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  • World Championships - Allyson Felix signs pro contract with adidas and then runs sixth and out of 200m quarterfinals as Kelli White and Torri Edwards win their heats. Jerome Young leads 1-2-6 USA showing in 400.
  • 2003 Season Summary - a banquet of stats to wrap up the year, including new faces and top returnees.
  • Featured Meets - 9 big cross country meets previewed so far.

Allyson Felix at USA Nationals at Stanford in June.
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2003 Season Summary
a banquet of stats to end the year
  • DyeStat Elite - 11,617 performances that won listing in DyeStat's own national rankings - there were 3,573 in cross country - 3,500 indoor - 4,544 outdoor.
  • Top Returnees - DyeStat Elite performers who will be back in 2004 - we have 3,776 returnees, including a bunch of 2003 US#1 performers.
    • Outdoor - Nine US#1 performers from the 2003 boys rankings will be back in 2004. Florida's football-sprinter stud Xavier Carter is a triple top returnee (100, 200, and 400). Jason Richardson (110H, 400H) is a double leader. On the girls side, Alandra Sherman was the US#1 hurdler of 2003 at 100m and 300m so she is naturally the top returnee for 2004. Shalonda Solomon, brilliant anchor of Poly Long Beach CA's record setting relay teams, moves up as top bet to fill Allyson Felix's shoes in the 100 and 200. Katya Kostetskaya, from Arkansas via Russia, starts her junior year top rated in the 800 and 400H (European junior champion).
    • Indoor - Very talented returning group of girls led by 3-event leaders Natasha Hastings (300, 400 and USR 500) and Erica McLain (55H, LJ, TJ). Double event leaders are Katya Kostetskaya (800, 1500), Sarah Bowman (1000, Mile), and Nicole Blood (3000, 2-mile). Galen Rupp (3000 and 2-mile) is the only double leader in the boys lists.
    • Cross Country - Foot Locker finalists lead three of the four returnee lists, including girls champion Zoe Nelson, Flathead MT, who had the four best 3-mile times of the 2002 season and then won at 5k in San Diego, plus Nicole Blood (17:04 5k) and Galen Rupp (14:56 5k). The fourth leader is Mark Matusak (14:20 3 miles).

New Faces - the freshmen (and younger) athletes who made DyeStat Elite national rankings. These are the stars of the future, and for some, like Nicole Blood, the future is now. Proving again that girls mature earlier than boys, there are 387 girls on these lists and only 31 boys - 418 new faces

  • Outdoor - North Carolina hurdler Kris Fant is the leader at both 110m and 300m. Elizabeth Olear, the newest of California's inexhaustible flow of girl sprinters, leads at 100 and 200 meters.
  • Indoor - Nicole Blood, already in her third year on the Saratoga NY varsity, leads five events from 1000 to 2-mile. Shana Woods, who cracked the lineup of the record setting Poly Long Beach CA relay squads, leads three events.
  • Cross Country - Foot Locker finalist Nicole Blood leads the 5k list.
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    right, Maryland 8th grader Devon Williams, second on the New Faces 800m list at 2:09.72.

  • Nike Athletes of the Year - the select few who dominated in 2003. (coming)

 

2003 World Championships
in Athletics

Aug 23-31, Paris France

  • Day 5 Aug 27 - TV today at 2:30 pm Eastern ESPN2
    • M-200 round 1 and quarters.
    • W-200 semis
    • W-100H finals
    • W-1500 prelim
    • M-1500 final
    • W-400 final
    • Decathlon second day - US champion Tom Pappas is second after 5 events.
  • Day 4 Aug 26
    • Allyson Felix signs pro contract with adidas.
      Rich Gonzalez' insider story on DyeStatCal.
    • W-200 quarters - Torri Edwards 22.66 and Kelli White 22.67 win 200m quarterfinal heats, but Allyson Felix 23.33 is sixth and out by 0.04.
    • W-200 1st round - Allyson Felix 23.46 -0.6 is fourth in heat, but advances to quarter finals at 8 pm Paris time. 100m champion Kelli White 22.97 +0.2 wins her heat. Torri Edwards 22.83 -0.7 is second in her heat and advances. Another US high school runner, Virgil Hodge of Washington Irving HS NY, ran for St. Kitt's and Neves. She was sixth in Felix' heat in 24.17 and did not advance.
    • M-400H round 1 - Joey Woody 48.53 is the 2nd fastest heat winner (Olympic champion Felix Sanchez 48.43). Eric Thomas 48.87 also advances.
    • M-PV prelims - Derek Miles, Tim Mack advance to finals. Jeff Hartwig out.
    • W-100H semis - Jenny Adams, Miesha McKelvy advance to the finals; Gail Devers does not. In a heat with two false starts and two stand ups, Devers breaks fast but slips to third.
    • M-400 final - USA goes 1-2-6 with Jerome Young 44.50, Tyree Washington 44.77 and Calvin Harrison 44.96.
    • Decathlon 400 - Tom Pappas USA 47.58 runs a PR, but Dmitry Karpov KAZ goes a tick faster at 47.33 to hold his lead at the end of Day 1, 4599 to 4546. USA's Bryan Clay did not finish and dropped from 3rd to 16th overall.
    • Decathlon HJ - Tom Pappas 6-10.25 was second in the high jump to move into second place with 3616 points after four events. Dmitry Karpov KAZ 6-11.5 was first in the high jump and first overall with 3657 points. USA's Bryan Clay, the previous leader, slipped to third with 3529 points.
    • W-5000 prelim - Lauren Fleshman ran a personal best 15:12.71 but was 11th and out.
  • Day 3 Aug 25 - Men's 100 sprinters, Stacy Dragila fall. Women's hurdlers win big.
| Home Page | Schedule and Live Results on IAAF site |
| lots of Californians in Paris, so DyeStatCal is watching closely |

