2,476 performances on national lists
The 2002 cross country performance list now has 2,476 performances
(800 added since October 25 update) from 534 meets based on data
received through November 8. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting
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New England Championships
hosts meet but its own teams can't run
A ruling by the Maine Principals Association will
keep teams from Maine out of Saturday's New England Championship.
"They are the best of the best in the state of Maine as a team,
yet when the New England Regional meet comes to Portland on Saturday,
the teams won’t be running.," says the Lewiston
- results, rankings, and other current news
(alphabetical by state)
Complete state meet results are being posted.
American Forces in Europe - Thomas
Hanson, a senior at Kaiserslautern American HS in
Germany, is the European finals champion of American schools
in Europe. He was undefeated in 2 years of Division 1 competition
(large schools) with a personal best of 15:44 5k.
Coaches Poll - Season long leader Bryant girls
and Rusellville boys hold top spots
going into the state meet.
Meet Preview by ArkansasTrackStats.com - Beth
Madson of Lake Hamilton and Ashley Williams
of Little Rock Mount St. Mary’s could be one
of best matchups in years. Chase Feltner of
Russellville is the class act of the boys races. Bryant
girls and Russellville boys are
favored in 5A big school class, but Rogers boys will
attack Russellville's vulnerable depth after their big 3 of
the Feltner brothers and Brian Garner.
Results - rankings
- previews -
Bunches of league meets
- Arroyo sr Yong-Sung Leal,
sidelined by injury since last spring, wins his third straight
league meet in 15:25 3m on a cold, windy, rainy day in the
Hayward Area League - US#23 Poly Long
Beach boys sweep top 7 spots in Moore
Locker West rankings - Mike Kennedy's latest update 10/31
has Zoe Nelson and Lauren Jespersen in favorite's roles.
Baker's Dozen - XC-Analyzer tabs top individuals in state
Individuals by Division - XC-Analyzer picks top 10 individuals
Classifications - final figures
DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
Girls: Sacred Heart sr Michelle
Gallagher Boys: Canyon sr Troy
DyeStatCal Coaches of the Week
York, Woodcrest Christian, Riverside| George
Ramos, Chadwick Palos Verdes
Championships - Girls: Killingly sr Meghan
Owen 15:12 won by 39 seconds. The next two runners
were freshmen: Jillian Sullivan, Bristol Central 15:51
and Kerri Lyons, Wilton 16:00. It was Owen's third straight
state championship. Guilford 121 was
team champion. Boys: Conard jr Ahmed
Haji 15:54 5k (Gavin Coombs 15:59, Chase Pizzonia
16:03); Haji came from dead last after tripping and falling
in first 200 meters. Ledyard 94. Complete
Results and photos
Rankings - South #5 Brookwood boys and
South #9 Lakeside-Dekalb girls top charts.
Top individuals are Walton sr Kristin Heffelfinger
and Wesleyan sr Cristan Duvall.
Conference - Oviedo soph Jennifer Barringer 17:59
is first Florida girl under 18 minutes this season. Interview
MEET - Featured three nationally ranked teams: #10 Roosevelt
Des Moines boys and #7 Iowa City West girls.
and US#11 Iowa City girls. In the girls race,
Iowa City beat their cross town rivals, but
Iowa City West sr Robdu Adam 14:07 ran the
fastest time of the year as Iowa girls went to the 4K distance
this year. The Roosevelt boys lived up to
their ranking by winning their second straight state title
with 51 points, placing 3 runners in the top 7. Mason City's
Ryan McCurnin won the boys race in 15:21,
fifth best ever at an Iowa state meet. Complete
MEET - Highland sr Matt Knoff 15:59 5k
was unchallenged in 5A. In the touted 4A girls race, Ali
Brosh, Sandpoint blew away
a gang of top ranked girls (including two former champions)
by 31 seconds to win in 18:33 and lead
her team to an upset victory.
report by Scott Bush - US#18 Lyons Twp boys edge
York, 38-44. Lake Zurich sr Sam Romanoski was
sick during the week but rallied late to beat Stevenson sr
Micky Cobrin 14:54 to 15:00 3m. Andrew jr
Matt Withrow 14:25 2.9m kept winning. Also
winning easily were state meet favorites Edwardsville sr Stephen
Pifer and Normal West sr Meghan Braffet.
US#18 Sandburg girls will be favored in next
week's state meet, while Lyons and York will renew their battle
for the boys title.
MEET - Lawrence North sr Nef Araia 15:08
5k, breaking the IU course record for high schoolers and becoming
the 10th Indiana runner to win back-to-back state titles.
