on the Side at BorderClash - dozens of photos
of the sideline scene
shut down seasons
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.
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
Penn Relays mile winner and 5-time NC champ Matt Debole
Connecticut signs Daisy Van Ravenswaay, Canadian
Jr National discus champ.
Florida improves its strong recruiting season
(Kerron Clement and Reggie Witherspoon) by signing WI sprinter Demi
Omole (10.37w and 21.04, AAU JO double gold) and KY pole
vaulter Chip Heuser (16-0, KY and Florida Relays
- first 101 choices listed by state and college.
sprint superstar Allyson
Felix signs with Southern California
on her 17th birthday.
Penn State gets two California champs
from J.W. North, Riverside:
Ashlee Brown (300H) and
Lena Bettis (LJ).
also signed blue chippers Shana Cox NY, Kamilah
Salaam DE and Kara Dickman MA
of Texas keeps 5 great ones in state:
US#1 shot putter Michelle Carter | Team USA (World
Juniors) sprinter and long jumper Marshevet Hooker
| 5A state 100H champ Angel Boyd | 4A state 400m
champ Jerrika Chapple | and Foot Locker cross country
finalist Brooke Stewart.
but Texas hurdler Kerron Clement will be a Florida
Gator and high jumper Meggie Schuelke heads for
- results, rankings, and other current news
(alphabetical by state)
All Stars - Oklahoma sweeps. Jenks OK
sr Brianna McLeod 14:14 4k and Russellville
AR sr Chase Feltner 15:11 5k are individual
on DyeStatCal Results
- rankings - previews
ROAD TO THE STATE MEET -
all the news of the buildup to Woodward Park.
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.
of Columbia championships - Woodrow Wilson sweeps
in rain and mud at Fort Dupont Park. It is 7th year in a row
for the girls.
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.
MEET - Overnight rain makes course wet and slow. Kamehameha
boys (6 straight), Iolani girls, J.
B. Bolson 16:36, Nicole Anderson
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
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.
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
NY Final Team Rankings - Saratoga girls and
Shenendehowa boys are #1. Boys
by Tom Cuffe. Girls
by Dan Doherty.
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.
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.
DyeStat featured meet - DyeStat on-site
with John and Donna Dye
boys win 104-117, Washington girls 91-126
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.
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
- Complete Results
and action pix
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.
report: Rupp-Jespersen Act 2 whets the appetite for more
Top 10 Finish Pix: Girls
| Boys | -
on the Side at BorderClash
Rupp, and Moe run through the Japanese gardens in second mile.
hellacious hills of Hereford MD
the "toughest 3
miles in cross country"
photo essay shows
why those times in Maryland are so slow
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
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
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.
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
Donna Dye's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility
rules, recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web
sites, scholarships & loans, and careers & majors.
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.
to Get Ranked
Use online input form to send
performances to DyeStat's national database.
for meet results
Early signing period ends.
New signings of note:
Dianna Gooden CA - Arizona
Calandra Stewart TX - TCU
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 TX - SMU
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
plus SIGNING PIX
Send information on choices
to John Dye, giving
your name, your relationship to the athlete, and a way of
verifying the information.
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.
Coaches Poll - Season long leader Bryant girls and
Russellville boys hold top spots going into the state
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
Locker West preview - by Mike Kennedy, updated 11/14.
DyeStatCal Athletes of the Week
Rethmeier, San Pasqual Escondido. Boys: Manuel
Ruiz, Monroe Los Angeles
DyeStatCal Coaches of the Week
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
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
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.
- 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
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.
Rankings and Honors - final end of season lists honor Marist
girls and Brookwood boys.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Championships - Ed Grant previews the group championships 11/16.
NJ 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
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.
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
- 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
wrong turn, 2 views - Blood's mistake spurs hot debate
Team Rankings - Shenendehowa is #1. Federation team
selections also listed.
NY Girls Team Rankings
- Saratoga, Honeoye-Falls Lima, Bayport-Bluepoint,
- 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.
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.
Catholic League - St. Hubert's girls upset O'Hara
for first PCL title
O'Hara boys win - 5th runner steps up for both winners
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.
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.
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
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.
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