DyeStat Elite Stats
4,542 performances in final 2003 outdoor lists
Ari Lambie leads three events, and Allyson Felix and Katya Kostetskaya lead two. Xavier Carter and Kerron Clement lead two and just miss in a third. Eight new US records.

Tables show the cutoff for ranking (intended to yield the top 100 athletes in National Federation events, less in others), how many athletes made the cutoff, and who was the best performer of the season.

BOYS
Event
Cutoff
#
Best
B-100
10.70
 125
Earvin Parker TX 10.29
B-200
21.60
103
Xavier Carter FL 20.69
B-400
48.20
 88
Xavier Carter FL 45.88
B-800
1:54.3
 139
Mike McGrath OR 1:48.56 
B-1500
4:00
 25
Sam Vazquez FL 3:46.47 
B-Mile
4:18
 110
Steve Magness TX 4:01.02
B-3000
8:45
35
Galen Rupp OR 8:10.42 
B-2Mile
9:20
 95
Chris Solinsky WI 8:46.44c
B-110H
14.30
100
 Jason Richardson TX 13.51
B-300H
38.30
 94
 Kerron Clement TX 35.42
B-400H
54.50
45
 Kerron Clement TX 50.13
B-HJ
6-8
 128
Scott Sellers TX 7-3.25
Mike Morrison NJ 7-3.25
B-LJ
23-3
 101
 Ramonce Taylor TX 25-0.75
B-TJ
47-2
 111
 Chessley Johnson TX 51-1
B-PV
15-0
 118
 Tommy Skipper OR 18-3 USR
B-SP
58-0
 94
 Zach Lloyd NV 66-7.75
B-DT
170-0
 132
 Leif Arrhenius UT 209-6
B-JT
190-0
 44
 Thomas Jordan PA 224-2
B-4x100
42.00
 94
 Bowie Arlington TX 40.06
B-4x200
1:29
 123
 Port Arthur Memorial TX 1:24.12
B-4x400
3:19
94
 Winslow NJ 3:10.47
B-4x800
7:58
 135
 Hoover N. Canton OH 7:41.74
B-SMR
3:38
 78
 Vineland NJ 3:22.75
B-DMR
10:35
 66
 Saline MI 10:10.69

 

GIRLS
Event
Cutoff
#
Best
G-100
12.00
 122
 Allyson Felix CA 11.29
G-200
24.54
 102
 Allyson Felix CA 22.11 USR
G-400
56.00
 112
 Stephanie Smith GA 52.04
G-800
2:14
 101
 Katya Kostetskaya AR 2:05.95
G-1500
4:44
 54
 Ari Lambie MA 4:20.20
G-Mile
5:04
 135
 Ari Lambie MA 4:37.23
G-3000
10:15
 42
 Megan Kaltenbach CO 9:44.21
G-2Mile
11:03
 130
 Ari Lambie MA 10:11.90
G-100H
14.54
 114
 Alandra Sherman TX 13.25
G-300H
44.50
 112
 Alandra Sherman TX 41.24
G-400H
63.50
 56
Katya Kostetskaya AR 57.52
G-HJ
5-6.5
 101
 Sharon Day CA 6-2
G-LJ
18-9
 85
 Tianna Madison OH 20-7.25
G-TJ
38-6
 101
 Erica McLain TX 43-1
G-PV
11-3
 102
 Kira Costa CA 13-8.5
G-SP
42-6
 92
 Michelle Carter 54-10.75 USR
G-DT
137-0
 80
 Billie Jo Grant CA 183-6
G-JT
135-0
 47
 Angela Hoover PA 159-7
G-4x100
48.00
 105
 Alief Elsik TX 44.63
G-4x200
1:43
 113
 Alief Elsik TX 1:34.51 USR
G-4x400
3:56
111
Poly Long Beach CA 3:35.55 USR
G-4x800
9:32
118
 Bayshore NY 8:53.26
G-SMR
4:15
 38
 Wilson Long Beach CA 3:53.28 USR
G-DMR
12:40
74
 Red Bank NJ 11:37.86 USR

More rankings
Gourley's list - Hammer Throw rankings updated July 27.
Jim Spier's Top 5
- Jim's June 11 update.
Roth's Race Walk -- updated July 3


2003-2004 Meet Calendar - It's early, but we need meet information now on all major meets for cross country, indoor and outdoor. Send specifics - name of meet, date, place, contact information, and any other significant information by email to John Dye at [email protected]

Allyson Felix is considering turning pro, Long Beach newspaper reports.

