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DyeStat Chat - live reports from AOC Raleigh with Derek Dye Friday & Saturday

National rankings
Jim Spier's Top 5 - See the latest national leaders in Jim's June 11 update.
US Junior List - top 10 qualifiers for USA Junior Nationals June 17-22 at Stanford - updated June 12
Gourley's list - Hammer Throw rankings updated June 9. Kristen Callan takes over girls top spot; Nick Owens still leads boys.
DyeStat Elite - May 30 list has 3,129 performances from 370 meets ranked. Database now includes 4,381 performances (only the best performance in an event is ranked).
Roth's Race Walk -- updated June 11

the post season
| Pre Classic | Great Southwest | Golden South | AOC Raleigh | Golden West | USA Junior Nationals |
With weeks of state meets finally concluded, the season is not over for hundreds of the better high school track and field athletes who now turn their attention to post-season and summer competition. Three big meets take place in the next 2 weeks -- AOC Raleigh, Golden West, and USA Junior Nationals --, followed by several age-group youth competitions into August. Selected athletes can look forward to international competition in the IAAF World Youth Championships at Sherbrooke, Canada July 10-13 (USA team selected by USATF from last year's Youth Nationals and Junior Olympics) or the Pan American Junior Championships at Bridgetown, Barbados July 25-27 (USA team selected from top juniors at the USA Nationals). DyeStat on-site coverage at AOC Raleigh, Golden West, and USA Junior Nationals.

adidas Outdoor Championship
June 13-14 at Raleigh NC

Heats updated Thursday 10 pm |
Entries updated Tuesday night

After 13 years, AOC has become the biggest post-season meet, with the most entries (nearly 2,000 this year) and the most events. The meet managers, the National Scholastic Sports Foundation, bill AOC as "the nation's premier high school outdoor event." US#1 bragging rights and even national records will be on the line this year. AOC Previews:

  • 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. Meet managers are calling this year's AOC boys mile field the best ever assembled, and the girls mile features Ari Lambie, who ran 4:37.23, US#3 all time, in the Massachusetts state meet June 7.
  • Michelle Carter - like father, like daughter. Michelle and dad Michael are the first parent-child pair to hold national HS records.
  • Boys - Pete Cava's event by event analysis
  • Girls - Ricky Quintana's event by event analysis

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44th Golden West Invitational
June 15 at Sacramento CA

This is the oldest post-season meet going, and its all-star format (only 9 entries invited per event) annually draws top athletes from all over the country.

flying higher and further -- Pole vault and javelin are the featured events of GWI this year. Five of this year's six 17-foot pole vault fliers will be at Golden West, with an expected assault on the national record (18-2.25 Eric Eshbach 1999). Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper has cleared 17-7 this year and had good attempts at 18-2.5 at his last two meets. He opened at 17-feet at the Washington-Oregon All Star Meet Sunday June 8.

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USA Junior Nationals
June 19-22 at Palo Alto CA

The best athletes under age 20 compete for spots on Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships at Barbados July 17-19. Top preps and college freshmen generally make up the team, which is drawn from the top 2 finishers in the Junior Nationals.

Top 10 junior national qualifiers by position

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California State Meet by collage wizard Bill Leung

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

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California DyeStatCal
complete coverage of the Golden State by Rich Gonzalez and Doug Speck

California State Meet - DyeStatCal's saturation on-site coverage -
27 best from 10 sections get there - 9 best from Friday prelims make Super Saturday finals
Saturday Finals - Results - Event Summaries
Allyson Felix doubles 11.29 & 22.52 (Federation record). LB Poly Girls and Helix Boys are team titlests. Kira Costa 13-5 PV. Jessica Pressley 50-5 SP. Duane Solomon 1:49.79 800m. Tim Nelson 8:53.59 3200m (Kyle Alcorn 8:53.66). Derrell Hutson 25-5.75 +3.3 LJ. Rudy Burgess 50-4.25 +1.6 TJ. Jared Bray 63-3.25 SP. Nik Kay 203-3 DT.

Friday Prelims- Results - Finals Qualifiers - Thrills and spills as the favored teams move some on and do not move some on to the Finals!!

  • 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


Connecticut Open Championships - June 10 at Willowbrook Park
Wilbur Cross girls, Bloomfield boys win team titles. Meghan Owen doubles 2:14.78 and 4:57.88. Chrissy McDevitt gets hurdles double in 14.45 and 44.56. Kory Sheets doubles 10.72 and 21.82. Matthew Lawrence 48-08.50 TJ. Dan Wilson wins elite exhibition mile in 4:01.16 (Karl Savage 4:01.79, Alan Webb 4:02.70).

Julene Bailey 13-6 - Nampa ID senior claims US#1 in pole vault at Bandanna Open, with a near miss trying for a national record at 13-8.25. Bailey is now tied with Chelsea Johnson as US#2 all time (Shayla Ballentine has the record at 13-8 in 2001).

