Week 1 awards go to
29 honorable mentions
smash debut by the Millers of Manheim
PA freshman twins Craig and Brad Miller shock veterans
in first race. "I had no idea who they were before the race,"
said Ryan Blood. "But I do now." Aerobic base was built
in other sports by "active" pair. Don
Rich chronicles the Miller twins' debut.
2002 cross country national lists
Elite Cross Country 2002
List #1 has 120 performances
beating our cutoffs for 5k and 3 miles. The leaders:
Nef Araia IN 14:48 Boys
3 miles: Stephen Pifer IL 14:56
Girls 5K: Nicole Blood
NY 17:54 Girls
3 miles: Zoe Nelson MT 16:43
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Open- US#8 Russellville
boys 49 (1-4-7-17-20) edge Conway 54 and Lake Hamilton
69, led by senior Travis Feltner 16:13 5k.
Poll #1 - Bryant girls and Russellville
boys lead 4A-5A lists.
Invitational - Arizona's #1 teams win close decisions
at Flagstaff: Shadow Mountain boys and Mountain
Pointe girls. Whitney Hardt 19:03
First DyeStatCal weekly
Athletes of the Week: Tim
Nelson and Clara Viehweg
Coaches of the Week: Walt
Lange and Pat King
West Inv, Yreka - Tim Nelson 15:37
5K ties the old course record but loses to Lauren
Jespersen OR by 11 seconds!
Inv, N. Monterey County -- Best of day are San
Lorenzo Valley girls, Madera boys,
Clara Viehwig 18:03 5K, and Alex
Pack Inv, San Diego - Juniors Babey Wagnew,
Helix La Mesa, and Troy Swier, Mar
Vista Imperial Beach, each beat course record, with
Swier winning torrid duel, 10:15 to 10:22.
Inv - Jesuit Sacramento sweeps
boys races, with sr Austin Ramos 16:14.
St. Francis wins girls varsity. Folsom
jr Lauren Mulkey 19:32
9/14 Meet Previews
- Ed Sias, Viking, Seaside, Don Bosco, Bronco Roundup,
Bronco Inv, Lagoon Valley, Fastback Inv, Las Vegas Inv.
Cotate Inv - Big day for Montgomery Santa Rosa.
Montgomery girls dominate with 5 of 8 places in early showdown
against rival Maria Carrillo. Matt Finch
14:24 2.75m and K.C. Cody 14:30 lead Montgomery boys. Host
runner Phylis Blanchard 15:49 won the girls
race to move ahead of Jenny Aldridge into 3rd on meet's all
time list (Julia Stamps and Sara Bei).
by Ricky Quintana
Caples Bishop Kenny Meet
- Host Ryder Leary (K) challenges
Steve Hassan before Hassan pulls away
late, 15:46 to 15:47 5K ( photo by Mike Leary)
Ranked Teams Go Down
- Spanish River
girls upset US#13 Our Lady of Lourdes,
23 to 88, at Healthsouth Classic.
- Winter Park boys beat
US#12 Flagler Palm Coast at Astronaut
Inv. Sam Vazquez 15:35 3m (Alex Stewart
O' Lakes Inv - A new star has been sighted in Florida.
Mitchell sophomore Jeff Masterson surprised
last week with a 15:23 effort at the Red Mule 5k. This
week he bettered that by winning in 15:09 at Crews Lake Park,
Pasco County. Complete results and story on FLrunners.com
Georgia Week by Andrew Hudson - US#19 Brookwood
GA boys win with second team at North
Gwinnett Inv, but first team loses to Hoover AL
in 5A at Berry-Darlington, 52-60, as Hoover's first four of
5-7-9-11 shade Brookwood's first four. South #7 Lakeside
GA girls win 5A with 37 points (1-6-9-10-11) behind
Rebecca Mullen 19:15 5k. South #5 Marist
GA girls were upset by Westminster GA
Georgia Coaches Rankings - All class leaders are Brookwood
boys, Lakeside-Dekalb girls, Walton
sr Kristin Heffelfinger, and Pope sr Sean
weekly report - Lockport girls lose to
US#2 Valparaiso IN, 35-42, but make it interesting.
