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- results and rankings from around the country | LAST WEEK
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Another huge weekend of State Meets in
Lauren Centrowicz, Pat Bailey conquer hills of Hereford
US#3 West Plains wins showdown of unbeatens
New York Nicole Blood DNF! Dalpiaz, Cummings win
Kentucky Weather defeats record attempt but Curtis wins easily
Texas US#1 The Woodlands falls to US#9 Kingwood
New England Ch - "race of season" for Haji; Bryson outkicks Owen
New Mexico - perfect 15 for US#5 Los Alamos girls
Massachusetts - Lambie and Powell fly solo in division championships

Wind and sand at New Mexico state meet
at Gallup, 6000' above sea level

What's the toughest cross country course in the country?
We nominated Hereford HS in Maryland. Now readers are sending in their picks -- Camas WA, Renaissance Run CO, and University of Southern Indiana. Read these and make your own nomination if you think your course is tougher. See Toughest Courses

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

AL STATE MEET - Hoover boys crushed 6A division (largest) with 17 points (1-2-3-4-7) led by sr Phillip Moore 16:10 5k, fastest time of the day. Running in the 4A-5A division, St. Paul's soph Tara Lenn 18:41 was the fastest girl of the day.

AR Final Coaches Poll - Season long leader Bryant girls and Russellville boys hold top spots going into the state meet.

Sisters dominate
McGregor twins and Sammons sisters take top four places in 5A. 609 Valerie McGregor 18:23 won and freshman Keara Sammons 18:25 outkicked 608 Emily McGregor 18:27. Katie Sammons 18:32 was fourth. Hardt sisters (jr Whitney 18:34 and fr Kari 18:46) go 1-2 in 3A, but fastest girl of the day was Flagstaff jr Annie Falor 18:08 in 4A. Mountain Pointe girls 51 won their 2nd straight title. Hopi sweeps 3A. Brophy jr Charles Hampton 15:15 wins 5A in fastest boys time of day. Complete Results and 38 DyeStat Elite marks

California on DyeStatCal Results - rankings - previews
Foot Locker West preview - by Mike Kennedy, updated 11/14.
DyeStatCal Athletes of the Week
Girls: Claire Rethmeier, San Pasqual Escondido. Boys: Manuel Ruiz, Monroe Los Angeles
DyeStatCal Coaches of the Week
Lalo Diaz, Loyola, Los Angeles. Steve Chavez, Murrieta Valley
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 League

Div 1 - Salesianum boys 28 (1-2-6-7-12), led by sr Ryan Hamill 16:29 5k. Caesar Rodney girls' 4-5-6 pack of 17-18-19 broke a 57-57 tie with Padua Academy, whose 6th runner was 34th. Brandywine soph Jessica Leitsch 19:19 won the race.
Div 2 - Tower girls 22 (1 2 4 5 10), led by Lisa Klein 19:50. Peter McBride 16:33 led Archmere Academy boys 32.

FL Districts - Florida starts 3-week state meet cycle - Ryder Leary 15:31 solo effort leads US #19 Bishop Kenny to district title. Steve Hassen, Jennifer Barringer, Laura Bowerman, Courtney Hall all win.


STATE MEET - South #5 Brookwood boys 36 win 5A title, with 1104 Bobby Reyes of Dacula (left) winning the race in 16:04. Fastest of day are Wesleyan sr Cristan Duvall 15:39 5k and Walton sr Kristin Heffelfinger 18:58. Marist, Westminster, and Wesleyan sweep 4A, 3A, and 2A team titles.

Coaches Rankings and Honors - final end of season lists honor Marist girls and Brookwood boys.