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

Indiana State Meet - DyeStat coverage by Pete Cava & Kurt Freudenthal
Girls - Saturday
Liz Honneger, Katie Harrington, Brianna Cunningham and Shauntel Elcock double; 5 meet records; sprinters lead Northrop Fort Wayne to 4th straight championship.
Boys - Friday

Christian Wagner has brilliant double 4:07.11 and 8:55.92, both over Nef Araia within 3 hours. Wagner just misses legendary Rudy Chapa's 3200m record. Brandys Green doubles 13.97 and 37.47. Ben Davis HS doubles 41.57 and 3:17.96. Brebeuf Jesuit HS 7:47.29 (Lawrence North 7:47.41 - 6 teams under 7:50). Lawrence North wins 3rd straight title. 35 DyeStat Elite performances.

Kentucky State Meet
Andy Fryman has big throws double: 65-07.50 US#2 and 194-11. Chip Heuser 16-0 PV. Bobby Curtis triples 1:54.93 800m, 4:18.56 1600m, and 9:12.19 3200m.

Massachusetts State Meet
Ari Lambie 4:37.23 mile!
3rd fastest all time (Polly Plumer 4:35.24 and Kim Gallagher 4:36.94, both in 1982). An hour later, Lambie made up 100 meters in a 2:06.2 anchor split to help her team win cf the 4x800 relay.

Ari Lambie said before the race, "It depends how I feel," whether she would run for time or just for the win. "She must have felt great," John Carroll writes in his meet highlights.
Team champions:
Boys: St. John's Prep Danvers 46
Girls: Hopkinton HS 34 (Amherst-Pelham 32)

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

Minnesota State Meet Complete results now posted
Day 1
Sizzling girls 3200m is won by Maple Grove jr Lisa Waananen 10:29.94 over Hopkins jr Shannon Bergstedt 10:30.77, with Coon Rapids jr Heidi Lindeman third in 10:38.40. Liz Podominick 153-0 DT. Nate Englin 61-6.75 SP. Mounds View soph Hannah Skildrum 5-8 HJ.

Sam Vazquez 4:05.46 - Florida runner, signed for Arkansas, throws his spikes in the ring of elite milers of the season by finishing third in the mile at the Minnesota Distance Classic 6/7 at Macalester College, St. Paul Mn.
1 Brad Lowery, 20, Pierre, SD, South Dakota State 4:03.96
2 Matt Gabrielson, 24, St. Paul, MN, Team U S A Minnesota 4:04.06
3 Sam Vasquez, 19, Palm Court, FL, Flagler Palm Coast Hs 4:05.46
4 Andy Downin, 30, Fitchburg, WI, Nike 4:06.05

Missouri State Meet
Makeatha Cooper doubles in hurdles, 14.38 and 42.83. Domenik Peterson doubles 11.00 -1.5 and 46.81. Eureka soph Shannon Leinert 2:09.88 800m. Josh Harper doubles 9:20.11 and 7:48.55 4x800 (1:51.9 split).

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 Endicott NY - Complete Results
Day 1 - 33 DyeStat Elite performances
Hakon DeVries 8:58.50 wins 3200m duel with Brian Dalpiaz 8:59.93.Elzie Coleman 46.76 (Melville Rogers 47.18, Keith Hinnant 47.22). Gabriel McLaren 53.47 400H (Verrol Jackson 53.77). Andrew Park 16-2 PV. Felipe Reyes 24-3.75 LJ. Derek McGuire 183-6 DT.
Nicole Blood 9:46.18 runs away with girls 3000m. Riverhead soph Ellen Dougherty 2:10.82 800m. Dominique Blake 55.39. Katy Schlichtman 1:01.57 400H. Carol Scalice 18-9.5 LJ. Taneisha Cantave 39-1.5. Clyde freshman Quayona Carithers won the Div II triple jump at 38-9.75. Britany Pryor 43-6.5 SP.

North Carolina
Louisville KY sr Bobby Curtis 2:24.79 breaks national record for 1000 meters (2:25.5 by Tom Carroll in 1957) Fire on the Track "Pre Memorial" meet at Mt. Tabor HS, Winston Salem NC. With an intermittent light rain falling, Curtis took the lead from the gun and fought off the late challenge of Mt. Tabor sr Matt DeBole. Results: Bobby Curtis - 2:24.79, Matt DeBole - 2:25.76, Clay Ragan - 2:29.26, Doug Noreen - 2:32.79, Jason Newman - 2:40.57. Curtis splits: 29.1, 28.8 [57.9], 29.6 [1:27.5], 28.5 [1:56.0], and 28.8.

Ohio State Meet Complete Results posted
Spectacular 4x800 - must be one of deepest state meet relays ever
North Canton Hoover 7:41.74 4x800 is Ohio record and US#1 this season, with three more US top 5 teams finishing in the next 65 seconds -- Wadsworth 7:42.21 US#2, Hilliard Davidson 7:42.78 US#4 and St. Xavier Cincinnati 7:42.79 US#5.
Glenville Cleveland wins Div 1 boys title behind Ted Ginn's hurdle double (13.84 and 36.73) and 4x400 relay leg (3:14.57).
Tianna Madison quad (11.72, 24.02, 20-5.75 and
47.12 4x100 leg) leads Elyria 41 to Div 1 girls championship, trumping Maggie Infeld triple (2:12.52, 4:49.40, and 9:07.91 4x800 leg) for Beaumont Cleveland Heights 34
Jeff See 4:06.81 1600m is still another sub-4:10 miler.
Sunni Olding triple (4:53.69, 10:50.32 and 9:22.15 4x800 leg) leads Minster to Div 3 title.
Derek Hoye 1:50.64 800m US#4.

