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Tommy Skipper drafted by baseball - The Sandy OR pole vaulter, US#1 in that event, is also a center fielder on the Sandy baseball team. He was drafted this week by the San Francisco Giants in the 37th round (number 1091 drafted).

Ralph Durant dies - Long time youth coach in Baltimore succumbs to cancer at 54. Durant founded the Ed Waters running club in 1972 and the Baltimore Recreation Department running programs in 1985. Olympians James Carter and Bernard Williams came through these programs.

Jim Spier's Top 5 - See the latest national leaders in Jim's June 2 update.
Top 10 US Juniors - qualifiers for the USA Junior Nationals June 17-22 at Stanford

This Week
major meets around the country and highlights from the states 

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saturation coverage of the Golden State
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the Road to the State Meet
all the action leading to California State Meet June 6-7

  • California State Meet preview - by Rich Gonzalez. Can it be the best ever? Certainly is on the girls side. Here's what Rich has to say: "The meet will be a dandy, with national record assaults in the girls 4x100, 4x400, 100, (not the 200, that 22.11A is safe), HJ, PV and DT. Also features what might be the deepest 3200m boys pre-state meet field in California history, with 15 kids at sub-9:09.99 (I thought Arcadia was over already!)." - Heat Sheets
  • 1981 California State Meet remembered - For year to be the best ever, it has to beat the 1981 meet, which saw 5 national records and 12 state records. Rich Gonzalez story.
  • Southern Section: "Allyson Felix Fastest of Fast" - First came a monster anchor leg in the girls' 400-meter relay. That was followed by a winning time in the 100 that tied for the fifth fastest ever run by a U.S. high school girl under any conditions. And then came a win in the 200 with a time that was the fifth fastest ever run under any conditions. Not a bad evening's work for Allyson Felix of North Hills L.A. Baptist in the Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk on Friday. -- see John Ortega's story in the Los Angeles Times
  • Lionel Larry 20.87; Chris Woods, 37.46 in 300IH; Rudy Burgess, 49-9.5 in TJ; Ashley Freeman, 2:08.49 in 800; Ashlee Brown, 13.54w in 100HH; MacKenzie Hill, 41.72 in 300LH; Long Beach Poly, 44.90 in 4x100.
  • Laguna Creek CA sr Jessica Pressley hit 50-11.5 SP US#2 in a section trial.


Connecticut State Meets
Danbury sweeps Class LL. Meghan Owen doubles 2:16.75 and 4:57.92 800m/1600m. Amie Schumacher 10:57.35 3200m.

District of Columbia
Washington DC championships
Ballou Boys and Wilson Girls repeat as champions - Marco Aguilar triple, Andria Smallwood quad earn MVP awards

Ballou freshman sensation Andria Smallwood (right) wins four: 12.23 100m, 24.54 200m, 54.83 400m, and 44.73 300H

Golden South Classic
Stephanie Smith, Lance Leggett are MVPs

Donna on the Side at the Golden South Classic - 90 pix from Orlando

Illinois Boys State Meet
Thornwood South Holland wins Class AA, Leo Chicago wins Class A
41 DyeStat Elite performances.

Kansas State Meet
Drew Morano triple (10.56, 21.39, and 47.83) leads Aquinas in 6A - Liberal sweeps 5A, 13th straight for Liberal boys - Shawnee Heights Topeka jr Trisa Nickoley's 400-800-1600 triple includes 2:08.41 800 state record (also ran a 56.0 split on the 4 x 400 runner-up). 40 DyeStat Elite performances.

Ari Lambie 4:44.03 (2:22.3-2:21.7) in Central Massachusetts regional. meet, winning by 32 seconds. She came back in less than an hour to anchor the 4x800 in 2:09.6. Victor Gras (Belmont) cruised to 4:15.31 victory in boys action.