Lake Zurich sr Sam Romanoski gets practice
on Foot Locker Midwest course in winning Racine WI Inv in
16:09 5K. Edwardsville sr Stephen Pifer 14:56
3m wins Granite City Inv by 29 seconds. Moline boys
upset Midwest #9 Glenbard South
78-124. Good duel at Hornet-Red Devil Inv between Wheaton-Warrensville
So. jr Mike Popejoy 15:13 3m and Hinsdale
Central sr Alan Jackson 15:14.
IL 9/14 matchup at Detweiler Park, Peoria
Foot Locker Favorites Sam Romanoski and Stephen Pifer,
favorites for the Illinois state title, face each other on
the state meet course at Detweiler Park Saturday Sept 14.
IL ITCCCA Coaches Poll #1 - Girls
A Eureka 184, Girls
AA Wheeling 202 (York 181), Boys
A Eureka 208, Boys AA York 208.
Kansas Week by Anthony Bozarth - Baldwin
sweeps easily at Anderson County Inv. Lawrence boys
confirm KS#1 rank at Aquinas Inv. Free State freshman Alysha
Valencia debuts with 11:42 2m victory. Shawnee Mission
South jr Connie Abbott pulled away late from
Blue Valley West sr Elle Pishny, 11:55 to
Kentucky preview 9/14 -- Kentucky #1 South Oldham boys
head the field in their own invitational. St. Xavier
Louisville will be there, but their star Bobby Curtis is not
running as he is limiting his race schedule to point for Great
American and Foot Locker. The other big KY meet this
weekend is the Southern Harrier Special at Somerset, which
will be broadcast on local radio station 102.3 FM.
Rankings 9/6 -- Top AAA (large school) teams are Sacred
Heart girls and South Oldham boys.
Individual leaders are Julie Yonts, Ballard,
and Bobby Curtis, St. Xavier Louisville.
KY Current Kentucky Results on
KTCCCA site - 20 early meets posted.
Spiked Shoe Invitational - 37 schools from Maryland, Virginia,
and Pennsylvania are entered in September 14 meet hosted by
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Classic - 17 schools from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware,
Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are entered in the September
14 meet at Goucher College, Baltimore.
Nike Holly Invitational preview - Sept 14 race has 110
teams signed up; 3,000 runners expected.
Missouri report by Missouri Runner's Nation - Liberty
MO sr Adam Perkins 9:43.13 2.1m breaks Matt
Tegenkamp's course record in Truman Invitational
at Swope Park, Kansas City. Liberty freshman Whitney
Danze 12:06 won the girls race by 7 seconds. West
Plains sr Josh Harper 15:56 5k nosed out
Kenneth Bowling, Republic MO, by 0.73 second,
with West Plains teammates Ian McFarland 15:57
and Matt Brown 16:04 close behind. West
Plains girls posted a perfect 15 point score and
placed their entire team 1-7, led by soph Jennifer
Harper 19:05 (Josh's sister).
Invitational - Zoe Nelson, a Foot Locker
national finalist last year, launched her sophomore year with
a bang with a 16:43 3-miler, finishing 89 seconds ahead of
the 2nd place runner. Flathead swept the team titles
in the first meet on its new course laid out around Foot Hill,
named in honor of the late Jake Foot, whose daughter Andrea
placed 5th today. Fritz Friesz of Polson won the boys
race in 15:14.
Mexico Coaches Poll 9/11 - Los Alamos girls tie
Gallup for top spot. Albuquerque
Academy boys still #1.
North Carolina week on NCPrepTrack - At UNC Wilmington,
Mount Tabor sr Matt Debole 15:03 5k pounds
North Forsyth sr Bobby Mack by 24 seconds.
Jacksonville sr Tsehaye Dagnachew 18:59.
Mount Tabor sweeps team titles. In the first
UNC-Greensboro Spartan Classic, Chapel Hill swept
the large school team titles.
Individual Boys Rankings by Tom Cuffe - Nine Foot Locker
national finals candidates in "the deepest state in the
York week 9/7 on ArmoryTrack.com - TriValley NY jr Heather
Iatauro 18:14.33 3m breaks meet and course record
by 0.17 in Washingtonville Wizard Inv. Pearl River sr
Brendan Fennell leads team to Oneonta title
in 13:05 2.5m.
