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Previews
Mobile Challenge of Champions
Apr 4-5 at Mobile AL - DyeStat on-site coverage with John and Donna Dye
After burning up the indoor circuit, Reggie Witherspoon now turns to outdoor, with a shocking goal of sub-45 seconds in the 400. Last year's MVP boy, Arthur Davis, and Xavier Carter will challenge him in both the 400 and 200. Southern California girls powers Wilson Long Beach and J.W. North, Riverside transplant their rivalry 2,000 miles east, with Southeastern powers Magnet Baton Rouge LA and Collins Hill GA (Courtney Champion) lying in wait. A multitude of Southeastern state champions will also be challenged by outsiders such as Vineland NJ boys 4x400, West Springfield VA boys 4x800, Leslie Treherne VA, and Andy Fryman KY. Last year's MVP girl, Janice Davis, withdrew because her hamstring is still sore. Preview
Texas Relays
Apr 2-5 at Austin TX - DyeStat on-site coverage with Ricky Quintana
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Woodlawn Warrior Invitational
Apr 5 at Woodlawn HS MD
Hornet Relays
Apr 5 at Midwood HS; Brooklyn NY - 119 teams
California - 21 meeets on DyeStatCal

Donna on the Side
at the
Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans

3 new pages today

Sugar Bowl home page

"You did it!"

Andrew Brunson of Shiloh GA cleared 6-8.5 for a meet record and then raced to the stands to celebrate with mom and dad. -- photo by Donna Dye

Race Walk
Michael Roth's 2003 indoor All-Americans and final indoor rankings.

sizzling
weekend!
Allyson Felix
at Pasadena


photo by Doug Speck
Willie Hordge
at New Orleans


photo by John Dye
Deena Drossin
at World Cross

photo by John Nepolitan

Crowded post-season schedule
Eight days in June present high school athletes a crowded schedule of post-season meets.
Those we know of are:
13-14 adidas Outdoor Championships
14 New England Championships
14 Midwest Meet of Champions (MI, OH, WV, IN)
14 Iowa Senior Spotlight (IL, WI, NE, IA)
15 Golden West Invitational
16 Holmdel Invitational
17-18 Connecticut Multi-Events
19-21 USA Outdoor (Junior Nationals)

This Week
major meets around the country and highlights from the states   
alphabetical by state

Arizona
Chandler-Rotary Invitational
Mar 29 - 63 teams from AZ, CO, ID, TX, and CA - Results
Boys - Mountain View. Tomas Navarro 60-9 SP. Jason Perkins 180-9 DT.
Girls - Peoria (Onyepunuka sisters 1-2 in both dashes - 46.12 4x100). Whitney Hardt doubles in 2:14.59 800m and 5:02.65 1600m. April Kubishta 12-3 PV. Katie Morgan doubles with 5-6 HJ and 12-0 PV.

Arkansas
Arkansas Week
Mar 26 report by ArkansasTrackStats.com
Wallace Spearmon and Sydney Scarborough lead Fayetteville in home meet.

California
DyeStatCal
saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez
Outdoor results are pouring in. 25 meets this week, including Pasadena and Stanford.

California
Stanford Invitational
Mar 28-29 Palo Alto CA DyeStatCal on-site by Adam Hall
DJ Smith (Foothill, Pleasanton) 10.80 100m heat -
Renee Williams (Skyline, Oakland) - 19-10.25 LJ win 100m 11.99 qualifier!!
G-3000: Ruth Graham (Gunn, Palo Alto) 10:02.70
G-DMR: University (SD) 12:19.82 (by 13 seconds!)
G-SP: Jessica Pressley (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove) 49-04
B-3000: Tim Nelson 8:33.10
B-DMR: University City (SD) 10:36.11

California
Pasadena Games
Mar 29 Pasadena CA - DyeStatCal on-site by Doug Speck & Rich Gonzalez
Allyson Felix - Mind-Blowing 52.26 out of the Blocks for 400m, then 45 minutes later she goes 23.21 200 in lane 2.
B-3200: Phillip Reid goes 8:58.45 on very warm day
G-800: Ashley Freeman 2:12.91
G 4x100: Wilson Long Beach 46.19
B-800: Bryan Rodie 1:52.89
B-400: Jeff Jacobs 48.13

