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International New Year
Washington state runners celebrate New Year's in Ireland
CORK, IRELAND 1/1/03 -- A group of Washington state runners brought in the new year across the Atlantic in a New Year's Day cross country race against Irish runners. Susannah Shaw, who was 10th in the Foot Locker West regional at Mt. SAC December 7, won the girls race. The Sehome WA senior ran away from Joyce Curtin of Glenbower AC to win by 24 seconds in 11:35 for 3000 meters, leading US girls to 9 of the top 10 places. The US boys were not as successful, finishing behind four local teams with Torey Kieger the highest American at 8th. Mark Hanrahan of Cork A won the race in 17:00 for 5000 meters. Details

DyeStat Elite
first 2003 indoor national rankings
302 performances from 34 meets are listed in the first DyeStat Elite national rankings for the 2003 indoor season. DyeStat Elite 2003 indoor #1

College Choices
We now have 257 college choices by the class of 2003 from the early signing period in November. Some recent choices of note:

  • Stephanie Smith, Macon GA, 23.88 200m, 53.89 400m, YAC double, GA 3A champ, to South Carolina
  • Tiandra Ponteen, MD, sprints, NIC 400m champ, US#1 500m 2002, to Florida
  • Arthur Davis, Williamson AL, 46.58 400m - AL 5A and Mobile MOC champ, to Mississippi State.
  • Mark Jelks, Indiana 100-200 champion, to Texas Christian
  • Lisa Wilson, 11.45 100m Texas 3A champion, to Houston
  • Andrew Park, Fairport NY, 15-5 PV, 2-time NY champ, to Princeton.
  • Lindsay Rosales, Washingtonville NY 11-6 pole vaulter, to East Carolina
  • Diane Anderson, Colorado triple state meet gold last year (200, 400, 4x800) for Denver East, to Wake Forest. (Diane will run this year for Mitchell Colorado Springs.)
  • Nicole Millette, Rhode Island cross country champion, to Rhode Island
  • Lindsay Grigoriev, MD hep, throws; 1st Penn Relays, MD 2A, AAU JO, to Kansas State
  • Adam Linkenauger, Virginia AA high jump champ (6-10), to Clemson.
  • Julia Cathcart, a 2002 MS grad who is studying in France for a year, signed with William & Mary for next year.

College Choices - choices listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

Gourley's List
Shelton WA sr Nick Owens and North Cobb Marietta GA sr Della Clark lead Bob Gourley's first national weight throw lists of the 2003 indoor season. Gourley's List

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

Katya Kostetskaya, Russian student at Jonesboro AR, continues her international shuttling between meets. After running a 5:05.12 mile in the Kickoff Klassic in Arkansas, Katya flew to Russia for the St. Petersburg Youth Championships, where she doubled in 1:34.30 600m and 2:53.10 1000m. She has a 1500 meter race scheduled in Russia January 4 before flying back to Arkansas for her sophomore year at Jonesboro.

-- complete Golden State coverage by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez

  • California track and field previews
  • Year-end divisional top 30 California cross country rankings
  • Amateur Athletic Foundation clinics

USM New Year's Relays - U. of Southern Maine
Portland ME sr Trey Gadbois doubles with 6-6 HJ and 43-08.75 TJ. Deering Portland ME boys 10:41.19 DMR. Merrimack Valley NH 3:39.84 SMR. Complete Results

Metro Run and Walk Holiday Inv - Landover MD
Eleanor Roosevelt MD sr Tiondra Ponteen doubles: 25.07 200m and 1:13.90 500m, 12th fastest all time, just a tick slower than her 1:13.50 here last year, which was 6th on the all time list. Menchville VA sr Yvette Lewis triples 8.29 55H, 17-10, 38-11.75. Deep Creek VA boys relay double 1:30.41 and 3:23.94. W. Springfield VA sr Jeff Day distance double. Complete Results with 40 DyeStat Elite marks listed.

New Jersey
Millrose Trials
Old standbys Trenton boys 3:22.3 and Willingboro girls 3:55.4 swept the field at the New Jersey Millrose 1600-meter relay trials at Seton Hall. Ed Grant's report

New York
Armory Holiday Classic
Cardinal O'Hara PA boys, Largo MD girls win team titles
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DMR Northport NY 10:20.19
4x200 Thomas Jefferson NY 1:30.37
4x800 Cardinal O'Hara PA 8:10.51 (right)
SMR Winslow 3:38.64 (Northport 3:39.03)
4x400 Thomas Jefferson NY 3:24.80 (Winslow NJ 3:24.92)

DMR Bellport NY 12:32.66
4x200 Largo MD 1:42.08
4x800 Shenendehowa NY 10:31.76
SMR Connetquot 4:17.50 (Archbishop Prendergast 4:19.01)
4x400 Ward Melville 4:09.01

