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IOLANI INVITATIONAL - Hawaii says aloha to 16 mainland schools.
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4th Iolani Invitational
September 21, 2002 Kualoa Ranch, Oahu HI

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20 Hawaii high schools will greet 16 mainland schools
from five states, plus one from New Zealand

Meet Director Greg Char's Preview
: The Iolani Cross Country Invitational has expanded tremendously for the 2002 meet which is set for Saturday, September 21st. The 4th edition will feature sixteen mainland high schools from five states and New Zealand competing against Hawaii's best runners from over twenty schools. The races will be held once again at beautiful Kualoa Ranch on the windward side of Oahu. In addition, the University of Hawaii is hosting a college race that will include UCLA and two former Hawaii champions: Victoria Chang, the 1999 Foot Locker national champion, who has transferred from Stanford and will run for U. of Hawaii, and Crystal Cuadra, a freshman at San Diego State.

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

AR Berryville Bobcat Inv - Mountain Home sweeps, boys 27 and girls 64.
AR Bob Gravett Inv - Houston TN takes girls title (35 pts), while Ashley Williams, Mt. St. Marys, wins in 14:27 4k. Conway AR takes boys title (52 pts.) with tie breaker over Lake Hamilton AR, while Lake Hamilton's Burt Hicks won individual honors in 16:31 5k.

California week on DyeStatCal

Bronco Invite
Murrieta Valley sweeps, boys 94 points and girls 30 in 30-team races.  Murrieta Valley jr Liza Pasciuto 17:57 3.1m and Don Lugo sr Erick Maldonado 15:36 (left) break their own course records.  Pasciuto was 51 seconds faster than last year and Maldonado 11 seconds.
Laguna Hills Inv - Fastest of day are Cypress sr David Napper 14:53 3m, Woodbridge jr Michael Hadden 14:59 and Villa Park's Erica Sahli 18:19.
Colton Swarm - Etiwanda sr Mike Poe 15:02 3m and Duarte jr Mohamed Trafeh 15:10 are 1-2 in 100 degree weather. Bloomington soph Christina Olivas 18:52 is overall girls best.
Seaside Inv
- Rio Mesa sr Phillip Reid 14:36 3m is fastest boy of day; La Reina jr Katie Gose 17:34 is fastest girl. Canyon Country girls sizzle with 18:04 average for five scorers.
Baron Inv - Mar Vista jr Troy Swier smashes course record in 15:04 3.1m, with 4:30 first mile, staking claim as hottest runner in California.
Millikan Inv - Foothill sr Katie Strachan 18:33 3m won by 45 seconds. Fastest boy was Downey sr Jose Casillas 15:27.
Viking Opener - Montgomery Santa Rosa girls dominate again.
Morro Bay Inv - Cabrillo sr Duane Solomon wins in 16:14.

CO Liberty Bell Invitational -
Smoky Hill CO dominates with Kaltenbach sisters and Brent Vaughn
Megan Kaltenbach broke her own course record with a time of 17:36 5k in Division 1, and led the US#15 Smoky Hill 58 to a 57 point margin over Albuquerque Academy NM and Fairview CO. Vaughn got a 17-second PR at 15:16.  US#11 Albuquerque Academy NM boys beat Colorado #3 Denver West.

CO Tiger Inv, Grand Junction - Nationally ranked Mountain View UT invaded Western Colorado with a vengeance, dominating both boys and girls races. The US#2 boys scored 21 points with 7 of the top 11 runners, headed by Mike Steele's 8-second course record 15:59 5k. The US#7 girls scored 17 points with 7 of the top 9 places, headed by the 1-2 punch of Heidi Magill 18:51 and Heidi Houle 19:24.

CT 14th Wilton Inv - Danbury sweeps - Girls 57, with juniors Liz Calle 16:17 2.5m and Jessica Valencia 16:32 finishing 1-2. Boys 57 (4-6-11-13-23). New Milford places 1-2 in boys race with sr Pete Matthiessen 15:25 and jr Reid McEwan 15:26.
CT Weekend on MySportsResults - 24th Windham Inv featured Conard CT jr Ahmed Haji 15:18 3.1m and Killingly sr Meghan Owen 14:07 2.5m.

