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USA Indoor Championships
High school sprint stars entered at Boston
Allyson Felix of Los Angeles and Tiffany Abney of Philadelphia will run in the USA Indoor Championships at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston Saturday and Sunday. Both qualified with their performances at the Simplot Games -- Felix 23.57 200m and Abney 54.35 400m -- with Felix's mark ironically coming in a runner-up effort to surprising Southern California rival Jasmine Lee. First round of the women's 400 is Friday at 3 pm and the final is at 6:16 pm Saturday. First round of the women's 200 is at 2 pm Sunday and the final is at 5:06 pm. There is a live TV broadcast on ESPN2 from 6-7:30pm Saturday. Sunday's program can be seen live on the Internet on a pay per view ($10) webcast by i2sports, a non-profit Syracuse University organization that has pioneered webcasting of track meets (previously known as You need a broadband connection, and you can test your connection speed on the i2sports web site.

Sensational DMR's at Eastern States Championships. 245 DyeStat Elite performances (most of any meet this season)! 5 US#1s!

National rankings update
Jim Spier's Top 5
- separate lists for banked and oversized ovals - February 24 update

New England Championships
Feb 28 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA - Home Page -
Preps warm up Reggie Lewis for USA Indoors
Rachel Umberger takes on US record holder Ari Lambie in 1000

Preview and performance lists

AAA State Meet
Mar 1 at George Mason University, Fairfax VA (Schedule changed to 1-day meet this year.)
| DyeStat on-site coverage | Pearl Watts' team preview
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Some athletes to watch for:

Boys - Deep Creek's deep squad of sprinters and relays. US#1 shot putter Steve Huntzinger, Robinson sr (63-7). US#3 Midlothian 7:53.77 4x800. US#1 55m (6.26) Joe Robinson, Potomac sr. US#4 4x200 Deep Creek (1:29.51), which set the national record (1:27.09) at last year's NSIC in New York. Thomas Dale sr Alex Tatu top seeded in both the 1000 (2:30.09 US#2) and the 1600 (4:14.17 US#10) with these events starting 1 hour apart.
Girls - Super charged Menchville sr Yvette Lewis in 5 individual events --- top seeded in LJ (19-4.5 US#4) and TJ (41-4 US#3), second seeded in 55m and 55H and 1 inch below the high jump top seed. Bethel's US#7 4x200 (1:41.48) and US#17 4x400 (3:57.49). Distance star Jennifer Boyd (Hickory sr) top seeded in both the 1600 (4:54.84 US#7) and the 3200 (10:49.40 US#4) with 2 hours between these events. US#3 500m (1:14.37) Leslie Treherne (Western Branch sr). Bethel freshman Francena McCorory, top seeded in the 300 (40.02).

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

Best of this week . . .

AR Coaches All Comers
Feb 22, 2003 at Tyson Center, U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Highlights
Kostetskaya US#1. Spearmon and Martin US#4
Jonesboro AR soph Katya Kostetskaya 2:09.04 800m US#1 (improving on her Arkansas state record 2:13.24 set at the 2002 Nike Indoor Classic). Watonga OK sr Jason Coleman 1:55.53 800m US#9 (Chase Feltner 1:55.89). Jenks OK sr Brianna McLeod 10:59.68 3200m US#8. Fayetteville's Wallace Spearmon doubles 23-5 LJ US#4 and 44-9 TJ. Jenks OK sr Scott Martin 16-3 PV US#4t.


Saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez -
Now has pre-season California rankings in all events.

Don Barrett Open
Feb 22 at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO - Montbello Denver sr Vicki Howard 8.49 60H - Simplot Games champion improves on US#1 mark. Liberty Colorado Springs sr Ashley Owens, US#1 in 60 meter dash at 7.40, won in 7.49. Montbello Denver sr Penny Shields 39-10 TJ US#4.

CT Open Championships
Feb 22 at Hillhouse HS, New Haven CT - Results, pix, and 55 DyeStat Elite marks
Danbury boys, Hillhouse girls win.
Doubles by Kenneth Walker and Meghan Owen.

Boys - Bloomfield sr Kenneth Walker doubles 6.39 55m US#10 and 34.88 300m US#9. Wilton sr Patrick Sweeney 1:23.72 600m. Griswold sr Reynolds Chapman 2:32.12 1000m. Conard jr Ahmed Haji 9:22.13 3200m. Hamden sr Jerome Harris 7.46 55H. Bunnell sr Vladimir Foster 6-8 HJ. Danbury sr Jay Juh 21-11.75 LJ. Ellington sr Matthew Zagura 56-1.5 SP.
Girls - Hillhouse sr Debra Blake 7.19 55m. Hillhouse sr Dominique Curtis 40.10 300m. Hillhouse sr Jayne Penn 1:37.19 600m. Killingly sr Meghan Owen doubles 2:53.19 1000m US#5 (Abbey Sadowski 2:53.43 US#6) and 5:00.20 1600m. Masuk sr Katie Duffy 11:06.38 3200m. Nonnewaug sr Chrissy McDevitt 8.40 55H. Career jr Nasha Cadette 18-3. Ledyard sr Lacey-Ann Parker 42-0.25 SP. Ridgefield 9:37.31 4x800.

DE State Meet
Feb 22 at U. of Delaware - Results
Quad by Kamilah Salaam, triple by Mandy Stille.
Boys - Salesianum.
Girls - Glasgow. Glasgow sr Kamilah Salaam wins four golds in 7.15 55m, 25.94 200m, 8.27 55H and 60.21 400m. McKean sr Mandy Stille triples with 17-8 LJ, 5-0 HJ and 36-2 TJ. Padua HS 1:47.21 4x200. Brandywine jr Aysha Gregory 40-1.25 SP.

