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- results and rankings from around the country

DYESTAT ELITE Cross Country - 2002 List #2 has 350 performances.
THE HARRIER SUPER 25 - 2002 List #2 September 23
GREAT AMERICAN - previews of the 4th GACCF, biggest and best yet

It's here . . . college tonight, HS tomorrow

It started in 1999 as an elite high school meet. Now it is an elite college meet as well. Eight top 10 ranked college teams, including Brigham Young's US#1 women. Also, the 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.

Alan Webb, newly signed to a professional contract, will be Nike's elite athlete representative at the meet.

September 27-28 at Charlotte NC
Great American home page

HS Preview by John Dye
College Previews by Mike Scott & Greg Hipp

The 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

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

AR Week 3 Roundup by Arkansas TrackStats - Ashley Williams and Chase Feltner are the stars of the week. Rankings and highlights.

California week on DyeStatCal

DyeStatCal Athletes of the Week
Mar Vista jr Troy Swier and Murrieta Valley jr Liza Pasciuto.
DyeStatCal Coaches of the Week
Boys - Jim White of McFarland. Girls - Dave DeLong of Canyon Country

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 Pedersen
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 15:04.
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 team scores.
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.

DE Lake Forest Inv - Large schools: Salesianum DE boys 48, Caesar Rodney DE girls 51. Small schools: Archmere boys 49, Maryvale girls 74.

Near dead heat
in Invitational

FL Inv - 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

photo by Mike Leary

FL Spanish River Inv- Host Spanish River, Florida¹s #1 team, wins 24-96 over Cooper City.

GA Gwinnett County Invitational - Brookwood sweeps "clash of the titans in the hotbed of GA Cross Country."

ID Pre-State, 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.

IL Illinois week by - 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.

KS Kansas 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.

KY Trinity Invitational - South Oldham KY boys 52 rode the 1-2 punch of jr Ondre Puskar 15:34 5k and Kal Clark 15:38.
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.

MA 7th 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.

MD - Bull Run Invitational - Elite division winners: Lauren Centrowicz 19:33, Pat Bailey 16:14 (left), 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.

MI Spartan 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.

MO Southern 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.

NC Wolfpack 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 (right) 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.
NJ Cherokee 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 Bynoe 11:52.

NM Coaches poll Sep 24 - Still #1: Albuquerque Academy boys and Los Alamos girls.

NV Sierra 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,

Brendan Fennell (L) 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.

photo by Garret Meade, TrakShots

NY New York Boys Team Rankings Sep 22 - Tom Cuffe's Fabulous Five are 1-Shenendehowa, 2-Northport, 3-Kellenberg, 4- Commack, 5-Sauquoit Valley
New York Girls Team Rankings Sep 22 - Dan Doherty's leaders: Class A - Saratoga, B - Honeoye Falls-Lima, C - Skaneateles, and D - Argyle.
NY New York City Boys Team Rankings Sep 24 - Monsignor Farrell is #1 and CHSAA takes top 5 spots in Tom Cuffe's list.

Selling Cross Country in your high school - coach Jim Vermuelen tells how it's done.

OH Pickerington 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.
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 5k.

OR Oregon 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 4A lists.

Pennsylvania 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 (R)
wins again at Lakeview.

photo by Kerry Barry

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.

TX Coaches Poll #5 - The Woodlands boys, Southlake Carroll girls still on top.

UT Murray 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.

VA Lake 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.
VA Woodberry Forest Invitational - Fork Union Military Academy sr Andrew Keino 15:51 5k. Lake Braddock sr Kelly Swain 19:52.

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

List #2
DyeStat Elite Cross Country 2002
National list grows to 350 performances beating our cutoffs for 5k and 3 miles. 
List#2 | How to Get Ranked with NEW online input form.

4th Iolani Invitational
September 21, 2002 Kualoa Ranch, Oahu HI

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The Winners
Carl Moe, Ruth Graham, Eisenhower WA boys, Montgomery Santa Rosa CA girls, and UCLA men and women

Complete Results and dozens of action pix
Heat and hills (first 1000 meters straight up the mountain) cause slow times.
Photo Sequence: Boys - Girls | Ricky's Quotes: Boys - 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.
GIRLS -- 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.

Donna on the Side -Donna Dye sets the scene with 125 pictures

Great American
is sold to NSSF

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

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The Harrier
Super 25 national rankings

Troy Swier
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plus 42 honorable mentions


DyeStat hears . . .
Princeton University drops high school portion of their indoor meet, citing facility and financial constraints. [Walt Murphy's News and Results Service]

latest from NSSF

Last Week

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.
AR Coaches Poll #2 - Still #1: Russellville boys and Bryant girls.
AR Week 2 Roundup by Arkansas TrackStats

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.

AZ Chandler Inv - Marana Mtn View sr Emily McGregor 18:02 3.1m won, 66 seconds ahead of twin sister Valerie.

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. Our Lady of Lourdes 37 (2-3-8-11-13) was an easy winner of the girls race. 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.
MD Keyser Inv - Potomac VA's C. W. Moran 15:22 3m for a new record on the Boonsboro HS course.

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.

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.

NM Coaches poll Sep 19 - Still #1: Albuquerque Academy boys and Los Alamos girls.

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

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.

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 - Christiansens stay hot.

PA - 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.

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.]
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 - Twins Justin and Josh Simpson of Oak Glen Chester WV were 1-2 in both the Park Fall Classic and the Weirton quad. Justin won the Park Fall in 15:34 5k (Josh 15:41) and the Weirton quad in 15:10 5k (Josh 15:40).

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.

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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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