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the best of the weekend
| Natasha Hastings breaks 500 meter record | Chantelle Dron 2:10.66 US#1 | Vineland NJ boys are US#3 all time SMR | US#1 marks by Jimmie Jones, Tianna Madison, and Candace Davis at Findlay OH | Kedrick Gibbons 7.36 55H US#2 at McNeese | Brian Dalpiaz and Nicole Blood win New Balance miles | six US#1 marks at U. of Arkansas National Inv | Josh McDougal 8th fastest indoor 3k ever | Conrad Dalton 1:56.14 |

National Rankings updated with 220 more marks
DyeStat Elite -- 1,382 performances meeting DyeStat cutoffs for top 100 national ranking with data received by Jan 30. January 30 update NEW
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.
Roth's Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national rankings - January 29 update
Gourley's List 2003 indoor weight throw national rankings - January 28 update

Virginia Tech HS Indoor preview
Jan 31-Feb 1 at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA - Home Page - a DyeStat on-site meet
Maryland v. Virginia is the highlight of many events, with North Carolina, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York and DC thrown into the mix as 2,000 athletes converge on Interstate 81 in the Blue Ridge of southwestern Virginia. The fast, banked oval at Rector Fieldhouse should yield some nation-leading times. Schedule and performance lists are posted on DyeStat's Virginia Tech page
Prince George's County MD teams will continue their argument from last week's county championships between Eleanor Roosevelt, Largo, Suitland, and C.H. Flowers. They are joined by MD private school power Dematha. From Georgia comes New Horizon TC, with Courtney Champion (US#1 at 55 meters after her LSU win) and Reggie Witherspoon (a 46.08 400m man last spring). Mumford Detroit journeys down from Michigan hoping to duplicate last year's successes: Kenneth Ferguson has graduated, but Jimmie Jones is US#1 at 800 meters (1:55.25). Woodrow Wilson carries the District of Columbia flag. North Carolina sends sophomore sprint sensation J-Mee Samuels and miler Matt Debole of the powerhouse Mount Tabor squad. Virginia standouts include Bethel HS, Yvette Lewis, US#1 55D Joe Robinson, Andrew Keino, and Alex Tatu. Pennsylvania claims the top-seeded pole vaulter, Andrew Rademacher (15-7). Heather Iatauro of New York is making the longest trip to run in this meet.

Super Bowl link to high school track
Dexter Jackson, MVP of the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ran in the Mobile Challenge of 1995. Jackson took 2nd in the 110 hurdles in 14.49 and 3rd in the 300 hurdles in 38.47 for Shanks high school, Quincy FL.

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

National Invitational
Jan 25 at Tyson Track Complex, U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR -
six US#1 marks: Jessica Ohanaja, Erica McLain, Wallace Spearmon, Jason Richardson, Skyline Dallas TX girls and Magnet Baton Rouge LA girls
Results - 67 DyeStat Elite performances
- Killeen Ellison TX sr Chaime Breaux doubled in 6.84 60D and 48-1 TJ, just a bit off his US#1 marks in both events. Wallace Spearmon doubled in 21.87 US#1 and 23-0 LJ US#6. West TX sr Frankie Pavelka 49.04 400m US#6 (Reagan Austin TX sr Irie Williams had the second fastest prelim at 49.80 but pulled up in the final.). Russellville AR sr Chase Feltner 4:20.71 1600m. Cedar Hill TX jr Jason Richardson 7.93 60H US#1 (plus 7 more DyeStat Elite marks). Brewer Depaul, Edmond OK 56-9 SP.
Girls - Westbury Houston jr Jessica Ohanaja 7.50 posted the fastest 60 meter dash time of the season. Skyline Dallas TX soph Krystin Lacy, who had the previous US#1 time (7.55) opted for the 200 and won that in 24.36 US#3. Magnet Baton Rouge LA soph Katrina Taylor beat the meet record in the 400 in 55.85 and was faster in the prelims at 55.66. Jenks OK sr Brianna McLeod, who gave up swimming for track this season, won the 1600 in 4:58.71 and then ran second in a very close 800 to Magnet Baton Rouge LA's Katara Rosby, 2:18.57 to 2:18.69. Skyline Dallas 1:40.51 4x200 US#1. Magnet Baton Rouge LA sr Reanna Townsend 5-6 HJ. World Junior team member Erica McLain, Plano East TX jr, doubled in the long jump 19-0.75 US#2 and triple jump 41-5 US#1 and was 4th in her first-ever try at the hurdles.