IL STATE MEET - Edwardsville sr Stephen Pifer 14:33 2.95m puts down Matt Withrow 14:38 and Sam Romanoski 14:40. US#16 York Elmhurst 125. Unranked Wheaton North girls 87 beat York Elmhurst 123 and Midwest #9 Sandburg Orland Park 148, led by sr Samantha Polock's winning 17:10. Previously undefeated Meghan Braffet, who was sick during the week, finished 30th in 18:04. Complete Results and summaries

KY STATE MEET - Runners face 20 mph headwinds, standing water, and re-routing of the course. Bobby Curtis, Maddie Schueler, and Carmen Mims win anyway, with each sprinting out to quick leads and winning as they pleased. Combined Results and Rankings

MA Division Championships - Ari Lambie 16:00 2.9m (1:59 margin) leads Bromfield girls 32 in Central division at Gardner. Oliver Ames sr Sara Powell 17:50 5k (82-second margin and 37 seconds faster than her McIntyre win on same course) and Belmont jr Victor Gras 15:48 are fastest in Eastern division at Franklin Park. Mohawk Trail sweeps Western Div 2, giving them 8 titles in the past 9 years. Southwick-Tolland sr Andy Pitts runs 16:13 5k on tough Northfield Mountain to win Western Div 2 by 51 seconds. Summaries and Complete Results

MO STATE MEET - West Plains-Liberty showdown was worth the wait; did Liberty's pack wait too long? Read Brandon Daniels' report. US#3 West Plains boys win best state meet matchup of the year over US#5 Liberty, but Liberty's Adam Perkins 16:10 5k beats West Plains ace Josh Harper 16:16. Kaly Prather 19:08 wins 4A girls. Complete Results

MS STATE MEET - Tupelo sweeps 5A (large school) division. Fastest runners of the day were 5A winners Tim Sayers of Ocean Springs 16:42 5k and . Gulfport's Nikitta Smith 16:09 4k.

NJ Group Championships - Ed Grant previews the group championships 11/16.
Sectionals - Trotter twins of Red Bank had their fifth virtual tie of the season as they finish far ahead of the field in the Gr. III girls race at Holmdel with their best time of the season, 18:16, Katy getting the victory nod. Top boys winners are Toms River North sr Peter Hess 15:18 and Haddonfield sr Chris Platt 15:24. . Ed Grant's report.

NH Home schooled soph Chantelle Dron continued prepping for Foot Locker with a big 17:15 in the Vlasich Classic road race. She was the second fastest of all runners, with only the men's winner faster.

NM STATE MEET - perfect 15 for US#5 Los Alamos girls, 21 for US#8 Albuquerque boys. Los Alamos' top 5 gang up on pre-race favorite Leslie Luna for first perfect score ever in NM state meet (33 second spread). The Academy boys place their five scorers in the top 10. Fastest of day at 6,000 feet with 40 mph winds are Alex Romero, Albuquerque 16:57 5k and Los Alamos soph Kristen Hemphill 19:46.

NY Boys Team Rankings - Shenendehowa is #1. Federation team selections also listed.
Girls Team Rankings - Saratoga, Honeoye-Falls Lima, Bayport-Bluepoint, and Argyle.
CHSAA - 76th New York City catholic school championships goes to St. Anthony's 45 (Chaminade 82 and Fordham Prep 103).
NY Home schooled Peru NY jr Josh McDougald won the USATF Adirondack Association JO Young Men's race by 2:11 in 15:24 5k at Saratoga Springs State Park. Sophomore brother Jordan won the intermediate boys race in 16:11.

NV STATE MEET - exciting 4A races come down to kicks, and the winners are: Reno jr Collier Lawrence 18:24 5k (Natasha Wicks 18:31) and Chaparral jr Patrick Swick 16:23 5k (Blake Schlotzhauer 16:24). High winds slowed the runners.

PA Philadelphia Catholic League - St. Hubert's girls upset O'Hara for first PCL title
O'Hara boys win - 5th runner steps up for both winners

SC STATE MEET - Spring Valley freshman Katie Niehaus 17:53 5k breaks 18-year-old state record by 9 seconds, wining by 54 seconds. Fastest boy was Sumter sr Fred Smith 16:02.

TX STATE MEET - Big upsets: US#1 The Woodland boys and US#9 Kingwood meet for 4th time and Kingwood wins, 51-71. Brian Sullivan 15:40 5k of The Woodlands won the race, but Matt Munoz led a 4-8-10-11-18 finish for Kingwood, with a 38-second spread. The Woodlands was 1-6-16-22-26. Both individual favorites -- Kyle Miller and Brittany Brockman -- suffered disastrous endings.