Michigan State Meet
Nikki Bohnsack's triple led Rockford to the Division 1 girls title on a cool windy day over Ann Harbor Pioneer. Bohnsack doubled in the 1600 / 3200 in 4:55.06 and 10:57.03 and anchored the winning 4x800. 74 DyeStat Elite performances

New Jersey
New Jersey Meet of Champions - spectacular performances
Winslow boys 3:10.70 4x400 US#2 (Humble TX 3:10.69), Willingboro 3:11.24 US#5. John Richardson double 1:51.62 and 4:09.20. Irving Stills 13.89 110H (Basil Campbell 13.89). Basil Campbell 52.47 400H US#2. Anthony Miles 24-3.25 LJ. Mike Morrison 7-0 HJ, 24-3 LJ, 46+ split in 4x400. Bo Lawson 193-6 jav, Paul Rosiak 192-4.
Porscha Dobson 13.50 100H US#3. Jenna Harris triple 11.74, 23.87, and 18-10.75. Amanda Trotter double 4:52.73 (Casey Nelson 4:53.73) and 10:45.90. Okechi Ogbuokiri 54.19. Winslow freshman Krystal Cantey 1:00.74 400H US#6.
89 DyeStat Elite performances in Meet of Champions
NJ Group Championships -- 111 DyeStat Elite performances and complete results

New York
New York State Meet June 6-7 at Binghamton NY
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North Carolina
Fire on the Track June 7 at Mt. Tabor HS, Winston Salem NC
A "Pre Memorial" event, the entry fee is $12.36 (Steve Prefontaine's 3-mile goal) for selected distance races. High school boys will shoot for the national records at 1000 meters (2:25.5 by Tom Carroll in 1957) and 2000 meters (5:23.3 by Eric Hulst in 1976 and Mike O'Connor in 1986). There will be 5000 meter races for unseeded men (over 18 minutes), open women, and seeded runners (under 18:00).

Oregon State Meet
Tommy Skipper, Galen Rupp, Joaquin Chapa, Mike McGrath
In only his second pole vault outing since breaking his left hand in the Nike Indoor Championship in March, the Sandy OR senior Tommy Skipper challenged the national record. Skipper opened at 16-1 when all other competitors had gone out and moved swiftly through 17-7, best in the country this year. Then he set the bar at 18-2.5, where he had good attempts for a national record, but did not clear. He will try again in the Golden West Invitational in Sacramento June 15. Galen Rupp won the boys 3000 meters in 8:14, three seconds ahead of Alec Wall. Joaquin Chapa won the 1500 in 3:51.8. Mike McGrath, the nation's leader at 800 meters, won his specialty at 1:51.2, with Chapa 1:52.2 second. (all times unofficial)

New York
Bronxville girls 8:53.3
Getting closer to their goal of the national record for 4x800, Bronxville ran 8:53.3 at the Warwick Relays. That makes them the 3rd fastest ever in the US behind record holder Boys & Girls NY 2002 (8:50.41) and Boys & Girls NY 2001 (8:51.60). Splits: Liz Bergold 2:10.2, Beth Butler 2:17.8, Caroline Mullen 2:13.4, Catha Mullen 2:11.8

from left, Catha Mullen, Beth Butler, Liz Bergold, Caroline Mullen (photo by John Nepolitan)

Virginia AAA State Meet
Eastern region again -- Deep Creek boys, Bethel girls

Relays clinch Deep Creek win; freshman Francena McCorory helps Bethel overcome Yvette Lewis' 38.5 points for Menchville. 49 DyeStat Elite performances.

Washington State Meet
Carl Moe blasted a 4:05.09 1600m to win by more than 8 seconds. It was a state meet record for 4A and the 5th fastest all time in Washington.

WI week by Mark Rongstad
Chris Solinsky will go for triple in Wisconsin State Meet June 6-7 after qualifying in 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs.

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National rankings
Jim Spier's Top 5 - See the latest national leaders in Jim's June 2 update.
US Junior List - top 10 qualifiers for USA National Junior Championships
Gourley's list - Hammer Throw rankings updated May 26.
DyeStat Elite - May 19 list has 2,354 performances from 245 meets ranked. Database now includes 3,244 performances (only the best performance in an event is ranked).
Roth's Race Walk -- updated May 2


the post season
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adidas Outdoor Championship
June 13-14 at Raleigh NC
a new distance peak
You might have thought the high school distance running resurgence peaked 2 years ago with the graduation of Alan Webb, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Ryan Hall. You would have been wrong. This year's AOC distance fields may be the deepest ever. With 2-mile and cross country king Chris Solinsky dropping to the mile, meet managers are even daring to think of a sub-4 minute mile -- it has only been done once before in a high school only race (Jim Ryun in Kansas in 1965).