Delaware
Christiana Relays
Mar 29 at Christiana HS, Newark DE - Results

Florida
60th Florida Relays
Mar 26-29 at Gainesville FL - Results - Ricky Quintana coverage on RunFlorida.com
Xavier Carter 10.49. Steve Hassen 4:13.37 mile (Paul Cross 4:15.55). Jenny Barringer doubles in 4:59.38 mile (Florida #20 all time) and 11:08.27 2-mile. Valerie Rodriguez 2:16 and 5:08 DMR split leads Our Lady of Lourdes girls. Chip Heuser 17-0 PV. Nadia Covington double 18-7 +0.2 and 39-09.50 +0.0. Viktoria Andonova double 5-10 HJ and 40-03.50 +0.8 TJ. Oak Ridge FL girls 3:49.23 4x400.
High School 1A-2A was cancelled due to weather.

Kansas
Weather cancels most meets
Anthony Bozarth's report - March 26

Louisiana
Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic
Friday-Saturday, March 28-29 at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans - Complete Results |
DyeStat on-site - first 2003 outdoor meet - Donna on the Side |

Saturday was windy, cold, and rainy - strong headwinds in main straightaway made all finals times slower than prelims - many teams left during a 45-minute thunderstorm delay in mid-afternoon between the girls and boys 800.
Willie Hordge - After breaking meet records for both the 100 and 200 in Friday night prelims, the Forest Brook Houston TX senior came back to win four events on Saturday, adding come from behind anchors in the 4x100 and 4x200 to victories in the 100 and 200 finals.

MVP Girl Runner award was shared
 
Kirby Patterson doubled in the 400 and 800 (2:18.27 MR) to gain a share of the Most Outstanding girl runner award.
Courtney Golston captured both 100m and 300m hurdles, with a meet record 44.99 at the longer distance to win a share of the Most Outstanding girl runner award.
St. Paul's Episcopal Mobile AL jr John Brigham cruised to an easy same day distance double in the 1600/3200 meters.

Maryland
Cougar Relays
Mar 29 at Quince Orchard HS - Results
Northwest boys, Walter Johnson girls win

Mississippi
Bulldog Invitational
Mar 28 at Mississippi State University - Results
Central Tuscaloosa sweeps team titles -
Boys - Grandview Kansas City MO sr Elliot Morant triples 10.69 +2.4 100m, 14.38 +0.3 110H, and 38.31 300H. Central Tuscaloosa's Paul Wynn 23-2 LJ. Central Tuscaloosa's Brandon Hamilton 58-0.25 SP.
Girls - Pearl MS freshman Bianca Knight doubles 11.88 +3.4 100m and 24.88 200m. Tuscaloosa Christian sr Joy Griffith doubles 5:21.73 1600m and 11:06.49 3200m. Central Tuscaloosa's Ladedria Taylor doubles in hurdles 15.49 +2.7 and 46.73. Central Tuscaloosa sweeps re3lays in 48.27, 1:41.79, and 4:21.19.

New York
Bishop Ford Invitational
Mar 29 - Results

North Carolina
7th Burlington Times News Classic
Mar 29 at Cummings HS, Burlington NC - Results
Tiffany Roberts doubles 12.40 100m and 25.49 200m. Cummings sr Chandra Pulliam doubles 14.45 100H and 45.44 300H.

South Carolina
Coaches Classic
Mar 29 at Spring Valley HS, Columbia SC - Results
Boys - S. Florence's James Hanna 10.59 100m. Brookland-Cayce sr Chase Shealy 16-6 PV.
Girls - Northwestern soph Tiaerra McLaurin 11.80 100m. Northwestern jr Angelina Blackmon doubles 5:15.90 1600m and 11:24.10 3200m. Lower Richland sr Deborah Hawkins 19-4 LJ. Fort Dorchester's Chasity Johnson doubles 5-6 HJ and 39-2 TJ.