10th U-Ky Invitational
Feb 22 at U. KY, Lexington KY - Results - GA, MO, MI, NC, AL, MD, IN, NJ runners meet in KY and produce 121 DyeStat Elite performances
Boys - Reggie Witherspoon 46.94 US#3 all time - Wheeler GA sr just misses national indoor record (46.84 William Reed PA 1986). College Park GA sr Gerald Griffin 48.22 US#5 was next of 9 DyeStat Elite 400m runners. Stephenson GA jr Michael Grant 21.68 200m US#1 leads five runners under 22 seconds. Grandview Kansas City MO sr Eliott Morant 7.92 60H US#1, left, (Aries Merritt GA 7.98 US#3). Sandy Creek GA soph Eddie Rush 6.79 60m US#2 (Michael Grant GA 6.85 US#6, Elliot Morant MO 6.89 US#8). Coffman Dublin OH sr Tommy Byers 1:54.62 800m US#6 (Josh Ferry IN 1:54.89 US#7). Lawrence North IN sr Jason Williams 6-6 HJ. Bartlett TN sr Brandon Winbush doubles 23-1.5 LJ US#8 and 46-7 TJ US#11. Mason County sr Andy Fryman 60-2.5 SP US#8.
Girls - Collins Hill GA jr Courtney Champion doubles 7.48 60m US#4 and 24.11 200m US#5. Detroit MI sr Alexandra Marshall 56.64 400m. Parkville MD 8th grader Devon Williams 2:12.66 800m US#3. Concordia Fort Wayne IN jr Alissa McKaig doubles 5:04.36 mile and 11:00.33 2-mile US#6. Maximum Output MI track club 3:49.75 4x400. Detroit MI's Vanessa Maher 5-8 HJ (Lauren Stewart 5-8). Lawrence Central IN soph Tori Allen 11-6 PV. Brentwood TN soph Lauren Stewart 37-7.5 TJ (Laura Rogers 37-7.5). Mountain Brook AL sr Whitney Marsh 18-7.75 LJ. Mt. Vernon OH sr Lindsey Hill 41-7.5 SP (Amy Hill 39-11).

Mason Dixon Games
Feb 22 at the Fairgrounds, Louisville KY - Story by Charlie Zimmerman
Chip Heuser, Bobby Curtis, Maddie Schueler, Andy Fryman St. St. Xavier Louisville sr Chip Heuser 17-0 becomes second 17 foot pole vaulter of the season. Teammate Bobby Curtis unwinds from USA Cross Country championships with 8:38.0 3000 meters US#3. Sacred Heart jr Maddie Schueler's first race since Foot Locker nationals is a 4:50.88 win at 1500 meters. Mason County sr Andy Fryman pulls double duty, winning shot put here at 59-0.75 after throwing 60-2.5 US#8 at the U-Kentucky Invitational earlier in the day.

LA State Meet
Feb 22 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Results and 45 DyeStat Elite marks
US#3 marks by Jerald Watson and Tina Harris
Boys - Central Catholic jr Jerald Watson 6.32 55m US#3t. Southern Lab sr Albert Turner 49.41. Catholic BR sr Michael Hendry 4:19.82 1600m. Southern Lab HS 1:30.42 4x200 US#7. Washington-Marion sr Craig Tillman doubles 6-4 HJ and 22-3.75 LJ. Hammond's Quincy Seaberry 46-6.5 TJ. Donaldsonville's Teremaine White 56-11 SP
Girls - Ruston sr Tina Harris doubles 19-5 LJ US#3 and 37-1.5 TJ. Amite's Latonia Wilson 7.20 55m. Baton Rouge soph Katrina Taylor 56.72 400m. Baton Rouge sr Reanna Townsend doubles 8.24 55H and 5-6 HJ. Baton Rouge HS doubles 1:43.22 4x200 and 4:02.78 4x400. Lutcher's Sheree Francis 5-10 HJ US#2t.

MD State Meet
Feb 24-25 at PG County Sportsplex, Landover MD (postponed from Feb 17-18) -
with 107 DyeStat Elite performances listed.
Scott Dance reports on 4A-3A
Ponteen leads Eleanor Roosevelt over Largo;
Suitland sprinters win boys trophy

4A-3A (Feb 25) Eleanor Roosevelt girls, Suitland boys - 64 DyeStat Elite
Boys - Suitland sr Robert Duru 6.41 55m. C.H. Flowers sr Daryl Young 35.63 300m. Mervo Tech sr Frankie Wright 1:06.43 500m. Oxon Hill sr Isaac Matthews 1:58.15 800m. Magruder sr Awit Yohannes doubles 4:19.62 1600m and 9:44.50 3200m. Mervo Tech HS 1:31.19 4x200. C.H. Flowers HS 3:26.98 4x400. Walter Johnson HS 8:12.68.
Girls - Sr Tiandra Ponteen leads Roosevelt with 300/500 double in 39.19 MR and 1:15.73. Largo sr Natalie McKenzie 7.18 55m. E. Roosevelt sr Crystal Anyanwu 2:18.88 800m. Broadneck jr Lauren Centrowicz 5:02.54 1600m. C.H. Flowers jr Tiffany Nesfield 8.15 55H US#11. C.H. Flowers HS 1:46.33 4x200. Largo HS 4:03.90 4x400. Walter Johnson HS 9:39.56 4x800.
3A-2A (Feb 24) Toni Aluko 5-8.25 US#5. 28 DyeStat Elite marks.
Boys - Paint Branch 60. Friendly sr Harry Weeks 6.53 55m. Linganore sr C.R. Thomas doubles 1:57.28 800m and 4:25.0 1600m. Friendly HS 1:32.24 4x200.Urbana sr Nick Williams 55-1.75 SP.
Girls - Milford Mill 45. Milford Mill sr Novia Brown doubles 39.7h 300m and 1:17.1h 500m. Bethesda's Beth Catherwood 5:14.1h 1600m. Mt. Hebron sr Jeannette Curtis 8.18 55H. Douglass-PG HS 1:46.53 4x200. Paint Branch jr Toni Aluko 5-8.25 HJ US#5.
2A-1A (Feb 24) - 15 DyeStat Elite marks.
Boys - Middletown 41. Oakland Mills jr Tony Cole 6.51 55m. Loch Raven sr Stan Waithe 35.3h 300m. Glenelg's Drew Graybeal 1:06.3h 500m. Boonsboro jr Dan Robinson 7.67 55H. Loch Raven 1:32.55 4x200. Potomac sr Fred Ballenger 56-1.75 SP.
Girls - Poolesville 88. Poolesville sr Christina Mann doubles 41.8h 300m and 1:20.0 500m. Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev doubles 8.71 55H and 42-07.75 SP.

