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FOOT LOCKER FAVORITES COLLEGE CHOICES - early signing period ends - 162 choices now listed
Florida and New Jersey - next to last state meets (California Nov 30).
THURSDAY: Foot Locker regional previews, and thanks to all DyeStat readers.
FRIDAY: Home Schooled Runners - how do they prepare for Foot Locker?
SATURDAY: DyeStat will have it all covered - 3 Foot Locker regionals and California State Meet. DyeStat On-Site at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, for the Foot Locker Northeast -- Flash reports from the other regions -- DyeStatCal on site in Fresno.

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DyeStat Elite update
now 3,053 performances on national lists
The 2002 cross country performance list now has 3,053 performances (600 added since November 8 update) from 618 meets based on data received through November 26. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting cutoffs. List Number 8 | How to Get Ranked with online input form.
We know we are missing performances; tell us about it.

THIS WEEK - results, rankings, and other current news

California on DyeStatCal Results - rankings - previews
ROAD TO THE STATE MEET - Complete results of all 10 sections. All is in readiness for the finals at Woodward Park, Fresno next Saturday (11/30).
Southern Section, at Mt. SAC: US#3 Sultana girls average 18:21 to win Div 2. Liza Pasciuto leads US#14 Murrieta Valley girls to Div 1 title. Huge win for Loyola boys in Div 1 with US#21 Poly Long Beach 5th. Rio Mesa sr Philip Reid 14:43 tops Michael Haddan by 5 seconds. Etiwanda sr Mike Poe 14:48.
North Coast Section: Arroyo sr Yong-Sung Leal 15:13 wins by 100 meters. Jr Lindsay Allen 17:36 leads College Park girls over Montgomery 46-51.
San Diego section: Mar Vista jr Troy Swier 15:24 over Babey Wagnew. Jr Claire Rethmeier 16:04 ledads San Pasqual to 27 point score.
Los Angeles section: Monroe's Manuel Ruiz 14:54 wins by 31 seconds.
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 sr 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. On Nov. 24 Teresa ran 6th in the Pacific Association club championships in 23:33 over a tough 4-mile course in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. She was the first teenager to finish and ran 8 seconds faster than Nicole Teter ran last year.

IA IATC All-State Teams - Iowa coaches vote Mason City jr Ryan McCurnin and Iowa City West sr Robdu Adam to head elite all-state top 10 individuals. Teams by class also selected.

OH USATF Junior Olympics Region 5 Championships - Clark State CC, Springfield OH. Mason Cincinnati OH freshman and Ohio high school Div 1 champion Angela Bizzari 14:31 4k led 14 girls under the old course record (Carolyn Rauen 15:51) in snowy, muddy conditions. Eighth grader Rachel Wittum, who is slated to run for Rockford MI next year, was second in 14:46, with Ohio Div 2 champion Emily Thompson 14:48 third.

VA Milestat Invitational - Potomac School VA sr Cara Kiernan 17:52 3m and Thomas Dale VA sr Alex Tatu 16:23 at Fork Union VA.


NCAA LIVE ! DyeStat had live reports from Terre Haute IN from Ricky Quintana. Now we have complete results. No, we are not starting college coverage, but this was special. Notice how many recent DyeStat stars performed well.

Torres - Stanford men - Flanagan - BYU women -
new course record in both races

Men Jorge Torres and Stanford.
Stanford 47, Wisconsin 107, Eastern Michigan 166, Colorado 190, Oregon 210, Arkansas 215, Northern Arizona 247, Michigan 309.
Individuals: 1. Jorge Torres, Colorado 29:04, 2. Cragg AR 29:06. Side by side battle after they dropped Boaz and Kimani. Cragg said he felt great and was sure he would win, but had no kick in the end. Complete Men's Results

Women - Shalane Flanagan and BYU! Computer error reverses order after Stanford was announced the winner at the course. Correct results:
1. BYU 85, 2. Stanford 113, 3. Notre Dame 170, 4. Georgetown 214, 5. Colorado 220, 6. Providence 235, 7. Arkansas 251, 8. Villanova 256.
Women Individuals: 1. Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina 19:36, 2. Kate ONeal, Yale 19:45, 3. Alicia Craig, Stanford 19:48, 4. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford 19:48, 5. Manova, BYU 19:49, 6. Molly Huddle, Notre Dame 19:55, 7. Cassie Anderson, BYU 19:56, 8. Nillson, UCLA 19:57.
Complete Women's Results