complete Golden State coverage by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez

| ABTFC All Comers - MacKenzie Hill | Clinics | LA Invitational preview |

Boise State Invitational
Jan 24 at Boise ID
Donovan Kilmartin 24-0.5 US#1 - The nation's best decathlete had a nice all around effort with 6-11 HJ, 8.49 60H (42-inch hurdles), and 24-0.5. His long jump series got better with each jump: 23-1, 23-3, 23-11, and 24-0.5, with the last jump taking the national lead in DyeStat Elite rankings. Julene Bailey had a 12-6 pole vault, 4 inches below her US#1 mark, and soph Megan Perner cleared 11-0.

McNeese Invitational
Jan 25 at McNeese State University (no metal spikes allowed) - Results
Natchez MS jr Kedrick Gibbons doubles in 7.36 55H US#2 and 23-0.5 LJ

Prince George's County Championships
Jan 23 at PG Sportsplex, Landover MD - Highlights
Boys - Suitland sr Deyon Williams doubles in 7.51 55H and 22-9 LJ. Suitland is 1-2 in 55D with sr Robert Duru 6.47 and Jamell Lane 6.48. C.H. Flowers soph Afolabi Aromire 1:06.2 500m. Suitland 1:31.4 4x200 (Largo 1:32.1).
Girls - Eleanor Roosevelt sr Tiandra Ponteen doubles in 39.35 300m and 1:16.6 500m. Largo places 1-2 in 55D with freshman Michayla Golladay 7.14 and sr Natalie McKenzie 7.15. C. H. Flowers jr Tiffany Nesfield 8.16 55H. Largo 1:43.0 4x200 US#5 (E. Roosevelt 1:44.2). Bowie sr Leif Crago 58-0.75 SP.

Montgomery County Championships
Jan 27 at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD - Results with 15 DyeStat Elite performances
Gaithersburg jr Nina Warren 7.28 55D. Gaithersburg sr Brian Porter 6.49 55D. Blake jr Aharon Conerly 1:07.62 500m. Paint Branch boys 1:32.42 4x200. Gaithersburg jr John Welbon 6-6 HJ.

Howard County Championships
Jan 29 at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD
Mount Hebron teams sweep. Oakland Mills jr Anthony Cole doubles in 6.3h and 35.7h. Hammond sr Shade Smith doubles in 7.1h and 41.5h. Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev 43-7 SP US#3.

McIntyre Relays
Jan 26 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston - Complete Results
Boys - St. John's Danvers MA10:24.88 DMR US#2. (splits: John Gillespie 3:10, Sean Langton 53.9, Ryan Williams 1:58, Mike Grant 4:21). St. John's Shrewsbury 3:34.65 SMR US#4. Rindge & Latin Cambridge 1:31.55 MR 4x200.
Girls - Central Catholic Lawrence 4:04.27 4x400 (Dennis-Yarmouth 4:04.58)

Terrier Classic Invitational
top HS performances in open meet
Jan 24 at Boston University - Terrier Classic
Chantelle Dron 2:10.66 - (left) Home schooled New Hampshire soph improved on her US#1 time while finishing 4th in the college division. Chantelle had almost even splits of 32-32-33-33.
Josh McDougal 8:19.55 3000 - Home schooled New York junior runs the 8th fastest high school indoor 3k ever and fastest since 1986 while finishing less than a second behind Iona College soph Nigel Wray, a member of the Canadian junior team at the 2001 World Cross Country Championships at Ostend Belgium..
Air Time's new dynamic duo - Air Time club coach Jeff Robbins' latest pair of elite girl pole vaulters tied for US#2 in the college meet at Boston U's new Track and Tennis Center. Lowell MA sr Ashley Nolet and Concord MA jr Anna McFarlane each cleared 12-7.5, with Nolet winning on fewest misses. Only Nampa ID sr Julene Bailey has jumped higher this season (12-10). Nolet and McFarlane have stepped into the shoes of Samantha Shepard and Molly Lederman, who set national records for Air Time over the past several years.