Solinsky, Grayson are Wisconsin Athletes of the Year
Stevens Point sr Chris Solinsky and Catholic Memorial sr Brittany Grayson were named 2003 Wisconsin athletes of the year by wisconsintrackandfield.com. Solinsky was the Foot Locker cross country national champion and US#1 at 3200 meters. Grayson was Wisconsin Div 1 hurdle champion at 100 and 300 meters.

College Choices 2003 - National letter of intent signing period ended August 1. We have 1,386 college choices by the class of 2003.

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DyeStat Featured Meets 2003-2004
Meets that are covered in depth by DyeStat
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  • CROSS COUNTRY 2003
  • ** Sep 6 Midwest Meet of Champions - Hilliard OH - Davidson Hilliard OH coach Pat Schlecht's idea is a big hit in its 3rd year as a kickoff for elite teams in the Midwest. The meet has expanded to 23 teams this year, with new teams from Kentucky and West Virginia to go with champions from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
  • ** Sep 20 Iolani Invitational - Kualoa Ranch, Oahu HI - Aloha spirit and the beauty of Hawaii attracts more and more mainland teams in the meet's fifth year.
  • Sep 20 Bull Run Invitational - Big Eastern states meet on the home course of the Maryland State Meet, Hereford High School's very hilly 3 miles with two trips to the ravine known as The Dip.
  • ** Sep 26-27 Great American Cross Country Festival - Cary NC - New owners and new venue promise to make the Great American bigger and better in its fifth year.
  • ** Oct 4 Sunfair Invitational - Yakima WA - newest DyeStat Featured Meet is the biggest cross country meet in the Northwest. It matches varsity #1 through #7 runners in separate races.
  • Oct 4 Portage Invitational - Portage MI - 6th year of Dan Wytko and Bill Fries' creation will attract 170 teams, including 6 of 8 Michigan champions from last year.
  • ** Oct 11 Manhattan Invitational - biggest 1-day meet in the country is held at historic Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, on Broadway 242 blocks uptown, end of the 7th Avenue Subway.
  • ** Oct 24-25 Mt. SAC Invitational - 56th running of the biggest meet in the country over one of the toughest courses in the country - 16,000 entries last year - 90 races in 2 days - races start as close as 8 minutes apart - elite runners from California and the West.
  • ** Nov 23 - BorderClash - 5th edition of unique race at Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR, between the best runners of Washington and Oregon.
  • FOOT LOCKER CHAMPIONSHIPS
    • ** Dec 13 National Finals - San Diego
    • ** Dec 6 West Regional - Mt. SAC CA
    • ** Nov 29 Midwest Regional - Kenosha WI
    • ** Nov 29 Northeast Regional - New York NY
    • ** Nov 29 South Region - Charlotte NC
  • INDOOR 2004
  • ** Dec 20 - Bishop Loughlin Games - New York Armory
  • ** Dec 27 - Holiday Classic - New York Armory
  • ** Jan 10 - Hispanic Games - New York Armory
  • ** Jan 24 - New Balance Games - New York Armory
  • Feb 6- Millrose Games - Madison Square Garden NYC
  • Feb 7- Colgate Women's Games finals - Madison Square Garden NYC
  • Feb 19-21 - Simplot Games - Pocatello ID
  • Feb 21 - 1st National High School Hall of Fame Classic - New York Armory
  • ** Mar 12-14 - NSIC - New York Armory
  • ** Mar 13-14 - Nike Indoor Championships - Landover MD
  • OUTDOOR 2004
  • Mar - Sugar Bowl Classic - New Orleans LA
  • ** Apr 2-3 - Mobile Challenge of Champions - Mobile AL
  • ** Apr 11 - Arcadia Invitational - Arcadia CA
  • Apr 17-18 Mt. SAC Relays - Walnut CA
  • ** Apr 22-24 - Penn Relays - Philadelphia PA
  • May 7-8 - Loucks Games - White Plains NY
  • ** May 20-22 - Great Southwest Classic - Albuquerque NM
  • May - Golden South Classic - Orlando FL
  • June 12 - Golden West Invitational - Sacramento CA
  • ** June 18-19 - adidas Outdoor Championships - Raleigh NC

 


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