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DYESTAT ELITE national performance lists | THE HARRIER national team rankings
DyeStat on-site at Manhattan Invitational in New York.

Next DyeStat on-site: Montana State Meet, Helena MT, Oct 19. Preview

The Harrier rankings #3
10/14/02 -- Marc Bloom's third Super 25 of the season keeps The Woodlands TX boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls as national leaders. The Woodlands held the top spot despite the disqualification of their top 2 runners at Charlotte that gave #2 Mountain View UT the Great American Race of Champions title. Eight new teams moved into the top 10: Boys - 4. Davidson Hilliard OH, 6. Columbus North IN, 7. Milford MI, and 10. Roosevelt DesMoines IA. Girls - 2. Jenks OK, 3. Sultana Hesperia CA, 8. Mountain Pointe AZ, and 10. Clarkston MI. The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams [next rankings due Nov 4]

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

California on DyeStatCal
Results - rankings - previews - Mt. SAC sweeps entries

Nelson and Reid at Clovis

Caitlin Chock at Crystal Springs
(photo by Hank Lawson)

Caitlin Chock talks about her great 17:15 at Crystal Springs; she beat mom's record!

Clovis Invitational - Laguna Creek jr Rachel Bryan blasts out to 56-second win in 17:43 5k on tough California state meet course in Woodward Park, Fresno. Canyon Country girls 79 dump US#8 Dana Hills 132. Liberty Christian sr Tim Nelson 15:09 downs Duarte jr Mohamed Trafeh and Rio Mesa sr Philip Reid, both timed in 15:15. US#12 Poly Long Beach boys 93 are easy winner of boys championship race.

Foot Locker West preview 10/10 - by Mike Kennedy. Favorite lists and highlights of past week's races by favorites.

DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
: Oak Ridge jr Natalie White. Boys: Helix La Mesa jr Babey Wagnew
DyeStatCal Coach of the Week
Doyle O'Regan, Piedmont. Boys: Jim Duarte, Barstow

CO Centennial League - Smoky Hill soph Katelyn Kaltenbach 19:02 5k won her second straight meet as big sister Megan Kaltenbach, still ailing with bronchitis, fell back to fifth in the last 1000 meters. "When Megan is healthy I would have no chance against her," Katelyn told a local newspaper.

FL Deja Vu Inv - Torrid boys team battle as US#22 Bishop Kenny Jacksonville nips Chiles Tallahassee, 73-74, with South #9 Winter Park FL a close third with 80 points. The individual title went to Vanguard Ocala sr Steven Hassen 15:04 over Bishop Kenny sr Ryder Leary 15:11. Maclay FL jr Ryan Deak, suffering from stomach problems, faded to fifth. Deja Vu coverage on Results on

From left: Leary, Deak, and Hassan at mile mark. Photo by Mike Leary

IA Roosevelt DesMoines fr Hannah Roeder 15:11 4k winning the Central Iowa Metro League, her second win of the season with a season best of 14:24.

IL Weekly Report by - Normal West sr Meghan Braffet 17:17 3m for 37-second win over strong field at Wheeling Inv. Illinois #1 and US#18 Carl Sandburg girls 30 dominate Blackhawk Stampede by 78 points over runnerup Naperville Central. State now moves into county and conference championships. Andrew jr Matt Withrow 14:36 3m to run away with Rich Central Inv.

IN Weekly Report by - Conference week in the Hoosier State! Indiana #1 and US#6 Columbus North boys win Conference Indiana, led by jr Christian Wagner's course record 15:43 5k. Indiana #2 Columbus North girls 41 made it a sweep over four other top 25 teams, led by jr Julie Eckerly 15:01 4k. New Haven boys win first ever Northeast Hoosier Conference title. Freshman Leslie Getts leads Dekalb to girls title with 14:45 4k. In Duneland Conference, Indiana #1 and US#9 Valparaiso girls 23 with 6 of top 8 spots led by jr Racheal Marchand 14:39 4k over previously unbeaten Chesterton jr Cassie Peller 15:04.
IN Lawrence North Indianapolis IN sr Nef Araia 15:33 5k stayed undefeated this season with a 28-second win in the Metro Inter Conference.