New York
26th Pearl River Holiday Invitational
David Dennis, Hackensack 45-3.75 TJ. North Rockland NY boys 8:10.5 4x800. Passaic Valley NJ sr Jesse Mizzone 11:00.3 3200m. Taneisha Cantave, Suffern 17-10.75 LJ and 36-0.75 TJ. Jessica Malacrida, Paramus 5-4 HJ. Nina Victorin, Nyack 38-6 SP. Complete Results

New York
Colgate Women's Games, Week 1
Clarenchell Tate
, Imani School, Philadelphia 7th grader, doubled in 6.9 and 25.4 in the middle school division, breaking the meet record for the 55 meter dash. High school winners were Jessica Clarke, Tiffany Abney, Fatmata Fofanah, Okechi Ogbuokiri, Janean Morris, Kristin Farley, Alexandria Coppadge, and Lena Tankeng. Week 1 Results

New York
PSAL Holiday Relays
Thomas Jefferson
NY boys, 2 days after their 4x400 win in the Armory Holiday Classic, win the sprint medley in 3:37.50. Results on

New York
Iroquois Buffalo soph Tiffany Maskulinski shot to the top of the national rankings with a 12-2 pole vault at the International Youth Meet of Champions at York University, Toronto.

Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic - Lehigh University
formerly the (Y.E.S. Year End Special)
West Catholic PA soph Nicole Leach 57.61.
William Penn sr Juanita Broaddus doubles in 25.32 and 7.87 60.
Hatboro-Horsham sr Janine Ricci 10:32.80 3000.
Marques Dexter
, Central 45-0 TJ.
William Penn
girls 1:43.67 4x200.
Christina Smith (right) 9.31 60H.



photo by Don Rich

Rhode Island
Brown Invitational
Saratoga NY fr Nicole Blood just nips Holy Names NY sr Liz Maloy, 4:57.40 to 4:57.49. Saratoga NY girls 12:32.60, Fordham Prep NY boys 10:33.12 (Bishop Hendricken 10:34.51, St. John's Prep MA 10:34.64) win DMRs. Washingtonville NY sr Lindsay Rosales 11-6, Fordham Prep sr Gavin McMahon 14-6 win PV. Saidu Ezihe 7.55 55H. Kenneth Walker, Bloomfield 6.44 55D. David Murphy, Bishop Hendricken 4:19.96 mile. Jose Fernandez, Fordham Prep 1:57.69 800m. Fordham Prep sr Conrad Dalton 1:05.42 500m. Transit Tech NY boys 3:37.05 SMR. Christian Brothers NJ boys 8:12.48 4x800. Fordham Prep NY boys 3:26.46 4x400. Rob Hofmann, Mepham NY 8:57.33 3000m. Hopkinton MA jr Tiana Riel 8.63 55H. New Rochelle NY sr Nana Hanson-Hall 2:17.16 800m. Far Rockaway NY sr Jeavon Benjamin 1:16.19 500m. New Rochelle NY sr Karen Robinson 7.21 55D. Bay Shore NY girls 4:16.23 SMR. Shoreham Wading River sr Toni Lynn Salucci 10:25.82 3000m. Saratoga NY girls 9:41.46 4x800. Uniondale NY girls 4:04.68 4x400. Paul Robeson NY girls 1:47.17 4x200. Maria Michta, Sachem North 7:34.17 mile walk. Joe Trepani, Centereach 7:00.52 mile walk.
Complete Results
with 52 DyeStat Elite performances, best meet of the weekend.


The NCAA cross country championships will be shown on Fox Sports outlets from January 8 to 29. NCAA TV Schedule

The 2nd Montgomery Invitational at PG Sportsplex, Landover MD, January 11, has landed the Wilson Long Beach CA girls squad to enliven the girls relays along with Largo MD and Woodrow Wilson DC. Entries close January 5. Web Site

The Arizona Track and Cross Country Association is sponsoring a coaches clinic January 10-11 at Chandler AZ. Web Site

St. John's drops track
The decision of St. John's University to drop their track program has spurred many protests. An online petition to Save St. John's Track Program has nearly 3,000 signatures. Add your name.

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 on the performance input form.

DyeStat/Harrier books
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Slinger Sanchez
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High School Track 2002
Parents Guide to High School Track
& Cross Country

John Dye and Marc Bloom announce the book, Parents Guide to High School Track & Cross Country, as the first publication of their joint venture, DyeStat/Harrier Books, which will offer three books in 2003. Special pricing is now offered for the Parents Guide and the DyeStat/Harrier Book Club at pre-publication discounts plus a special bonus.
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Alan Webb runs "fitness time trial" at Landover
At Landover MD, at the Metro Run and Walk Holiday Invitational run by Webb's coach Scott Raczko, new pro Alan Webb ran a 1000 meter time trial with training partner and former South Lakes VA high school teammate Richard Smith. Smith paced through 600 meters, and then Webb took over for a 1:54.4 800 meters en route to 2:23.86 for 1000 meters, just off Webb's US high school indoor record of 2:23.68 set in his senior year at South Lakes. Both Webb and Raczko said they were satisfied with what Raczko called a "fitness time trial." Wce the NCAA 1500 meters last June before he left the University of Michigan and signed a professional contract with Nike. Three indoor races at unannounced locations are on Webb's winter schedule after 3 weeks of high atltitude training in New Mexico.

