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More State Meets in
BORDER-CLASH - Lauren Jespersen, Amanda Miller win 4th WA-OR match
NY Federation - big wins for Nicole Blood and Brian Dalpiaz in freezing conditions.
Virginia state meet - Alex Tatu, Jennifer Boyd, Thomas Jefferson, James River
Massachusetts All-State meet - rain, soggy surface don't slow down Ari Lambie
Hawaii State Meet - Kamehameha boys win 6th straight title.
Oklahoma-Arkansas All Stars - Oklahoma sweeps.
16th Mid East championships - Nef Araia rolls on; Indiana sweeps 6-state event
New Jersey Group Championships - Trotter twins, Peter Hess.

NEW: Donna on the Side at BorderClash - dozens of photos of the sideline scene

Jessica Cickay

2 elite runners
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.

Brian Dalpiaz

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

Kristina Smith, Alaska XC and 1600 meter champ, chooses Arkansas, which also signed Jamaican sprinter Virginia Campbell from Barton CC.
Jenny Green,
3-time Nebraska pole vault champ (12-10), signs with U. of Nebraska.
Illinois champ Stephen Pifer is going to Colorado.
California and US Junior discus champ Billie Jo Grant chooses Arizona.
Penn Relays mile winner and 5-time NC champ Matt Debole to Georgetown.
Connecticut signs Daisy Van Ravenswaay, Canadian Jr National discus champ.

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

College Choices lists - first 101 choices listed by state and college. Signing Pix

left, sprint superstar Allyson Felix signs with Southern California on her 17th birthday.

below, Penn State gets two California champs from J.W. North, Riverside:
Ashlee Brown (300H) and Lena Bettis (LJ).

Penn State also signed blue chippers Shana Cox NY, Kamilah Salaam DE and Kara Dickman MA

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


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

AR Oklahoma-Arkansas All Stars - Oklahoma sweeps. Jenks OK sr Brianna McLeod 14:14 4k and Russellville AR sr Chase Feltner 15:11 5k are individual winners.

California on DyeStatCal Results - rankings - previews
ROAD TO THE STATE MEET - all the news of the buildup to Woodward Park.
Foot 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 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.

DC District of Columbia championships - Woodrow Wilson sweeps in rain and mud at Fort Dupont Park. It is 7th year in a row for the girls.

Ryder Leary

FLORIDA Regionals

Florida stars qualify easily, most save themselve for state meet next week. Martin County jr Devin Gapstur 18:12 is fastest girl of the day. Bishop Kenny Jacksonville sr Ryder Leary 15:30 is fastest boy of day. Highlights, photos, 27 DyeStat Elite marks.

Mallory Wellman

HI STATE MEET - Overnight rain makes course wet and slow. Kamehameha boys (6 straight), Iolani girls, J. B. Bolson 16:36, Nicole Anderson 12:02

MA Massachusetts All-State - Cold (35 degrees) windy, occasional light rain. Course had unsure footing due to heavy Friday rain. In Div 2: Bromfield sr Ari Lambie 17:23 5k runs 3rd fastest Franklin Park time ever (Shalane Flanagan), winning by 78 seconds. Faster in poor conditions than 2-time Foot Locker Northeast regional winner Natasha Roetter ran last year on a good day. Oliver Ames sr Sara Powell 18:09 wins Div 1 by 29 seconds. Belmont jr Victor Gras 15:53 (Ian Marcus 15:58) won boys Div 1. In Div 2, Arch Williams sr Sean Quigley and Southwick-Toland sr Andy Pitts finished in a dead heat, but Pitts was disqualified for bumping in the last 50 meters, giving the win to Quigley in 15:57.Complete Results and story

NJ Group Championships - Toms River North sr Peter Hess 15:45 wins close Group IV battle with Cherokee sr Keith Krieger 15:46. Trotter twins run 1-2 but for the first time this year they don't finish together. Katy Trotter 18:21 and Amanda Trotter 18:43. Defending All-Group champion Lindsay Van Alstine, returning from a stress fracture, is second to freshman Jennifer Croghan 19:19 in Parochial B.