MidWach League
Jan 25 at Fitchburg MA - Results at Cool Running
Bromfield MA sr Ari Lambie doubles in 2:58.21 1000m US#3 and 1:38.37 600m.

Custer SD sr Tyler Custis took the US#2 slot in shot put with a throw of 61-0.5 at Chadron State College's high school open.

New Jersey
Monmouth County Championships
Jan 25 at Red Bank Regional HS - Results and Ed Grant highlights.
Trotters get speed workouts - Katy 2:16.81 800m, Amanda 2:17.92. Christian Brothers boys and Middletown South girls win team titles.

New Balance Games
Jan 25 at the New York Armory -
Winners & Pix - Complete Results - 64 DyeStat Elite performances

Natasha Hastings gets 500 meter record,
US#1 double by Vineland NJ boys

A.P. Randolph NY jr Natasha Hastings runs 1:11.84 for a new national 500 meter record, finishing 4th in elite women's race. Vineland NJ boys 3:27.60 SMR, third fastest team ever (Muir Pasadena CA 1997 3:24.69 and Muir Pasadena CA 1996 3:25.90 and 3:27.80) and 3:19.07 4x400 (first under 3:20 this season). HS elite miles go to Brian Dalpiaz 4:15.73 MR (Gavin Coombs CT 4:15.91, top 6 under 4:20) and Nicole Blood 4:54.78 MR (9 seconds ahead of Catha Mullen). Newburgh NY boys 1:28.52 4x200 (US#13 all time team) to improve on 2003 US#1 mark. Bronxville NY girls 9:25.25 4x800 (Saratoga 9:26.62) with these two teams taking the US#1-2 spots in DyeStat Elite national rankings. Willingboro NJ boys 7:59.19 4x800 US#2. West Catholic PA girls 4:05.19 SMR US#2.

New York
Colgate Women's Games
Jan 25 at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY - Home Page - Results of Semi-Finals
Semi Finals determine athletes eligible for finals at MSG Feb 8.
Bronx Science NY sr Fatmata Fofanah 8.17 55H. Wilmington DE fr Alexandra Coppadge 5-6 HJ.

New York
West Point Carnival
Boys - Trenton sr Irvin Stills doubles in 22.53 200m and 7.62 55H. Saratoga NY sr Mike Foley 8:53.35 3000m. Warwick Valley NY 10:35.79 DMR. Christian Brothers NY jr Felipe Reyes 23-0.5 LJ.
Girls - Murry Bergtraum soph Jessica Clarke doubles in 7.37 55D and 25.38p 200m. Lincoln Yonkers NY sr Adanna Andrews 2:17.36 (Angelica Gregory 2:17.75). Pearl River NY sr Erin Demchko 4:46.40. Suffern NY 12:39.52 DMR. Mountain Lakes NJ jr Colette Debenedetto 17-10 LJ. Suffern's Teneisha Centave 37-10.5 TJ. Monroe-Woodbury NY sr Kristen Callan 38-10 SP.

New York
Suffolk County League championships
Sachem NY jr Maria Michta lapped the girls race walk field and won in US#1 6:44.4, which was 2 seconds better than her outdoor PR. "I had no idea how fast I was going until I looked up at the clock coming off the final turn," Michta said. "Now I know that I can get that National Record." Coach Michael Roth sees Michta breaking more than HS records this year. "I've never seen her walk so controlled at such a fast pace." Roth's Race Walk rankings
Riverhead NY soph Ellen Dougherty 2:55.3 1000m (Mary Liz McCurdy 2:58.4), the second and third fastest 1000 meters of the season.
Suffolk County League results

New York
NYCHSAA championships
Fordham sr Conrad Dalton doubles in 1:56.14 80m US#2 (with teammate Jose Fernandez second in 1:57.08 US#10) and 49.13 400m US#7. Corey Simmon of LaSalle 44-11.25 TJ MR. Fordham sr Gavin McMahon 15-3 PV MR. Fordham Prep ran away with the team title with 82 points.

North Carolina
Preps in Tarheel Classic college meet at UNC
Chamblee GA sr Mary Ann Erigha came out of the 6th section to place sixth overall in the 200 meters at 24.99 US#7 and also ran 7.70 60D US#6. Cummings Burlington NC had two girls in the 60m hurdles: sr Chandra Pulliam 8.95 US#7 and jr Dominique Price 9.29.

