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Reggie Witherspoon's 46.11
vs. William Reed's 46.84

Solomon's Decision by Track and Field News - both records will count.
coaches Chris Malcolm and Arnie Shiffrin talk about the race and their athletes.
Reggie Witherspoon speaks out: "I believe the safety of the athletes is more important than a record. No matter what they decide to do I still know that 46.11 is still going to be 46.11, and 400m is still 400m. There are other problems in this world, and this record shouldn't be added to that long list of problems that the world is already facing."

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

the best of championship weekend
pix pages of top performers of each meet: NIC - NSIC
(We are still editing action photos and posting new ones as fast as we can. Also coming: DyeStat Elite listings from both meets, and a performance comparison of the two meets.)

New Pix Pages

NSIC 4x200: Newburgh NY 1:27.67 US#3 all time beats national record holder Deep Creek VA in race that had 3 of the top 12 all time performances.

photo by Victah Sailer
NSIC SMR: Transit Tech NY runs second fastest SMR ever.

photo by Victah Sailer
NSIC DMR: Mountain View Orem UT wins first ever DMR in 11:49.68 US#3 all time with Heidi Magill anchoring.

photo by Victah Sailer
NIC 60m: Mark Jelks wins star studded final by 0.01 over J-Mee Samuels

photo by DyeStat
NIC 400: Tiandra Ponteen, from nearby Eleanor Roosevelt HS, won for the second straight year.

photo by DyeStat
NIC 200: Juanita Broaddus repeated after scratching from the 60m final with a muscle pull.

photo by DyeStat
NIC 60H: Kerron Clement, an outdoor champion at 110, 300, and 400 meters, won his first attempt at the shorter indoor event.

photo by DyeStat
NIC HJ:  Ashley Robbins, last year's Junior National champion, broke a 4-way tie on fewest misses.

photo by DyeStat
 NIC TJ: Erica McLain, a Team USA member at last year's World Juniors in Jamaica, won a high powered event with 4 girls over 40 feet.

photo by DyeStat

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.
Results, Pix, and Stories
| NSSF site | Complete Results BOYS - GIRLS
| DyeStatCal covers California angles | Pearl Watts reports on Virginia angles |

Donna on the Side at Nike Indoor Championships

Scenes of the athletes, fans, coaches, and families on the sidelines at Landover MD.
Chapter 1 - 111 photos of race walk, shuttle hurdles, 4-mile relay, pentathlon, jumps.
Chapter 2
- 82 photos of relays, mile, 2-mile, pole vault, throws, and more

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 |

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

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."

Chris Solinsky 4:07.6
Six days after his big win in the NIC 2-mile, Stevens Point WI sr Chris Solinsky ran a PR in the 1600 at home in the SPASH Invite.

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

New College choices
Meghan Braffet - Illinois star has chosen the University of Maryland.
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.
See 300 college choices by the class of 2003 listed by state and college. Signing Pix too

DyeStat on-site - first outdoor
Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic
Friday-Saturday, March 28-29 at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans
Willie Hordge
leads Texas challenge of Louisiana sprinters. Natchez MS sr Janice Davis returns to defend titles in 100 and 400. Performance lists | Preview |

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
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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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.

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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
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 20 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


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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.


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Meets that will be covered in depth by DyeStat in 2002-2003
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