Araia also won the Mental Attitude Award, which is given to
top senior each year who has best demonstrated excellence
in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability
in the four years of high school. Araia said he is looking
at Stanford, Indiana, and Notre Dame for college next year.
Columbus North jr Christian Wagner second
in 15:20. Wagner led US#6 Columbus North 79
(2-8-20-23-26) to the team title. In the girls race, Carmel
jr Katie Harrington 14:13 4k outkicked Lake Central sr Tiffany
Redlarczyk. US#9 Valparaiso 121 won the girls
team title by 6 points over Northridge. The boys race was
marred by scoring disputes with many runners protesting the
official order in the chip-timed race. Upon "further
review," the IHSAA announced official
boys results on Tuesday. Summaries
and Complete Results
6A: Kansas #2
Shawnee Mission Northwest boys win showdown
with Kansas #1 Lawrence boys 92-99 at Rimrock
Farm. Blue Valley North sr Grady Sullivan ran
a controlled race for a 16:01 5k victory over defending state
champ Ryan Wilson of Wichita Heights. Blue Valley
North girls 49 upend defending state champ Shawnee
Mission Northwest 64 for their first team title. Shawnee Mission
South jr Connie Abbott 11:31 2m was the girls
Carroll boys 57 dominate with six runners in top
20. Shawnee Hts Topeka jr Trisha Nickoley 12:07
wins third straight title.
4A: Baldwin sweeps.
3A: Kansas City Christian
(boys) and Sabetha (girls) win
MEET - Bobby Curtis rested in the regionals
for his Kentucky cross country farewell. Curtis is defending
champion and state record holder; the only question is can
he beat his own state record of 15:06 at the tough Horse Park
course (soft footing, 180 degree turns). "Curtis wants
to send a message to the rest of the nation that he’s
race-ready," says Charlie
Zimmerman's preview. Weather forecast
is 60 and sunny -- a perfect day for thoroughbreds at the
Horse Park in Lexington.
KY Regional Meets -
AAA Region 2 - so Melissa Massey
19:11 5k and Dupont Manual girls 26. St.
Xavier boys 38 without Bobby Curtis (coach's decision),
Butler sr Jacob Buckman 15:25.
AAA Region 3 - jr Maddie Scheuler
17:57 leads Sacred Heart girls 24, jr Ondre
Puskar 15:39 and South Oldham boys
21 win as well.
Coaches Inv - Franklin Park, Boston. Fastest of day were
Keith Gill, Brockton 16:12 and Arlington
Catholic sr Stephanie Nugent 19:12.
Meet Preview - Who will do best on the brutal hills of
MD Regional Meets -
3A West - Defending 3A champ Northwest boys
look good to repeat title with 50 points here. Urbana
jr Kurt Keuhne is top individual in 16:35
5k. Walter Johnson girls 30, led by defending
3A champ jr Ashley St. Denis 19:54, look
towards states for 5th title in last 7 years.
4A West - Damascus boys 50, Magruder
sr Awit Yohannes 16:26 5k. Wootton jr Michelle
Levy 20:24 nips sr Beth Bower for
the win, but Bower's Quince Orchard team
wins with 68.
Results are on MDrunning
MEET - Greely jr Ben True gets first
in Class B individual race with 15:42 2.9mi
but Greely has to settle for second behind Falmouth
boys 47 in team race. In Class B Fryeburg
Academy girls upset Leavitt as both teams total 96
points and Fryeburg's sixth runner comes in first. Class A's
Andrea Giddings of South Portland fastest
girl in 19:06.
Peninsula Championships - Rockford sweeps
Div 1. Jr Nikki Bohnsack 17:44 5k leads US#20
girls over US#10 Clarkston, 57-110, with Rockford going 1-6-10-11-29.
Two straight state titles for Bohnsack, looking fully recovered
from the hairline hip fracture suffered in August in a swimming
accident. And a record 5 straight state championships for
the Rockford girls. The unranked Rockford boys 133
(5-18-19-35-56) shaded US#7 Milford by 2 points (20-24-27-31-33)
despite Milford's amazing 14-second spread on its five scorers.
Grand Blanc sr Christopher Catton 15:19 was
the fastest boy of the day. In Div 2, Allen Park sr Jackie
Gaydos made up for last season's injury, winning
in 17:59. 97
DyeStat Elite marks
MEET - Girls AA - Big Lake fr Brenna Carey upsets
Hopkins jr Shannon Bergstedt
14:57 to 15:15 4k, but Bergstedt still leads US#6 Hopkins
girls 80 to repeat title.