Findlay Invitational
Jan 25-26 at the U. of Findlay, Findlay OH - Home Page | Div I | Div II-III |
Div I results now posted.

US#1 marks by Jones, Madison and Davis
Mumford Detroit MI sr Jimmie Jones 1:55.25 US#1. Pickerington OH sr Adam Kellermeyer 60-8.5 SP US#2. Elyria OH sr Tianna Madison 19-3.5 LJ US#1 and 7.02p 55D US#3t. Pioneer Ann Arbor MI sr Candace Davis 7.93 55H US#1 and 26.01 200m.

PA Week by Don Rich
Andrew Rademacher (right) clears 15-3 at Slippery Rock. Juanita Broaddus 25.1h breaks 10-year record.

U. of Wyoming Open
Jan 17 at U. of Wyoming fieldhouse - Results



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.
more on Nike Sprint Summit | more on NIC

Millrose Miles
The fields have been set for the invitation-only high school miles at the 96th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden February 7. Details

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Wesley Smith chooses
North Carolina State

Hudson OH Foot Locker cross country finalist (2nd) will join his brother, Andy Smith, a 2000 NCAA cross country All-American. See 300 college choices by the class of 2003 listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

Loucks Games
May 9-10 White Plains NY
Pentathlon added!
Pentathlon info | Web Site

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
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Last Week

the weekend
Fastest DMR of the season at Yale as Bay Shore NY girls beat Saratoga! Anchors duel again at 3000 meters: Saratoga's Nicole Blood 9:48.35 (Bay Shore's Laura Cummings 9:49.76)

Brian Dalpiaz 9:01.92 2-mile record in New York. Chantelle Dron 4:51.62 US#1 in MA open race; Zach Pollinger qualifies for USATF men's national race walk.

Great action also in Arizona, North Carolina, Kansas, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Washington, and Nevada.

Michael Hilbe 48.16 US#1
Running in the NAU Opener at Northern Arizona University, Hamilton AZ jr Michael Hilbe ran the fastest 400 meters of the season while placing 7th against college runners. Twenty minutes later, he was second in the 200 at 22.33.


21st Yale Classic | Home Page | Friday results | Saturday |
Jan 17-18 at Yale University, New Haven CT - 74 DyeStat Elite performances
fastest DMR of the season
Bay Shore girls 12:02.89 beat Saratoga! Mary Liz McCurdy staked Bay Shore to a big lead with a great 3:38.4 leadoff, and anchor Laura Cummings 5:03.1 held off Saratoga's Nicole Blood 4:55.5. Blood, 100 meters back at the handoff, closed to within 30 meters but could not catch Cummings. Girls DMR pix and splits.
Xavier CT boys 10:40.61 over Syosset. (earlier time incorrect) Boys DMR
3000 meters - In reprise of DMR anchor battle, Nicole Blood reverses finish by edging Laura Cummings, 9:48.35 to 9:49.76. Ahmed Haji wins boys 3000 in 8:51.19 (Daniel Naughton 8:55.34).

Wildcat Invitational
Jan 19 at Kansas State University, Manhattan KS - Results with 12 DyeStat Elite marks
Drew Morano doubles in 6.44 and 22.31
Boys - Aquinas Overland Park KS sr Drew Morano 6.44 55D and 22.31 200m. Liberty Colorado Springs CO sr Alex Clayton doubles in 1:59.39 800m and 4:26.81 mile. Mounds View MN jr Nate Englin 58-2.5 SP.
Girls - Ashley Cruder 7.27 55D. Grandview MO sr Makeatha Cooper 8.37 55H. Southeast Wichita KS jr Nikki Polk 5-6.

MSTCA State Relays
Jan 18-19 at Reggie Lewis Center. Boston - Results
Bromfield sr Ari Lambie leads two relay wins. Westboro sr Kara Dickman 18-6.5 LJ.

Greater Boston
Track Club

Jan 19 at Harvard U. - Complete Results

Chantelle Dron, home schooled NH soph, runs fastest mile of season in 4:51.62, finishing second in Women's Invitational race. Lindsay Scherf, Scarsdale NY, was 7th in 5:12.34. Concord MA jr Anna McFarlane won the women's pole vault at 12-6, which is 1.25 inch below her US#1 mark.

