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Mt. SAC - DyeStat on-site at biggest meet of the season
Kaltenbach sisters 1-2 in Colorado; record 4th straight state title for Megan
Davidson Hilliard is first Ohio team to sweep Div 1 team titles
Nicole Blood 17:04 is fastest 5k of the season
Bobby Curtis 14:50 on soft, muddy course in Kentucky
Nef Araia 14:54 breaks 20-year-old record in Indiana
Oregon State Meet will COOK! - Undefeated Lauren Jespersen and Galen Rupp, plus Alec Wall, Joaquin Chapa, and Mike McGrath threaten state record.
Brian Dalpiaz is recovering fast from emergency appendectomy

DyeStat on-site . . .
Biggest meet of the season: 16,000 entries. DyeStat on-site coverage
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Results, pix, quotes, analysis
Scores of photos from all over the course.
the scene - Poop Out Hill, Reservoir Hill, Switchbacks

Tim Nelson 14:33
Rachel Bryan 17:08
Sultana girls
Poly boys
San Lorenzo Valley

Tim Nelson (left) moved into 3rd on the all time Mt. SAC course list, 1 second behind Jeff Nelson's meet record in 1978 and 3 seconds behind Ryan Hall's course record in 2000 at the CIF Southern Section finals. Troy Swier and Mohamed Trafeh tied for 6th on the all time course list. Rachel Bryan's time was 9th best ever on the course.


photo by John Dye

Results, action photos, and stories
Saturday Sweeps

Boys Individual: Tim Nelson 14:33 (Troy Swier and Mohamed Trafah 14:38). St. John Bosco 110.
Girls Individual: Rachel Bryan 17:08 (Ruth Graham 17:20). US#24 Thousand Oaks 52.
Boys Team: US#23 Poly Long Beach 113 (13-17-22-25-36), Loyola 135. Troy Werner 14:59 (Antonio Jimenez 15:04).
Girls Team: US#3 Sultana 62 (3-4-14-15-27), US#12 Murrieta Valley 93. Clair Rethmeier 17:36 (Liza Pasciuto 17:38).
Division 1 and 2 Varsity
Friday Sweeps
Girls Individual: Melissa Grelli 18:01, Corona del Mar 42 (Presentation 42).
Girls Team: San Lorenzo Valley 71 (1-7-14-24-25), Campolindo 79, St. Francis 90. Raquel Barrientos 17:58.
Boys Individual: Andrew Tachius 15:30, Woodcrest Christian 78 (Arroyo 79).
Boys Team: Barstow 87 (9-13-14-19-32). Alex Dunn 15:00.


THIS WEEK - results, rankings, and other current news
(alphabetical by state)

California on DyeStatCal
Results - rankings - previews -
Foot Locker West rankings - Mike Kennedy's latest update 10/31 has Zoe Nelson and Lauren Jespersen in favorite's roles.
California Baker's Dozen - XC-Analyzer tabs top individuals in state
California Individuals by Division - XC-Analyzer picks top 10 individuals by division
DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
Girls: Sacred Heart sr Michelle Gallagher Boys: Canyon sr Troy Werner

CO State Meet - Smoky Hill sr Megan Kaltenbach 18:21.3 5k won her fourth straight state championship (first four-peat ever in class 5A) in the fastest time ever, but for the second straight week she could not shake her younger sister, soph Katelyn Kaltenbach, who finished in 18:21.5. Morgan Schulz finished fourth for US#4 Smoky Hill, which won the team title with 41 points, best score ever in Colorado's 5A big school division. "With our team winning, and my sister getting second, it couldn't be better," Megan Kaltenbach said. In the boys race, Ian Burrell broke open a tight race with Brent Vaughn in the last 200 meters to win in course record time of 15:19 (Vaughn's 15:33 also bettered the old course record), duplicating his win over Vaughn in the state 1600 meters last spring. Denver West 105 won the team title. Results and more pictures

Kaltenbach sisters (green) are in the middle at start, in front at the end

CT Class Championships - Conard jr Ahmed Haji 16:01 5k and Killingly sr Meghan Owen 15:39 4k are fastest of the day in six classes.
CT Open Championships - Entries for Friday Nov 1 meet.

