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(alphabetical by state)
Lauren Jespersen, Tim Nelson push each other
to another course record
runners meet DyeStat Elite cutoffs
(R), Tim Nelson
make another record run at Stanford
Boys Div I - Record time as Lauren Jespersen (Klamath) nips
Tim Nelson (Liberty Christian, Redding) both under CR with
14:54 runs!!! (cf Ian Dobson 15:05 in 2000). - Mead (Washington)
takes Team - Results
Boys Div II - Babey Wagnew (Helix, La Mesa) 15:03 winner -
Jesuit (Sacramento) takes Team Title - Results
(Yong-Sung Leal was entered, but did not run; reportedly still
Boys Div III - Alex Dunn (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton) outleans
soph Jake Schmitt (Redwood, Larkspur) for win at 15:20 - Oakmont
(Roseville) takes Team Title - Results
Boys Div IV - Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte) runs off an hides during
14:58 win - Fillmore Team Titlest - Results
Boys Div V - Nick Neely (Crystal Springs Upland) winner 16:07
- College Prep (Oakland) Team Winners - Results
Girls Div I - Phyllis Blanchard (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park)
18:01 winner - St. Mary's (Portland) takes Team win!! - Results
Girls Div II - Caitlin Chock (Granite Bay) great 17:25 win!!!
- Sultana (Hesperia) team titlests!! - Results
Girls Div III - Ciara Viehweg (St. Ignatius) winner 18:07
- San Lorenzo Valley nips Oak Park 124-126 - Results
Girls Div IV - Gabi Rios-Sotello (St. Mary's, Berkeley) 18:58
winner - Piedmont stunning 24 points team!! - Results
Girls Div V - Heather Iatauro (Tri-Valley, Grahamsville, NY)
18:07 solo run - Tri Valley takes Team win!! - Results
Dana Hills Inv - Mar Vista jr Troy
Swier 14:24 3m wins by 68 seconds and takes down
Division 3 junior meet record held by former San Diego runner
Meb Keflezighi (14:37 in 1992). Woodbridge jr Michael
Haddan 14:29 breaks Div 2 junior meet record.
29th Bell-Jeff Inv - Loyola CA's Mark Matusak
14:20 3m, fourth fastest ever at this meet. Maranatha
CA sr Laura Meyers 17:12 3m, sixth fastest.
Athletes of the Week
Woodbridge jr Michael
Hadden and Gunn Palo Alto sr Ruth
Coaches of the Week
Mahr of Sultan-Hesperia. Boys - George
Wright of Poly Long Beach
Roundup by Anthony Bozarth - Kansas #1 Lawrence
sweeps both boys divisions at Topeka Seaman Inv.
Trisa Nickoley 12:04 over Ashley Chapman
12:15 at Royal Valley.
Beach Inv - North Huron MI sr Katie
Kelly won by 54 seconds in 18:24 5k.
Griak Inv - Hopkins MN jr Shannon Bergstedt 18:28
5k leads US#6 ranked girls team to victory with 109 poinhts.
Central St. Paul MN sr Forrest Tahdooahnippah 15:38
(David Van Orsdel 15:39) and and Roosevelt DesMoines
IA 43 win boys race.
Report by Missouri Runners Nation - Liberty MO sr Adam
Perkins won a battle of Foot Locker favorites over
Edwardsville IL sr Stephen Pifer, 15:41 5k
to 15:55, in the Hancock Inv at St. Louis. Pifer pressed the
pace for much of the race, but Perkins pulled away in the
last 1000 meters. Perkins' US#10 Liberty team
won easily with 28 points, placing all 7 runners in the top
14. In KC Metro Championships, Blue Valley West claimed both
individual titles: Paul Hefferon 16:05 and
Elle Pishny 19:03.
West Inv - Flathead MT soph Zoe Nelson
17:02 3m in wire to wire victory by 71 seconds over Mead WA's
Jamie Geissler and 18 seconds better than the course record
at Missoula. It was Zoe's 5th straight course record win this
season. Flathead boys and girls swept the
team titles. Richie Nelson, Shadle Park WA, was the boys individual
winner in 15:16.
Manchester Inv - Fastest of day were Greely ME jr Ben
True 15:48 5k, breaking Tony Truax's 2001 course
record by 1 second, and Hanover NH sr Catherine Bryson
18:42 on a hilly, windy course.