Meanwhile, the girls distance stars just keep on coming in waves every year. Ari Lambie's 4:42.21 at Penn Relays was the fastest high school girls mile in 18 years and made her the 8th fastest ever. Sub-4:40 has only been done by two girls, both in 1982 -- Polly Plumer CA 4:35.24 and Kim Gallagher PA 4:36.94 -- and both did it one more time that year. Perennial champion Megan Kaltenbach is still around, along with rising stars Nicole Blood, Katie Harrington, and Sarah Bowman. A sub-2:05 girls 800m has happened only once in the last 18 years. It could happen again this year or next with three undergrads topping the US charts.

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44th Golden West Invitational
June 15 at Sacramento CA
flying higher and further
SACRAMENTO 5/23.03 -- Pole vault and javelin are the featured events of GWI this year.

Four of the five 17-foot pole vault fliers will be here: Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper, 17-7 last year and returning from breaking his left thumb trying for a national indoor record at the Nikc Indoor Championships in March; Eagle ID sr Donovan Kilmartin, decathlon star who leads the country outdoors at 17-4.5; Carroll Southlake TX jr Ty Barrington, 17-3.25 US#2, and St. Xavier Louisville KY sr Chip Heuser, 17-0.075 US#4.

TThe girls pole vault is led by San Joaquin Memorial CA sr Kira Costa, who set the national indoor record of 13-4.5 at the Los Angeles Invitational in February, and no entry has less than a 12-6 personal best.

The Javelin will feature the top 4 throwers in the Nation on the Boys side, Thomas Jordan (Cedar Crest,Lebanon,PA),Matt Schwandt (Manhattan,Manhattan,KS),Brad Zimmerman (Warwick.Lititz,PA) & Jordan Senn (Beaverton,Beaverton,OR) on the Girls Side Newburg,OR will send Mallory Webb and Rachel Yurkovich both over 155 who will be challenge by at least 3 other girls who have gone past 150’.

NCAA East region started with 49 women's pole vaulters. Four hours later, here were the results:

    1 Lacy Janson               SO Florida St.              4.02m   13-02.25   10  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 4.02 4.12 
        PPP  PPP    O    P   XO  XXP 
    2 Laura Olson               JR Buffalo                  3.92m   12-10.25    7  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 4.02 
          P    O  XXO   XO  XXX 
    2 Joana Costa               SR Clemson                  3.92m   12-10.25    7  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 4.02 
        PPP    O  XXO   XO  XXX 
    4 Natalie Dye               SR Maryland                 3.82m   12-06.25    5  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 
         XO    O    O  XXX 
    5 Tatyana Kirichenko        SO North Carolina           3.82m   12-06.25    4  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 
          O    O   XO  XXX 
    6 Molly Lederman            FR Yale                     3.82m   12-06.25    3  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 
         XO    O   XO  XXX 
    7 Rebecca Post              SR North Carolina           3.82m   12-06.25    2  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 
         XO    O   XO  XXX 
    8 Laura Tieszen             SO W. Carolina              3.82m   12-06.25    1  
       3.52 3.67 3.82 3.92 
        XXO    O  XXO  XXX 

Vaulters struggled all day with a strong headwind.

Wind sock is straight out in the direction of the vaulters most of the day. Below, performance indicator standard was blown down during warmups.


College Choices
College Choices 2003 updated 5/21 with 930 choices now listed. Send email on other choices to John Dye with name, high school, college choice, your connection to the athlete, and a way to verify the information. Some noteworthy new choices:
Amber Harper UT - Foot Locker finalist, Great Southwest double winner - Brigham Young
Dominique Zeigler TX
- 25-10 LJ, Great Southwest champ - Baylor
Carson Schmiett WA
- 48.3 400m, 1:53 800m - Pennsylvania
Tommy Skipper OR
- 17-7 PV, Nike Indoor champ - Oregon
Dan Deichert NJ
- NJ 3200m champ 2002 - Penn State
Alex Clayton CO
- CO 4A champ XC, 800, 1600 - Iowa State
Matt Munoz TX
- 3rd TX AAA 3200m - Texas
Mark Teter TX
- 46.15 400m TX 5A champ - Baylor


Nike Athlete of the Week
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Nike Athlete of the Week index for 2002-2003
Outdoor #1 - Willie Hordge, Allyson Felix
Outdoor #2 - Xavier Carter, Ashlee Brown
Outdoor #3 - Shalonda Solomon, Chris Solinsky
Outdoor #4 - Steve Magness, Michelle Carter
Outdoor #5 - Kerron Clement, Ari Lambie

NSSF meets
adidas Outdoor
June 13-14, 2003
June 18-19, 2004
Great American
Sept 26-27, 2003
Entry deadline extended to July 15.
Nike Indoor
March 13-14, 2004

Jim Ryun Running Camp

Ryun finishes with 51-point last lap
in 1972 Olympic Trials 1500m
June 15-20 Gettysburg PA
July 27 - Aug 1 Fort Collins CO

High Performance Academy

Sep 26-27 Cary NC

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Last Week

saturation coverage of the Golden State
by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez

Great Southwest Classic
May 24 at Albuquerque NM
Home Page
- Complete Results
Donna on the Side - 100 sideline scenes

Alief Elsik girls 44.63 4x100 - new US record!