FL Florida week by Ricky Quintana - Ryan Deak 15:45 leads Maclay Tallahassee FL to upset win over US#24 Chiles Tallahassee, 40-56. Andy Biladeau, nursing a sore foot, prevails over Kevin Lyons by 2 seconds, 15:53 to 15:55.  Sam Vazquez 16:09 wins easily at Ridgeview Inv; Flagler wins team title.

GA Georgia week on - Hanna's rain slow times, but Walton boys and Brookwood girls win large school races at Bulldog Stampede at Georgia University. Walton sr Kristin Heffelfinger wins again.
GA Georgia coaches rankings Sep 17 - All classification leaders are Walton sr Kristin Heffelfinger, Pope sr Sean Reilly, Brookwood boys, and Lakeside Dekalb girls.

IN Carmel Invitational - Lawrence North IN sr Nef Araia 15:39 5k set a course record for the second straight week (Midwest Meet of Champions). Carmel IN jr Katie Harrington 15:01 4k won the girls race. US#18 Columbus North IN boys followed up their MMOC win with a win here on scoring by time over Davidson Hilliard OH, 83:57 to 85:14. Davidson girls returned the favor over Columbus North, 80:30 to 80:40.

IL Weekly summary on - The much anticipated dual between Edwardsville's Stephen Pifer and Lake Zurich's Sam Romanoski didnt go as planned. Pifer won easily in 14:41 on the 2.97 state course, while Romanoski took third in 14:53. Jeremy Williams of Lockport Township was second in 14:50. Pifer cruised easily for the win as Romanoski rolled his ankle at the 2-mile mark and dropped back. Both Pifer and Romanoski are said to be still in base training with their sites set on end of season goals of the state meet and Foot Locker. Other races of note: Normal West sr Meghan Braffett 17:29 3m, winning by 1:19; Naperville North jr Lisa Bonistalli 18:03 3m on hilly course; and Wheaton North sr Sammie Polock 17:36 and Carbondale jr Caitlin Chrisman 17:40 to go 1-2 on the 2.97 mile state meet course.
IL Coaches Poll - York is still number one for Class AA guys, while Sandburg girls have dominated in the last two weeks and moved up to the top spot in Class AA. In Class A, Winnebago boys upset #1 Eureka and #2 Normal U-High this past weekend, so they moved into #1. Eureka girls retain Class A #1.

KS Kansas 9/14 Weekly Report by Anthony Bozarth - Olathe East sweeps all four divisions at Olathe North Inv.  Liz Kramer, the 2002 6A 1600 meter champion who is in her first serious cross country season, wins Hutchinson Inv easily. 

KY Southern Harrier Special - Somerset KY jr Sarah Cole set a course record winning in 18:34 3.1m. Bell County jr Nathaniel Blank 16:04 won the boys race. Team titles: Woodford County girls 37, Henry Clay boys 66.
South Oldham Invitational - The 1-2 punch of exchange student jr Ondre Puskar 16:43 5k and sr Kal Clark 16:56 led host South Oldham boys to the win with 48 points (1-2-5-7-33). Oldham County girls 42 beat South Oldham on the tie breaker. Ballard jr Julie Yonts 20:01 won the girls race.
Sep 21 KTCCCA preview - 48th Trinity Inv, oldest meet in Kentucky, features the top ranked Bluegrass State team, South Oldham, and the top ranked runner, Bobby Curtis.

LA West Feliciana Relay - 4 x 1.5 mile relay over hay bales and mud. Catholic New Iberia girls win in 42:34 for new course record by 2:19. Walker boys win in 35:33.