KS Kansas week by Anthony Bozarth - Liz Kramer, of Maize KS, outkicks Clearwater KS soph Mallory Champa, both timed in 11:49 2m, in Salina Inv. Shawnee Hts jr Trisha Nickoley 11:55 2m wins Topeka City championship. Kansas #2 Emporia boys 66 win El Dorado Inv by 87 points.

NM Oct 8 Coaches Poll - Nationally ranked Albuquerque Academy boys and Los Alamos girls still undefeated and #1.
NM Mid-Season Report - Gallup boys and girls favored to win 5A state titles. Class 4A is dominated by Albuquerque Academy boys, undefeated in 2 years, and Los Alamos girls, undefeated this season. Good interdivisional competition still on tap at Albuquerque City Championships Oct 19 and Los Alamos Inv Oct 25.

NY State girls rankings Week 5 - Saratoga, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Bayport-Bluepoint, and Argyle top A-B-C-D lists.
State boys rankings Week 4 - A-B-C-D leaders are Shenendehowa, East Aurora, Sauquoit Valley, and East Rochester.
NYC Boys Rankings Week 5 - Monsignor Farrell is the city leader.

OH Districts - Minster jr Sunni Olding 18:04 5k at Spencerville. LaSalle Cincinnati boys 31 for their second straight Cincinnati district title. Turpin Cincinnati jr Carolyn Rauen 17:43 5k avenged an early season loss to Mason Cincinnati fr Angela Bizzari 17:46, with both well under the Cincinnati district meet recorfd (Lindsay Zinn 18:08). Taylor Cinci fr Emily Thompson won a different division at Cincinnati in 18:07. At Groveport, Coffman Dublin sr Emily King 17:57 5k; Davidson Hilliard soph Melissa Horner was 18:10 in a different division.

OR Summit Inv, Bend - South Eugene OR soph Erin Gray 18:49 5k was a 33-second winner over Hood River Valley jr Christy Paul, who held second by 0.9 second over Sunset freshman Samone Brockett. Klamath Falls OR sr Lauren Jespersen 16:05 won by 9 seconds over jr teammate Kevin Pellegrino, but US#13 Mead WA 82 won the team title.
Mount Hood Conference - Portland Central Catholic jr Galen Rupp runs an "effortless" 15:24 5k to beat Alec Wall, Joaquin Chapa, and Mike McGrath by 20 seconds and break course by 33 seconds. Shannon McKenzie and Analiese Chapa stage a barn burner, with McKenzie winning at the wire. First-person report

US#9 Thomas Jefferson Alexandria VA boys travel out of sniper territory and grab big William Tennent Inv with 32 points (2-3-5-10-12-18-21). Another Virginia runner, Jamestown sr Jonna Reinhardt, edged Jefferson's Christo Landry for the individual title, 15:01 to 15:03. Jamestown was at the Tennent last year when Bryce Ruiz tied Dan Coval's meet record. Jefferson went looking for a meet after cancellation of the Glory Days Inv at Manassas VA, near two of the ten Beltway Sniper shootings in the last 10 days. Story and photo

UT Region 7 at Orem - Orem UT sr Amber Harper 16:54 3m became the second fastest in the US at 3 miles this season (Zoe Nelson 16:43). Great American winner Mike Steele, Mountain View, won the boys race in a swift 14:37.

WI Rapids Invitational - Stevens Point WI sr Chris Solinsky 15:13 5k.

30th Manhattan College Invitational
10/12/02 at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City - 2.5 miles - rain, 65 degrees predicted
DyeStat on-site coverage
| Pix Pages: BOYS - GIRLS
Saratoga girls - Nicole Blood
Shenendehowa boys - Brendan Fennell

All-day rain turned parts of the course into ankle-high mud, but it didn't stop the rugby players next door and it didn't stop 9,000 high school runners.
US#1 Saratoga NY girls crushed the Eastern States Championship field with a 24 point score, 89 points ahead of runner-up Argyle, 3rd ranked team in the Northeast.
Saratoga freshman Nicole Blood won easily in 14:25.4, 10th best on the all-time Manhattan list despite the conditions.
Pearl River sr Brendan Fennell was easily the fastest boy of the day at 12:30.2, 13th on the all-time list, and observors thought he would have had a top 5 time on a dry day.
US#11 Shenendehowa boys had the fastest average team time at 13:15.8.

