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MVP at Mobile
US#1 in 200 and 400
results in THIS WEEK
Arcadia CA April 11-12
Incredible matchups may lead to best Arcadia ever,
which is saying something.
Late scratches announced by Arcadia: Lauren
Jespersen (injury) and Reggie Bush. Meanwhile, the
Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina said that two
athletes in the Arcadia entries -- Reggie Witherspoon
and Shana Cox -- are expected in SC instead of SoCAL.
athletes Alan Webb, Regina Jacobs, and Felix Sanchez
will be on hand for autographs and photo ops.
around the country and highlights from the states
alphabetical by state
on-site in Mobile and Austin
plus much more action around the country. Sharon Day 6-2,
Billie Jo Grant 182-2 in California.
Donovan Kilmartin 17-3.5 in Idaho. Usain
(Thunder) Bolt 20.25 and 45.35 in Jamaica.
Weather: 70 degrees, muggy, calm air,
Invitational Division - Sat
Carter FL 45.88! US#1.
Arthur Davis AL 46.88. Reggie Witherspoon, reportedly
driving from Marietta GA today, did not make the race.
Carter doubled in the 200 later in 21.08 -0.7 to win
the boys MVP award. The junior from Palm Bay HS, Melbourne
FL, who is also a wide receiver in football, now leads
the US in both events.
Brown's hurdle double in two US#1 times
earned her the girls MVP award. The J.W. North, Riverside
CA star, signed for Penn State University next year,
ran 13.86 -0.3 and 42.76.
girls dominate - J.W. North, Riverside
(left) won the 4x100 over Wilson Long Beach,
but Wilson won the 4x800 and 4x400.
girls pole vault record falls in two meets at once
Corona del Sol jr Katie Morgan vaulted 12'
8 at the Gilbert Invitational 4/4/03
Lake Havasu sr April Kubishta vaulted 12'
8 at the Peoria Invitational 4/4/03
Apr 5 at Peoria AZ
View sweeps. Jessica Onyepunuka doubles. April Kubishta triples.
- Prescott sr Ben Clark 4:15.86 1600m. Mountain
Pointe sr Brandon Glenn 16-0 PV. Mountain
Ridge's Jason Perkins 179-5 DT.
- Peoria sr Jessica Onyepunuka 11.84 +1.8
100m and 24.42 +1.1 200m. Lake Havasu sr April Kubishta
12-8 PV, 15.30 +0.4 100H and 44.29 300H. Deer Valley's
Janine Sandell 140-10.
time top 10 performances
by Sharon Day 6-2 and Billie Jo Grant 182-2
saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck
and Rich Gonzalez
More than 20 meets featured this week, including:
Luis Obispo County - Arroyo Grande sr Billie
Jo Grant 182-2 DT US#5 all time according to Jack
Shepard's High School Track record book.
Hills Inv - Costa Mesa CA sr Sharon Day 6-2
HJ, US#9t all time and the best in 7 years (6-2.75 Erin
Aldrich 1996). Also, San Clemente's Kate Hutchinson
170-9 DT US#26 all time.
Relays - Merrill West Tracy CA soph Brittany
Daniels has spectacular LJ/TJ double 19-5 and 42-7.
Mar 29 at Albany GA - (all times handheld)
- Rodney Coley, Americus 10.7h 100m and 21.8h
- Miaie Williams, Lowndes 11.6h 100m (Ashley
Cousin 11.7h). Stephanie Smith, Northeast
Macon 23.7h 200m (Shequita Draper 23.8h) and 55.9h 400m. Monroe
HS 46.8h 4x100 (Northeast Macon 47.9h) and 1:40.2h
Honor Roll 4/9
Andrew Hudson's Peach State lists
Kilmartin maxes out PV standards
Eagle ID multi-events star had to quit at 17-3.5, best in
the US this season, because the standards would go no higher.
On a rainy, 43-degree night in Idaho, Kilmartin opened at
16-0, missed once at 16-6 before clearing on a bigger pole,
and then raised the bar to 17-3.5, the highest the standards
would go, clearing on his first attempt. He will have to wait
until the Arcadia Invitational this weekend to go higher.
He is doing only the pole vault at Arcadia and then will stay
in SoCal to compete in the collegiate decathlon at Mt. SAC
next week. In the Idaho meet Friday night 4/4, Donovan ran
14.3 in the hurdles, high jumped 6'5 (one jump and quit),
and ran a 51.3 split on the 4 x400 relay in addition to the
(Thunder) Bolt 20.25 and 45.35
in Jamaican National Championships
Apr 2-5 at National Stadium, Kingston Jamaica
- Complete Results
This meet is a preview of Jamaican athletes who will run in
the Penn Relays.
- Usain Bolt 20.25 +1.9 200m (Jermaine Barton 21.25, Orion
Nicely 21.36, Winston Hutton 21.43) and 45.35 400m. Jermaine
Myers 1:50.63 800m. Akeem Smith 13.65 +3.0 110H (Simon Dickens
13.67). Camperdown 40.52 4x100 (Vere Tech 40.95, St. Georges
40.95). Kingston College 3:14.78 4x400 (Holmwood Tech 3:15.20).