MD Mid-Atlantic Inv, Goucher College - St. Mark's DE boys edged West Springfield VA 57-59 as out of state teams claimed the first five spots. West Springfield's Jeff Day 16:27 5k was a 24-second winner. In the girls race, West Springfield VA beat Maryvale Prep MD 72-81, with Maryvale's Kelly Sullivan 19:36 the individual winner.
Spiked Shoe Inv, Johns Hopkins U. - Georgetown Prep won the boys race over Damascus MD, 33-51, with Leonardtown's Brian Isleib 17:11 the individual winner. Mercy girls placed 2-3-5-6-17 to win with 33 points; Britta Nelson of Havre de Grace was the individual winner in 20:03.
Knights Invite - Senior Pat Bailey 15:31 3m leads Northeast #10 C. Milton Wright boys 62 to an easy win.  Broadneck MD jr Lauren Centrowicz 18:57 led her team to victory in the girls race.

ME Brandon Bonsey, a junior at Falmouth ME, won the Ellsworth Invitational in 14:21 2.9m, third fastest time ever run on the Ellsworth course (Steve Dewitt and Louie Luchini).

MI Nike Holly Inv - Bedford boys 101 (Catholic Central Detroit 109) win Division 1 team title. Clarkston girls 53 (Brighton 60, Saline 63). Fastest of day are Grand Blanc sr Chris Catton 16:02 5k and Country Day Detroit soph Megan Young 18:59.

NH Sanborn Inv
Hillsboro-Deering NH sr Zach Emerson (right) won in 15:58 3.15m over a windy, challenging course with a victory margin of 1:32.

Sanborn results

MO Missouri Challenge - Lee's Summit sr Marc Tegenkamp toured this tough course in 15:39 5k, just 8 seconds behind older brother Matt's course record.

MS Tupelo Invitational - Abbey Graham of Pontotoc 16:28 4k won the girls race, but Houston TN took the next three places and won the team title with 29 points. Host Tupelo boys won both the JV and varsity races, with Brett Martin 16:55 5k and Robert Scribner 16:59 placing 1-2 in the varsity race.

NC Jordan-Chapel Hill dual - Jordan Durham jr Katherine Merrill runs 18:55 5k to break the Chapel Hill course record by 60 seconds.  The Chapel Hill course is a slow route with a lot of tight turns.

NV Southern Nevada Coaches Top 10 - Centennial boys and Green Valley girls top the charts.

Bethany Nickless

NV 32nd Las Vegas Inv
California teams sweep
Fountain Valley CA girls 87 beat US#16 Columbia NY 98 behind first place sr Bethany Nickless 15:24 2.5m, who won by 80 meters.  Rubidoux CA boys 71, led by 4th place Antonio Jiminez 15:29 3m. Next boys teams were Rancho Buena Vista CA 84, Fountain Valley CA 99 and Centennial NV 135.  Hurricane UT sr Tony Jones wins boys race in 15:13.  Results and photos on NVTrackStats. Story and results on DyeStatCal.

photos by Nevada Track Stats

Tony Jones

NY Top boys teams to watch - by Tom Cuffe
NY NYC boys team poll - Tom Cuffe picks Dewitt Clinton #1.
NY Girls Rankings Week #1 - by Dan Doherty. Leaders are Saratoga (Class A), Honeoye Falls-Lima (Class B), Skaneateles (Class C), Bronxville (Class D).

OH Strongsville Invitational - Lakewood OH sr Michelle Sikes broke the course record with a 17:59 5k clocking.   Hudson OH sr Wesley Smith 14:56 beat Glenn Collins, Hoover North Canton, by 39 seconds, with host Chris Kollar dropping back.  Mentor OH boys 77 won a tight team race.  Strongsville OH girls won with 46 points.
OH Eaton Inv - Minster OH jr Sunni Olding won her third straight race in 18:20 5k.

OR New Balance Festival of Champions - Joaquin Chapa 15:07 5k and Alex Wall 15:11 lead US#13 Grant boys with 85 points (1-2-7-37-38) over Snohomish WA 104. Visiting Desert Vista AZ won the girls race with 50 points (1-3-5-11-30) behind freshman Kieara Sammons 18:09, with jr sister Katie Sammons 3rd in 18:29. Oregon's #1 girls team, St. Mary's, without their #1 and #4 runners, was third.

Pennsylvania week
by Don Rich

September 14

Council Rock North
rocks US#9 Salesianum DE
53 points (3-4-11-17-18) to 96.