Donna's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility rules, recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web sites, scholarships & loans, and careers & majors.

Wesley Smith OH
Meghan Braffet IL

plus 33 honorable mentions

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Hershey High School
v. Angie Saterstad

HERSHEY PA 10/11/02 -- The possible sale of the Hershey Company is not the only bittersweet controversy in this company town this year. Hershey High School senior Angie Saterstad, who spent her summer winning the USATF Junior Olympics 3000 meters in Omaha (above) and vacationing in Ocean City with her parents, is being barred from the school's cross country team because she missed a few pre-season practices in August. Story and comments

More cross country news
In addition to our own pages, DyeStat makes available the writing of two of the nation's foremost experts.
Walt Murphy's
X-Country X-Press
DyeStat Specials
Marc Bloom's
The Harrier
Super 25 national rankings

latest from NSSF

Lindsay Van Alstine
New Jersey star, a Foot Locker finalist last year, may have run her last HS cross-country race. After winning in convincing fashion at last week's Shore Coaches meet, Lindsay experienced upper leg pains during her warmdown and, when they persisted, went in for a medical checkup. A preliminary diagnosis of a stress fracture in her femur was made, but she will be examined again this week. (from Ed Grant and Paul Schwartz)

List #5
new DyeStat Elite lists
The 2002 cross country performance list now has 1,290 performances from 297 meets based on data received through October 10. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting cutoffs.
List Number 5 | How to Get Ranked with NEW online input form.

Great American 2003
NSSF plans "pomp and pageantry"
Date moves to first weekend in October - venue still not announced.
Marc Bloom story on NSSF plans for 5th Great American

Last Week

DyeStat on-site
COMPLETE RESULTS and ACTION PIX - 3700 runners - On a perfect Midwest autumn day -- fluffy white clouds against a bright blue sky and refreshingly cool 50s temps -- Rockford MI sweeps team titles. Canada's junior champion Amy Kohlmeier gets a PR 17:33 5k, just 2 seconds off Sharon Van Tuyl's course record, in her first big race since a stress fracture on the eve of the World Cross Country championships in Dublin last March. Dustin Voss 15:41 is fastest boy of day. Donna on the Side - 100 pictures of the sideline scenes

AL 4th Jesse Owens Invitational - St. Paul's AL soph Tara Lenn 18:15 5k is fifth straight victory in fastest time in Alabama this season. South #6 Hoover AL boys dominate with first four runners and 16 point score. Houston TN wins girls title. Meet draws 2,200 runners. Joey Warner's report.

AZ Doug Conley Inv - Marana Mtn View AZ sr Emily McGregor 18:03 5k. Rio Rico sr Eric Chavez 15:21. Cataline Foothills boys and Mountain Pointe girls win.

California on DyeStatCal

33rd Yucaipa Inv - Big showdown between Duarte jr Mohamed Trafeh and Etiwanda sr Mike Poe ends when Poe takes good spill just before mile - another big win for Trafeh in 15:03 3m, #2 time ever on the hilly course behind Ryan Hall's CR 14:52! DyeStatCal on-site coverage.

Central Park Inv, Huntington Beach - Chapparal NV jr Patrick Swick 15:31 3m.
Kenny Staub Inv - Canyon Country sr Ryan Morgan 15:30 5k, Alhambra jr Lindsay Flacks 18:42.

DyeStatCal Athlete of the Week
: Granite Bay jr Caitlin Chock. Boys: Duarte jr Mohamed Trafeh.
DyeStatCal Coach of the Week
Chris Walsh, Campolindo Moraga. Boys: Kevin Smith, Oak Park.