FL Panhandle Championships - Maclay Tallahassee jr Ryan Deak 14:56 3m won the individual battle, but South #6 Chiles Tallahassee won the team war, 30-53, with Herbert Thiele running in second at 15:11 with 4-5-8-11 support. Pensacola Catholic soph Anna Greskovich 18:34 won the girls varsity race, but Maclay topped her team, 91-96.
FL Florida Week by Ricky Quintana - Ryder Leary pulls away from Sam Vazquez in the last two laps to win Bishop Kenny Postal 2-mile in 9:18. Ryan Deak wins Panhandle Championships in 14:56(3 miles) over Chiles' Herbie Thiele. Chiles, #2 in the state overall, defeats #4 Maclay for the title. Paul Cross sprints to win in Broward County Championships(5K) in 16:46 on rainy muddy course. Defending state 3A 1600m Champion(5:03.94), Courtney Hall of Bishop Kenny, wins St. John's Country Day Invitational (5K) in 19:05.

GA Regionals - Wesleyan sr Lauren Blankenship 18:58 5k led team to win with 31 points (1-6-7-8-9) in Region 8 AA.

IA State Meet Saturday Nov 2 at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge will feature two nationally ranked teams: #10 Roosevelt Des Moines boys and #7 Iowa City West girls. District qualifiers.

IL Illinois Week by Scott Bush, - Stephen Pifer, Matt Withrow, and Meghan Braffet are impressive in regional meets. Sectionals are next. US#1 Sandburg girls 23 placed 6 in top 9 in their regional.

IN Semi State - Lawrence North sr Nef Araia 14:54 5k blitzed the Southeastway Park course, wet from 2 days of rain, to remain undefeated this year. He beat Columbus North jr Christian Wagner by 21 seconds and took 11 seconds off the course record held for 20 years by former Indiana U. star Scott Williams. Wagner led US#6 Columbus North over Lawrence North for the team title, 53-100. Columbus North doubled with its US#21 girls team winning a close one over Franklin Central, 69-72, as Carmel jr Katie Harrington 14:09 4k won individual honors.

KS Regionals - Shawnee Mission Northwest sweeps Emporia super-regional (15 of top 20 ranking teams in Kansas). Connie Abbott 11:10, Grady Sullivan 15:24. Kansas #1 Lawrence boys win easily at Manhattan, setting up big showdown with Shawnee Mission NW in state meek next week.

KY Metro Meet of Champions - St. Xavier Louisville sr Bobby Curtis rolled to a 14:50 5k in soft mud, only 2 seconds behind the fastest US 5k this year, which was run on a hard, fast surface by Nef Araia at the Midwest Meet of Champions September 7. The race was spread out with two lonely leaders. Curtis finished 36 seconds ahead of Butler Louisville sr Jacob Buckman, who in turn was 48 seconds ahead of anyone else. Story and pix by Charles Zimmerman

MA home-schooled NH soph Chantelle Dron 18:18 5k went to Boston looking for a race and ran 18th among top club women in the big Mayor's Cup at Franklin Park. Right, photo by Victah Sailor
MA Wachusett Regional
swept the Midland-Wachusett League A Division championships, the with the boys scoring 16 points (1-2-3-4-6) and the girls 36 (1-7-8-9-11). Individual winners were soph Vicki Weismann 18:20 2.9m and sr Dan Sullivan 15:08.7 (Mike Banks 15:09 and Tim Cunningham 15:10).

MD Montgomery County Championships - Northwest boys 48 win second straight county title, Walter Johnson girls 49 5th straight.

ME Western Maine Championships - Greely jr Ben True continues to be Maine's best runner, winning by more than a minute in a course record 16:06 5k in rain, wind, and mud. Falmouth edged Greely for the team title by 4 points.