MA State Meet
Feb 22 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA - Results with 84 DyeStat Elite marks
John Carroll reports
: the Air Lambie Show | Boys: St. John's Prep breaks curse
Ari Lambie's 2:45.46 smashes national record! Bromfield senior, who posted the third fastest 1000 meters all-time a week ago, set a new national record this time by 2 seconds (2:47.44 Margaret Scutro NJ 1985) while winning the race by 11 seconds. Lambie went through 600 meters in 1:37.3, faster than the open 600 meter winner. Officials and fans alike cheered her on the rest of the way to the record. Later, Lambie anchored Bromfield's winning 4x800 relay in 2:10.2, which is better than the US#2 open 800 this year, giving Bromfield the team title.
Bromfield girls and St. John's Danvers boys win competitive team titles.
Belmont jr Victor Gras 4:13.70 1600m MR US#9. Dennis-Yarmouth soph Kate Sherman 5-8 HJ US#6t. Westboro sr Kara Dickman 19-3.5 LJ US#5

New Jersey
NJ Meet of Champions
Feb 22 at Princeton NJ - Results, highlights by Jersey Guy with 94 DyeStat Elite performances.
Trotter twins breeze: Amanda 10:38.87 US#1, Katy 2:12.92 US#4. Porscha Dobson 8.07 55H US#4t, Lance Wigfall 48.50 US#5, Debra Vento 5-10 US#2.
Boys - Ewing jr Adrian Sanderson 6.54 55m. East Orange sr Lance Wigfall 48.50 400m MR US#5. Haddonfield sr Chris Platt 4:16.64 1600m (Chris Pannone 4:17.21). JFK Patterson soph Mohamed Khadraoui 9:18.91 3200m US#10. Bergen Catholic sr Ken Sinkovitz 1:55.16 800m. Winslow HS 3:24.43 4x400. Franklin sr Jeffrey Porter 7.41 55H. Westfield's Adam Wendel 6-6 HJ (US#1 Mike Morrison skipped the meet for a college recruiting visit.). Basking Ridge sr John Langhauser 56-3.75 SP (0.25 inch ahead of Paul Applegate).
Girls - Franklin sr Jenna Harris 7.15 55m. Willingboro sr Okechi Ogbuokiri 57.54 400m (freshman Krystal Cantey 57.75). Red Bank Reg sr Katy Trotter 2:12.92 800m US#4. Willingboro freshman Brittnee Bynoe 5:06.53 1600m (defending champ Casey Nelson 5:07.00 lost despite running faster than last year). Red Bank Reg sr Amanda Trotter 10:38.87 3200m US#1, MR, NJ#9 all time (Lindsay Van Alstine 10:52.53). Eastern HS 3:57.94 4x400 (Willingboro 3:58.00). Kent Place sr Porscha Dobson 8.07 55H US#4t. Freehold sr Debra Vento 5-10, matching her US#2 mark.

New York
Eastern States Championships
Feb 25 at the New York Armory - Results
245 DyeStat Elite performances!!! Sensational DMR's
Red Bank NJ girls 11:52.09 US#1, just off their 2002 US record.
Northport NY boys
10:15.23 DMR improves on US#1 time and leads 15 DyeStat Elite times under 10:37.
Vineland NJ
3:15.47, Trenton Central NJ 3:15.94 are US#1 and US#2.
Jeffrey Porter
7.32 US#1. Gabriel McLaren 1:52.12 US#1.

Boys - Franklin NJ sr Jeffrey Porter 7.32 55H US#1. Half Hollows Hills East NY jr Kevin Okolie 21.75 200m US#2 (Elzie Coleman NY 21.78 US#4). Vineland NJ doubles: 1:29.32 4x200 US#3 and 3:15.47 US#1 (Trenton Central NJ 3:15.94 US#2). Willingboro NJ 7:52.95 US#2 (Trenton Central 7:54.60 US#4). John Jay jr Hakon Devries 9:09.27 2 mile (Mohamed Khadraoui NJ 9:12.36 US#4). Freeport NY sr Gabriel McLaren 1:52.12 US#1 (Ken Sinkovitz NJ 1:53.22 US#3). E. Orange NJ Lance Wigfall 47.20 400m US#2 (Adrian Sanderson NJ 48.48 US#7). Parsippany Hills NJ jr Jeremy Zagorski 4:15.75 US#12. Willingboro NJ jr Mike Morrison doubles: 23-2 LJ and 7-2 HJ. Bethlehem NY sr Rafik Umar 45-5 TJ. Fordham Prep sr Gavin McMahon 15-6 PV. Glen Mills PA sr Tyree Suber 62-2.5 SP US#3.
Girls - Kent Place NJ sr Porscha Dobson 7.96 55H US#3. Franklin NJ sr Jenna Harris 6.97 55m US#3 (Virgil Hodge NY 6.98 US#4). Spellman NY sr Tiera Fletcher 24.76 200m. Franklin NJ 1:40.86 4x200 US#4 leads 17 DS Elite marks. Boys & Girls NY 9:25.21 4x800. Hawthorne Christian NJ sr Lindsay Van Alstine 10:44.47 2 mile US#2, with US#3 and US#4 next: Marisa Ryan CT 10:51.69 and Laura Cummings NY 10:51.80. New Rochelle NY sr Nana Hanson-Hall 2:15.17 800m US#10. Willingboro sr Okechi Ogbuokiri 55.15 400m US#5. Willingboro NJ 3:49.27 4x400 US#4. Mountain Lakes NJ jr Colette DeBenedetto 18-7 LJ. Suffern NY's Taneisha Cantave 37-8 TJ. Washingtonville NY sr Lindsay Rosales 12-0 PV. Demarest NJ sr Kelly Fazekas 45-5 SP.