CO Pat Amato Classic - US#5 Smoky Hill CO girls continue hot with soph Katelyn Kaltenbach winning with a 9-second PR in 18:00 5k at Northglenn. Older sister Megan Kaltenbach sat out the race as she is recovering from illness. Smoky Hill is undefeated this season, winning a local meet last week without either Kaltenbach while the sisters were at the Great American. Smoky Hill's Brent Vaughn broke a 10-year-old meet record in 15:32, beating Alex Clayton by 41 seconds, but the team title went to the Fort Collins boys.

HI Kamehameha Inv - Woodbridge CA jr Michael Hadden 15:23 3m. Thousand Oaks CA sweeps team titles, with their Whitney McDonald 18:25 winning girls race.

IL Illinois Week by - Edwardsville sr Stephen Pifer, Normal West sr Meghan Braffet, and US#16 Sandburg girls impress.
32nd Patrick Savage Inv - Carmel IN jr Katie Harrington 17:31 3m for a course record. Brother Rice IL sr Brent Cunningham 15:11 won the top boys race.

FL Gator Invitational - Cocoa Beach sr Elly Kabboord, Footlocker South's 2nd fastest returnee from last year, is defeated by Tampa King jr Laura Bowerman, who sets a PR of 18:15. Kabboord 18:17. Miami Our Lady of Lourdes wins team title over South #7 Holy Trinity, 130 to 175 in matchup of state's best. Soph Jeff Masterson 15:35 leads Mitchell boys 138.

GA Alexander Invitational Marist girls upset Southeast #6 Lakeside-Dekalb, 83-84, led by Christy Brewer's 30-second win in 18:43 5k. South #7 Brookwood boys win. Wesleyan sr Cristan Duval 15:34 beats Georgia top rated Ashenafi Arega by 3 seconds.

IN Indiana Week by
US#13 Columbus North wins big Manchester Inv with 45 points, Indiana #2 Northrop Fort Wayne 61. North's Christian Wagner 15:01 5k (left) is second fastest ever at Manchester. . Wawasee IN soph Rachel Stichter 13:40 4k (right) edges Lake Central IN sr Tiffany Redlarczyk by 3 seconds. This was the 34th Manchester Inv and the meet director announced after the meet that it was the last. Lawrence North IN sr Nef Araia 15:12 5k set a meet record in the Marion County Championships, continuing undefeated in 7 races this season and leading his team to victory. Araia also visited Notre Dame this week and will visit Indiana and Stanford before making a college choice. Cathedral swept team titles in the Indianapolis City Championships.

KS Kansas week by Anthony Bozarth - Shawnee Mission South jr Connie Abbott 11:32 at Bishop Miege Inv. Blue Valley North girls 27 over Shawnee Mission NW 41 at USATF Inv; Shawnee Mission NW boys 31. Kansas #8 Olathe East boys 59, Kansas #5 Free State 67 at Haskell Nation Sweepstakes; Free State girls win.

MA McIntyre Inv - The class of Massachusetts girls was divided between Division 1 and Division 2 and the two won't meet head to head until the Foot Locker Northeast regional. Oliver Ames sr Sara Powell, who is being coached by her older brother, Andy, won Div 1 in 18:26.0, and Bromfield sr Ari Lambie won Div 2 in 18:25.2.

MD Harford Invitational - C. Milton Wright sweeps team and individual honors: Boys 35, Girls 73, sr Pat Bailey 15:23, soph Kelli Buck 18:26. Course records for both Bailey and Buck.

ME Festival of Champions - Ellsworth boys 83. Cumberland RI girls 55. Fastest individuals are Brewer sr Heather Clark 19:33 5k and Belfast ME soph Levi Miller 16:25.

MI 43rd Oakland County Championships - US#14 Milford MI boys 31 points, the lowest score in this meet since 1962 and 76 points ahead of runnerup Novi.
MI O.K. Silver Jamboree - Allendale jr Jamie Watson 17:40 5k, 24 seconds ahead of Kelloggsville sr Nicole Bush.

MO Missouri Runners Nation week - West Plains sweeps Horton meet in Memphis, US#3 boys 19 and girls 24. Sr Josh Harper 15:14 3m and soph Jennifer Harper 18:16 lead the way. Blue Springs boys get a perfect 15 at Parkway West Inv in St. Louis.