MI Upper Peninsula Championships - Westwood Ishpeming jr Amber Smith, a 2001 Foot Locker finalist, won Div 2 in 18:49 5k by 97 seconds.
MI Lower Peninsula Championships - Qualifiers for 4-division meet at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn MI, Saturday Nov 2.
MI Regionals - Brighton girls 28 (3-4-5-7-9) upset US#10 Clarkston 40 (1-2-8-11-18). Clarkston soph Liz Mengyan 19:21 5k was the individual winner. Rockford girls run a perfect 15 in their regional, led by Nikki Bohnsack's 18:51.

NC Independent Schools state meet - Freddy Torres 15:51 5k was fastest of the day as he led Cardinal Gibbons 31 (1 2 4 7 17) to the 3A title. Cardinal Gibbons girls 31 (1 3 6 7 14) completed the school's sweep behind Lauren Holesh 18:58.
NC Regionals - South View's Robert Longoria 15:14 5k.

NM Los Alamos Invitational - US#8 Albuquerque Academy boys and US#5 Los Alamos girls roll on in last big invitational before district and state meets the next two weekends.

Los Alamos girls all together after 1 mile.

NY Suburban Council - Saratoga fr Nicole Blood 17:04 5k, 10 seconds faster than last year in this meet and the fastest 5k in the nation this year despite 43 degrees temp and heavy rain. Blood led the US#1 girls team to a big 19-100 victory over Northeast #8 Columbia. Mike Foley 15:26 gave Saratoga a sweep of individual honors, but runner-up Jacob Gurzler led US#16 Shenendehowa 27 to the team title over Burnt Hills 90.

New York week
by George Febles

Sayville sr Brian Dalpiaz continues his speedy recovery from an emergency appendectomy at the start of the season, and New York observors think he will be ready for the favorite's role by November 30 at Van Cortlandt Park -- the Foot Locker Northeast regional. Meanwhile, he has serious competition in New York. In the Section 11 divisional championships at super-tough Sunken Meadows, Northport soph Kevin Tschirhart shaded Dalpiaz by 4 seconds, 16:05 to 16:09.

photo by TrakShots

OH State Meet - Davidson Hilliard became the first Ohio Division 1 team ever to win both boys and girls state championships. The girls won with 72 points (Turpin Cincinnati 93, Dublin Coffman 116) and the boys won with 87 points (LaSalle Cincinnati 104, St. Xavier Cincinnati 145). Hudson sr Wesley Smith 15:15 5k won the boys race (Strongsville sr Chris Kollar 15:20). Mason Cincinnati freshman Angela Bizzari 17:47 won the girls race over veterans Carolyn Rauen 18:01 and Michelle Sikes 18:09. The course was wet and muddy and slippery. Complete results and 54 DyeStat Elite performances.

Historic photo - Div 1 boys and girls champs are from the same school: Davidson Hilliard

OK 5A Regionals - US#2 Jenks girls 28 for 40-point win over Union, led by sr Brianna McLeod 11:20 (course record), back in top form after a siege of tendonitis.