York City boys pre-season rankings - Regis tops list.
Inv - St. Ursula Cincinnati OH girls
38, Lakota East OH 42. Keefer,
Lakota East wins in 18:53 5K.
Carnival - Reynoldsburg OH jr John Ealy 15:47
to win his second straight invitational (Matt Buzek 15:48
in Div 2). Fastest girl was Lakewood OH sr Michelle
Sikes 18:18 in Div 1A. Minster OH jr Sunni
Olding won Div III in 18:26, and Indian Lake OH so
Brittany Tinsley 18:47 won Div 2A.
photo by Don Rich
by Don Rich
Freshman Miller brothers (left)
make big debut, with Craig 15:58 beating veteran Ryan
Shoe Inv, Penn State - Invaders take top prizes:
Nicole Blood 17:54 5K (61 second margin)
leads Saratoga NY girls 23 over strong
field. Saratoga placed 7 of the first 14 finishers.
Chris Kollar 15:42 and Strongsville
OH boys 125.
Big Red Inv - Christiansens (Jesi and
Jed) win in 18:43 and 15:44. West
Middlesex boys 62, Quaker Valley
Twin Valley Relays, Morgantown - Cardinal
O'Hara boys go 1-2 in 4x2Mile relay.
Mill Street Run - Jessica Cickay
wins by 59 seconds in 17:40 2.9m
Maroon & Gold Inv, Kutztown - Huss
twins' 2-3 finish paces Wyomissing
girls 33. Kylee Schuler 18:52 3.1m.
Details on PennTrackXC
Fund, Warwick RI - E. Greenwich RI sr Nicole
Millette won in 18:37 3.1m.
CC Championships - Oak Ridge TN sweeps
at Bays Mountain.
Bulldog Inv -Host Nederland swept its meet in very wet,
hurricane watch conditions. Todd Van Velson 16:35
3m, Mary Morrison 14:10 2m.
Week on MileStat - Two battles at Newport News: Green
Run jr Steve Walters 15:42 5k over Denbigh
soph Derrick Robbins 15:49, and Hickory sr
Jennifer Boyd 18:28 over Norfolk Academy
soph Ginna Ellis 18:40.
VA FUMA Invitational - Two DyeStat
Foot Locker Favorites will meet September 14 at Fork Union:
Thomas Dale sr Alex Tatu and Fork Union sr
Classic, St. Mary's WV - Oak Glen twins Justin
and Josh Simpson went 1-2 in 15:48 5k and
DyeStat Featured Meet
of the 2002-2003 school year
Meet of Champions
Boys story and
pix - Araia and Smith much faster than last year
and pix - Rauen makes amends for loss last week.
on the Side - dozens of pix of athletes, parents, coaches
Araia 14:48 5K, Carolyn Rauen 17:55 dominate.
Columbus North boys, Davidson Hilliard girls win close team
HILLIARD OH 9/7/02 -- Lawrence North IN sr Nef
Araia ran away from Hudson OH sr Wesley Smith
in the last mile. Turpin Cincinnati jr Carolyn Rauen
dominated the girls race and then ran off to a soccer game
back in Cincinnati.
The team results will shake up The Harrier natiional rankings.
The boys of host Davidson Hilliard OH were
third in the US in The
Harrier's pre-season rankings, but were fourth today.
US#18 Columbus North IN edged Midwest #10
Milford MI, 97-98, and unranked Rockford
MI 106 also got in ahead of Davidson 124. Midwest
#6 LaSalle Cincinnati 157 was not in contention.