Ryan Blood 15:28 5k bounces back with 50-second course record - Henderson West Chester warms up for Great American behind juniors Ian Gottesfeld and Greg Williams (photo by Don Rich at left) - Christiansens stay hot.

SC Coaches Classic - Northwestern SC jr Angelina Blackmon 18:06 5k. Spartanburg SC girls 102. Summerville SC sr Steve Boyd 15:33 5k. Dorman boys 109.

TN UT Chattanooga Invitational - McCallie boys 32. Farragut girls 65.

TX Kingwood Inv - US#1 The Woodlands and US#7 Kingwood met for the second time in 15 days, and The Woodlands won again, placing four runners in the top 10, led by Jonathan Norris, second in 14:50 3m.  Cinco Ranch Katy jr Kyle Miller 14:49 edged Norris for the individual win.
The Woodlands 40 (2-5-8-10-15-19-24) - Kingwood 55 (3-4-12-14-22-23-25).
TX Klein Oak Invitational - Klein Oak sr Steve Magness 14:51 3m won on his home course.
TX Coaches Poll Week 3 - The Woodlands boys and Southlake Carroll girls top Division 1.

UT Provo Bulldog Inv - US#20 Fremont girls beat US#22 Orem 74-85 and then wished Orem well at the Great American in Charlotte 2 weeks hence. Fremont is in the Weber Country school district, which does not allow teams to travel out of state during the season. So Fremont can only improve its national ranking by beating teams that travel and then hope they do well in the out of state meets. Orem coach Scott Houle told the Salt Lake Tribune that the exposure of prior trips to the Great American have led to better scholarship opportunities for his runners. Orem sr Amber Harper was the individual winner of the girls race in 18:21 5k, finishing 1:02 ahead of Brighton's Monica Starkweather. Weber Ogden sr Steve Shepherd won the boys race in 15:56 5k.

VA Fork Union Inv -Host school sr Kippy Keino blazed the first mile in 4:28 and went on to win in 15:07 3m, 18 seconds better than the old course record and 20 seconds ahead of Thomas Dale sr Alex TatuWestern Albemarle swept team honors, nosing out Thomas Dale's boys 89-90 and romping in the girls race with 30 points. St. Catherine VA fr Katie Doswell 18:58 edged Western's Jessica Fanning by 2 seconds to win the girls race. [Editor's note: Distance was incorrectly reported before as 5k; it was actually 3 miles.]

left, Katie Doswell

Keino and Tatu

VA Great Meadow Inv - US#10 Thomas Jefferson S&T boys win both varsity races behind Christo Landry 16:02 and Keith Bechtol 16:06. Herndon VA girls beat US#21 Robinson VA girls. Potomac's Jill Porto 19:06 catches Jessica Hess for individual honors.

WI SPASH Inv - Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky 15:11 5k ran 44 seconds faster than last year in the same meet, leading his team to a one-point victory over Baraboo WI. 

WV Park Fall Classic - The Simpson twins of Oak Glen Chester WV were 1-2, Justin winning in 15:34 and Josh second in 15:41.


Week 1
Nef Araia and Zoe Nelson 
 + 29 honorable mentions


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.

first 2002 cross country national lists
DyeStat Elite Cross Country 2002
List #1 has 120 performances beating our cutoffs for 5k and 3 miles.  The leaders:
Boys 5K: 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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September 27-28 at Charlotte NC
Great American home page
Great runners
heading for Charlotte
for 4th Great American

PREVIEW - US#1 HS teams: Saratoga NY girls, The Woodlands TX boys. Highest ranking Foot Locker returnees, Amber Harper and Chris Solinsky, and the fastest girls miler of 2002 Megan Kaltenbach. Eight top 10 ranked college teams, including Brigham Young's US#1 women.

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latest from NSSF

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.