OR Portland District - Grant swept the team titles, with its boys 1-2 punch of Scott Wall 15:21 5k and Joaquin Chapa 15:22 each surpassing Galen Rupp's course record set earlier this season. Cleveland's Olivia Bender 18:25 won the girls race.
OR State Meet 11/2 at Lane Community College - One of the most anticipated state meet races of the season—The Oregon 4-A Division championships at Lane CC. Last year Lauren Jespersen and Jacob Gomez, both of Klamath (Klamath Falls) set the course record at 15:29, listed by Oregon’s Who’s Who of track and Cross country, as the fastest in state history. There is some question as to what the record should be since current co-head coach at South Eugene, Jeff Hess ran 14:33 in 1978 to win the state meet for South. However, Hess demanded that then Coach and now co-coach John Gillespie, measure the course the next day. Gillespie did and found it to be 3 miles, about 188 yards short of 5,000 meters. Two years earlier another South Eugene legend, Bill McChesney, had run 14:51. No other runners have ever broken 15 minutes in the state meet but that barrier will be challenged this Saturday. Pushing the undefeated Jespersen, who won the Stanford invitational in a course record 14:54 earlier this year, will be junior sensation, the undefeated Galen Rupp of Central Catholic (Portland), who won his district meet in 15:15 and last year at the U.S. Junior National ran 14:34 on the track for 5,000 meters. Joining these two are the Grant (Portland) duo of Alec Wall and Joaquin Chapa, who ran 15:02 and 15:11 behind Jasperson at Stanford. Rounding out what just might be the best five-some ever to face off in Oregon harrier history is Lincoln (Portland) senior Mike McGrath, who possess 1:50 speed and finished just behind the Grant pair in last weeks district meet. These peope are going to COOK. (from Mike Kennedy's Foot Locker West preview)

PA PENNSYLVANIA WEEK BY DON RICH - District Meets - Council Rock-North boys pull off mild upset at District 1, over US#11 Henderson, by just five points. But Henderson's Ian Gottesfeld wins in 15:25 5k saying "we're confident for States." Hatboro-Horsham sr Janine Ricci continues "breakthrough" season with 18:16 win. Sam Bair 16:10. Parkland edges Allentown Central Catholic by 1 point in battle of last two state AAA girls champs. ACC's Frances Koons wins race in 18:39. US#14 Wyomissing girls (below) place five in top eight behind 1-2 Amy and Debbie Huss for just 20 points and a 1:13 spread. Ryan Blood cruises alone to best time of day on a muddy, slow Hershey Park course in 16:22. Red Lion jr Kate Papenberg 19:04 is fastest girl at Hershey.

VA The Virginia State Meet has been delayed a week to Nov. 16 because of meet cancellations caused by the sniper attacks in recent weeks.
VA Districts - Jefferson Alexandria got a 1-2 finish in both boys and girls races to sweep team titles in the Concorde District at Fort Belvoir, with US#12 boys scoring 28 and the girls 27. . Madison swept the Liberty District at the same course. Regional championships are next week

WI Sectional - Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky 15:27 5k, winning by 90 seconds for course record on wet, hilly Waupaca sectional course.

WY State Meet - Campbell County swept 4A titles, the US#17 boys putting 5 in the top 10 and the girls 4. Campbell sr Andrew Jones won the boys race in 15:55 5k, and Natrona County soph Sarah Balfour 18:23 (Gretchen Fagley 18:58) the girls race. The unbeaten Balfour's time was only 2 seconds off the state record held by Alicia Craig. Next for Balfour: Zoe Nelson of Montana in the BorderWar Nov 2 in a battle of undefeated sophomores.


List #6
DyeStat Elite national performance lists
The 2002 cross country performance list now has 1,680 performances from 401 meets based on data received through October 25. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting cutoffs.
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The Harrier rankings #3
10/14/02 -- Marc Bloom's third Super 25 of the season keeps The Woodlands TX boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls as national leaders. The Woodlands held the top spot despite the disqualification of their top 2 runners at Charlotte that gave #2 Mountain View UT the Great American Race of Champions title. Eight new teams moved into the top 10: Boys - 4. Davidson Hilliard OH, 6. Columbus North IN, 7. Milford MI, and 10. Roosevelt DesMoines IA. Girls - 2. Jenks OK, 3. Sultana Hesperia CA, 8. Mountain Pointe AZ, and 10. Clarkston MI. The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams [next rankings due Nov 4]

Chris Lukezic leads Lauren Jespersen and Jacob Gomez into finish chute at 2001 BorderClash

WA-OR BorderClash IV
Nov 17, 2002
Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR

