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Championship weekend

  • NSIC - National Scholastic Indoor Championships, New York Armory |
    | STARTS TODAY with DMR, SMR, LJ, HJ, girls SP, and 5000.
  • NIC - Nike Indoor Championships, Landover MD |
    | TODAY: Registration 5-10 pm. Nike Sprint Summit with Carl Lewis, 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
    • NIC STATS - John Dye picks the favorites, with notes and stats.
      BOYS - GIRLS
  • WORLD INDOOR IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham England.
    Allyson Felix advances! California high school star runs second in first round 200 meter heat in 23.36 to advance to the semifinals later today. Allyson's time ranked 8th of the 12 semifinalists. Round 1 results.. Kirby Lee story on Allyson. IAAF home page. Listen to the Worlds live on BBC.
  • NCAA - Division 1 championships at Fayetteville AR.

National Rankings updates
DyeStat Elite now lists 3,200 performances
DyeStat Elite -- 3,200 performances from 436 meets meeting DyeStat Elite cutoffs for top 100 national ranking with data received by March 12.. There are 10 new national leaders among 400 new marks since the last update. March 12 update

10 new national leaders
BOYS
300m Derron Flood VA 1:04.09
600m Russell Brown NH 1:19.41
800m Michael McGrath OR 1:50.09
1000m Alex Tatu VA 2:28.45
3000m Galen Rupp OR 8:12.30
GIRLS
200m Allyson Felix CA 23.14 USR
800m Katya Kostetskaya AR 2:07.57
55H Ronnetta Alexander NY 7.90
HJ Vanessa Maher MI 5-10.5
LJ Tianna Madison OH 20-6

Jim Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized ovals - March 10 update
Roth's Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national rankings - March 8 update
Gourley's List 2003 indoor weight throw national rankings - Nick Owens WA and Della Clark GA continue to lead - NEW March 3 update

more news . . .

 

This Week
reverse alphabetical order by state
Wyoming
WY State Meet
Mar 8 - Results
Boys - Rock Springs 124. Kelly Walsh sr Robby Auflick doubles 46-5 TJ and 6-4 HJ. Alex Obrecht 54-3 SP.
Girls - Cheyenne Central 154.25. Tasha Rudolph 7.21 55m.

Washington
U-Washington Last Chance
Mar 8 at Dempsey Indoor Stadium, U-Washington (300 meters) - Results
Sensational HS marks in college meet
Mike McGrath 1:50.09
Joaquin Chapa 4:11.57
Galen Rupp 8:12.30
Tommy Skipper 17-0.75

Lincoln OR sr McGrath is now US#1 in DyeStat Elite national rankings at both 800 meters and a mile. His 800 was faster than the listed HS record (1:50.55 Michael Granville 1995) but will probably not be accepted as a record because of the oversized UW track. With Shelton WA jr Alex McClary at 1:52.15 and Bainbridge WA sr Tim Freeman at 1:52.16, the race produced the first, third, and fourth fastest 800's of the indoor season. Grant Portland OR sr Chapa ran a US#2 mile behind McGrath's 4:10.87 earlier this season. Central Catholic Portland OR jr Rupp moved into US#1 in the 3000 meters. (Grant OR sr Alec Wall 8:14.77 US#3 and Auburn Riverside WA sr Carl Moe 8:30.07 US#4). Sandy OR sr Skipper, US#1 indoors last year, opened his 2003 campaign with US#2 for the season. South Eugene OR soph Erin Gray 10:02.72 3000m US#5.

Ohio
Kent State High School Open
Mar 8 at Kent State University - no spikes allowed - Results with 26 DyeStat Elite marks.
Tianna Madison 20-6 US#1 - Elyria OH senior is first over 20 feet this season. She also runs 7.55 in 60m dash.
Boys - Lake Uniontown OH sr Dan Bailey doubles 6.99 60m and 49.66 400m. East Tech OH sr Marcus Moore 22.52 200m. Hoover N. Canton OH sr Glenn Collins 4:20.51 1600m. Solon OH jr Adam Stanowick 8.29 60H. Nick Newman 22-4.5 LJ. Strongsville OH sr Daniel Pribula 56-9.5 SP.
Girls - Beaumont OH jr Maggie Infeld 5:09.17 1600m. Eastmoor Academy OH sr Courtney Johnson 8.89 60H. Mt. Vernon OH sr Lindsey Hill 43-3.75 SP (Amy Hill 40-11.75).

Outdoor Season
Steve Magness 4:08.39, Billie Jo Grant 177-8
We aren't ready for outdoor yet, but some kids obviously are.