Texas
Michael Johnson Relays
Mar 29 at Loos Stadium, Dallas TX - Results
Skyline girls romp, with relays sweep and MVP Krystin Lacy 11.34 100m.
Plano East boys win, with MVP Terrance Wheatley (10.05 100m, 20-9.25 LJ and 46-2 TJ)

Virginia
Legard Relays
Mar 28-29 at Woodson HS - Results
Jefferson boys run 18:09.6 4x1600 relay with splits of Kyle Smith-4:43, Chris Mocko-4:35, Christo Landry-4:23, Keith Bechtol-4:28. Sophomore, two juniors and a senior.
None of them ran on the winning 8:19.8 the next day in the 4x8.

Wisconsin
Chris Solinsky 4:07.6 - Six days after his big win in the NIC 2-mile, Stevens Point WI sr Chris Solinsky ran a PR in the 1600 at home in the SPASH Invite.

Switzerland
World Cross Country Championships
Mar 29-30, 2003 at Swiss National Equestrian Center, Avenches, Switzerland
DyeStat on-site coverage by John Nepolitan
John's Diary
John Nepolitan, coach of the Don Bosco HS team in New Jersey, is going to his third straight World Cross. This time, he is taking a diary along with his camera to record thoughts as well as images.
Part 1 - Why I Love Cross Country
Part 2 - off to Lausanne and a peek at the course: "simply difficult"
Part 3 - Day 1 racing: US women get bronze

Part 4 - more Kenya v. Ethiopia
Part 5 - Home again

Pix Page: Junior Women

Coming next
Challenge of Champions
Mobile AL April 4-5
Texas Relays
Austin TX April 3-5
Arcadia Invitational
Arcadia CA April 11-12
DyeStat featured meets

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27th Golden South Classic
May 31 Orlando FL
a DyeStat featured meet

28th Great Southwest Classic
May 22-24 Albuquerque NM

2003 Indoor
State Leaders
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June 13-14 Raleigh NC

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The 45th Edition of Jack Shepard's indispensable reference
High School Track 2003
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All-time lists - all records
(national, class and age).

All the top stats for the 2002 prep season -- 50-deep outdoor and 20-deep indoor performer lists.

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Sept 26-27, 2003 Cary NC
NSSF announces details for 2003 Great American Cross Country Festival.

Loucks Games
May 9-10 White Plains NY
Pentathlon added!
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Webb Watch

High School mile record holder Alan Webb, now a professional runner under contract to Nike, won the 5000 meters March 29 at the Raleigh Relays. Webb finished in 14:06.56, one second ahead of Georgetown's Rod Koborsi.

DyeStat Elite
2003 Outdoor Cutoff Table
What will it take to be ranked in the DyeStat Elite top 100 national rankings in the 2003 outdoor season? What did it take to be US#1 in 2002? US#50? What did it take to win the major meets last year? What did it take last year to be All-American (6th at the adidas Outdoor Championships)? What will it take to get in AOC or Junior Nationals this year? The answers are in the DyeStat Elite cutoff table.

National Rankings
DyeStat Elite lists 3,200 performances
DyeStat Elite -- 3,200 performances from 436 meets meeting DyeStat Elite cutoffs for top 100 national ranking with data received by March 12.. There are 10 new national leaders among 400 new marks since the last update. March 12 update
Indoor rankings will be updated one final time during the week of April 7.
Jim Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized ovals - March 20 update
Roth's Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national rankings - March 22 final indoor - Roth's Race Walk All Americans
Gourley's List 2003 indoor weight throw national rankings - March 30 update

About Outdoor
As the seasons overlap, we start outdoor coverage this week. We will continue to accept indoor results and DyeStat Elite indoor rankings input until March 31. Cutoffs for outdoor DyeStat Elite rankings will be posted very soon.

Reggie Witherspoon's 46.11
vs. William Reed's 46.84

Solomon's Decision by Track and Field News - both records will count.
coaches Chris Malcolm and Arnie Shiffrin talk about the race and their athletes.
Reggie Witherspoon speaks out: "I believe the safety of the athletes is more important than a record. No matter what they decide to do I still know that 46.11 is still going to be 46.11, and 400m is still 400m. There are other problems in this world, and this record shouldn't be added to that long list of problems that the world is already facing."

the best of championship weekend
pix pages of top performers of each meet: NIC - NSIC
(Coming: DyeStat Elite listings from both meets, and a performance comparison of the two meets.)