Oregon looks
to even the score

Oregon's team for the fourth Washington-Oregon BorderClash will be picked this weekend at the Oregon State Meet at Lane Community College. Washington's state meet a week later will pick their team. Unique event starts with the teams at opposite ends of a soccer field; they run toward each other before turning into the course that runs through the Nike campus. This year's meet will feature a giant video screen in the start-finish area which will show the progress of the races throughout the course

College Choices 2003
With the early signing period just 2 weeks away (Nov 13-20), some athletes of the class of 2003 are already announcing their college choices. The Portland Oregonian reports these choices by Oregon track and cross country stars:
Alec Wall, Grant -- going to the University of Oregon
Joaquin Chapa, Grant -- Stanford
Mike McGrath, Lincoln -- Oregon
Lauren Jespersen, Klamath Falls -- Stanford

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Montana State Meet
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COMPLETE RESULTS plus stories and dozens of action pix
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Flathead sweeps team titles

Montana-Wyoming BorderWar
The coaches of Montana and Wyoming announce the first annual Montana-Wyoming BorderWar to take place Nov 2 at Sheridan WY. The site will alternate between the two states. The top 30 runners from each state will participate in the event, patterned after the Washington-Oregon BorderClash, now in its 4th year at Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR.

AR Chile Pepper Invitational - Russellville AR sr Chase Feltner 15:08 5K. Edmond Memorial OK boys 80. Beth Madson, Lake Hamilton AR 14:38 4k. Broken Arrow OK girls 103.

California on DyeStatCal
Results - rankings - previews -
NEW: Foot Locker West preview by Mike Kennedy -
updated 10/24 - Mike tabs Zoe Nelson and Lauren Jespersen as favorites.

Orange County Championships Woodbridge jr Michael Hadden 14:37 3m takes down 1984 course record of William Feliciano. Dana Hills boys win team title. Esperanza sr Allison Costello 17:30 leads team to girls title.
Monterey Bay Invitational - Fastest of big 2-day meet are San Lorenzo Valley jr Alex Dunn 15:24 and Presentation jr Melissa Grelli 18:15 (Ruth Graham 18:17 in a different race). Fastest team times were run by North Monterey County boys and Gunn Palo Alto girls.
Sensational Seven - XC Analyzer rates top 7 in California by grade.
DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
Girls: Laguna Creek jr Rachel Bryan. Boys: Rio Mesa sr Phillip Reid
DyeStatCal Coach of the Week
Girls: Rob Collins, San Lorenzo Valley. Boys: Don Burnette, Orange

CA Teresa McWalters, a home schooled senior from San Francisco, ran second against college runners in 17:51 5k in the Santa Clara University Bronco Invitational at Crystal Springs, Belmont.

CO 5A Regional - Megan Kaltenbach back on top with split second win over sister Kate and US#4 Smoky Hill girls a big winner with 22 points in Colorado's toughest regional. Smoky Hill sr Brent Vaughn goes wire to wire in boys race, with team title going to Colorado #1 Denver West 61.

FL Pre-State - Ricky Quintana's highlights:
"Jenny Barringer
of Oviedo had the fastest time of the day in the Girl's open race. Looked amazing. Laura Bowerman crushed a tired looking Elly Kabboord. Kabboord has not had a break from racing all season. The girls' race came down to the stretch run. Spanish River was able to hold off Bishop Kenny, 88-94.
"The boy's race was won by Steven Hassen. Hassen went out hard and was nearly caught in the final 50 meters by a hard charging Sam Vazquez. Bishop Kenny crushed Winter Park for the boy's title."

GA Banks Oil Last Chance Inv - Wesleyan GA sweeps individual honors with seniors Cristan Duvall 15:44 5k (Ashenafi Arega 15:48) and Lauren Blankenship 18:42. Girls Championship winner Lakeside looks primed to win the AAAAA state title. Parkview was the best boys team of the day averaging 17:06 in the Championship Division (Brookwood was not in attendance).

