. Ocala Vanguard sr Steven
Hassan 15:24 puts away Sam Vazquez with a big surge
after 2 miles in 9:50. Hassen led through a leisurely mile
in 5:00, and then picked up the pace.
- Girls - Plant Tampa
130 wins a record 8th title. King Tampa jr Laura
Bowerman 18:41 is an easy winner as expected.
- Class 4A
- Boys - Winter Park
73. Miami Central sr Kevin Hicks 16:05, coming
from 10 meters back in the last quarter mile after Paul Cross
led a pack of six with 100 meters to go before fading to 5th.
- Girls - Spanish
River 55 - 4th straight title. Oviedo jr Jennifer
Barringer 18:26, breaking away from Devin Gapstur
in last quarter mile.
on the Side at BorderClash - dozens of photos of the sideline
scene at Nike World Headquarters.
INDEX to Donna on the Side - thousands
of photos at DyeStat Featured Meets.
Jersey Meet of Champions
Mohamed Khadraoui upsets Hess-Krieger
Mohamed Khadraoui 10 JFK-PATERSON 5:05.1 15:47.92
2 Keith Krieger 12 CHEROKEE 5:05.4 15:48.85 1
3 Peter Hess SR TOMS RIVER NORTH 5:08.1 15:57.00 2
4 Christopher Pannone 11 HUNTERDON CENTRAL 5:08.6 15:58.60 3
5 Robert Edwards 12 BRIDGETON 5:08.8 15:59.39
Mainland 101, Toms River North 104.
ride high together again
1 Amanda Trotter 12 RED BANK REG 6:01.7 18:43.62
2 Katy Trotter 12 RED BANK REG 6:01.8 18:43.85
3 Jesse Mizzone 12 PASSAIC VALLEY 6:13.5 19:20.31
Shawnee 69, Toms River East 84.
Katya Kostetskaya, from Russia and Jonesboro
AR, has her visa problems resolved and will be able to return to the US
for 3 years. As a freshman last year, she was one of the most versatile
athletes in the country, winning from 400 meters to cross country. She
was 3rd in the adidas Outdoor Championships 400 meter hurdles in 1:00.78.
She also had bests of 55.98 and 2:12.36.
- no sibling rivalry here
HOLMDEL PARK NJ 11/23/02 -- As in all their races except
one this season, Amanda and Katy Trotter of Red Bank NJ sped toward the
finish line side by side as if Siamese twins joined at the hip. They would
become the first sisters ever to finish 1-2 in the New Jersey Meet of
Champions. They wanted to tie, but the rules say someone has to be declared
the winner, and the finish line judge said it was Katy. In the chute,
however, Katy put her hand on Amanda's back and nudged her in front. Officials
did not notice the switch and Amanda was given the #1 card. Meet director
Don Danser said he didn't see the switch, and there was no protest within
30 minutes, so the results are official with Amanda the winner. ""It
was instinctive," Katy told Jim Lambert of the Newark Star Ledger.
"I just put my hand on her back and let her go ahead of me. Amanda
pushes me so hard when we train. She's the reason why I have run as well
as I have. I just wanted her to have this."
Another track writer who covers New Jersey has an imaginary
scenario of what could happen when the twins run in the Foot Locker Northeast
regional next Saturday (11/30). The top 8 finishers will advance to the
Foot Locker national finals in San Diego December 14.
Imagine this: The Trotter twins are near the finish line
running 8th and 9th with no hope of catching the 7th runner. "I think
they would step off the course together rather than have one sister qualify
and the other stay home," the writer said.
Let's hope they don't face that situation. The odds are
the Trotters will be near the front end of the qualifying group rather
than the back end-- John Dye.
2 Foot Locker
finalists shut down seasons
BRIAN DALPIAZ, Sayville
NY senior, who won the New York Federation title last Saturday in a remarkable
comeback from an emergency appendectomy, will skip the Foot Locker championships.
"My coach and I believe I will be better off using that time to gain
a 6-8 week long period of strength training (that I missed over the summer
with my appendectomy)," Dalpiaz said. "This way I will be in
great shape for winter and even better shape for spring." Dalpiaz
also announced he has signed to run for Georgetown next year.
JESSICA CICKAY, Council Rock North PA junior, has decided
to take time off from competitive running until next spring. Citing an
unsatisfactory junior cross country season and a growth spurt, Jessica
said "I just need time to adjust to my new body. And I will."