Zach Pollinger (left), a Junior from Mahwah, NJ, finished 2nd in the Open Men's 3000m race walk His time of 12:42.06 qualifies him for the USATF Indoor Nationals. Zach will be racing in the Millrose Games in the Open Mile Race Walk. Zach's time is also better
than the existing Young Men's (17-18) record (Kevin Eastler 12:54.88 on 7/13/94).

Roth's Race Walk Rankings

Pole Vault Summit
Jan 17-18 at Reno NV - 43 DyeStat Elite markss
43 DyeStat Elite performances
Boys - St. Xavier Louisville KY sr Chip Heuser 16-2 wins group 1, with Carroll Southlake TX jr Ty Barrington second, also at 16-2.
Girls - Skyview Nampa ID sr Julene Bailey 12-10 is best vault of the season in the US.

New Jersey
State Relays Groups 2 and 3
Jan 19 at Princeton NJ - Results and highlights with 15 DyeStat Elite performances
Debra Vento 5-10 US#1.
sweeps group 3. Red Bank girls double behind Trotter twins. Bishop Eustace boys and Hopewell Valley girls win group 2.

New Jersey
State Individual Championships
Groups 1 and 4

Jan 19 at Princeton NJ - Results and highlights by Jersey Guy
Winslow sweeps group 4. Haddonfield Memorial boys and Queen of Peace girls win group 3. Lindsay Van Alstine (Hawthorne Christian sr) 10:57.68 3200.

New York
Stanner Games
Jan 18 at the New York Armory - Results with 73 DyeStat Elite performances
Brian Dalpiaz 9:01.92 - Armory and New York state 2-mile record
Angela Wells 19-1 - US#1, first 19-foot jump this season

New York
Colgate Womens Games
Jan 17-18 at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY - Results

North Carolina
Eastern Challenge
Jan 18 at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC - Results | 71 DyeStat Elite marks
Deep Creek boys, Matt Debole, J-Mee Samuels.
Camilia Morman 18-8.75 US#1 leads Hillside girls

Boys - Mt. Tabor HS 48. J-Mee Samuels wins 6.41 55D, but is second in 300 to Deep Creek's John Hyman, 35.21 to 35.83. Deep Creek's Derron Flood 1:05.62 500m US#2. Matt Debole doubles in 2:33.15 1000m and 4:20.66 1600m. Bobby Mack 9:16.81 3200m. Deep Creek 3:24.41 4x400. Mark Sturgis 48-0.5 TJ.
Girls - Hillside HS 53. Tempess Stark 7.24 55D. Hurman Husain doubles in 3:02.87 1000m and 5:05.05 1600m. Chandra Pulliam 8.21 55H US#5. Debbie Martin 5-6 HJ. Camilia Morman 18-8.75 LJ US#1.

Pennsylvania week by Don Rich
Glen Mills sr Tyree Suber 57-1 SP. Two 7.0h 55D's by Chioma Nwaneshiudu of Penn Wood. Chris Kessler of Sun Valley 1:56.7 800m. Haverford girls 9:37.6 4x800. Huss sisters 1-2 in mile at F&M. PA Week Jan 18

FUMA Invitational
Jan 18 at Fork Union VA - 24 DyeStat Elite performances
Largo girls, Octavia Best, Andrew Keino, Tiffany Evans, Joe Robinson, and four 44-plus triple jumpers

UW High School Invitational
Jan 19 at Dempsey Indoor Stadium, U. of Washington - Results
Adam Demmings 1:56.02 is fastest 800 of season
Boys - Puyallap WA sr Adam Demmings 1:56.02 800m US#1. Anthony Brown doubles in 7.03 60D and 8.39 60H. Shelton WA jr Alex McClary 4:24.31 mile. Kent-Meridian WA seniors Mike Ogwell 8:52.54 and John Timeus 8:53.33 go 1-2 in 3000 meters. Arlington WA sr McKane Lee 14-11 PV. Moreno Zapata 44-7.5 TJ. Billings MT sr Evan Wilson 59-3.5 SP US#3.
Girls - Sarah Burns doubles in 7.94 60D and 17-10.75 LJ.

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.

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