Texas womens crash
University of Texas womens coach Beverly Kearney was critically injured in a highway accide

ebb has not run a competitive race sinnt that killed Ilrey Sparks, 40, UT academic counselor and former All-American sprinter, and Muriel Wallace, 63, mother of Jamaican Olympic sprinter Michelle Freeman, 33. Freeman and Imani Sparks, 2, were injured when a van driven by Freeman rolled over near Jacksonville FL Thursday morning. Kearney, a 7-time NCAA national coach of the year in her 11th season at Texas, was conscious after surgery at a Jacksonville hospital.

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Nike Athletes of the Week
We select an outstanding boy and girl each week as Nike Athlete of the Week.


Nike Indoor

March 15-16 at Landover MD
5th NIC has added attraction:
the Nike Sprint Summit

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.

Cross Country wrapup

The Harrier rankings
Mountain View boys, Saratoga girls are #1
12/23/02 -- Marc Bloom's final Harrier magazine rankings of the 2002 season confirmed the 5th season lists: the number one teams in the nation are the Mountain View UT boys and the Saratoga NY girls. It is the third straight year for Saratoga girls to be on top. The Harrier top 10 national and top 5 regional teams.

DyeStat Elite cross country update #9
3,480 performances on national lists
The DyeStat Elite cross country performance lists have 3,480 performances from 633 meets. The first three Foot Locker regions and the California state meet are included. Lists include 3 mile and 5k times meeting cutoffs. List Number 9

What is the toughest cross country course in the country?
DyeStat readers tell us about their toughest courses

What is the toughest cross country course in the country? We nominated Hereford HS in Maryland. Now readers are sending in their picks -- Manzano HS NM, Branstrom Park MI, Sioux Passage MO, Holmdel Park NJ, Brandywine Creek DE, Susquenita HS PA, Wolfpack Invitational NC, Canyon de Chelly AZ, Parkhill South MO, Crystal Springs CA, Derryfield Park NH, Waimea HI, Elkins WV, Cuyahoga Valley OH, Trask Mountain OR, Thetford Trails VT, Sunken Meadow NY, Camas WA, Renaissance Run CO, and University of Southern Indiana. Read these and make your own nomination if you think your course is really tough. See Toughest Courses

Great American 2003 will be held September 26-27 at the SAS course, Cary NC. Details will be announced soon. For more information, send email to the National Scholastic Sports Foundation.

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

Last Week

New York Armory
Bishop Loughlin Games
12/21 New York - DyeStat on-site coverage - NEW Donna on the Side
Most Outstanding Performers: Shana Cox 37.59, Mike Morrison 7-2
Team winners: Fordham Prep boys 24 (Dematha MD 22), New Rochelle NY girls 27

Maryland - PG Sportsplex
Maryland girls upstage New York
Moving to Maryland (PG County Sportsplex, Landover) from Virginia in its 8th year, the F.I.T. (Friends of Indoor Track) Relays saw sizzling early season girls relay times by Prince George's County rivals Eleanor Roosevelt and Largo. Roosevelt 3:52.8 blew away Largo 4:00.3 in the 4x400, but Largo 1:42.3 (Eleanor Roosevelt 1:42.7) returned the favor in the 4x200. Both races were faster than those in the Bishop Loughlin Games in the New York Armory. Roosevelt's 4x400 relay was led by leadoff Crystal Anyanwu 55.3 and anchor Tiondra Ponteen 55.7. Langley VA sr Nick Crumpton had a fine horizontal jumps double in 21-10 and 45-10. Robinson VA sr Steve Huntzinger broke the meet shot put record at 57-10. Garfield VA sr Tiffany Evans threw the shot 45-2.5.
Complete F.I.T. Results

Massachusetts - Reggie Lewis
MSTCA Winter Festival - first big meet of MA indoor season. Cambridge Rindge & Latin sr Tim Harding long jumps 22-9.75. Complete Massfest results

Cardinal O'Hara jr Steve Hallinan rang up an 8:58.2 3000m at Haverford College. Don Rich's PA week

CNU Winter Frolic - big triple for Menchville sr Yvette Lewis: 7.28 55D, 18-6.5 LJ, 41-4.5 TJ MR. Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd gets 1600/3200 double in 5:04.06 and 11:02.73, both meet records. National 4x200 record holder Deep Creek boys open with meet record 1:31.98. Western Branch sr Leslie Treherne 1:15.85 500m MR. Complete CNU results


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


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