Carlos Mattis 51-1 TJ (Wilbert Walker 50-6.25). Tesfa Latty
10.24 +1.1 100m. Kimani Williams 50.93 400H.
- Aneisha McLaughlin 23.19 +0.6 200m and 53.06 400m. Kerron
Stewart 11.34 100m +1.1 and 23.50 -0.1 200m. Sheryl Morgan
52.69 400m and 58.20 400H (Camille Robinson 58.38, Carlene
Robinson 59.69). Carlene Robinson 2:04.98 800m. Latoya 13.39
+1.4 100H (Monique Morgan 13.55). Holmwood Tech 45.19 4x100
(Manchester 45.78, St. Jago 45.97). Holmwood Tech 3:36.72
4x400 (Vere Tech 3:39.23, Manchester 3:42.69, St. Jago 3:43.84).
Kedine Geddes 20-1.5 -1.0. Althea Duncan 41-8.75 +4.0
Week by Anthony Bozarth
Meets still plagued by wind, rain,
Apr 5 at Woodlawn HS
Western (Baltimore) girls sweep sprint relays
and team title. Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev
doubled in the throws at 42-3 and 134-1. Robert Woodard
doubles in meet record times in 100/200.
Apr 5 at Walter Johnson HS
Walter Johnson girls, Middletown
Apr 5 at Bowie State University, Bowie
Eleanor Roosevelt sweeps.
Apr 5 at Century HS, Westminster MD
Lansdowne MD sr Glen Edwards 59-7.75 SP.
Apr 5 at Midwood HS; Brooklyn NY - 119 teams
Syosset NY boys
Honor Roll #5
latest rankings from the Tarheel state
Apr 5 at Hilliard OH
Pickerington sr Adam Kellermeyer
63-11 SP US#1.
Apr 5 at Sandy OR
who broke his left thumb going for the indoor pole vault record
at the Nike Indoor Championships, scored 28 points for his
team anyway. Skipper, who is hoping to be able to vault again
in late May, won the javelin (190-2) and 100 and was second
in the 200.
Apr 5 at Summerville SC
PV records broken - Brookland Cayce sr Chase
Shealy soared to 17-1, which was 16 inches better
than the old meet record. Aiken sr Beth Jordan raised
her own meet record one inch to 11-1. Team titles went to
the Stratford boys and Lower Richland
girls. Lower Richland SC sr Deborah Hawkins 19-0
LJ. A.C. Reynolds NC sr Christina Hernandez doubles
43-3 SP and 141-10 DT (Precious Akins 141-3). . Reynolds NC
jr Cade Liverman gets 110/400 hurdle double
in 14.62 and 56.77. Midland Valley SC jr Courtney
Thomas doubles 12.80 and 25.53 100/200.
Apr 2-5 at Austin TX DyeStat
on-site coverage with Ricky Quintana
Preview | Entries
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2 | Complete
morning | Saturday
| Saturday highlights
by Ricky Quintana | more action photos coming
Apr 5 at Dinwiddie HS
boys, Salem girls
Salem sr Amy Seward 18-10 LJ
Apr 4-5 at William & Mary College, Williamsburg
by Steve Huntzinger and Jennifer
- Ocean City NJ sr John Richardson 4:18.11
mile (Mark Korich PA 4:18.99). Robinson Fairfax VA sr Steve
Huntzinger double 62-8.5 SP and 177-1 DT.
- Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd double 5:01.59
mile MR (Jessica Fanning 5:01.64) and 10:03.64 3000m. Kellam
9:22.77 4x800. Cardinal O'Hara PA
Michael Roth's 2003 indoor
final indoor rankings.
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
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 All Americans
List 2003 indoor weight throw national
rankings - March 30 update
and Indoor rankings
As the seasons overlap, we have started our outdoor coverage. We
will continue to accept indoor results and DyeStat Elite indoor
rankings input until April 7. The first DyeStat Elite outdoor rankings
and the final indoor rankings will be posted by April 10.
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)
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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
major meets around the
country and highlights from the states
alphabetical by state
Sugar Bowl Classic
March 28-29 at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans
on-site - first 2003 outdoor meet
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.
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 - 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.
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
Outdoor results are pouring in. 25 meets this week, including Pasadena
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
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
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 - Results
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
High School 1A-2A was cancelled due to weather.
cancels most meets
report - March 26
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.
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.
Mar 29 - Results
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.
Mar 29 at Spring Valley HS, Columbia SC -
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.
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)
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.
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
Mar 29-30, 2003
at Swiss National Equestrian Center, Avenches, Switzerland
DyeStat on-site coverage by John
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
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
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.
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
Cole Herron - Sanger CA high jumper (7-0) has accepted
an appointment to the US Naval Academy.
Distance runners Pete Hess of Toms River North
NJ and Patrick Bailey, four-time Maryland state champ,
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
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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.