Albuquerque Academy Inv
Albuquerque Academy NM jr Leslie
Luna (L) 18:53 3.02m is first girl to break
19 minutes on this hilly dirt course. US#6 Albuquerque
Academy NM boys, US#7 Los Alamos
NM girls win easily, each with 26 points. Josh
Rogers, La Cueva 16:01 wins boys race.
photo by Peter Davies
McQuaid Inv - Northeast #5 Honeoye Falls-Lima girls win
AA for 5th straight year. Fastest of day are Lakewood OH sr
Michelle Sikes 17:13 3m and Stephane
Hetherington, of St. Michael's, Ontario Canada, 14:35.
Summary by George Febles, armorytrack.com
NY E.J. Hermann Inv - Holy Names
NY sr Liz Maloy wins big in 17:34. Colonie
girls and Sauquoit Valley boys win easily.
NY Tully Inv - Phoenix NY jr Ashley
Hughes 18:40 3.1m.
Classic - Central Catholic OR jr Galen Rupp made
a successful season debut with a 15:31 5k, winning by 36 seconds.
A mid-race surge took South Eugene soph Erin Gray
18:28 to victory over defending state champ Christy
Paul, Hood River Valley senior, who finished in 18:54.
by Don Rich, PennTrackXC
Red Lion jr Kate Papenberg (L) and
Cumberland Valley jr Brian Fuller (R)
win at Carlisle. Eric Soder and Jesi
Christiansen win at Sharpsville.
Invitational - Cinco Ranch Katy TX jr Kyle Miller
14:41 3m (Steve Magness 14:46) in Div 1 was fastest
boy of meet. Fastest girl of the day was Langham Creek TX
sr Brittany Brockman 11:15 2m in Div 2.
Rendezvous - Lone Peak UT soph Katie Bowen 17:10
2.91m. Ogden UT sr Todd Gilbert 15:23. Bingham
sweeps combined scoring by seven races, runners 1
Invitational - fastest of day are Issaquah WA jr John
Harding 15:28 3.1m and Bellevue WA sr Marie
Foushee 18:13.Eisenhower WA sweeps
Inv - Hudson OH sr Wesley Smith 15:17
5k won AAA division by 58 seconds over rolling hills. Oak
Glen WV twins Justin and Josh Simpson
ran 1-2 in A-AA in 15:20 and 15:23.
Smith and the Simpsons - photo by Matt Apesos
Harrier rankings #2
9/23/02 -- Marc Bloom's second Super 25 of the season
keeps The Woodlands TX boys and Saratoga
Springs NY girls as national leaders, but there was a lot
of movement below. Six new teams cracked the top 10: Albuquerque
Academy NM boys, Grant Portland OR boys, Liberty MO boys, Smoky
Hill Aurora CO girls, Los Alamos NM girls, and Desert Vista Phoenix
AZ girls. The Harrier top
10 national and top 5 regional teams
League going D3?
An Internet hoax said that the New York Times reported
the Ivy League was considering pulling out of Division 1 athletics
and dropping to D3. This report found its way into Track and Field
News. Brett Hoover, assistant director of the Ivy League, said that
T&FN willl print a retraction in its next issue because "That
report NEVER ran in the New York Times and it is 100 percent UNTRUE."
T&FN editor Garry Hill said that letters of apology have gone
out to all schools concerned.
9/30/02 -- NSSF launches 30-day evaluation, but makes
- There WILL be a 2003 meet
- Nike partnership will continue
- Entry standards will not be tightened; meet will
- Permanent site will be sought
- Social experiences will be continued
- Meet management issues will be given a high priority
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CHARLOTTE 9/26/02 -- Founder Rick Hill announces
sale on eve of 4th Great American Cross Country Festival. NSSF,
which already operates the Nike Indoor Classic and the adidas Outdoor
Championships, acquires the premier meet for high school cross country
teams. Story by Marc Bloom
cross country news
In addition to our
own pages, DyeStat makes available the writing of two of the
nation's foremost experts.
hears . . .
|Princeton University drops high school
portion of their indoor meet, citing facility and financial
constraints. [Walt Murphy's News and Results Service]
Carl Moe, Ruth Graham, Eisenhower WA boys, Montgomery Santa Rosa CA girls,
and UCLA men and women
Results and dozens of action pix
Heat and hills (first 1000 meters straight up the mountain) cause slow
Photo Sequence: Boys
- Girls | Ricky's
- Girls |
BOYS -- Auburn Riverside WA sr Carl Moe broke
open a close race in the last mile to win by 35 seconds in 16:19.
Eisenhower WA 52 wins team title over Orange CA 68
and Bingham UT 70.