  • Klein Oak TX sr Steve Magness is the first of 2003 to break 4:10.
  • Arroyo Grande CA sr Billie Jo Grant, a member of the USA World Junior Championships team last summer, became the 12th best HS discus thrower ever.
    After the indoor nationals are over this weekend, we will catch up on what's been happening outdoors in the Southern and Western states.
  • Laporte TX sr Kerron Clement ran 13.63 110H, same as his 2002 AOC Raleigh national championship time, in early Texas meet. He also ran 36.29 300H.
  • Williamson AL sr Arthur Davis doubled 200/400 in 21.43 and 47.53 at Hattiesburg MS.

North Carolina
UNC Last Chance
Mar 5 at U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC - High School Results
J-Mee Samuels 6.76 US#2 and 21.87 US#7 - Mt. Tabor NC sophomore wins 200 against college and open runners and runs second in 60m to University of Georgia senior Dennis Baker 6.74. Wake Forest NC freshman Katie Albright 10:17.47 3000m debuts on the track by running third behind Lucinda Hull of NC State 9:59.52 and Liz Awtrey of UNC 10:17.21. Albright had the fastest time in the Foot Locker cross country South regional while winning the freshman race. Mt. Tabor NC sr Matt DeBole and North Forsyth NC sr Clay Ragan ran 1:58.06 and 1:58.82 in the 800 as a warmup for the Nike Indoor Championships at Landover MD next week. DeBole will run the mile and sprint medley at NIC. Ragan, US#3 at 500 meters, runs on N. Forsyth's US#1 4x800 relay team.

New York
NY State Meet
Mar 8 at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University - | Results with 178 DyeStat Elite marks!
Highlights from armorytrack.com:
Boys - Fairport's Andrew Park ties state PV record (15'9) to repeat as champ, Brian Dalpiaz 9:15.44 3200m, Hakon DeVries 4:17.97 1600, Commack's Kyle Fiasconero 2:29.67 1K; Mel Rogers 34.73 300m, Aquinas' Arel Gordon 6.35 55m; Schenectady's Verrol Jackson edges Port Richmond's Saidu Ezike 7.45-7.46 over 55mHH, Derek McGuire 59'9.5"SP
Girls: Williamsville South's Ronnetta Alexander and Alyissa Hasan 7.90 & 8.45 55mHH, Nicole Blood 9:50.52 3K, Liz Maloy 4:42.01 over Heather Iatauro, Bay Shore's Mary Liz McCudy 2:55.17, Shana Cox 39.44, Suffern's Taneisha Cantave 39'2 TJ

Michigan
MITS State Finals
Mar 8 at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Results with 46 DyeStat Elite performance.

Candace Davis
Vanessa Maher
photos by Matthew Yacoub

Vanessa Maher 5-10.5 US#1. Candace Davis 8.55 60H SR and US#3. Morgan Trent, Edmund Graham, Rantz Teeple
Boys - St. Mary's Orchard Lake jr Morgan Trent 6.83 60m US#6 broke the meet record in the semis at 6.84 and then shaved off another tick in the finals. Central Flint sr Edmund Graham 8.05p 60H US#7. Rantz Teeple 23-2.5 LJ US#7.
Girls - Pioneer Ann Arbor sr Candace Davis 8.55 60H SR and US#3. Cass Tech Detroit sr Ariss Seals 7.81p 60m (Jessica Jones 7.80p). Detroit sr Alexandra Marshall 57.86 MR 400m. Rockford 8th grader Rachel Wittum 5:05.45 1600m. Tenisha Griggs 25.13 200m MR. Monroe 8th grader Bekah Smeltzer 11:02.66 3200m. Jenai Edwards 2:14.84 800m US#10.

Florida
Ryan Deak suspended from team
TALLAHASSEE FL 3/6/03 -- Maclay high school coach Gary Droze confirmed today that Ryan Deak's scratch from this Friday's Jacksonville Bolles Bulldog Classic was a result of disciplinary action taken after the Chiles Relays on Tuesday. "Ryan was dismissed for refusing to run events I instructed him to run," Droze said in an e-mail this afternoon. Droze added that the dismissal was indefinite and left the possibility for Deak to return to the team. Deak, a Foot Locker cross country national finalist, is one of the leading distance runners in the nation. (Ricky Quintana, RunFlorida.com)

California
DyeStatCal
saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez
Now: outdoor results are pouring in -- 25 invitationals from last weekend.