Texas hurdlers sweep MVP honors
Kerron Clement
13.61 and 35.73, and Alandra Sherman 13.30 and 42.88

More stars of the Great Southwest:
Dominique Zeigler
25-10 US#1 - Earvin Parker doubles 10.31 and 20.89 - - Zack Lloyd 66-7.75 US#1 - Alan Parker 1:51.19 - Amber Harper doubles 1500/3200 - Michelle Carter doubles 52-0.5 and 155-6 - Leif Arrhenius doubles DT/HT - Texas sweeps team titles.

DyeStat on-site coverage with action pix and Donna on the Side


Great Southwest Classic pix pages - 100 action pix now posted!


Pre Classic - Home Page - Pix pages by Victah Sailer and Erik Palmer.

Steve Magness 4:01.02 - 6th best US high school mile ever.
Magness ran with Alan Webb the entire way. They came through 3/4 in just over 3 minutes. At 1500 meters, Magness had a slight edge, 3:43.87 to 3:44.05, but Webb kicked past Magness at 100 meters and Magness tied up a bit in the last 50 meters. The other high school runner in the race, Mike McGrath, trailed at 4:10.66.
The Oregonian newspaper article - "I didn't have my mojo," Mike McGrath said.

Pre Classic pix pages

by Erik Palmer,

Pre Classic home page

by Victah Sailer, Photo/Run

Caitlin Chock
battles anorexia

California star, a Foot Locker national finalist last December, emerges from treatment 18 pounds heavier, and is happy for the first time in years.


Alaska State Meet
Janay Deloach - Eilson senior hits 19-5 on her last attempt to break her own state record by 3 inches.

AR Meet of Champions
Katya Kostetskaya 2.06.44 - Jonesboro AR soph recaptures US#1 in 800 meters, winning by 12 seconds.
Boys - Wallace Spearmon doubles: 10.84 100m and 21.74 -0.7 200m. Adam Rhodes 15-0 PV. Isaiah Rucker doubles: 58-11 SP and 159-6 DT.
Girls - Courtnay Brown doubles: 12.33 -2.1 100m and 24.94 -1.0 200m. Paige Farrell 55.88 400m. Katya Kostetskaya doubles: 2:06.44 800m US#1 and 14.84 -1.4 100H. Stephanie Irwin 12-0 PV.

IL Girls State Meet May 23-24 at Eastern Illinois U., Charleston IL
Evanston's relay triple propels them past Morgan Park;
Alexandria Anderson and Leah Kincaid double
64 DyeStat Elite performances

2A- Evanston 87 (Morgan Park 68). Morgan Park soph Alexandria Anderson doubles: 11.62p 100m (Traciann Henry 11.65) and 23.70p (Traciann Henry 23.91). Wheaton North sr Samantha Polock 2:10.41 800m (Bethany McCoy 2:10.99). Moline sr Lindsey McCalla 55.40 400m. Glenbard North sr Kristin Whitezell 4:59.15 1600m. Southeast Springfield sr Leah Kincaid doubles: 14.19 100H and 19-4 LJ (Alexandria Anderson 19-1.75). Evanston freshman Shalina Clarke 41.98 300H (Leah Kincaid 42.35). Geneva jr Sarah Landau 11-6 PV (Nicolene Galas 11-6). Sterling soph Nicole Williams 5-10.75 HJ (Marcia Faustin 5-9). Elmwood Park sr Margaret Gorski 43-8 SP. Marian soph Casey Taylor 39-0.5 TJ. New Trier soph Katherine Dykstra 139-6 DT. Lyons Lagrange HS 9:20.21 4x800. Evanston HS triples 46.46, 1:37.97 MR, and 3:50.44 (Thornwood 3:50.97).
1A - Freeburg 86.5. Dwight sr Stephanie Simms 10:57.54 3200m. Plano sr Jenin Robinson 14.49 100H. Monmouth sr Pam Wolf 42.96 300H. Eureka sr Megan Reese 5-9 HJ. Argenta sr Terri Abraham 19-2.25 LJ.