Meet director and Davidson coach Pat Schlecht's worries about
his lack of a strong fifth runner were well grounded as he
waited until 62nd place for his fifth runner. The situation
in the girls race was the opposite, as Davidson's unranked
girls team knocked off US#10 Turpin Cincinnati
OH , 85 to 87. Davidson shook off the 1-5 punch of Cincinnati
Turpin's Carolyn Rauen and Corey Randall with a fine team
effort of 10-15-17-21-22, while Turpin's fifth scorer was
43rd. Turpin's fourth runner, Jacqueline Jaworek, dropped
out during the race with heat exhaustion. US#8 Rockford MI,
with injured star Nikki Bohnsack watching from the sidelines,
hears . . .
|A high school meet on radio
- how's that for something different? The Souther Harrier
Special at Somerset KY Saturday 9/14 will be on LAKE 102.3 FM,
with position calls and post-race interviews promised. [from
Kentucky Coaches web site]
|Irie Williams, Brendan Christian's
speedy teammate at Reagan Austin TX high school last year, has
transferred to nearby LBJ High School for his senior year.
|A "sprint summit"
is on the drawing boards in conjunction with the 2003
Nike Indoor Classic to be held at Landover MD next
March 15-16. Modelled roughly after the Pole Vault summit in
Nevada, the event would involve elite and high school athletes
and coaches and would include instruction, demonstration, and
|Two nationally ranked girl distance runners
who won't run for their high school teams because of differences
with coaches will face each other at the Great American Cross
Country Festival in Charlotte. Chaska MN fr Bria Wetsch
and Hershey PA sr Angie Saterstad are entered
unattached in the College Open race Friday night September 27.
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has stress fracture
Former Rockford MI prep star Dathan Ritzenhein, a mainstay
on the Colorado University's NCAA champion team as a freshman last year,
has a stress fracture and will red shirt this season. Dathan's leg began
getting sore in August, but he attributed it to a sore iliotibial band.
Ritz sat out CU's opening time trial last Saturday 8/31, then had a bone
scan Sunday that showed the stress fracture. With Alan Webb leaving Michigan
and turning pro, that leaves college running without both of 2001's high
school distance super stars.
T he confused
college freshman is now a confident and content professional runner. Pearl
Watts talks to Webb about his present and future back home in Northern
Virginia. Training methods, goals, and race plans. Story
Harrier pre-season rankings
Marc Bloom tabs The Woodlands TX boys and Saratoga
Springs NY girls as US#1 in first Super 25 rankings of the 2002
cross country season. Kingwood TX boys, #1 last year,
start out this year at #7. Dana Hills CA and Mountain
View UT bid for top school honors with each in top 10 of both
boys and girls rankings. Top 10 lists are loaded with new faces: Boys
- 3. Davidson Hilliard OH, 5. Davis UT, 6. West Plains MO, 8. Russellville
AR, 9. Salesianum DE, and 10. Jefferson Alexandria VA. Girls
- 2. Valparaiso, 3. San Pasqual CA, 9. Hopkins MN, and 10. Turpin Cincinnati
The Harrier top 10 national and
top 5 regional teams
Nike Athletes of the Year
the dominant high school track and field athletes of
|BALTIMORE 9/4/02 - Nike Athletes of the Year, a new award that is
truly special. The award is not just for being number one; in any
season, someone has to be number one. The award is not just for winning
a national championship; in any meet, someone has to win. So what
is it? It is a combination of things that mean dominance. The Nike
Athletes of the Year are a special class of athletes -- the best of
the best, the creme de la creme, the elite of the elite. They are
the US boys and girls who dominated in the United States during the
2001-2002 school year. The awards show that sprinters and hurdlers
took back the spotlight behind Kenneth Ferguson, Bershawn Jackson,
Kerron Clement, Kelly Willie, Brendan Christian, Willie Hordge, Sanya
Richards, and Allyson Felix. And then there is skywalker Andra Manson.
Thirty three athletes -- 17 boys and 16 girls -- are the 2002
Nike Athletes of the Year.
TX, Kelly Willie TX,
Willie Hordge TX
||Sanya Richards FL,
Allyson Felix CA
MI, Bershawn Jackson
FL, Kerron Clement
|Andra Manson TX, Jesse
Williams NC, Tommy Skipper
CA, Julene Bailey ID,
MA, Chaunte Howard
|Kevin Bookout OK,
Glenn DiGiorgio NJ
TX, Kelli Burton UT,
Billie Jo Grant CA,
Rachel Walker LA
|Chris Lukezic WA,
Chris Solinsky WI,
Bobby Lockhart VA,
Richard Smith VA, Tim
Moore MI, Bobby Curtis
||Amber Trotter CA,
Molly Huddle NY, Megan
Kaltenbach CO, Erika
Odlaug IL, Laura Zeigle
Although we don't cover college track, we are always interested
in seeing how DyeStat "graduates" fare as they move up
to the college level. We will report on this here from time to time.