Story by Don Rich.
LIVE ! DyeStat had live reports from
Terre Haute IN from Ricky Quintana. Now we have complete results.
No, we are not starting college coverage, but this was special.
Notice how many recent DyeStat stars performed well.
- Stanford men - Flanagan - BYU women -
new course record in both races
Men Jorge Torres and Stanford.
Teams: Stanford 47, Wisconsin 107, Eastern Michigan 166,
Colorado 190, Oregon 210, Arkansas 215, Northern Arizona 247, Michigan
Individuals: 1. Jorge Torres, Colorado 29:04, 2.
Cragg AR 29:06. Side by side battle after they dropped Boaz and
Kimani. Cragg said he felt great and was sure he would win, but
had no kick in the end. Complete
Women - Shalane
Flanagan and BYU! Computer error reverses
order after Stanford was announced the winner at the course. Correct
1. BYU 85, 2. Stanford 113, 3. Notre Dame 170, 4. Georgetown 214,
5. Colorado 220, 6. Providence 235, 7. Arkansas 251, 8. Villanova
Women Individuals: 1. Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina
19:36, 2. Kate ONeal, Yale 19:45, 3. Alicia Craig, Stanford 19:48,
4. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford 19:48, 5. Manova, BYU 19:49, 6. Molly
Huddle, Notre Dame 19:55, 7. Cassie Anderson, BYU 19:56, 8. Nillson,
Complete Women's Results
|Undefeated HS star Nef Araia of Lawrence
North Indianapolis IN was at the meet in a Stanford t-shirt, and he
confirmed to DyeStat that he has chosen Stanford for college next
|Injured Dathan Ritzenhein, 3-time national
champion HS 2-miler and 2-time Foot Locker national champion, was
on the sidelines with the house dog of his Colorado teammates. "It
was incredible watching Jorge," Ritz said. "Other than a
few of my own wins, that was the most thrilling race I ever saw."
He said he will back as strong and good as ever for outdoor season.
deaths in PA
| BOB BURDETTE - The
secondary schools chairman of the Penn Relays for many years died
Tuesday evening 11/19.
| KIM GALLAGHER - The
all-time HS record holder at 800 and 1500 meters (2:00.07 and 4:16.6)
died of a stroke at the age of 38 in Montgomery County PA. When she
was 15, Gallagher won the 1979 Penn Relays high school girls mile
in 4:49.2, still the meet record. She medalled in the Olympics 800
meters in both 1984 and 1988.
Meets that will be covered in depth by DyeStat
* = DyeStat on-site meet
- CROSS COUNTRY 2002
- * Sep 7 - Midwest
Meet of Champions, Hilliard OH
- * Sep 21 - Iolani
Invitational, Kualoa HI
- * Sep 27-28 - Great
American Cross Country Festival, Charlotte NC
- * Oct 5 - Portage
Invitational - Portage MI
- * Oct 12 - Manhattan
Invitational, Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
- * Oct 25-26 - Mt.
SAC Invitational, Walnut CA
- * Nov 17 - OR-WA
BorderClash, Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR
- FOOT LOCKER
- INDOOR 2003
- * Dec 21 - Bishop Loughlin Games - New York Armory
- * Dec 27 - Holiday Classic - New York Armory
- * Jan 11 - Hispanic Games - New York Armory
- * Jan 25 - New Balance Games - New York Armory
- * Feb 7 - Millrose Games - Madison Square Garden
- * Feb 8 - Colgate Women's Games - Madison Square
- * Feb 13-15 - Simplot Games - Pocatello ID
- * Mar 15-16 - Nike
Indoor Championships - Landover MD
- OUTDOOR 2003
- * Mar 28-29 - Sugar Bowl Classic - New Orleans
- * Apr 4-5 - Mobile Challenge of Champions - Mobile
- * Apr 11-12 - Arcadia Invitational - Arcadia
- * Apr 24-26 - Penn Relays - Philadelphia PA
- * June 13-14 - adidas Outdoor Championships -
- * June 19-22 - USATF Nationals - Palo Alto CA
- June 28-29 - 1st National Decathlon/Heptathlon
Ch. - Albuquerque NM
- July - USATF Junior Olympics
- August - AAU Junior Olympics