IN Regionals - Lawrence North Indianapolis IN sr Nef Araia 15:22 5k on wet muddy course at Brebeuf; Araia still undefeated this season. Next up: big Semi-State showdown with US#6 Columbus North (Christian Wagner) and Carmel.

KS Kansas week by Anthony Bozarth Oct 26 - big regional day looms, including "super regional" at Emporia with 7 of top 10 teams in Kansas.

KS Kansas week by Anthony Bozarth - Lawrence boys, #1 ranked Kansas 6A team, won on a cold, muddy day with 63 points in the Sunflower League, Kansas' largest conference, with several other ranking teams on hand. Dylan McClain 16:17 5k and Andy Stuble 16:27 gave Lawrence a 1-2 punch. Shawnee Mission South jr Connie Abbott won the girls race in 11:30 2-mile, fastest of a big day of league meets in Kansas. Kansas 6A defending champ and #1 all season Shawnee Mission Northwest girls won with 45 points.

KY North Hardin Invitational - "Neither the rain, the mud, the 20-mph winds, or a hard fall could stop Kentucky's Bobby Curtis from victory in a classic cross-country duel with Missouri’s Adam Perkins as two of the country’s top runners went head-to-head ." Sacred Heart KY jr Maddie Schueler wins girls race. Team titles go to South Oldham boys (over a split St. Xavier squad) and Sacred Heart (by 1 point over KY #1 Campbell County. - Charles Zimmerman reports.
KY Academy Meet - It takes 17:59 5k for Mercy Academy soph Carmen Mims to beat Sacred Heart jr Maddie Schueler 18:06 Sacred Heart's stellar freshman Leah Ryan was 3rd in 18:07

MD Harford County Ch. - C. M. Wright swept team and individual titles. Senior Pat Bailey 15:23 3m led the boys 19 (1-2-3-5-8) with his third straight Harford County championship. Soph Kelli Buck 18:10 led the girls 27 (1-2-7-8-9) in course record time.
MD Baltimore County Championships - Dulaney swept the team titles, with the girls winning for the 13th straight year.

MI OK Red Conference - In her first race in 6 weeks after being sidelined with a hip injury, Rockford jr Nikki Bohnsack won in 18:55 5k on a rainy, cold day. Rockford girls scored a perfect 15 to finish conference season 7-0.
MI OAA League, Oakland - US#10 Clarkston girls 29 ended Adams Rochester's 5-year reign in this league with a 1-5-6-7-10 showing led by soph Liz Mengyan 18:29 5k.

NV Southern Nevada League Championships - Centennial soph Blake Schotzhauer 15:20 3m. Cimarron-Memorial sr Natasha Wicks 17:49.

NY New York Week on - Chris Platt (12:38.4) leads Haddonfield to Eastern title in competitive team race. Pennsylvania's Cardinal O'Hara takes girls A race; Haddonfield's
V. Wright is day's fastest at 15:04.2 over 2.5m.
NY Saratoga Bank Classic - The home schooled McDougal brothers of Peru NY finished 1st and 4th overall all ages. Jr Joshua won in 15:03 5k and soph Jordan was 4th in 15:38.

OH Regionals - Lancaster: Davidson Hilliard sweeps, US#4 boys 39 and girls 44; Reynoldsburg jr John Ealy 15:55 5k; Coffman Dublin sr Emily King 18:54. Troy: LaSalle Cincinnati boys 75 (St. Xavier 80, Midwest #9 Middletown 104); Fairfield jr John Dixon 15:50; Minster jr Sunni Olding 18:57.

OR Districts - Mt. Hood: Central Catholic Portland OR jr Galen Rupp 15:16 5k , winning by 35 seconds and breaking course record by 19 seconds in a solo route. Central Catholic 29 won the team title. St. Mary's Academy sr Margaret Frank 19:05 led her team to an easy victory with 21 points. Metro: Southridge sr Patrick Werhane 15:30 5k missed the course record at Tuialatin Valley, Beaverton by only 1 second.