The Fullerton CA Invitational 8/31/02
offered a who's who of recent DyeStat girl distance stars.
1. Alicia Craig, Stanford, 2. Sara Bei, Stanford, 7. Jenna
Timinsky, UCLA, 8. Alejandra Barrientos, UCLA, 9. Anita
Siraki, Stanford, 10. Sarah West, UCLA. Details and photos
Bill Leung photo
of Alicia Craig
and Sara Bei
Woodlands boys back up top ranking
The Woodlands, the Harrier's US#1 team beats US#7 Kingwood
in the Woodlands Invitational, 47-56. The two teams carry their Houston
rivalry next to a larger stage, the Great American Cross Country Festival
in Charlotte September 28, where Kingwood is defending champion of the
Race of Champions. Senior Jonathon Norris led Woodlands
by edging Kingwood sr Matt Munoz, 15:28 to 15:33, with
the rest of The Woodlands team finishing 5-9-10-22. Kingwood was 2-8-13-15-18.
Bobby Curtis runs "conservative"
15:15 5k in KY's biggest invitational. Soph Carmen Mims
18:34 surprises herself and big school runners.
by Charles Zimmerman Jr
Meet of Champions - Tara Lenn 11:48 2m, John
Brigham 15:58 3m. Story and pix by Joey Warner
AR Arkansas Season
Preview - by Arkansas TrackStats.com.
Bay Invitational - Caitlin Chock 18:19 3m (Rachel
Bryan 18:23) at Sierra College. Madera boys 75, Placer
girls 50. Much more on DyeStatCal,
edited by Doug Speck.
Mule 5K - Andy Biladeau, Tampa Jesuit, was one of
the best freshman milers in the US last year, and he is apparently faster
this year. He won this road race in McKethan Lake Park in Brooksville
in 15:03, or 53 seconds faster than he ran last year. He was the overall
Cross Country Rankings - coaches poll tabs Lawrence
boys, Shawnee Mission Northwest girls best in Kansas.
MI Red Hawk
Invitational - Plymouth Canton sweeps
York Girls Pre-Season Lists - by Dan Doherty. Teams to watch, returning
Invitational - Heather Iatauro 19:10 5K.
OH August 31 weekend
- US#3 Hilliard Davidson's top 3 boys DQ'd for wrong
turn at Avon Lake; Beaumont sr Maggie Infeld 18:49 and
Davidson girls win. LaSalle Cincinnati boys 30 at Greenville.
Michele Sikes 18:31 at Cardinal Classic. Reynoldsburg
junior John Ealy 15:25 5k at Westerville.
Hill Dam - Dusty Miller 15:01 3m wins by 72 seconds.
Science Hill boys 94, Knoxville West girls
TN Run for
the Hills - Jefferson Forest boys 104, Jamestown
girls 42 (Jefferson Forest 60) at Holston Dam.
Poll - Southlake Carroll girls take over top spot
in 5A. Kingwood still boys #1, with Marcus
moving into second ahead of The Woodlands.
TX Marcus I
Invitational - 4A#1 Highland Park girls 88, 5A#1
Southlake Carroll 97. Host Marcus boys
104, Edmond Memorial OK 126. Fastest individuals: Jake
Morse, Arlington 14:55 (Conor Gillen, Nolan 14:57, Michael Schwartz,
Keller 14:58) and Monique Ortega, Montwood El Paso 11:40.
UT American Fork
Grass Relays - Mountain View swept this unusual 5x2Mile
relay with bales of hay as course obstacles. The Heidis led the girls
to a team time of 63:06. Jr Heidi Magill, US#1 at 800
meters last spring, had the fastest of 11:41, and soph teammate Heidi
Houle was second in 12:06. Mike Steele 10:04 led the Mountain
View boys to a team time of 53:07.
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