Arkansas
AR State Meet
Mar 7-8 at Tyson Center, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Highlights with 35 DyeStat Elite marks
Katya Kostetskaya 2:07.57 - Jonesboro soph lowers her US#1 time by 2 seconds.
Feltner twins collect three golds - Chase doubles in 4:20.54 and 9:30.66, and Travis wins 800 in 1:58.47. Their Russellville relay wins 4x800 in 8:09.35.

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Nike Athlete of the Week
Allyson Felix
US record in 200

2003 indoor #8

The eighth Nike Athlete of the Week awards of the 2003 indoor season go to Los Angeles Baptist senior Allyson Felix and Hanover NH senior Russell Brown.

Nike AOW index

Russell Brown
US#2 all time in 600

New College choices
Amy Seward - Virginia state LJ/TJ champ will fly south to the University of Miami FL.
Steve Hassen and Ryder Leary Florida distance standouts will stay in state to run for the University of Florida (from Ricky Quintana on RunFlorida.com)
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
- North Forsyth Winston Salem 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.
See 300 college choices by the class of 2003 listed by state and college. Signing Pix too


March 15-16 at Landover MD

Larry Colbert, masters runner and longtime coach of Maryland power Eleanor Roosevelt HS, which will defend titles at the Nike Indoor Championships.
photo by Donna Dye

3 early season
warm weather meets
Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic
New Orleans LA March 28-29
Entries due March 20
Challenge of Champions
Mobile AL April 4-5
Arcadia Invitational
Arcadia CA April 11-12
DyeStat featured meets

28th Great Southwest Classic
May 22-24 Albuquerque NM

2003 Indoor
State Leaders
by event
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27th Golden South Classic
May 31 Orlando FL
a DyeStat featured meet

Loucks Games
May 9-10 White Plains NY
Pentathlon added!
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ATTENTION
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The 45th Edition of Jack Shepard's indispensable reference
High School Track 2003
is now available.
All-time lists - all records
(national, class and age).

All the top stats for the 2002 prep season -- 50-deep outdoor and 20-deep indoor performer lists.

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Sept 26-27, 2003 Cary NC
NSSF announces details for 2003 Great American Cross Country Festival.

DyeStat uses Hy-Tek
for meet results

 

 

We don't usually cover college, but . . .

. . . this is an exception.

University of Maryland senior Natalie Dye won the ECAC pole vault championship at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston by clearing 12-9.5 in a jumpoff with Yale freshman Molly Lederman after they tied at 12-7.5.

Natalie and her high jumping brother Derek were, of course, the inspiration for founding DyeStat 6 years ago.

 

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Last Week

alphabetical order by state

Best of the week . . .

Indiana
Butler Bulldog Open
Mar 1 at Plainfield IN (Butler University's relocated RCA Dome track) - Results
Mark Jelks 21.64 US#1
West Side Gary IN sr Mark Jelks doubles 6.91 60m and 21.64 200m US#1. Lawrence North Indianapolis IN sr Brandys Green 8.08 60H. Cass Tech Detroit MI sr Ariss Seals 9.04 60H. Lawrence Central IN soph Tori Allen 11-1.75 PV. Dunbar Dayton jr Quinn White 22-1.5 LJ. Clay IN sr Jason Brown 58-9.5.

Massachusetts
New England Championships
Feb 28 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston MA -
Home Page and pix | Complete Results |
146 DyeStat Elite performances |
Preps warm up Reggie Lewis
for USA Indoors

Russell Brown NH improves on his US#1 600 with a 1:19.41 win, second fastest ever run in the US indoors (record is 1:18.80 by Damion Drummond NY in 2000). Ari Lambie MA (1000m), Meaghan Owen CT (1600m), and Catherine Bryson NH (3200m) win their specialties.

John Carroll's New England Championship reports
BOYS - Russell Brown runs second fastest 600 ever in US
GIRLS - Ari Lambie tries suicide double - and succeeds
Both Brown and Lambie are Stanford-bound next year

Michigan
MITS weekly series
Feb 27 at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI - top national marks
Jumping for the Detroit Cheetahs, Roseville MI sr Vanessa Maher high jumped 5-10.25, tying Costa Mesa CA sr Sharon Day for US#1 this season. Pioneer Ann Arbor sr Candace Davis broke her own state record for 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.57, third fastest in the country this season.

New Jersey
Bergen County Championships
Mar 3 at the New York Armory - Results
Ken Sinkovitz doubles - 35.6 300m and 1:20.0 600m US#2.