Undefeated HS star Nef Araia of Lawrence North Indianapolis IN was at the meet in a Stanford t-shirt, and he confirmed to DyeStat that he has chosen Stanford for college next year.
Injured Dathan Ritzenhein, 3-time national champion HS 2-miler and 2-time Foot Locker national champion, was on the sidelines with the house dog of his Colorado teammates. "It was incredible watching Jorge," Ritz said. "Other than a few of my own wins, that was the most thrilling race I ever saw." He said he will back as strong and good as ever for outdoor season.
the Torres-Cragg duel at NCAA

photo by John Nepolitan

The Harrier rankings
Mountain View UT boys move into US #1
11/24/02 -- Marc Bloom's fifth Harrier magazine rankings of the season saw the top 10 lists shaken up by state meets. Biggest change came from the Texas state meet, where The Woodlands lost the state title to Kingwood and their US#1 ranking as well. Mountain View UT, which beat The Woodlands at the Great American when the The Woodlands top 2 runners were disqualified, move into the top spot. West Plains MO and Hilliard Davidson OH moved up a notch to 2nd and 3rd, followed by previous #9 Kingwood and The Woodlands. The season-long #1 girls team, Saratoga, finishes #1 for the second straight year after winning the New York Federation championship convincingly. The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams.


Florida State Meet
Deak 15:12 & Barringer 18:26 are fastest of day.
Our Lady of Lourdes girls upset Bishop Kenny.
Winter Park, Spanish River, Plant win as expected.
Jennifer Barringer
Ryan Deak

Highlights and recaps by Ricky Quintana,
Complete Results, photos, 24 DyeStat Elite marks & Ricky's Recaps

  • Class 1A
    • Boys - Jr Ryan Deak 15:12, winning by 50 seconds in the fastest time of the day, to lead McClay Tallahassee 85 to the team title. Deak went through a mile in 4:46 and 2 miles in 9:40.
    • Girls - Holy Trinity 63. St. Andrews Boca Raton soph Fran Rodriguez 18:50, a soccer player in her first year of cross country, breaking open a 3-girl race in the last quarter mile.
  • Class 2A
    • Boys - Bishop Kenny Jacksonville sr Ryder Leary 15:28 outkicks Kevin Lyons by 13 seconds, with Andy Biladeau third but never in contention. Bishop Kenny 60 wins the team title over Chiles Tallahassee 83.
    • Girls - Our Lady of Lourdes upsets Bishop Kenny Jacksonville, 73-76. Cocoa Beach sr Elly Kabboord repeats in 18:48.
  • Class 3A
    • Boys - Flagler Palm Coast 71 wins 2nd straight. Ocala Vanguard sr Steven Hassan 15:24 puts away Sam Vazquez with a big surge after 2 miles in 9:50. Hassen led through a leisurely mile in 5:00, and then picked up the pace.
    • Girls - Plant Tampa 130 wins a record 8th title. King Tampa jr Laura Bowerman 18:41 is an easy winner as expected.
  • Class 4A
    • Boys - Winter Park 73. Miami Central sr Kevin Hicks 16:05, coming from 10 meters back in the last quarter mile after Paul Cross led a pack of six with 100 meters to go before fading to 5th.
    • Girls - Spanish River 55 - 4th straight title. Oviedo jr Jennifer Barringer 18:26, breaking away from Devin Gapstur in last quarter mile.


New Jersey Meet of Champions
soph Mohamed Khadraoui upsets Hess-Krieger
1 Mohamed Khadraoui 10 JFK-PATERSON 5:05.1 15:47.92
2 Keith Krieger 12 CHEROKEE 5:05.4 15:48.85 1
3 Peter Hess SR TOMS RIVER NORTH 5:08.1 15:57.00 2
4 Christopher Pannone 11 HUNTERDON CENTRAL 5:08.6 15:58.60 3
5 Robert Edwards 12 BRIDGETON 5:08.8 15:59.39
Mainland 101, Toms River North 104.
Trotters ride high together again
1 Amanda Trotter 12 RED BANK REG 6:01.7 18:43.62
2 Katy Trotter 12 RED BANK REG 6:01.8 18:43.85
3 Jesse Mizzone 12 PASSAIC VALLEY 6:13.5 19:20.31
Shawnee 69, Toms River East 84.
Complete Results and more photos
Trotter twins in complete command

photo by Ryan Lavendar
Khadraoui (right) draws bead on Krieger with 3/4 mile to go

photo by John Nepolitan


NEW: Donna on the Side at BorderClash - dozens of photos of the sideline scene at Nike World Headquarters.
INDEX to Donna on the Side - thousands of photos at DyeStat Featured Meets.