New York
Evian Mayor's Meet
Feb 22 at the New York Armory - 42 DyeStat Elite performances
Jeavon Benjamin - Virgil Hodge - Dixley Simms - Kristin Farley - Shana Cox - Melville Rogers - Prospect Heights - Thomas Jefferson & Transit Tech duel to US#2 and US#3 4x400 marks.
Boys - Transit Tech jr Michael Webley 2:31.76 1000m. Port Richmond jr Saidu Ezike 7.42 55H. Boys and Girls jr Jaleel Davis 6.54 55m. Kellenberg's Mike Gibson 54-9.5 SP. Thomas Jefferson sr Dixley Simms 1:21.736 US#7 (Campus Magnet sr Jerroll Wisdom 1:21.738). Transit Tech sr Melville Rogers 33.91 US#2, second under 34 seconds this season and US#13 all time (Che Chavez 34.53 US#4). Prospect Heights boys 1:29.48 4x200 US#3t. Thomas Jefferson 3:18.05 4x400 US#2 (Transit Tech 3:18.07 US#3).
Girls - Far Rockaway soph Jeavon Benjamin 1:30.67 US#1. Washington Irving sr Virgil Hodge 7.02 55m US#4t. A.P. Randolph's Angelica Reed 8.37 55H. Poly Prep soph Kristin Farley 4:41.08 1500m US#3. Holy Trinity sr Shana Cox 38.05 300m, 3rd fastest this year behind her own USR 37.59 (Tiera Fletcher 38.67 US#4).

Sid Sink Open
Feb 22 at Bowling Green University - Results
Tianna Madison doubles 7.57 60m US#12 and 19-4.5 LJ (she is already US#2 at 19-6.75).

PA Week
by Don Rich


Girls - US#4 Hatboro-Horsham improves DMR time to 12:22 unofficial at the Delaware Valley championships at Lehigh Friday 2/21.
Boys - Norristown's Mike Whitehead 48-04.50 US#5 (right) leads 6 Dyestat Elite triple jumpers at "best meet of the PA season."

photo by Don Rich

Penn State Invitational
Feb 22 at State College PA - Results with 23 DyeStat Elite marks
DC area stars enjoy profitable trip to PA
Boys - Dematha MD soph Anthony Wiseman doubles 6.86 60m US#5 and 22.30 200m. Archbishop Carroll DC freshman Randy Lee 48.87 400m US#7. Cedar Cliff PA's Pat Philbin 8:50.75. Shawn Colligan 8.20 60H. Glen Mills PA 1:31.67 4x200. Dematha MD 3:26.44 4x800. Central Dauphin PA's Jamal James 22-3.75 LJ. Glen Mills PA sr Tyree Suber 61-9 SP US#4.
Girls - Nicole Erby 5:07.53 mile. Lewistown PA's Emily Lepley 9.12 60H. Suffern NY HS 1:47.21 4x200. Suffern NY's Taneisha Cantave doubles 17-1 LJ and 37-6 TJ.

Rhode Island
RI State Meet
Feb 22 at U. of Rhode Island - Results
Carolyn Yates stars -
Bishop Hendricken boys, Westerly girls win team titles

Boys - Mt. Pleasant sr Bobby Young 35.37 300m. Bishop Hendricken sr Steve Walsh 4:06.96 1500m. LaSalle sr James Maloney 53-7.75 SP.
Girls - Toll Gate jr Carolyn Yates doubles 1:39.18 600m and 2:56.34 1000m MR US#9 (with Westerly freshman Samantha Gawrych 2:58.10 also breaking the old meet record). Gawrych won the 1500 in 4:41.42 US#5. Westerly's Amber Price 41.45 300m. E. Greenwich sr Nicole Millette 10:17.13 3000m. Westerly doubles 1:47.48 4x200 and 4:05.38 4x400. Lincoln freshman Shayna Daugherty 5-4 HJ.

AAA Regional Meets - Results
Eastern - Deep Creek sweeps. Deep Creek sr Derron Flood 1:04.16 500m US#1. Western Branch sr Leslie Treherne 1:14.37 US#3. Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd doubles in 4:54.84 1600m US#7 and 10:49.40 3200m US#3. Yvette Lewis pulls Menchville into second place with 39 points (wins 8.19 55H, 19-4.5 LJ US#3, and 40-9.5 TJ US#4). Western Branch jr Tosin Oluwole 7.10 55D US#13. Kellam jr Natalie Sherbak 2:58.81 US#15 . Results, 67 DyeStat Elite marks
Northern - Lake Braddock sweeps.