New York
PSAL Championships
Mar 1 at the New York Armory - Results with 61 DyeStat Elite performances
Dixley Simms 1:20.62 600m US#2 leads Thomas Jefferson boys to third straight title. Dewitt Clinton wins girls title. Most outstanding athlete awards went to Transit Tech's Melville Rogers (34.36 300m and anchor of 3:18.64 4x400), Jefferson's Darius Gray (21-9 LJ), Curtis' Jonetta Moore (5:00.19 1500m), and Clinton's Uzoma Okafor (40-03.50 SP).

Ohio
Ohio Elite meets
Feb 28 - Mar 1 at Ohio State University - Results with 37 DyeStat Elite performances
Some good marks recorded: Tianna Madison (Elyria) LJ-19-3 and 55m-7.06(ran 7.05p). Theodore Ginn (Cleveland Glenville) 55H-7.47(7.44p), Kristina Bolterstien (Middlesburg) HJ-5-8, Adam Kellermeyrer (Pinkerington) ShotPut-62-00, Chris Kollar Mile-4:19, Dionne Jones (Cleveland Heights) 400m-57.56. Ray Armstrong (Elyria) 800m-1:58.42. Jason Craig (Huber Hts. Wayne) 400m-50.77

Pennsylvania
PA State Meet
Mar 1 at Penn State U. | Coverage by Don Rich | Results | 187 DyeStat Elite marks
Five Meet Records. Top five US performances including a 63-04.25 Shot Put, a 23-10.50 Long Jump, and a 47.65 400. Dropped batons by the favorites. Gutsy winning performances by lots of underdogs. Even more snow is PA. All in all, it was your typical PTFCA Indoor Championship Meet. Female athlete of the meet Juanita Broaddus led William Penn girls to team title. Pennsbury boys win. Tyree Suber's 63-4.25 MR US#2 shot put earned him male athlete of the meet award.

USA Indoor Championships
Mar 1-2 at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston - Highlights, results and photos
Allyson Felix 23.14 - 2nd in finals
with new US high school record

Los Angeles Baptist senior Allyson Felix broke Sanya Richards' 1-year-old high school 200 meter record by finishing second in the finals of the USA Indoor Championships. Felix had tied the old record of 23.22 in the prelims earlier Sunday. Michelle Collins won the finals in 22.84, while defending champion Kelli White was third in 23.21. Felix thus qualified for the USA team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Birmingham, England March 14-16. Team USA roster for World's (Allyson's on it.)
Lynx Elite high school runners run with the elite
The Lynx System Developers-backed club teams finished 2nd in the women's DMR and 7th in the men's DMR.
Philadelplhia sr Tiffany Abney ran in the 400 but did not qualify for the finals.

USA
AAU National Youth Championships
Feb 21-23 at Merrillville IN - Results
Dominican WI sr Demi Omole 6.35 55m (West Side Gary IN sr Mark Jelks 6.42).

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

Utah
Western States Open
Mar 1 at Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City - Results
Amy Menlove wins 4
-1st Long Jump 19'6 3/4" (#2 USA)
-1st 60m 7.54
-1st 200m 24.62 (#9 USA)
-1st 4x100m, (team of: Danielle Peck, Ali Smart, Dana Strauss, Amy Menlove) 50.35
Leif Arrhenius doubles in SP/WT: 56-03.25 and 76-01.75 US#2.
25 DyeStat Elite performances in inaugural meet at Olympic facility.

Virginia
AAA State Meet
Mar 1 at George Mason University, Fairfax VA - DyeStat on-site coverage
Details & pix | Complete Results | 190 DyeStat Elite marks |
| Eastern Region Dominates - Pearl Watts' report |
| Donna on the Side - dozens of pix of the sideline scene

Deep Creek boys, Menchville girls
take remarkable paths to team titles

Deep Creek suffered a shutout in its strength, the 4x200 and 4x400 relays, and still won by 3 points. Menchville rode the amazing 6-event virtuosity of Yvette Lewis -- she won two firsts, three seconds, and one fifth for 48 of Menchville's 61 points, outscoring every other team by herself.
Faraign Giles 1:13.32 US#7 all time (Leslie Treherne 1:13.92 US#13 all time). Derron Flood, Anthony Easter US#1-2 this year in 500. Alex Tatu doubles, 2:28.45 US#1 1000 one hour after negative split 4:23.80 1600. John Bailey doubles LJ/TJ. Jennifer Boyd breezes to easy distance double

the thrill of victory is shared
there was no loser in the 500
Deep Creek sr Derron Flood 1:04.09 improved on his US#1 time (US#20 all time) and needed every inch to outkick Atlee sr Anthony Easter 1:04.36, who took the lead with 200 meters to go and finished as the second fastest in the US this year. They shared a long embrace after the race.

 


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.

 


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

 


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