-- Gunn Palo Alto CA sr Ruth Graham dominated
from beginning to end to win in 19:49, with Bingham UT soph Kit
Zeigle 20:03 closing for second. Montgomery Santa Rosa
CA won an exciting team battle over Eisenhower WA with both teams
tied at 57 after five runners. Montgomery got the tie breaker when their
6th finished 45th to Eisenhower's 51st.
on the Side -Donna Dye sets the scene with 125 pictures
3 Roundup by Arkansas TrackStats - Ashley Williams and
Chase Feltner are the stars of the week. Rankings and
on DyeStatCal -
Athletes of the Week
Mar Vista jr Troy Swier and Murrieta Valley jr Liza Pasciuto.
Coaches of the Week
Boys - Jim White of McFarland. Girls - Dave DeLong of
Woodbridge Inv - Michael Haddan
14:25 3m (Babey Wagnew 14:51) and Liza Pasciuto 17:31
(Bethany Nickless 17:33). Top team times: Murrieta Valley girls
91:19 and Poly Long Beach boys 77:51. (photo by Eric
Mt. Carmel Inv - Fastest of day on 2.75 mile course: Emily
McGregor AZ 15:25, Clara Rethmeier CA 15:36,
Philip Reid CA 14:59, Troy Swier CA
40th Nevada Union Inv - Course records shattered by Liberty
Christian CA sr Tim Nelson 15:24 3m (was 16:01) and Laguna
Creek jr Rachel Bryan 18:11 (was 19:16) Reno sweeps combined
South Bay Challenge - West
Torrance boys and Peninsula girls win. Individual
winners are Olga Aulet-Leon of Peninsula in 18:22 2.97m
and Jose Gonzalezof Narbonne in 15:29
Mike Kennedy's Foot Locker West preview
Zoe Nelson and Lauren Jespersen tabbed as favorites.
Forest Inv - Large schools: Salesianum DE boys 48,
Caesar Rodney DE girls 51. Small schools: Archmere
boys 49, Maryvale girls 74.
dead heat - Ryan Deak
catches Ryder Leary at the finish line, both timed in
15:23 5k. Leary led Deak, Steven Hassen and Sam Vazquez until before Deak
made up 30 meters in the last 300 meters. Florida #3 boys team Bishop
Kenny 89 upsets Florida #1 Winter Park and Floriday
#2 Maclay to win team title. In the girls race, US#13
Our Lady of Lourdes FL was beaten by Holy Trinity, a team made up of mostly
middle schoolers, 110-138. Cocoa Beach's Elly Kabboord runs
18:36 to win by nearly 30 seconds
River Inv- Host Spanish River, Florida¹s #1
team, wins 24-96 over Cooper City.
County Invitational - Brookwood sweeps "clash
of the titans in the hotbed of GA Cross Country."
Farragut SP, Couer d'Alene ID - Top teams warm up on difficult 5k
state meet course. Meridian Boise sweeps Division A team
titles. Division B winners are Bonners Ferry girls and
McCall-Donnelly boys. Fastest individuals of the day:
Skyline sr David Jankowski 16:33 and Gonzaga Prep sr
Shannon Bell 19:29.
week by IllinoisRunner.com - Super junior Matt Withrow
(Andrew H.S.) beat a strong field in 14:41 in the Richard Spring Inv over
the 2.97 mile state meet course at Peoria Detweiler Park. Meghan
Braffet (Normal West H.S.) won the girls race by 36 seconds in
an outstanding time of 16:59. She was unchallenged after a mile. She is
already being tabbed the favorite for the state meet.
week by Anthony Bozarth -- Adam Perkins and Liberty
MO boys 30 dominate top Midwestern field at Rimrock Farm, with
all 7 runners in top 31 and Perkins winning in 16:02 over hilly 5k course;
Jenks OK was just as dominant in the girls race with
3 of the top 4 finishers led by Brianna McLeod's 14:41
4k repeat win. Blue Valley West's Paul Hefferon 16:52
5k conquers ultra-hilly Pierson Park, including
the infamous "Goat Trail," in Turner Invitational. Mallory
Champa 12:37 leads Clearwater to 69-84 win over Halstead at Bluestem.
Invitational - South Oldham KY boys 52 rode the 1-2
punch of jr Ondre Puskar 15:34 5k and Kal Clark
KY Franklin County
Invitational - Butler Louisville sr Jacob Buckman 15:55
5k. Ballard jr Julie Yonts 19:00. Oldham County
boys 108 (Paul Dunbar 109). Campbell County girls 51.
KY Valkyrie Classic - Mercy
Academy Louisville soph Carmen Mims 18:00 5k.
Amherst Invitational - Amherst jr Amber Sayer took
28 seconds off the course record set by 1997 state champion Lauren Matthews.