Virginia AA State Meet
Feb 21 at Virginia Tech Univerwsity, Blacksburg VA - Results with 41 DyeStat Elite marks
Ryan McCoy 49-7. Mario Moore double leads Heritage boys.
doubles by Sarah Bowman, Octavia Best, Imani Moorman

Boys - Heritage Lynchburg 74. Charlottesville jr Reuben Jones 6.50 55D. Heritage sr Mario Moore doubles in 35.85 300m and 1:06.83 500m. Louisa County sr Daniel Kane 4:19.91 1600m. Heritage sr Nelson Dawson 7.68 55H. Heritage 1:31.99 4x200 and 3:28.27 4x400. Lord Botetourt sr Adam Linkenauger 6-8 HJ. Courtland sr Tim Jackson 22-4. Wm Fleming sr Ryan McCoy 49-0.5 TJ (he is US#1 at 49-7)..
Girls - Western Albemarle 70. Charlottesville soph Angela Johnson 7.30 55D. Heritage soph Tia Screen 41.44 300m. Heritage soph Keshia Dabney 1:19.88. Fauquier soph Sarah Bowman 2:52.44 1000m US#3 and 5:00.59 1600m. Hidden Valley Roanoke jr Jennifer Beury 11:13.46 3200m. Prince Edward jr Octavia Best doubles in 8.62 55H and 18-7.75 LJ. Heritage Lynchburg 1:45.33 4x200. Western Albermarle 4:07.16 4x400 and 9:33.83 4x800 US#10. Amherst Co sr Imani Moorman doubles in 5-4 HJ and 39-7 TJ US#7.


ACC Championships at Chapel Hill NC
Women's Pole Vault
Name Year School Final Points ================================================================== 2 Natalie Dye SR Maryland 3.80m 12-05.50 8 Yep, that's our girl.

Nike Athlete of the Week
Four athletes are named as we catch up from the snow in Baltimore and the blizzard of great performances around the country.

Nike Athlete of the Week


The fifth Nike Athlete of the Week awards of the 2003 indoor season go to Mt. Tabor NC sr Matt DeBole and Saratoga NY freshman Nicole Blood, winners of the Millrose miles at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Nike Athlete of the Week index



The sixth Nike Athlete of the Week awards of the 2003 indoor season go to Eagle ID sr Donovan Kilmartin and Plano TX jr Erica McLain, two of the most versatile athletes in the country.

Nike Athlete of the Week index

National Rankings updates
540 marks added to DyeStat Elite
DyeStat Elite -- 2,337 performances meeting DyeStat Elite cutoffs for top 100 national ranking with data received by Feb 19. There are 21 new national leaders among 540 new marks since the last update. February 19 update
How to get ranked: To get on the DyeStat Elite national rankings for 2003 indoor, you have to beat the cutoffs for your event and then submit the information by email or on the performance input form.
Jim Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized ovals - February 24 update
Roth's Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national rankings - February 11 update
Gourley's List 2003 indoor weight throw national rankings - Nick Owens WA and Della Clark GA continue to lead - February 24 update


2003 Indoor
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Loucks Games
May 9-10 White Plains NY
Pentathlon added!
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3 early season
warm weather meets
Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic
New Orleans LA March 28-29
Challenge of Champions
Mobile AL April 4-5
Arcadia Invitational
Arcadia CA April 11-12
DyeStat featured meets

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

New College choices
Steve Hassen - Vanguard Ocala FL distance standout (Foot Locker finalist) will travel just 40 miles up Interstate 75 to Gainesville to run for the University of Florida (from Ricky Quintana on
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
- Mt. Tabor 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.
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Nike Sprint Summit
9-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will be there
This year's Nike Indoor Championships at Landover MD March 14-16 have a new attraction which the sponsors call "the sprint clinic of the future.". The Nike Sprint Summit clinic with Nike athletes and leading sprint coaches will be held Friday March 14 from 7:30 to 10 pm. Admission is free to athletes registered for NIC, $10 to others. Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis heads the list of Nike athletes who will participate. Coaches include 2004 Olympic staff member Orin Richburg; Colorado Flyers coach Tony Wells; Houston Westbury girls coach Rose Brimmer; and Russell Bates, Winslow Township NJ High School.
“King Carl” Lewis said he is looking forward to the Summit. “It was a big deal to go to these kinds of meets,” he said, referring to the Nike Indoor Championships.
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Last Week

alphabetical order by state

Razorback-Tyson Invitational
Feb 15 at U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR - Results and Bob Kelly's report
Adam Perkins 4:11.78 US#3 in elite HS mile on same card as big college and Golden Spike events. Perkins pulled away from Andrew Keino VA 4:12.97 in the last 200 meters.


complete Golden State coverage by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez

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Los Angeles Invitational
Feb 15 at Los Angeles CA - DyeStatCal coverage - 51 DyeStat Elite performances
Kira Costa 13-4.5 PV USR - Sharon Day 5-10.25 US#1 - big double for Mohamed Trafeh
San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) CA senior Kira Costa gets new US record. Atascadero teammates Kacey Lundgren and Monica Pacas tie for US#4 this season with 12-6.25 runner-up efforts. Costa Mesa sr Sharon Day takes US#1 in high jump with 5-10.25 leap. Mead WA sr Jamie Geissler 10:53.8 2-mile is US#2 this year. Woodbridge CA sr Michelle Sanford 39-7.75 TJ US#6. Foot Locker finalist Mohamed Trafeh, Duarte CA junior, gets impressive distance double on the small oval: 4:17.37 mile and 9:15.9 2-mile US#4 ( Manuel Ruiz 9:16.9 US#5). Rayland Currie NV 45-9.25 TJ (Akeem Hardnett GA 45-5.25).

Kira Costa 13-4.5 USR in Los Angeles Invitational
Fresno CA senior came in looking for the meet record and left with a national indoor record (was Samantha Shepard 13-4.25 last year). "I'm so happy right now I can't even think," she told the Los Angeles Times' John Ortega. "This is just so sweet."

