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
Apr 2-5 at Austin TX - DyeStat
on-site coverage with Ricky Quintana
Preview | Entries
Apr 5 at Woodlawn HS MD
Apr 5 at Midwood HS; Brooklyn NY - 119 teams
- 21 meeets on DyeStatCal
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
Michael Roth's 2003 indoor
final indoor rankings.
photo by Doug Speck
at New Orleans
photo by John Dye
at World Cross
photo by John Nepolitan
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)
around the country and highlights from the states
alphabetical by state
Mar 29 - 63 teams from AZ, CO, ID, TX, and CA - Results
- Mountain View. Tomas Navarro 60-9
SP. Jason Perkins 180-9 DT.
- 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.
Mar 26 report by ArkansasTrackStats.com
Wallace Spearmon and Sydney Scarborough
lead Fayetteville in home meet.
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.
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
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
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
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
Mar 29 at Christiana HS, Newark DE
Mar 26-29 at Gainesville FL - Results
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.
cancels most meets
Bozarth's report - March 26
Sugar Bowl Classic
March 28-29 at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans
on-site - first 2003 outdoor meet
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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.
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.
Mar 29 at Quince Orchard HS - Results
boys, Walter Johnson girls win
Mar 28 at Mississippi State University
Tuscaloosa sweeps team titles -
- 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.
- 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.
Mar 29 - Results
Burlington Times News Classic
Mar 29 at Cummings HS, Burlington NC
Tiffany Roberts doubles 12.40 100m and 25.49
200m. Cummings sr Chandra Pulliam doubles
14.45 100H and 45.44 300H.
Mar 29 at Spring Valley HS, Columbia SC -
- S. Florence's James Hanna 10.59 100m. Brookland-Cayce
sr Chase Shealy 16-6 PV.
- 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.
Mar 29 at Loos Stadium, Dallas TX -
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)
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
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.
Cross Country Championships
2003 at Swiss National Equestrian Center, Avenches, Switzerland
DyeStat on-site coverage
by John Nepolitan
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.
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
- more Kenya v. Ethiopia
Part 5 - Home again
Ryun Running Camp
Ryun finishes with 51-point last lap
in 1972 Olympic Trials 1500m
June 15-20 Gettysburg
July 27 - Aug 1 Fort Collins CO
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(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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26-27, 2003 Cary NC
for 2003 Great American Cross Country Festival.
May 9-10 White Plains NY
for meet results
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
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.
DyeStat Elite lists 3,200 performances
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.
Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized ovals
- March 20 update
Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national
rankings - March 22 final
indoor - Roth's Race Walk
List 2003 indoor weight throw national
rankings - March 30 update
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
vs. William Reed's 46.84
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
pix pages of top performers
of each meet: NIC - NSIC
Elite listings from both meets, and a performance comparison of the two
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
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
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by the coach of the national record setting United Stars of Philadelphia.
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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
| 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
Chapter 1 - 111
photos of race walk, shuttle hurdles, 4-mile relay, pentathlon,
Chapter 2 - 82
photos of relays, mile, 2-mile, pole vault, throws, and
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."
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
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
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
Donna Dye's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility rules,
recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web sites, scholarships
& loans, and careers & majors.