Rhode Island
Rhode Island State Meet
Freshman Samantha Gawrych wins 4 golds, including state record 2:11.71 800m, on a day "better suited for ducks."

Rice All Comers
Laporte TX sr Kerron Clement 50.56 US#1 wins 400m hurdles over international competition in fastest high school time of the season. High schoolers also won two other events: Erik Stanley 4:17.71 mile and Brittany Brockman 2:19.39 800m.

Tennessee State Meet
Memphis Central sr Dominique Smith soars 49-10 to break state TJ record.
Knoxville West sr Dusty Miller triples 1:54.46, 4:19.72, and 9:32.92.
Christian Brothers sr Anthony Chiulli doubles 1:54.30 and 4:15.04.
Memphis East sr Marqita Davis triples 12.09, 24.55 and 55.30.

Carl Moe's 4:05.09 1600m makes him the 4th fastest miler in the US this season

photo by Julian Aguirre

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. Moe's splits...:58.8, 1:59.8, 2:02.7, 4:05.
64 DyeStat Elite performances in Class 4A and 3A.
Boys - Inglemoor HS 57 (Mead 55). Shelton jr Alex McClary 1:51.46 (Andrew McClary 1:51.78). Auburn Riverside sr Carl Moe 4:05.09. Mead jr Evan Garber 9:12.07. Kentridge jr James Fredrickson 37.76 300H (Jay Komar 37.81). Inglemoor 3:18.52 4x400. Central Valley sr Craig Kent double 62-4.75 SP and 185-9 DT. Thomas Jefferson jr Kyle Jenkins 49-8.5 TJ.
Girls - Curtis HS 52. Rogers Spokane soph Becca Noble 54.90. Eastmont jr Amanda Miller 2:14.14 (Brianna Felnagle 2:14.15). Bellarmine Prep soph Briana Felnagle 4:52.48. Mt. Spokane freshman Megan O'Reilly 10:41.07. Hudson's Bay sr Sarah Jackson 43.68 300H. Curtis HS double 47.81p and 1:41.50 (Shelton 1:41.62). Skyview jr Kara Patterson 150-9 JT. Curtis jr Sarah Burns 19-6.75 LJ. Wilson freshman Janelle Landers 38-9.75 TJ. Kentlake sr Stevie Marshalek 12-6 PV.

Boys - O'Dea HS 62. West Valley Yakima sr Brian Ehlis 4:14.93. Bainbridge jr Matt Wauters double 58-2.5 SP and 172-10 DT. West Valley soph Rashad Toussaint 47-3.75.
Girls - Bellevue HS 59. Ellensburg sr Amanda Faire 43-1 SP. Sehome jr Alli Moore 12-2 PV.

Washington-Oregon All Stars at Vancouver WA
Tommy Skipper misses national record again. Sandy OR senior opens pole vault at 17-0 and then raises bar to 18-2.5 to try for a new national record (18-2.25 Eric Eshbach TX 1999). His second try was close, but he bailed out on the first and third tries. Skipper will try again at the Golden West Invitational Sunday 6/15.

108th Wisconsin State Meet Complete results now posted
Highlights by Mark Rongstad,  Wisconsin High School Track and Field
The best boys high school distance runner to ever come out of Wisconsin, Stevens Point senior Chris Solinsky, just missed Gabe Jennings 1600 meter state record while winning the Division 1 race, in a PR at 4:05.25. Solinsky also won the 3200 meters and placed 3rd in the 800 meters.
Junior Antonio Freeman of Wauwatosa West: captured three gold medals in Division 1 as he won the 100 (10.66) and 200 (21.64), and ran the anchor leg on the winning 800 relay team (1:28.85).
The top 2 weightmen in the state had solid state meets. In D1, Joe Thomas (Brookfield Central senior) won the shot and set a PR of 185-6 while winning the discus. In D2, Gavin Ball (Monona Grove senior) set a D2 state record with his 192-1 discus win and he also won the shot.
Liza Lewis, Ashwaubenon senior, set a state record and all-time best with her 12-6 vault on Friday. Wauwatosa West junior Anne McLaughlin cleared 5-9 to win the D1 high jump. Catholic Memorial senior Brittany Grayson ran top-50 times in the hurdles while winning the 100 (14.72 seconds) and 300 (45.30). Stoughton's Anna Monsen won her 4th straight D1 100 meter title overcoming a painful hamstring injury.

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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.

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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

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June 15-20 Gettysburg PA
July 27 - Aug 1 Fort Collins CO

Sep 26-27 Cary NC

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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

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


Last Week

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


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

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

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.

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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