Class Championships
Results, highlights, and 44 DyeStat Elite performances
Doubles by Kenneth Walker, Meghan Owen,
Abbey Sadowski, Chantal Forrester

Class L - Danbury sweeps team titles. Bunnell soph Chantal Forrester double 7.41 55D and 41.71 300m.
Class M - Staples boys, Hillhouse girls. Killingly sr Meghan Owen double: 2:56.67 1000m US#9 and 4:59.95 1600m.
Class S - Griswold boys, Rham girls. Bloomfield sr Kenneth Walker double 6.40 55D and 35.26 300m. Griswold sr Abbey Sadowski double: 2:57.31 1000m US#10 and 5:09.82 1600m

25th anniversary Simplot
Feb 13-15 Pocatello ID
DyeStat on-site coverage by Rich Gonzalez 

Complete results - 135 DyeStat Elite performances

Simplot rocks

  • Donovan (King) Kilmartin, the country's best high school decathlete, shows his versatility with 7-0 HJ; 17-1 PV US#1, 8.01 60H US#2, and 50.8 split.
  • Speed City girls (Poly Long Beach CA) 1:36.69 4x200 US#1, just 0.14 off national indoor record (Wilson Long Beach 1:36.55 in 1997)
  • Teekay TC (Wilson Long Beach CA) 3:44.40 4x400 US#1, less than 2 seconds off Wilson's national record 3:42.47 in 1997.
  • Poly Long Beach CA jr Jasmine Lee upstages Allyson Felix in "fastest 200 ever", 23.55 to 23.57, with another Poly junior, Shalonda Solomon, third in 23.98. Lee and Felix are US#2 and US#3 all time behind Sanya Richards' record 23.22 last year. Lee, Felix, and Solomon are 1-2-3 in the US this season. There were five more girls under 25 seconds. Lee came to Simplot as #3 on her team and left as US#2 all time.
  • Liberty Colorado Springs CO sr Ashley Owens 7.40 60m US#1 wins furious finish in 60 meter dash over Washington Irving NY sr Virgil Hodge 7.41 and LA Baptist CA sr Allyson Felix 7.42, with the three girls taking over 1-2-3 spots in DyeStat Elite national rankings.
  • Nampa ID sr Julene Bailey 13-0 meet record, winning the pole vault for the third straight year.
  • Mountain View UT girls 9:12.21 4x800 US#3 MR. Young United Stars of PA (three 8th graders and a soph) are second.
  • Good distance times at 4,445 feet altitude
    • Weber Ogden UT sr Steve Shepherd 4:16.71 1600m shrugs off a slow qualifier to win overall from the "slow" section of the finals.
    • Meridian ID 8th grader Karleigh Gempler 11:16.19 3200m.
    • Air Academy CO sr Ian Burrell 9:20.69 3200m.
    • Valley Christian CA sr Amanda Thornberry 4:55.53 1600m.
  • Tracy Flyers (Merrill West Tracy CA) girls 4:02.48 SMR US#1.
  • Montbello Denver CO sr Toni Smith 41-6.25 TJ US#2.
  • Transit Tech NY 3:31.04 SMR US#2.
  • Colorado Flyers teammates Vicki Howard and Chandra Hardin-Scott finish 1-2 in 60H in 8.53 and 8.54, which also makes them 1-2 in the country.
  • Denver CO sr Creighton Kiper 21.79 200m US#1.
  • Philadelphia PA sr Tiffany Abney 54.35 400m US#2 (Wilson Long Beach CA sr Ashley Freeman 54.86 US#3 and CO senior Rena Napoleon 54.96 US#4).
  • Stadium Tacoma WA sr Darren Woods 47.99 400m, improving on his own US#2 time (Transit Tech NY sr Melville Rogers 48.47, improving on his US#4 time).
  • Merion Mercy PA soph Kimarra McDonald 2:13.71 800m US#2 (A,.P. Randolph NY jr Selena Sappleton 2:13.99 US#4).
  • Puyallap WA sr Adam Demmings 1:53.11 to take over US#1 in the 800. Six more under 1:59.


Cannon IV Classic Feb 14-15 hosted by Butler U. at relocated RCA Dome track
Katie Harrington gets two top times - Carmel IN jr runs 4:54.71 mile US#2 and 9:55.97 3000m US#3.

ME State Meet
Feb 17 at Bates College, Lewiston ME - Class A Results
Deering boys, Thornton Academy girls, Trey Gadbois
Portland sr Trey Gadbois doubles with 6-6 HJ and 44-3 TJBrewer sr Heather Clark 5:08.71 mile. South Portland soph Eric Giddings doubles: 4:24.95 mile and 10:01.16 2-mile. South Portland sr Andrea Giddings 11:15.43 2mile. Deering's Rob Sampson 52-8 SP. Thornton sr Erin Hatch 5-4 HJ.
Class B - Greely Cumberland jr Abby Chapman set a state record of 2:15.28 for 800 meters.

MD State Meet
The Eastern Seaboard snow storm wiped out the Maryland state meet scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD. The meets have been set back a week:
2A-1A and 3A-2A: Monday Feb 24 at 3 pm.
4A-3A: Tuesday Feb 25 at 4 pm.

MA Division Championships
Feb 14-16 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston - Results, highlights, and 93 DyeStat Elite marks
Ari Lambie's 2:48.52 1000m is US#3 all time
Lambie's splits: 65.3 (400), 1:39.2 (600), 2:13.9 (800) John Carroll's report:
"Ari finished hardly winded and she broke in a big smile when it was announced that she just run the nation's leading time at 1000 meters; that she had broken Bonnie Yuen’s (1981) state best (2:49.30); and inked her name in the number three spot on the all time US list. Later the Stanford bound Lambie anchored her 4 x 800 relay team, taking the baton in 5th place, some 100 meters behind the leader (Weston). She gave the crowd another show as she zipped a 2:15.1 anchor to just miss winning. Weston won in 9:58.44 with Bromfield second in 9:58.52."
Division I - Newton North boys and Cambridge Rindge & Latin girls.
Division II - Reading boys, Newton South girls. Doubles by Ashley Hubbard and Kate Sherman.
Division III - Wayland boys, Bishop Feehan Attleboro girls. Westboro sr Kara Dickman double.
Division IV - East Bridgewater boys, Hopkinton girls. Hopkinton jr Tianna Riel double. Foxboro sr Dan Saltzman 34.82 300m US#7. Archbishop Williams sr Sean Quigley 9:26.43 2 mile US#9. Mashpee sr Roscell Lopez-Pitts 22-8.25 LJ.