Jessica Cickay

2 Foot Locker finalists
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

What is the toughest cross country course in the country?
DyeStat readers tell us about their toughest courses

What is the toughest cross country course in the country? We nominated Hereford HS in Maryland. Now readers are sending in their picks -- Manzano HS NM, Branstrom Park MI, Sioux Passage MO, 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

Foot Locker Favorites
Start with the top returning runners from last year's meet, add the best mile and 2-Mile times last spring, and mix with care. You have 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

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Trotter twins - no sibling rivalry here
HOLMDEL PARK NJ 11/23/02 -- As in all their races except one this season, Amanda and Katy Trotter of Red Bank NJ sped toward the finish line side by side as if Siamese twins joined at the hip. They would become the first sisters ever to finish 1-2 in the New Jersey Meet of Champions. They wanted to tie, but the rules say someone has to be declared the winner, and the finish line judge said it was Katy. In the chute, however, Katy put her hand on Amanda's back and nudged her in front. Officials did not notice the switch and Amanda was given the #1 card. Meet director Don Danser said he didn't see the switch, and there was no protest within 30 minutes, so the results are official with Amanda the winner. ""It was instinctive," Katy told Jim Lambert of the Newark Star Ledger. "I just put my hand on her back and let her go ahead of me. Amanda pushes me so hard when we train. She's the reason why I have run as well as I have. I just wanted her to have this."

Another track writer who covers New Jersey has an imaginary scenario of what could happen when the twins run in the Foot Locker Northeast regional next Saturday (11/30). The top 8 finishers will advance to the Foot Locker national finals in San Diego December 14.

Imagine this: The Trotter twins are near the finish line running 8th and 9th with no hope of catching the 7th runner. "I think they would step off the course together rather than have one sister qualify and the other stay home," the writer said.

Let's hope they don't face that situation. The odds are the Trotters will be near the front end of the qualifying group rather than the back end-- John Dye.

Foot Locker
related events

Nov 30 Track & Field College Night
Dec 6 Coaches Clinic at Mt. SAC

Nike Indoor

March 15-16 at Landover MD
5th NIC has added attraction:
the Nike Sprint Summit

Katya returns
Katya Kostetskaya, from Russia and Jonesboro AR, has her visa problems resolved and will be able to return to the US for 3 years. As a freshman last year, she was one of the most versatile athletes in the country, winning from 400 meters to cross country. She was 3rd in the adidas Outdoor Championships 400 meter hurdles in 1:00.78. She also had bests of 55.98 and 2:12.36.

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.

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

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.

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

College Choices - 162 choices now listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

  • Nef Araia, undefeated Indiana cross country champion, chooses Stanford.
  • Michelle Sikes, 2m 10:38.69 OH Div 1 champ and 1m 4:53.66, will attend Wake Forest.
  • April Kubishta, AZ 4A pole vault champ )12-7), chooses Arizona.
  • Mary Ann Erigha, Georgia 3A double sprint champ (11.75 / 24.00), signed with Notre Dame.
  • Lindsay Van Alstine NJ, 2001 NJ champ and Foot Locker finalist, chooses Duke.
  • Ashley Robbins TX, Texas 1A and US Jr National champ (6-0.25 best), will jump for Texas A&M.
  • Lauren Tillman GA, USATF JO 400H champ (1:00.69), will attend Baylor.
  • 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).

Sprint superstar Allyson Felix signs with Southern California on her 17th birthday. USC also signed California LJ/TJ champ Michelle Sanford, Michigan hurdles champ Candace Davis, and Poly Long Beach CA sprinter Dominique Dorsey.

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.

College Choices 2003
More new choice
Marvin Stevenson TX - LSU
Leslie Treherne
VA - Tennessee
Jenny Dahlgren
TX - Georgia
Akera Lathan
FL - Florida
Jennifer Thompson AL - UAB
Sara Young
SC - Clemson
Tiffany McDonald
AZ - Arizona
Tiffany Roberts
NC - Virginia
Eric Chavez
AZ - Arizona
Mandy Stille
DE - Delaware
Kelly Fazekas
NJ - N. Carolina

Complete info on

162 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.


Last Week

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 | - Donna on the Side at BorderClash



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.

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

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.

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.

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 Championships - 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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