NY Federation Championships - Rough footing and freezing temps along the Hudson River. Freshman Nicole Blood shakes off weather and DNF in last week's NYSPHSAA public school championship to lead US#1 Saratoga to victory with winning 18:09 5k (Caitlin McTague 18:30, Laura Cummings 18:42, Liz Maloy 18:44). It is 13th Federation title for Saratoga. Sayville sr Brian Dalpiaz 16:07 (Hakon Devries 16:14) wins 2nd straight Federation title just 3 months after emergency appendectomy. Dalpiaz' time is 21 seconds slower than last year, but conditions were much worse. Blood was only 6 seconds slower than Molly Huddle last year. US#14 Shenendehowa boys 65.
NY Final Team Rankings - Saratoga girls and Shenendehowa boys are #1. Boys by Tom Cuffe. Girls by Dan Doherty.

OH Mid East Championships -Nef Araia 15:14 5k (Ohio champ Wesley Smith 15:30) and Tiffany Redlarczyk 18:06 lead Indiana sweep of 6-state event. Araia is still undefeated this season.

VA STATE MEET - AAA winners: Thomas Dale sr Alex Tatu 16:05 5k, Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd 18:55, Thomas Jefferson Alexandria boys 71 (Midlothian 79), and James River 83.


4th WA-OR BorderClash
a DyeStat featured meet - DyeStat on-site with John and Donna Dye

Split Decision
Oregon boys win 104-117, Washington girls 91-126
Boys: Oregon 1-2 record setters Lauren Jesperson 13:47 4600m and Galen Rupp 13:58 reverse order from their state meet and go 1-3 today, with Carl Moe WA 13:50 getting between them.
Girls: Amanda Miller, 3rd in the Washington state meet, led a trio of Washington girls to victory in 16:31 (Jamie Geissler 16:41 and Amber Nickelson 16:42)
BorderClash page - Complete Results and action pix
Interviews: Foot Locker is on the minds of Jespersen, Moe, and Rupp; the same three will be among favorites for Foot Locker West Dec 7 and finals Dec 14.
Leo Collins report: Rupp-Jespersen Act 2 whets the appetite for more
Top 10 Finish Pix: Girls | Boys | - NEW Donna on the Side at BorderClash

Jespersen, Rupp, and Moe run through the Japanese gardens in second mile.

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

toughest cross country courses
DyeStat readers respond - more courses to consider

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

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

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

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.

2 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.

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

DyeStat uses Hy-Tek
for meet results

College Choices 2003
Early signing period ends.
New signing
s of note:
Dianna Gooden CA - Arizona
Calandra Stewart
Brittany Brockman
TX - Baylor
Ashleigh Keats
KS - VA Tech
Jesse Mizzone
NJ - Boston Coll.
Steve Huntzinger
VA - William & Mary
Josh Simpson
WV - W. Virginia
Makeatha Cooper MO - TCU
Monique Ortega
TX - Baylor
Mackenzie Hill CA - UCLA
Alesha Stegemoller
Kristin Heffelfinger
GA - Georgia
Donovan Kilmartin
ID - Texas
Julene Bailey ID - BYU
Reggie Witherspoon
GA - Florida
(instead of Baylor; changed mind)
Tianna Madison
OH - Tennessee
Tyler Custis
SD - Texas A&M

More info on EARLY CHOICES LISTS - 101 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.

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

Last Week

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.

AZ Sisters dominate AZ STATE MEET- 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.

GA 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

Maryland STATE MEET - Lauren Centrowitz and Pat Bailey conquer the hills of Hereford.
Donna on the Side - at the Maryland State Meet - scenes of athletes, fans, coaches, and family on the sidelines.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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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