Columbus North IN jr Christian Wagner runs sensational double in Indiana sectional at his home Columbus North track: 4:10.89 1600m and 8:53.80 3200m, with the races less than 2 hours apart. Splits:
1600 -- 59.31, 64.75, 65.51, and 60.99.
3200-- 65.29, 67.24, 67.80, 67.13, 68.32, 67.93, 67.04, and 62.96

Kansas Regionals
Anthony Bozarth highlights and results of all regionals are now posted.

Maryland State Meet - May 22-24 at U. of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore MD
30 DyeStat Elite performances.
Eleanor Roosevelt sr Tiandra Ponteen quad: 12.08 100m (11.84 pre), 24.11 200m, 53.22 400m and 52.2 split in Roosevelt's 3:49.50 4x400. Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev doubles 44-1.25 SP and 155-10 DT. C.H. Flowers jr Tiffany Nesfield doubles 14.15 100H and 43.56 300H. Frederick sr Ronnie Beard triples: 14.33 110H, 37.94 300H, and 46-9.5 TJ.

Bromfield MA sr Ari Lambie blasts 10:11.9 solo 2-mile in Mid-Wachusetts league meet 5/21 at Maynard MA. She ran almost even splits of 5:06.5 and 5:05.6. Second place was 13:00.0 and Lambie lapped the field twice as she set a Massachusetts outdoor record.

Montana State Meet
Kalispell sweeps AA team titles with doubles from Zoe Nelson and Becky O'Neill; Bozeman sr Carlee Clark 2:11.10 800m.
Boys - Kalispell 103. Bozeman sr Ty Norris doubles 48.20 400m and 21.78 200m. Billings sr Evan Wilson 62-6 SP. Butte's Ryan Richardson 190-6 Jav. Hellgate's Travis Monroe 47-7.75 TJ.
Girls - Bozeman 144. Bozeman sr Carlee Clark doubles 2:11.10 800m and 25.16 200m. Kalispell soph Zoe Nelson doubles: 4:58.09 1600m and 11:02 3200m. Kalispell's Molly Bur 44.30 300H. Bozeman's Kate Ham 138-8 Jav. Kalispell's Becky O'Neill doubles: 42-8 SP and 132-8 DT.

Nebraska State Meet
Kearney boys repel Benson for 10th straight championship
Colby Wissel doubles in 1600/3200 and helps Kearney win 4x800
Nebraska football recruit Andy Birkel is first Class A sprinter to triple
Melanie Uher 163-10 DT is new state meet record
Bobby Musil 193-0 DT wins Class D by 40 feet
Candice Mills quads in Class A
Liz Lange and Meredith Snow, 4:58.09 and 4:58.89, both break old 1600m record; Lange adds 800 in 2:17.12 and Snow adds 3200 in 10:48.86
Sara Ensrud is third to break 5:00, winning Class B by 22 seconds in 4:58.13, and doubles in 2:14.62 800m in a downpour

New Hampshire
Russell Brown 1:50.85 - Hanover NH senior wins by 4.5 seconds in US#4 time at Hanover Invitational.

New Jersey
District Meets
Performance lists for Group Championships May 30-31. Trotter twins go 1-2 in three events. 61 DyeStat Elite performances.


PA State Meet
Complete Results
Craig Miller 4:14.26 is national record for a freshman

Miller's season goal was 4:20
"I guess I'm a runner now," Miller says. (swimming and basketball will have to play second fiddle). Don Rich story

Boys - Tom Jordan 224-02 JT US#1. Justin Clickett 64-05.75 SP. Mike Whitehead 49-08 TJ. Fast and close 1600m is won by Adam Breisch 4:13.28 over Ryan Shaver 4:13.32, but the big news was 3rd place Craig Miller 4:14.26 (left), a new national record for a freshman.
Girls - Gwynedd Mercy HS 9:07.82 4x800. Angela Hoover 154-05 JT MR.

photos and stories by Don Rich



Wisconsin Week
Badger state highlights by Mark Rohnstad, Wisconsin Track and Field. Photos by John Ceplina.

Monona Grove sr Gavin Ball, 184-10 discus




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