MT Helena Preview - Flathead soph Zoe Nelson 16:46 3m at 4400 feet, breaking her own course record by 43 seconds and continuing undefeated season with a course record in all five meets.

NC Wendy's Inv - Spring Valley SC freshman Kate Niehaus 18:08 5k wins a big invitational. North Forsyth NC sr Bobby Mack 15:39 wins boys invitational division. Team champs are Watauga NC girls 79 and Dorman boys 89.
NC Hagan Stone Classic - South View boys repeat led by Jason Williams 16:04.

NH Great Bay 5K road race - Home schooled New Hampshire soph Chantelle Dron finished 8th in 17:39, third fastest woman overall.
NH Hillcat Inv - Hillsboro-Deering sr Zach Emerson 15:35 5k took 42 seconds off his own course record.

NJ Shore Coaches Inv - Hawthorne Christian sr Lindsay Van Alstine 18:29 5k is fastest of meet on hot day at Holmdel Park, winning by nearly 2 minutes. Trotter twins are 1-2 in a different race, Amanda and Katy finishing together in 18:46. Oskar Nordenbring 16:11 was fastest boy of the day, with 38 boys breaking 17 minutes. Boys team title went to Mainland with a 16:52 average time, followed by Christian Brothers Academy 16:57.
NJ Northern Hills Conference - Passaic Valley sr Jesse Mizzone 18:13 5k, taking 8 seconds off her own course record at Lewis Morris Park, Morristown NJ.

NM Gallup Bengal Inv - US#6 Albuquerque Academy boys 39, US#7 Los Alamos girls 24 show their muscle

NY New York week on - John Jay's Hakon DeVries outduels Syosset's Marc Alizzi in season-leading 16:18.9 over State Meet course at Sunken Meadows.
NY NYC Boys Rankings Week 4 - Monsignor Farrell still #1. PSAL's Midwood moves into second to break up CHSAA hold on top 5.

OH League Meets - Davidson Hilliard girls scored a perfect 15, led by Melissa Hornor 18:22 5k. Davidson's boys were almost as good, with 26 points, but Reynoldsburg jr John Ealy 15:12 got in ahead of Davidson's big 4 for the individual win.
OH Greater Catholic League of Cincinnati - LaSalle 33 repeats, led by Eric Mayhaus 15:20 5k, seventh fastest ever at Rapid Run Park.

OK Cowboy Jamboree - Stillwater sr Andrew Tower 15:48 5k, third fastest prep time ever on the Oklahoma State U. course, beating Edmond's Tyler Schmiedeberg by 10 seconds. Union's Sarah Saffa 10:56 3200m beat Brianna McLeod 11:11 and Rachel Barber 11:17.

Pennsylvania week by Don Rich
Steel City Inv - US#25 West Chester Henderson 69, Council Rock North 77

TN Knoxville City Championships - Knoxville West sr Dusty Miller 14:47 3m. Farragut girls 35 and Webb boys 31 win team titles.

TX McNeil Inv - The Woodlands boys bounced back from their setback at Great American to win easily with 63 points, a 110-point margin over Cedar Park. Cinco Ranch Katy TX jr Kyle Miller 15:19 5k was the individual winner. Cedar Park 126 won the girls team title over Southlake Carroll 137, with MacArthur San Antonio sr Genevieve Chavez 11:14 the individual winner.

UT Orem Kiwanis Inv - Davis HS sweeps team titles, with the US#5 boys winning 51-59 over US#16 Campbell County WY. The Davis girls also beat Campbell County, 35-62. Fastest individuals were Murray soph Nichole Torgersen 19:24 and Campbell County's Andrew Jones 16:26. The 5K course was wet and slow.

VT Woods Trail Run, Thetford Academy - Killingly CT sr Meghan Owen 18:33 5k (Catherine Bryson 18:43, Jessica Flinn 18:57). Essex VT sr David Shenk 16:27.

WA Sunfair Inv - West #9 Mead boys and Mt. Spokane girls win team titles. Fastest individuals are Auburn Riverside WA sr Carl Moe 15:24 and Colbert WA freshman Megan O'Reilly 18:04.

DyeStat 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 finals.

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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