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the best of championship weekend
distance in Maryland, sprints in New York, jumps
and throws everywhere, Allyson Felix in England
(We are adding more action photos every day this week.)

NIC Mile: Bobby Curtis 3-peats with stunning 100-meter surge on lap 7 overcoming team tactics of Mike McGrath and Joaquin Chapa.
NSIC Pentathlon - Donovan Kilmartin breaks HS record and continues on target in his quest for the 2004 Olympics decathlon. Don Rich and Matt Soja profile the development of this remarkable all around athlete from Idaho who is better than ever this year.

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photo by Don Rich

NIC 2-mile: Chris Solinsky wins national title in first race of year.

photo by DyeStat
NSIC 400: Reggie Witherspoon 46.11 400m for new US indoor record and doubled in the 200 at 21.14 US#3 all time.

photo by Victah Sailer, PhotoRun
NIC Mile: Sarah Bowman joins the elite with killer surge

photo by DyeStat
NSIC 4x200: Poly Long Beach CA girls pick up awards for national record setting 1:35.86 win. They also broke the 4x400 indoor record at 3:41.54 in a sensational meet.

photo by Victah Sailer, PhotoRun
NIC Shot Put: Michelle Carter smashes US record with last throw 54-9.50

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NIC HJ: Mike Morrison raises his US#1 mark to 7-4.25 and just misses US record.

photo by DyeStat
NIC 2-mile: Nicole Blood rolls to wire-to-wire victory to go with her winning anchor Saturday in the 4xMile relay.

photo by DyeStat
NSIC Mile: Ryan Deak wins in US#1 time of year - announces move to Colorado.

photo by Don Rich
NSIC Pole Vault: Julene Bailey, US#2 this season, cleared 13-1 and had a good try at USR 13-5.

photo by Don Rich
NSIC Alissa McKaig - Fort Wayne Indiana junior gets impressive double at 2 miles and 5000 meters

photo by Don Rich
NSIC Mile: Chantelle Dron wins furious finish over Meghan Owen, with both given the same time.
Zach Pollinger

NSIC Race Walk

Maria Michta


Sunday is National Record time!
Maryland: Michelle Carter 54-9.5 shot put. Near miss by Mike Morrison in high jump (makes 7-4.25 and bar falls late at 7-5.25).
New York: Reggie Witherspoon 46.11 400m, Poly Long Beach CA girls 1:35.86 and 3:41.54.

Nike Indoor Championships

DyeStat On-Site coverage from Landover MD with John Dye, Donna Dye, Derek Dye, Scott Dance, Rich Gonzalez, Ricky Quintana, Pete Cava, and Elliot Denman.Dozens of pix coming plus Donna on the Side.
Results, Pix, and Stories
| NSSF site | Complete Results BOYS - GIRLS
| DyeStatCal covers California angles | Pearl Watts reports on Virginia angles |
Event pages with pix, analysis and stories:
G Shot Put: Michelle Carter 54-9.5 joins dad in record books. Anatomy of a record.
G Mile: Sarah Bowman surprises better known runners with killer surge on lap 7
B 2-Mile: Chris Solinsky counters late move by Steve Hassen because "I just didn't want to lose."
B Pole Vault: Tommy Skipper shatters pole, injures thumb and loses chance at record.
G DMR - Rockford MI anchor Nikki Bohnsack reels in Bay Shore's Laura Cummings for the first of two winning anchors (also 4x800).

National Scholastic Indoor Championships

DyeStat on-site coverage from New York with Don Rich and Matt (Jersey Guy) Soja.
COMPLETE RESULTS | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Pearl Watts reports on VA
| DyeStatCal California angles | Winners Table - Jamaicans and Canadians win 6 events|
| Pix Pages: BOYS - GIRLS |
4 national records
Donovan Kilmartin in decathlon (4303)
Long Beach Poly girls' 4x200 (1:35.86) and 4x400 (3:41.54), taking away two of cross town rival Wilson Long Beach's national records with Wilson in attendance running second.
Reggie Witherspoon 400m 46.11 to break PA William Reed's 46.84 set in 1986.
Witherspoon also wins 200 21.14 (#3 all time) and anchors 4x400 in 46.2 split to 3:17.03.

IAAF World Indoor Championships, Birmingham England.
Allyson Felix
advances to semis!

California high school star ran second in first round 200 meter heat in 23.36 to advance to the semifinals, where she ran well (23.29) but just missed the finals. Kirby Lee story on Allyson. IAAF home page


photo by Shawn Price

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

About Outdoor
As the seasons overlap, we will start outdoor coverage next week. We will continue to accept indoor results and DyeStat Elite indoor rankings input until March 30.

Surgery for
Tommy Skipper

Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper, who won the NIC pole vault at 17-3.75 before breaking his left thumb when his pole shattered on takeoff attempting a national record, is to undergo surgery Thursday. His outdoor season is in doubt. "I'm very disappointed," Skipper told the Portland Oregonian. "That was my second meet this season, and I was feeling really good about my runway approach, my takeoff was looking better, everything felt like it was coming together. It's hard to tell yet whether I'll be able to go at the state meet. I don't know much about the healing process or how strong the thumb will be."

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

27th Golden South Classic
May 31 Orlando FL
a DyeStat featured meet

28th Great Southwest Classic
May 22-24 Albuquerque NM

2003 Indoor
State Leaders
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Loucks Games
May 9-10 White Plains NY
Pentathlon added!
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High School Track 2003
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All-time lists - all records
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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.

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Nike Athlete of the Week

Throughout the school year, we select one boy and one girl each week as the Nike Athlete of the Week for outstanding achievements in track and field and cross country. Nike AOW index

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
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
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 19 update

New College choices
Mullen twins - Bronxville NY distance stars Caroline and Catha Mullen will go to Princeton.
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
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.
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Last Week

reverse alphabetical order by state

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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,

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.

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
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