VA Regional Meets
Northern: US#12 Thomas Jefferson Alexandria boys 47 and South #4 Herndon girls 75 win team titles. Individual winners are Herndon sr Rasheed Thompson 14:58 2.98m and Robinson sr Joanna Rodgers 17:41.

WA STATE MEET - Auburn Riverside sr Carl Moe 15:36 5k is 4 second winner over Rich Nelson. US#18 Mead 74 reverses district meet loss to Eisenhower 99. Lake Stevens jr Amber Nickelson 18:26. Eighty top runners get picked for next week's WA-OR BorderClash 4.

WI Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky won the Buck Rut 5k on a very hilly, slippery course at Minocqua WI in 15:38, improving his own course record by 16 seconds over last year's race.

Lindsay Van Alstine returns
Hawthorne Christian NJ sr Lindsay Van Alstine, who was thought to be out for the season with a stress fracture, has returned to training and will run Saturday in the New Jersey Parochial B championship at Holmdel Park. Van Alstine is the defending New Jersey All-Group champion (this year's All-Group Meet of Champions is November 23) and a Foot Locker national finalist. Ed Grant's story

New England Championships
Ahmed Haji is big winner, Bryson runs down Owen

Conard CT jr Ahmed Haji 15:17 3.15m was a dominant winner over Greely ME jr Ben True 15:31 on soft, wet Riverside Golf Course at Portland ME. In the girls race, Hanover NH sr Catherine Bryson 17:55 outkicked Killingly CT sr Meghan Owen 17:58 and East Greenwich RI sr Nicole Millette 18:02. Team titles went to Bishop Hendricken RI boys 89 and Concord NH girls 152. Complete Results and photos.

the hellacious hills of Hereford
the "toughest 3 miles in cross country"
photo essay shows why those times in Maryland are so slow


Lauren Centrowitz (left)
and Pat Bailey (below)
conquer the hills
of Hereford

Nicole Blood DNF!
NYSPHSAA - state meet of New York state public schools. Laura Cummings 18:28 5k (right) wins Class A as previously undefeated Saratoga freshman Nicole Blood makes a wrong turn coming off Sunken Meadows' Cardiac Hill while leading by 15 meters and does not finish. Even without Blood, US#1 Saratoga 40 wins by 52 points. US#14 Shenendehowa 40 wins boys team title, with John Jay jr Hakon Devries 16:03 the individual winner. Sayville jr Brian Dalpiaz 16:12 (left) wins Class B. In Class C, Brendan Fennell 16:13 runs third to Tully's Sudanese pair, Lopez Lomong 16:08 and Dominick Luka 16:11.
Results & story and photos byMichael Roth
1 wrong turn, 2 views
Blood's mistake spurs hot debate

DyeStat Elite update
now 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 cutoffs. List Number 7 | How to Get Ranked with online input form.

The Harrier rankings #4
Davidson 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

College Choices 2003
Early signing period is underway. See early choices lists

The Rocket

STEVENS POINT WI 11/15/02 -- Chris (the Rocket) Solinsky, US#1 2-miler last spring and 3rd in last year's Foot Locker national finals, tonight announced he will run for the University of Wisconsin next year.

Solinsky's decision came down to Wisconsin and Stanford. "Both schools are very good," Solinsky said, "but the coach and the team atmosphere at Wisconsin made me feel like it was a perfect fit for me."

Solinsky signed the letter of intent before a crowd of 80 fans and family in Thomas (Pre) Jensen's "Club Men," a barn that has been converted into a shrine to running. Local television interviewed Solinsky in front of a wall devoted to his running accomplishments. When a local music group sang the national anthem and came to "the rocket's red glare," the crowd roared and hugged The Rocket.

Solinsky's next race is the Foot Locker Midwest regional, where he will attempt to qualify for a return to the Foot Locker national finals as a favorite to win. Solinsky said he will go for the win at the regional instead of just running to qualify. "I can't take it for granted because there are too many great runners in the Midwest," Solinsky said. He said he feels really good right now. He will run about 50 miles the regional week and then, hopefully, taper for San Diego 2 weeks later.