Boston University
2 Home Schoolers set US#1 marks
Chantelle Dron 2:09.22 US#1 - Boston University is becoming a favorite venue for the New Hampshire home school sophomore. She has run the three fastest high school 800 meters in the country this year, all at B.U. Today (2/15) she ran second against college runners for her fastest time of the year, with splits of 31.7, 32.7, 32.8, and 32.6.
Josh McDougal 8:14.10 US#1 - Peru NY junior shaves 5 seconds off his US#1 3000m mark finishing 8th in an open race. In another section, sophomore brother Jordan McDougal ran 8:49.02 3000m.
Taft CT sr Marisa Ryan was 14th in the mile in 5:00.69.

New Hampshire
Class L State Meet
Feb 15 at U. New Hampshire - Results
US#1 1500 by Jessica Flinn
Bishop Guertin
girls, Nashua boys. Concord sr Rachel Umberger 3:03.85 1000m. Timberland sr Jessica Flinn 4:37.92 1500m SR US#1. Alvirne sr Joe Kennedy 2:33.58 1000m. Nashua sr Matthew Valuk 7.72 55H. Nashua jr Matt Sheehan 54-0.5 SP.

New Jersey
All Group State Championships
Feb 16 at Princeton NJ - Results POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW STORM TO 2/23
Ed Grant's report from the stadium.

New Jersey
Garfield SP Invitational
Feb 14 at Garfield NJ
Kelly Fazekas 48-6.5 SP US#1 - Demarest NJ senior tinkered with her form before the meet and it paid off with the top spot in DyeStat Elite national rankings. "I'm like, wow, I'm just so excited," she told a Bergen County reporter. "I never thought that I would throw that far."

New York
Suffolk County
Feb 13 at Suffolk West CC.
Kyle Fiasconaro 2:29.4 US#1 - Commack NY junior goes to top of 1000 meter rankings in Suffolk County state meet qualifier.

New York
76th CHSAA Championships
Feb 16 at the New York Armory - Results on
doubles by Janean Morris, Shana Cox,
team titles to Fordham Prep boys, St. Joseph by the Sea girls
Boys - Kellenberg sr Dan Naughton 9:18.89 3200m. Sean Lowe, St. John's 1:22.30 600m. Sean Callicio, Xaverian 55-3.25 SP. Archbishop Molloy jr Ian Cassidy 15-0 PV. Corey Simmons, Lasalle 44-0 TJ. Sean Callicio, Xaverian 55-3.25 SP.
Girls - Bishop Loughlin fr Janean Morris doubles: 3:00.57 1000m and 1:35.58 600m. Holy Trinity sr Shana Cox doubles: 7.19 55D and 38.72 300m. Shantile Blackburn, Notre Dame 4:46.20 1500m edges Maxine Davis by 0.01.
Girls Outstanding Track Performer – Shana Cox - Holy Trinity
Girls Outstanding Field Performer – Lauren Torelli - St. Joseph by the Sea
Boys Outstanding Track Performer – Dan Naughton - Kellenberg
Boys Outstanding Field Performer - Ian Cassidy – Molloy

Armory Collegiate Invitational
Feb 14-15 at the New York Armory

The high school relays at the USA Nationals last year were a huge hit, so the Armory officials have added high school relays (see entries below) to the big Armory Collegiate Games this weekend in New York. High School mile record holder Alan Webb will return to the scene of his indoor record sub-4:00 mile to run in the New York Road Runners Club Challenge Cup open mile at 4:45 pm Saturday.
| Home Page | Alan Webb press conference | Saturday Results

Saturday High School 4x400s are two US#1 marks - William Penn PA girls 3:47.61 (anchor Juanita Broaddus 53.6) and Vineland NJ 3:17.15.
Friday High School very quick 4x800 relays - Bay Shore girls 9:08.18 US#1 edge Bronxville 9:09.15 US#2. Willingboro NJ boys 7:53.19 US#2 edge Northport NY 7:55.2 US#4.
Friday College
North Carolina women and Purdue men lead first day action. North Carolina is led by Laura Gerraughty's throws double (65-2.75 WT and 57-10.25 SP) and DMR 11:08.56. Texas freshman sprinters were 1-2 in 200m qualifying (Ashton Collins 20.93 and Brendan Christian 21.14). LSU freshman Kelly Willie, last year's fastest prep at 400 meters, led qualifiers in his specialty at 46.78. LSU jr Muna Lee 23.18 led women's 200 meter qualifiers (Miki Barber 23.84). Rice jr Allison Beckford 53.76 led women's 400 meter qualifiers.
I Left My Heart -- at the Armory
Noted track writer and TV consultant Walt Murphy lives in New York and loves the New York Armory. But duty takes him to Arkansas this weekend for the Golden Spike tour stop, so he will miss the Armory Collegiate Games. He writes about his feelings.


North Carolina
NC State Meet
Feb 15 at UNC Chapel Hill - Results, highlights and 62 DyeStat Elite marks
Bobby Mack, Matt Debole trade wins.
Clay Ragan, J-Mee Samuels, Chandra Pulliam set records.
North Rowan boys, Mt. Tabor girls win team titles

Boys - N. Forsyth sr Bobby Mack double 9:28.89 3200 and 4:10.61 1600m US#4 (Matt Debole 4:11.47). Mt. Tabor sr Matt Debole 2:33.99 1000m (Bobby Mack 2:36.67). N. Forsyth sr Clay Ragan 1:05.70 (just off his US#1 time of 1:05.28). Mount Tabor soph J-Mee Samuels 6.29 55D US#2. N. Rowan jr Andre Tillman 23-1.25 LJ US#6. N. Rowan jr Terry Wood 48-6.5 TJ US#2. Charlotte sr Nick Ledbeter 6-8 HJ. Reynolds jr Cade Liverman 7.42 55H US#4.
Girls - W. Rowan sr Sherina Steele double: 18-7 LJ and 37-6 TJ. Cummings Burlington sr Chandra Pulliam double: 8.07 55H US#4. Cabarrus NC sr Tempess Stark 7.09 55D US#8. Independence Charlotte's Carlita Sturdivant 1:18.05 500m. SW Guilford's Portia Baker 39.87 300m US#8. Apex sr Debbie Martin 5-6 HJ.