Sayer left the field in her wake with a 5:21 mile and 11:08 2-mile pace
before cruising home in 18:03 5k. Runner-up Julie Mills 18:44
led Keene NH to the team title over Amherst, 51-53. Wachusett sr Dan
Sullivan 15:53 also got a course record by 3 seconds and led
his team to an impressive team title 46-52 over Amherst.
MA Sara Powell 17:30 3m in Foxborough dual meet.
MD - Bull
Run Invitational - Elite division winners: Lauren Centrowicz
19:33, Pat Bailey 16:14, Bryn Mawr girls
69, Northwest boys 89 (Northeast #10 C.M. Wright 93).
Teams from 6states and DC. Meet held on Maryland state meet course at
Hereford HS; extremely hilly and difficult.
Invitational - Midwest #7 Clarkston MI girls, led
by soph Liz Mengyan 's 4th place finish, beat Rockford
MI, 54-80 in Div 1; Rockford still without injured star Nikki Bohnsack.
Colerain Cincinnati OH claims 1-2 individually with sr
Andrea Maas 18:15 5k and soph Brittany Detzel
18::45. Milford MI jr Dan Derusha 15:41 5k leads
US#14 Milford MI 59 to Div 1 boys team title. Kelloggsville
jr Nicole Bush 18:46 wins Div 2.
MI OK Silver Jamboree - Kelloggsville MI jr
Nicole Bush 17:57 5k won at Grand Rapids, with Allendale
MI soph Jamie Watson second in 18:17.
Stampede - West Plains MO boys, newly ranked US#3
in The Harrier, packed their
7 runners in the top 15 to win with 27 points, led by race winner Josh
Harper 15:15 5k. West Plains girls completed
the sweep with a 22 point score, placing their 7 in the top 18, led by
Jennifer Harper 18:40. Russellville AR, the US#7 ranked
boys team, was 4th.
Invitational - hilly, 5240 meter course at North Carolina State U.
Mt Tabor NC girls 75. Jordan Durham NC jr Katie
Merrill 19:40. South View boys 71 (Leesville
Road 82, Mt Tabor 94), led by Robert Longoria in 6th place . Mt. Tabor
NC sr Matt Debole won the boys race in 16:36.
NJ - Hawthorne
Christian sr Lindsay Van Alstine broke a seemingly invulnerable
record in winning the Season Opener at Mahwah in 17:38 5k by 2.5 minutes.
That was 11 seconds faster than the old record set in 1993 by Jenna Rogers,
later an All-American at Dartmouth; no one had been within 20 seconds
of the record until Friday 9/20. "I was hoping to break 18 [minutes]
but it was so hot that I'm amazed I did it," Van Alstine told Paul
Schwartz of the Bergen Record. Her legs were sore from navigating the
soft sand around a lake.
Challenge - Senior winners are Haddonfield Memorial sr Chris
Platt 9:32 3200 meters and Toms River East sr Jen Blank
11:54. Fastest girls of day are two freshmen: Haddonfield Memorial's
Vanessa Wright 11:38 and Willingboro's Brittnee
NJ Monmouth Battlefield - Red Bank seniors Amanda
and Katy Trotter finished together in 19:35
poll Sep 24 - Still #1: Albuquerque Academy boys
and Los Alamos girls.
Invitational - Cheyenne boys 90. Palo Verde
girls 47. Chapparal jr Patrick Swick 12:48 2.5m.
Cimmaron Memorial sr Natasha Wicks 14:54.
New York week by
George Febles, armorytrack.com - Brendan
Fennell sets meet record 14:57 3m in Suffern Inv at Bear Mountain
State Park. Shoreham-Wading River's Toni Ann Salucci is
top girl in 18:13. Siblings Beth and Mark Alizzi
win matching golds, the latter blazing to meet record 12:53 in
Regis Inv at Van Cortlandt Park.
York Boys Team Rankings Sep 22 - Tom Cuffe's Fabulous Five are 1-Shenendehowa,
2-Northport, 3-Kellenberg, 4- Commack, 5-Sauquoit Valley
NY New York Girls
Team Rankings Sep 22 - Dan Doherty's leaders: Class A - Saratoga,
B - Honeoye Falls-Lima, C - Skaneateles, and D - Argyle.
York City Boys Team Rankings Sep 24 - Monsignor Farrell is #1 and
CHSAA takes top 5 spots in Tom Cuffe's list.
Cross Country in your high school - coach Jim Vermuelen tells how
Inv - Hudson jr Wesley Smith
reeled off his second straight sub-15 minute 5k with a 14:54
victory, with Reynoldsburg jr John Ealy 2nd in 15:25. Smith split a 4:24
mile and 9:26 2 miles en route to a 23-second improvement on his time
this same course a year ago. Last week, Smith ran 14:56 at Strongsville.