Coaches Poll - Liberty boys and West
Plains girls top 4A big school class.
- West Plains and the Harpers
sweep at Bethel Park with US#3 boys 23 points led by sr Josh
Harper 15:19 and girls 24 points led by soph Jennifer
Harper 18:16. Liberty sr Adam Perkins
15:36 leads US#5 Liberty boys 40 (Blue Springs 61). Sectional
report by Brandon Daniels
MEET - Chapel Hill beats out South
View on sixth-man tiebreaker, both teams totalling
80 points. Mount Tabor sr Matt Debole repeats
in 15:34, rival North Forsyth sr Bobby Mack second
in 15:46. Jordan jr Katherine Merrill wins
girls' race in 19:10, Mount Tabor girls repeat
with 64. Complete
MEET - US#13 Dickinson girls
placed sophomores Allison Pritchard, Ariel Smith, and Miranda
Wagner 4-5-6 to lead a 40-85 win over Grand Forks Central.
With his 19:08 5k win, Hanover sr Russell Brown's
state meet medals range from 55 meters to 5k. Hanover
sr Catherine Bryson 18:38 won the girls
race. Team titles went to Londonderry boys
85 and Concord girls 107.
Jersey week - Red Bank's Trotter twins finish
together again in 18:19 in the Shore
Conference at tough Holmdel Park, with Katy given the
victory this time and Amanda second. Team honors went to Northeast
#3 Toms River East. In same meet, Toms River
North sr Peter Hess ran an impressive 15:37,
winning by 30 seconds, but his team was edged by US#22 Christian
Brothers Academy, 84 to 85. Garden State's stellar
freshman girls have another big weekend: Jen Croghan
winning Essex County title in record time, Carolyn
Calhoun the Mercer County title in record-tying time,
and Jean Ennis the Morris County race. Big
finish in the Bergen
County Meet of Champions had 1. Don Bosco sr Peter
Gerboth 15:36 5k, 2. Ridgewood jr Ari Zamir
15:37, and 3. Don Bosco sr Sean Swift 15:38.
Nevada - Fastest of day: Cimarron
sr Natasha Wicks 18:45 and Chapparal
jr Patrick Swick 16:09 5k (Centennial
soph Blake Schlotzhauer 16:13).
Nevada - Fastest of day: Reno jr Collier
Lawrence 18:57 5k course record and Reno
jr Jonathan Cardenas 16:39.
right, Natasha Wicks and
photo by NVtrackstats
NV Southern Nevada Top 10 Coaches Poll on NVtrackstats.com -
YORK REPORT by George Febles, armorytrack.com - Section
11, Sunken Meadow - US#24 Northport boys
(Kevin Tschirhart 16:09 5k on tough Sunken Meadows course)
dominate. Bayshore soph Laura Cummings' blistering
18:15 5k leads Bayshore girls. to the winner's circle.
2, Saratoga State Park - Saratoga fr Nicole Blood
rips a 16:51 3.05m to lead US#1 Saratoga
to top honors. US#16 Shenendehowa
boys tune up for States with 2-5-7-8-9 performance and all
seven runners under 16:00. Saratoga sr Michael Foley
15:24 won the boys race. Blood's time was the third-fastest
girls' time in course history behind Saratoga alums Erin Davis
(16:44 in 1994) and Cheri Goddard (16:48 in 1988). Saratoga
girls won their 13th sectional title in 16 years.
1, Bowdoin Park - Pearl River sr Brendan Fennell
16:04 5k and John Jay EF jr Hakon DeVries 16:05
tear up Federation course.
York City poll - Fordham Prep rises to
State Meet - Team qualifiers for meet
at Sunken Meadow State Park 11/9.
STATE MEET - Brianna McLeod wins her
third state title (she was injured last year and finished
2nd) and leads US#2 Jenks to team championship.
Edmond Memorial boys win team title, with
Mustang's Aaron Snyder winning individual
- US#11 Henderson wins AAA title by
12 over Council Rock-North as normal #2 man Greg Williams
crawls across the finish in 50th (below) after
sharing the led through 2.5 miles before getting sick.
US#14 Wyomissing girls tally just 37
points, 84 better than 2nd place behind 4th and 5th
place finishhes of Debbie and Amy Huss. PennTrackXC
coverage by Don Rich.
"I realized I wasn’t going to be able to
walk across. I knew I had to at least give the team
a chance by getting to the finish line, so I just crawled
Catholic League Southern division - St. Joseph's Prep
jr Tim O'Neill 16:07 5k is only 3 seconds
off course record at super tough Belmont Plateau. O'Hara
sweeps team titles.