The Harrier rankings
Pre-Season: 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 OH.
The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams

Nike Athletes of the Year
presented by DyeStat
the dominant high school track and field athletes of 2001-2002
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.
Brendan Christian TX, Kelly Willie TX, Willie Hordge TX Sanya Richards FL, Allyson Felix CA
Kenneth Ferguson MI, Bershawn Jackson FL, Kerron Clement TX Ashlee Williams TX
Andra Manson TX, Jesse Williams NC, Tommy Skipper OR Chelsea Johnson CA, Julene Bailey ID, Samantha Shepard MA, Chaunte Howard CA
Kevin Bookout OK, Glenn DiGiorgio NJ Michelle Carter 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 KY Amber Trotter CA, Molly Huddle NY, Megan Kaltenbach CO, Erika Odlaug IL, Laura Zeigle UT


Last Week

first DyeStat Featured Meet of the 2002-2003 school year - Midwest Meet of Champions

AR UALR 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.
AR Coaches Poll #1 - Bryant girls and Russellville boys lead 4A-5A lists.

AZ Peaks Invitational - Arizona's #1 teams win close decisions at Flagstaff: Shadow Mountain boys and Mountain Pointe girls.  Whitney Hardt 19:03 5k.

California by DyeStatCal

First DyeStatCal weekly awards
Athletes of the Week
: Tim Nelson and Clara Viehweg
Coaches of the Week: Walt Lange and Pat King

Premier West Inv, Yreka - Tim Nelson 15:37 5K ties the old course record but loses to Lauren Jespersen OR by 11 seconds!
Earlybird Inv, N. Monterey County -- Best of day are San Lorenzo Valley girls, Madera boys, Clara Viehwig 18:03 5K, and Alex Dunn 15:44.
Wolf 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.
Rocklin 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.

CA 9/6 Rancho 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).

Florida report by Ricky Quintana

Katie Caples Bishop Kenny Meet - Host Ryder Leary challenges Steve Hassan before Hassan pulls away late, 15:46 to 15:47 5K

Top 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 15:56)
FL Land 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

GA 9/7 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 in 4A/3A.
GA 9/9 Georgia Coaches Rankings - All class leaders are Brookwood boys, Lakeside-Dekalb girls, Walton sr Kristin Heffelfinger, and Pope sr Sean Reilly.

IL IllinoisRunner's 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 - DyeStat Foot Locker Favorites Sam Romanoski and Stephen Pifer, IllinoisRunner's 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.

KS 9/7 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 12:02 2m.

KY KTCCCA's 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. 
Coaches 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.

MD 54th Spiked Shoe Invitational - 37 schools from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are entered in September 14 meet hosted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
MD Mid-Atlantic Classic - 17 schools from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are entered in the September 14 meet at Goucher College, Baltimore.

MI 35th Nike Holly Invitational preview - Sept 14 race has 110 teams signed up; 3,000 runners expected.

MO 9/7 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).

MT Flathead 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. 

NM New Mexico Coaches Poll 9/11 - Los Alamos girls tie Gallup for top spot.  Albuquerque Academy boys still #1.

NV Coaches Poll #2 - Centennial boys, Green Valley girls hold on to top spots,.

NC 9/7 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. 

NY Pre-Season Individual Boys Rankings by Tom Cuffe - Nine Foot Locker national finals candidates in "the deepest state in the country."
NY New York week 9/7 on - 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. 
NY New York City boys pre-season rankings - Regis tops list.

OH Princeton Inv - St. Ursula Cincinnati OH girls 38, Lakota East OH 42. Keefer, Lakota East wins in 18:53 5K.
OH Tiffin 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.

Pennsylvania by Don Rich
Gettysburg - Freshman Miller brothers make big debut, with Craig 15:58 beating veteran Ryan Blood 16:01.
Spiked 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 girls 40.
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

RI Injury Fund, Warwick RI - E. Greenwich RI sr Nicole Millette won in 18:37 3.1m. 

TN Kingsport CC Championships - Oak Ridge TN sweeps at Bays Mountain.

TX Nederland Bulldog Inv -Host Nederland swept its meet in very wet, hurricane watch conditions. Todd Van Velson 16:35 3m, Mary Morrison 14:10 2m.

VA Virginia 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 Kippy Keino.

WV Autumn Classic, St. Mary's WV - Oak Glen twins Justin and Josh Simpson went 1-2 in 15:48 5k and 15:57.


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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