OH Van Wert Inv - Minster jr Sunni Olding
17:52 5k won again and led her team to victory with 22 points, 99 better
than second place. The Minster girls continue one the best records in
the country, with this year's juniors and seniors undefeated as a group
since 7th grade and gunning for their 4th straight Ohio state championship.
OH St. Xavier
Invitational - Ohio powers met in a tuneup for the state meet, with
Davidson Hilliard boys 55 and Turpin Cincinnati
girls 38 coming out on top. Davidson found a stronger fifth man
in 25th place as they beat host St. Xavier 60 and Middletown 87. All three
teams now head to Charlotte for the Great American. Turpin girls
avenged their 2-point loss to Davidson at the Midwest Meet of Champions
with a 2-point win here led by Corey Randall's 18:11
first place. Carolyn Rauen, with a knee injury, was third for Turpin at
18:18. All five Davidson scorers were in a 16-second pack from 6th to
10th. Boys winner was Strongsville sr Chris Kollar 15:27
Week 9/21 - Mike McGrath 15:48 at Saxon Inv. Lauren
Jespersen 16:38 at Southern Conference.
OR Coaches Poll
9/24 - Grant boys and St. Mary's girls lead
week by Don Rich, PennTrackXC - Freshman
Katie Kelly wins Briarwood (Cickay 5th), North
Penn girls and Hunterdon Central NJ boys win.
Eric & Brian Soder 1-2 again at Allegheny. Jesi
Christiansen wins again at Lakeview.
RI Woonsocket Call Inv - Blackstone
Millville MA sr Adam Tenerowicz hammered the field in
a meet and course record 15:51 5k on a hot, humid, hilly course.
Poll #5 - The Woodlands boys, Southlake Carroll
girls still on top.
Invitational - Davis sweeps team titles in 40-team
field. US#4 Davis boys 95 (Judge Memorial 105). Unranked Davis girls 56
to 103 for both US#22 Fremont and US#24 Orem. Orem sr Amber Harper
shook off a sick stomach and won by 21 seconds in 17:37 3m. Lone
Peak sr Brandon Hebbert 15:25 and St. Joseph Catholic
sr Nick McKay 15:30 surprised a field of better known
runners. Weber sr Steve Shepherd 15:40 was 5th and Hurricane
sr Tony Jones 15:49 was 7th.
Fairfax Invitational - Hot, very difficult course. Brian Buckland
16:41 5k and Westfield boys 42. Hayfield
girls 50. Stonewall Jackson VA jr Kristin Milot 19:54.
Forest Invitational - Fork Union Military Academy sr Andrew
Keino 15:51 5k. Lake Braddock sr Kelly Swain 19:52.
VA Virginia Tech Inv - Rockbridge's John
Crews won by 41 seconds in 14:24 for 4600 meters. Jennifer
Boyd of Hickory won the girls race in 17:42.
WA Highlander Inv - Flathead
MT soph sensation Zoe Nelson won in 13:52 2.5m, first
girl ever to break 14 minutes on the Spokane Shadle Park course. Nelson
was 48 seconds ahead of Mead WA sr Jamie Geissler, Washington 3200-meter
champion. "I want to be undefeated in the season and set course records
in each race," Nelson told the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper
in an article entitled "Not
Your Average Zoe." Zoe has done just that in her first four races
of the cross country season. Flathead's girls, ranked 8th in the West
by The Harrier, backed up Zoe's performance to win the team title with
68 points, a margin of 78 over 2nd place Mt. Spokane. Shadle Park WA sr
Rich Nelson had the fastest boys time of the day at 12:27.
WI Stevens Point WI sr Chris
Solinsky won two 5k's this week in course record times. At Schofield
WI on Tuesday 15:20 on a hilly course with high humidity. At the 47th
Smiley Inv at Wausau on Saturday, 15:32 to win by 49 seconds and lead
Stevens Point to the team title with 94 points. Stevens Point girls 87
also won. Smiley
results in Wausau Daily Herald
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 the DyeStat Foot Locker Favorites,
our picks of the top 20 contenders per region for the coveted 8 tickets
to San Diego for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships national
Nike Athletes of the Year
the dominant high school track and field athletes of 2001-2002
- the 2002 Nike Athletes of the Year
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
- * Oct 25-26 - Mt. SAC Invitational, Walnut CA
- * Nov 17 - OR-WA BorderClash, Nike World Headquarters,
- 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