MEET - Northeast #8 Bishop Hendricken boys win
10th title. East Greenwich sr Nicole Millett
18:25 5k dominates girls race.
Meets - Dreher fr Sarah Bindley 19:10
5k for new course record in Lower State championships. In
Upper State, two fastest boys are jrs Jeff Crane 16:46
and Joel Hamner 16:53, who led Wade
Hampton to the 3A title.
Rapid City Stevens
boys win 8th straight title and girls win 9th in 10
MEET - AAA winners produce fastest times of the day: McMinn
County's Laura Koob 18:13 and Knoxville West's
Dusty Miller 14:58. Houston girls
56 and McMinn
County boys 72 take titles; it was the third straight
year for Houston. Complete
5A Region 2: US#1 The Woodlands put
all 7 runners in the top 20 to win with 45 points to Klein's
81. Klein Oak sr Steve Magness 14:42 3m (Brian
Sullivan 14:45) was the individual winner. US#17 Cedar
Park girls 78 and Langham Creek sr Britany
Brockman 11:24 won the girls race.
5A Reg 3: Cinco Ranch Katy jr Kyle Miller
16:16 won the race and then came US#9 Kingwood
5A Reg 1: Rachael Forish, Arlington
Lamar 11:10.4 beats Mackenzie Edwards 11:10.7 and Monique
MEET - 11/9 at Old Settlers Park, Round Rock TX. Participants
Meets - US#12 Thomas Jefferson Alexandria
boys heavily favored. Girls race up for grabs.
MEET - Division 1 produces fastest of meet: Essex sr David
Schenk 16:39 3.15mi leads Essex
boys to 6 point win in Division 1 and overall, defeating Champlain
Valley boys 43-49 D1 and 56-62 overall. Middlebury jr Amanda
Bodette wins in 19:02, while Burlington
girls win with 61 points in Division 1 and 78 overall. Champlain
Valley second again. Complete
- Carl Moe goes sub-15. Running all alone,
the Auburn Riverside senior won the West Central District
4A meet at Spanaway Golf Course (site of 2000 National Cross
Championships) by 30 seconds in 14:53 5k. In another district,
Eisenhower beat US#13 Mead,
77 to 82, overcoming Mead's 2-3-4 front pack. Fastest girl
is Mead sr Jamie Geissler 18:00. 83
DyeStat Elite marks in Districts
MEET - Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky, 14:54
5k won his third straight Wisconsin Division 1 Cross Country
Title by 57 seconds to break his own state record by 13 seconds
at The Ridges 5K course in Wisconsin Rapids under sunny skies
in 40 degree temp
MEET - Oak Glen's 1-2 of Justin and Joshua
Simpson couldn't stop titleist
Ravenswood 75 (Oak Glen 77). Complete
- Wyoming sweeps honors at 1st BorderWar meet between
Wyoming and Montana. Snow at the Powder Horn Golf Course forced
the meet to move to the VA Hospital grounds, where crews cleared
a 3-mile course. Led by Natrona County WY soph Sarah
Balfour 18:07 3m and Rocky Mountain freshman Emily
Higgins 18:12, the Wyoming girls took the first four
spots en route to an easy win. Scoring was by total team time,
with Wyoming 7 hours, 49:30 and Montana 8 hours, 7:23. Campbell
County WY sr Andrew Jones 15:11 3m won the
Wy-MT BorderWar by 29 seconds. The meet took a hit when Flathead
MT decided against the 600-mile drive to Sheridan, thwarting
the anticipated battle of unbeaten sophs between Balfour and
Flathead's Zoe Nelson. Stories
Harrier rankings #4
Hilliard OH leads four double-ranked schools
11/4/02 -- Marc Bloom's fourth Harrier magazine rankings
of the season feature four schools who can lay claim as the best
overall cross country programs in the country, having both boys
and girls teams ranked in the national Super 25 teams. Best record
is Davidson Hilliard OH. After a sweep of the Ohio
state meet, Davidson is ranked US#4 for boys and US#12 for girls.
The other three doubled-ranked schools are Mountain View
UT (boys #2 and girls #24), Kingwood TX (boys
#9 and girls #19), and Davis UT (boys #15 and girls #21). The
Woodlands TX boys and Saratoga
Springs NY girls retain the US#1 slots
they have held in all four rankings this season. . The
Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams [next rankings
due Nov 25]
Foot Locker Favorites list updated
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 a list of the DyeStat Foot Locker Favorites for 2002. We have
massaged and pruned the lists based on actual performances. The
result is 100 runners that we believe are the strongest candidates
to be the 64 finalists at San Diego December 14. DyeStat
Foot Locker Favorites
State Meet lives up to the hype!