College choices
Pete Hess - Toms River North NJ distance runner will run for the University of Maryland.
Darren Woods - Tacoma WA sprinter has committed to UC-Berkeley.
Chase Shealy - South Carolina pole vaulter (17-0) will attend Arkansas State to be close to Earl Bell's pole vault camp.
Briene Simmons - Georgia 800 meter champion (2:08) will sign with Penn State.
Meghan Braffet - Illinois distance star has chosen the University of Maryland.
Mullen twins
- Bronxville NY distance stars Caroline and Catha Mullen will go to Princeton.
Amy Seward
- Virginia state LJ/TJ champ will fly south to the University of Miami FL.
Steve Hassen and Ryder Leary Florida distance standouts will stay in state to run for the University of Florida (from Ricky Quintana on RunFlorida.com)
Jennifer Boyd - Hickory VA distance star (4:56.34 mile, 10:53.40 2 mile indoors) chooses North Carolina State.
Laura Meyers - CA Div 4 cross country champion, will travel across the continent to New York City to run for Columbia University.
Janice Davis - of Natchez MS, will give Stanford a sprinter (11.33, 23.38, and 52.92) to go with their mighty distance corps.
Chaime Breaux - Killeen TX sprinter (6.73 US#1) and triple jumper (48-7.75 US#3) has chosen Texas Christian.
Bobby Mack
- North Forsyth Winston Salem NC miler (4:12.11 US#4 this season) will attend North Carolina State.
Rachel Umberger - Concord NH, 2:09.67 800m national champion at Raleigh last June, has chosen Duke.
Amy Menlove - Alta UT sprint and long jump champion will attend Brigham Young
Deyon Williams - Suitland MD sprint, hurdle, and high jump champ has signed with Virginia.
Kelly Reynolds - Toll Gate RI hammer/weight thrower (Golden West champion) has committed to Duke.
See 300 college choices by the class of 2003 listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

Nike Athlete of the Week

Throughout the school year, we select one boy and one girl each week as the Nike Athlete of the Week for outstanding achievements in track and field and cross country. Nike AOW index

 

Announcing
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Last Week

NIC
Nike Indoor Championships

DyeStat On-Site coverage from Landover MD with John Dye, Donna Dye, Derek Dye, Scott Dance, Rich Gonzalez, Ricky Quintana, Pete Cava, and Elliot Denman.
Results, Pix, and Stories
| NSSF site | Complete Results BOYS - GIRLS
| DyeStatCal covers California angles | Pearl Watts reports on Virginia angles |

Donna on the Side:
Scenes of the athletes, fans, coaches, and families on the sidelines at Landover MD.
Chapter 1 - 111 photos of race walk, shuttle hurdles, 4-mile relay, pentathlon, jumps.
Chapter 2
- 82 photos of relays, mile, 2-mile, pole vault, throws, and more.

Surgery for Tommy Skipper
Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper, who won the NIC pole vault at 17-3.75 before breaking his left thumb when his pole shattered on takeoff attempting a national record, is to undergo surgery Thursday. His outdoor season is in doubt. "I'm very disappointed," Skipper told the Portland Oregonian. "That was my second meet this season, and I was feeling really good about my runway approach, my takeoff was looking better, everything felt like it was coming together. It's hard to tell yet whether I'll be able to go at the state meet. I don't know much about the healing process or how strong the thumb will be."

NSIC
National Scholastic Indoor Championships

DyeStat on-site coverage from New York with Don Rich and Matt (Jersey Guy) Soja.
COMPLETE RESULTS | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Pearl Watts reports on VA
| DyeStatCal California angles | Winners Table - Jamaicans and Canadians win 6 events|
| Pix Pages: BOYS - GIRLS |

WORLD INDOOR
IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham England.
Allyson Felix advances to semis!
California high school star ran second in first round 200 meter heat in 23.36 to advance to the semifinals, where she ran well (23.29) but just missed the finals. Kirby Lee story on Allyson. IAAF home page

 


Hail to the Cross Country Parents
A special edition of Donna on the Side - Donna Dye's survey of cross country moms and dads tells their emotions, dreams, and fears as they watch from the sidelines.
Hail to the Parents

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


DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets that will be covered in depth by DyeStat in 2002-2003
* = DyeStat on-site meet

 


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