More top choices:
Carl Moe WA - Washington
Alex Tatu VA - Virginia.
Ari Lambie MA - Stanford
Send information on choices to John Dye, giving your name, your relationship to the athlete, and a way of verifying the information.


Nov 17, 2002
Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR

Teams Selected;
Alan Webb will appear

The top 80 runners from the Oregon and Washington state meets have been picked for the 4th BorderClash. 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 page

Donna on the Side
at the Maryland State Meet
scenes of athletes, fans, coaches, and family on the sidelines.


We catch up with 8 AOW winners and 114 honorable mentions.

Carmen Mims
Brendan Fennell
Ari Lambie
Bobby Curtis
Angela Bizzari
Tim Nelson
Rachel Bryan
Galen Rupp

How to Get Ranked
Use online input form to send performances to DyeStat's national database.

DyeStat uses Hy-Tek
for meet results

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.


Last Week

Oregon 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 Collins story
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, reports Leo Collins.

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.

State Meet Preview by - 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.

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
School Enrollment Classifications - final figures
DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
Girls: Sacred Heart sr Michelle Gallagher Boys: Canyon sr Troy Werner
DyeStatCal Coaches of the Week
Billy York, Woodcrest Christian, Riverside| George Ramos, Chadwick Palos Verdes

CT Open 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

FL Seminole Conference - Oviedo soph Jennifer Barringer 17:59 is first Florida girl under 18 minutes this season. Interview on

IA STATE 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 Results

ID STATE 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.

IL Sectional 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.

IN STATE 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 champion.
5A: Wichita 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
2A/1A: Hutchinson Trinity sweeps.

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.

MA MSTCA Coaches Inv - Franklin Park, Boston. Fastest of day were Keith Gill, Brockton 16:12 and Arlington Catholic sr Stephanie Nugent 19:12.

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

ME STATE 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.

MI Lower 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

MN STATE 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.

MO Final Coaches Poll - Liberty boys and West Plains girls top 4A big school class.
Sectionals - 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

NC STATE 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 Results

ND STATE 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.

NH Meet of Champions - 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

NJ New 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.

NV Regional Meets
Southern Nevada - Fastest of day: Cimarron sr Natasha Wicks 18:45 and Chapparal jr Patrick Swick 16:09 5k (Centennial soph Blake Schlotzhauer 16:13).
Northern Nevada - Fastest of day: Reno jr Collier Lawrence 18:57 5k course record and Reno jr Jonathan Cardenas 16:39.

NV Southern Nevada Top 10 Coaches Poll on -

NY NEW YORK REPORT by George Febles, - Section Championships -
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.
Section 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.
Section 1, Bowdoin Park - Pearl River sr Brendan Fennell 16:04 5k and John Jay EF jr Hakon DeVries 16:05 tear up Federation course.

NY New York City poll - Fordham Prep rises to #1.
NY NYSPHSAA State Meet - Team qualifiers for meet at Sunken Meadow State Park 11/9.

OK 5A-4A 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 honors. Complete Results

PA STATE MEET - US#11 Henderson wins AAA title by 12 over Council Rock-North as normal #2 man Greg Williams crawls across the finish in 50th 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. Greg Williams told PennTrackXC: "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 across."

PA Philadelphia 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.

RI STATE MEET - Northeast #8 Bishop Hendricken boys win 10th title. East Greenwich sr Nicole Millett 18:25 5k dominates girls race.

SC Regional 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.

SD State Meet - Rapid City Stevens boys win 8th straight title and girls win 9th in 10 years

TN STATE 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 Results

TX Regional Meets
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 28 (2-3-4-8-10).
5A Reg 1: Rachael Forish, Arlington Lamar 11:10.4 beats Mackenzie Edwards 11:10.7 and Monique Ortega 11:39.7

VT STATE 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 Results

WA Districts - 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 Country
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

WI STATE 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

WV STATE MEET - Oak Glen's 1-2 of Justin and Joshua Simpson couldn't stop titleist
Ravenswood 75 (Oak Glen 77). Complete Results

WY BorderWar - 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 and Photos

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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