Galen Rupp wins battle of unbeatens over Lauren
Jespersen by a split second. Jesuit's pack
running beats the stars. Erin Gray in a breeze.
"It is not often in life that
results equal our expectations but on a balmy day in November
followers of Oregon high school cross country had that rare
sight." - Leo
and Jespersen at the finish
Galen Rupp goes wire to wire and holds off
fast closing Lauren Jespersen in 14:56 5k,
both beating the old record. Rupp led all the way through a
mile in 4:45 and 2 miles in 9:40, but Jespersen nearly made
up a 40-meter gap in the last 400 meters. Next were Alec
Wall 15:26, Patrick Werhane 15:36,
and Joaquin Chapa 15:47. Jesuit
beat Grant for the team title on the 6th man
tie breaker after the first five for each team totalled 115.
Jesuit shook off Grant's 2-3-7 lead with a 29-second gap from
1 to 7; their 6th man was 38 to Grant's 95. Erin
Gray won the girls race easily in 18:14. Erin
Gray as a soph is more confident, more challenging, and better,
Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR
Nike elite athletes on hand for the 4th Washington-Oregon
BorderClash Nov 17 include high school mile all-time record holder
Alan Webb, newly signed to a professional contract
this year. Webb will join veteran Nike runners Bob Kennedy
and Suzy Favor-Hamilton in mixing with the high
school runners. BorderClash
With the early signing period just a few days
away (Nov 13-20), some athletes of the class of 2003 are already
announcing their college choices.
Jacquelyn Johnson, Yuma AZ
heptathlete (national JO champion), will go to Arizona State
for track and basketball. The Arizona Republic said Johnson
will red shirt basketball her freshman year to concentrate
on the heptathlon to try to make the US Olympic Trials in
Fatmata Fofanah, Bronx Science
NY hurdler, will go to Pittsburgh.
Reggie Witherspoon, 46.08
400m sprinter from Wheeler GA, has decided to run for Baylor
next year. Reggie was a two-time Youth Athletics National
The Portland Oregonian reports these choices
by Oregon track and cross country stars:
Alec Wall, Grant -- going to the University
Joaquin Chapa, Grant -- Stanford
Mike McGrath, Lincoln -- Oregon
Lauren Jespersen, Klamath Falls -- Stanford
Also heading to Stanford according to local
newspapers are Red Bank NJ distance twins Amanda and
information on choices to John
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scores of photos from all over the course.
Tim Nelson 14:33 | Rachel Bryan 17:08 | Sultana girls | Poly boys | San
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Results - rankings - previews -
Locker West rankings - Mike Kennedy's latest update 10/31 has Zoe
Nelson and Lauren Jespersen in favorite's roles.
Baker's Dozen - XC-Analyzer tabs top individuals in state
Individuals by Division - XC-Analyzer picks top 10 individuals by
DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
Girls: Sacred Heart sr Michelle
Gallagher Boys: Canyon sr Troy
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
Championships - Conard jr Ahmed Haji 16:01 5k and
Killingly sr Meghan Owen 15:39 4k are fastest of the
day in six classes. Haji came from dead last out of 184 runners after
tripping and falling to the ground in the first 200 meters.
CT Open Championships
- Entries for Friday Nov 1 meet.
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.
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.
- 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 - District
Week by Scott Bush, IllinoisRunner.com - 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
- 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.
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
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).
County Championships - Northwest boys 48 win second
straight county title, Walter Johnson girls 49 5th straight.
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.
Peninsula Championships - Westwood Ishpeming jr Amber Smith,
a 2001 Foot Locker finalist, won Div 2 in 18:49 5k by 97 seconds.
Peninsula Championships - Qualifiers
for 4-division meet at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn MI, Saturday
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.
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
MEET - Fastest of cold, snowy day are Kearney jr Colby Wissel
16:12 5k and Millard West fr Meredith Snow 15:21
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.
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.
NY New York week by George
Febles www.armorytrack.com -
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.
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
Regionals - US#2 Jenks girls 28 for 40-point win over
Union, led by senior 1-2 punch of Brianna McLeod 11:20
(course record), back in top form after a siege of tendonitis, and Rachel
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
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 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.
- US#1 The Woodlands and US#9 Kingwood boys
and US#17 Cedar Park girls advance easily.
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.
- 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.
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.
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 Classic - Landover
- 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