PA Week by Don Rich
Feb 15 at Lehigh U. Don Rich's PA Week
nice double for Mark Korich at Carnival
Springfield senior runs 1:56.07 800m and 4:22.27 mile.
Nicole Leach
doubles (7.84 and 56.95) in PCL meet shortened by snow

Volunteer Classic
Feb 15 at U. of Tennessee, Knoxville TN - Results and 32 DyeStat Elite performances
Interstate meet attracts nationally ranked athletes.
Boys - Memphis TN sr Anthony Chiulli double: 1:57.78 800m and 4:19.68 1600m. . S. Gwinnet GA jr Michael Grant 6.42 55D. Brandon Wimbush 22-9.75 LJ. Christian Brothers TN Corey Mills 59-11.25 SP. Halls TN sr Chris Wilson 6-8 HJ.
Girls - Elyria OH sr Tianna Madison double: 6.99 55D US#3 (Rachel Wilson GA 7.11) and 19-6.75 LJ US#2. Eastmoor Academy OH sr Courtney Johnson 8.29 55H. Landmark girls 3:55.07 (Collins Hill GA 3:55.60). Taylor Stallings 44-7.25 SP US#3. Jasmine Davis TN 5-4 HJ. Thornwell SC sr Sara Young 12-6 US#4.

Houston All Comers
Feb 15 at U. of Houston
Preps star in college/open meet
Killeen Ellison TX sr Chaime Breaux 6.73 claims US#1 in 60 meter dash and triple jumped 48-2.5 (he is US#2 at 48-7.75). Plano East TX jr Erica McLain, national triple jump leader, goes over 42 feet again (42-1.25, just under her US#1 42-4.75 earlier this season). Cinco Katy Ranch TX sr Kyle Miller wins mile in 4:16.46. Natchez MS jr Kedrick Gibbons 7.98 60H US#2. Cinco Ranch TX soph Scott Sellers 7-1.5 HJ (half inch below his US#2 mark). Carroll Southlake TX jr Ty Barrington, the nation's third ranking pole vaulter at 16-4, was second at 16-0.75.

USA Cross Country Championships

Feb 15-16 at Houston TX - Qualifier for World Cross Country Championships at Lausanne, Switzerland in late March - Details
College runners dominate. No HS runners make US teams for World's.
Billy Nelson wins Jr Men 8k. Foot Locker champ Chris Solinsky is 9th. US team for World's is Billy Nelson, U. of Colorado; Bret Schoolmeester, U of Colorado; Andy Weilacher, Northern Arizona; Brett Gotcher, Stanford; Tim Moore, Notre Dame; Fleet Hower, Georgetown. Best HS finishers: 9. Chris Solinsky, 12. Galen Rupp, 13. John Crews, 16. Bobby Curtis, 18. Ryan Deak, 27. Brian Sullivan.
Clara Horowitz 23:34.00 wins Jr Women 6k by 36 seconds. Best high school finisher is Amber Harper in 9th. US team at Worlds will be Horowitz (Duke), Laura Hodgson (Washington), Amy Hastings (Arizona State), Rebecca Walter (Michigan), Julia Lucas (NC State), and Angela Homan (Auburn).

VT State Meet
Feb 15 at Norwich VT - Results
Essex boys, Fair Haven and Rutland girls tie. Fair Haven jr Mary Heitkamp double: 41.82 300m and 1:40.56 600m. North Country sr Kasey Hill triple: 8.15 55H US#10, 7.34p 55D and 18-6 LJ (Heitkamp 18-4).

Virginia Tech Challenge
Feb 15 at Blacksburg VA
Chase Shealy 16-10.75 PV - Cayce SC senior won over college vaulters and took the US#2 spot in DyeStat Elite national rankings.

UW High School Invitational
Feb 16 at Dempsey Indoor Stadium, U. Washington, Seattle -
Results with 21 DyeStat Elite performances
US#2-3-4 at 3000 meters - Auburn-Riverside WA sr Carl Moe 8:35.79, Inglemoor WA jr David Kinsella 8:38.14, and Kent-Meridian WA sr John Timeus 8:41.25. Arlington WA sr McKane Lee 16-2 PV US#5. South Eugene soph Erin Gray 5:06.26 edges Anchorage West AK sr Kristina Smith 5:06.83 in mile. Eagle River AK sr Morgan Ekemo wins 3000 in 10:15.66. Benson Portland OR sr Deborah Jones 7.71 60D US#11 and 25.32 200m. Snohomish WA sr Emily Enders 12-0 PV.

RCA Dome Track Reborn
INDIANAPOLIS IN 2/10/03 -- The Indianapolis RCA Dome indoor track that saw 39 still standing NCAA Division I and Division II records was dismantled in 1999 and put in storage. Now, a coalition of Indiana organizations led by Butler University coach Joe Franklin have taken the 200-meter banked Mondo track out of storage and put it to use in a temporary facility at Plainfield IN west of the Indianapolis Airport. Several high school and college meets are being held this season. Story of the salvage effort. See how a "Track In a Box - some assembly required" was transformed from 11 semi-tractor trailer loads of equipment into a functioning indoor track.

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.


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Meets that will be covered in depth by DyeStat in 2002-2003
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