PA Pennsylvania Week by Don Rich
Northeast #2 Wyomissing girls cruise behind one-two Amy-Debbie Huss performances of 18:50-18:54. Miller twins get the best of Clark twins in Lebanon-Lancaster League battle, with Craig/Brad going 1st and 6th, and Pat/Ben going 2nd and 8th. Jesi & Jed Christiansen win comfortably. Hickory girls nip Slippery Rock and Mercer. West Middlesex uses 40-second spread to dominate. Brian and Eric Soder lead Harbor Creek to Erie County Championships. Parkland girls, 2000 AAA State Champs, beat 2001 State Champs Allentown Central Catholic for 2nd time in two weeks. Henderson takes Ches-Mont League behind Gottesfeld-Williams tie. Sam Bair experiences breathing problems and fades after mile at Tri-State Coaches Invitational.Ian Fitzgerald win. Taranto girls' champ. Fuller holds off Philbin at Mid-Penn Champs. Blood wins AA.

RI 20th Brown Invitational - Bromfield MA sr Ari Lambie and Bay Shore NY soph Laura Cummings break Natasha Roetter's meet record. Greely ME jr Ben True also breaks meet record. Northeast #8 Columbia NY girls beat Northeast #5 Hopewell Valley NJ. Northeast #5 Christian Brothers Academy NJ boys beat Northeast #8 Bishop Hendricken RI.

UT State Meet - Orem sr Amber Harper 17:52 3m was fastest of the day and led her team (1, 6, 7, 15, 19) to a 48-51 win over US#13 Mountain View (1, 6, 7, 15, 19) in class 4A, with the issue going down to the fifth runner. Weber sr Steve Shepherd 15:36 won boys class 5A in the fastest time of the day (Mike Steele, Mountain View 15:39), but US#2 Mountain View was the best team of the day, winning class 4A with 27 points (1, 2, 4, 9, 11) and beating US#14 Davis, the class 5A champion, in combined scoring 65-98.

VT Middlebury jr Amanda Bodette 17:59 5k.

WA S. Puget Sound Lake League - Auburn Riverside WA sr Carl Moe 15:15 5k, winning by 49 seconds and breaking Chris Lukezic's 1-year-old record at Spanaway Park by 13 seconds.

WI Wisconsin Valley Conference - Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky 15:28 5k to win third straight conference title. Only Stevens Point runner to do better was Suzy Favor, who won four straight.
WI UW-Parkside Invitational - Chaska MN freshman Bria Wetsch, running unattached, was 13th against college runners in 18:34 5k, which would have placed her 8th in last year's Foot Locker Midwest regional on the same course.

WY Conference Meets - Campbell County (Gillette) WY swept team titles at the Northern 4A Conference in Casper for the 16th straight year; the boys (21 points) are ranked US#17 in The Harrier. Individual titles went to Natrona fr Sarah Balfour 18:37 5k and Campbell County's Andrew Jones 16:24.

DyeStat Foot Locker Favorites - Start with the top returning runners from last year's meet, add the best mile and 2-Mile times last spring, and mix with care. You have the DyeStat Foot Locker Favorites, our picks of the top 20 contenders per region for the coveted 8 tickets to San Diego for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships national finals.

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

  • * 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
  • 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 NYC
  • * Feb 8 - Colgate Women's Games - Madison Square Garden NYC
  • * Feb 13-15 - Simplot Games - Pocatello ID
  • * Mar 15-16 - Nike Indoor Classic - Landover MD
  • OUTDOOR 2003
  • * Mar 28-29 - Sugar Bowl Classic - New Orleans LA
  • * Apr 4-5 - Mobile Challenge of Champions - Mobile AL
  • * Apr 11-12 - Arcadia Invitational - Arcadia CA
  • * Apr 24-26 - Penn Relays - Philadelphia PA
  • * June 13-14 - adidas Outdoor Championships - Raleigh NC
  • * 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


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